Bachelor of Ministries

The Bachelor of Ministries (BMin) is designed for those who feel a calling to Christian ministry, whether that be in a local church, an intercultural missions context or in the wider community. Drawing together practical ministry experience gained through an internship placement, with deep biblical and theological thinking, students will acquire the skills and knowledge for working out the Gospel in life and ministry. They will be challenged and mentored in their ministry journeys and will be encouraged to develop a heart for people and a vision of the Gospel that embraces the whole person.

Students can study towards the BMin on campus in Henderson and Christchurch or by Distance Learning. This programme also allows for a range of flexible learning options, including a combination of on campus and Distance Learning courses, as well as part-time study.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the BMin. For any other information, please refer to the academic handbook (see e-book).


Programme Summary

LEVEL 7, 360 credits
DURATION Full-time for three years, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS Henderson, Christchurch, Distance Learning
TUITION FEE (per full-time year of study) $5,856 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)


Career Opportunities

  • Church leadership
  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Intercultural ministries or missions
  • Mission support work
  • Community development
  • Youth work
  • Humanitarian aid work
  • Ministry with service agencies

Objectives

The aim of this programme is to equip students for ministry. In this degree ministry is understood as any intentional working out of the implications of the Gospel in the world, and so is something that may occur in a variety of contexts. Our hope for our graduates is that they will be agents of change and grace as they live out the Gospel in diverse vocations. Laidlaw graduates will be equipped to be leaders in church, non-profit and educational settings. Their perspective and engagement with others will be shaped by the centrality of Christ.


Internship

One of the most exciting features of the BMin is the Internship programme. The Internship programme at Laidlaw College is designed to provide students with academic learning and practical experience in the context of a church, or intercultural/community ministry, with a primary goal of integration. The goal of Internship training is to see interns well prepared for life, mission and ministry through personal development, to know themselves and their context well, and to understand their ministry in light of the overarching redemptive story of the Bible.

Our Internship programme will help students relate well, communicate well, lead well, and think well within their context and culture. Students work toward a philosophy of ministry that engages thoughtfully with Scripture, life, mission and ministry.

Programme Requirements

Click here to view the requirements for the Bachelor of Ministries programme.


Timetables

Click on the relevant campus timetable to find out when the various courses are taking place.

If you would like to discuss your study options or become a “Student for a Day” please contact:

For Henderson and Manukau:
Sue Davidson: theology@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 837 9769

For Christchurch:
Gill Pawson: chch@laidlaw.ac.nz or 03 354 4270


IMPORTANT DATES

SEMESTER ONE 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 6 January
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 February
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 13 February
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 14 February
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 15-16 February
LECTURES BEGIN 20 February
INTENSIVES WEEK 20-24 March
GOOD FRIDAY 14 April
EASTER MONDAY 17 April
MID-TERM BREAK 18-28 April
ANZAC DAY 25 April
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 5 June
LECTURES END 7 June
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 8-23 June
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 23 June

SEMESTER TWO 2017

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 June
ALL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 June
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 10 July
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 11 July
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 12-13 July
LECTURES BEGIN 17 July
INTENSIVES WEEK 21-25 August
MID-TERM BREAK 2-13 October
LABOUR DAY 23 October
LECTURES END 30 October
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 31 October -17 November
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 17 November
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 17 November
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) April 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND) April 2018