Certificate in Christian Ministry

The Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship) (CertCM) provides Christian churches and their agencies with people who can support and enhance their communities and ministries. Students in the CertCM develop knowledge, skills and experience by connecting their own reflection on the Christian faith with real life practical contexts, equipping them for service in the church and wider contexts. The CertCM programme also provides a pathway into further study for further personal and professional development.

The CertCM (Internship) is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. The programme is made up of a total of 120 credits.

Upon completion graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate foundational knowledge of selected biblical principles and Christian beliefs and apply to specified communities, acknowledging bicultural or multicultural contexts.
  • Apply biblical and theological principles to own faith journey and to that of others.
  • Apply biblical, theological and ministry skills in a mentored practical ministry context to support the spiritual development of individuals and groups.
  • Organise and prioritise tasks and responsibilities in the provision of practical ministry to individuals and groups.
  • Set goals and make plans for providing practical ministry to individuals and groups.

Students can study in this programme through one of our Partners located around the country.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the CertCM.


Programme Summary

LEVEL 4, 120 credits
DURATION One year full-time, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS One of our Partners located around the country
TUITION FEE $4,320 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)

Career Opportunities


  • Church leadership
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church-based ministries
  • Intercultural ministries
  • Mission support workers
  • Religious education
  • Intercultural ministries
  • Ministry with service agencies


Objectives

On completion of the CertCM (Internship), students will have developed:

  • An understanding of the Bible’s development and its main themes
  • An introduction to the analysis of Biblical passages
  • Skills in composing and writing assignments and essays
  • Skills in verbal presentation of prepared work
  • Familiarity with the library system as a means of extracting and using information for assignments and essays
  • Competency in reading and listening comprehension, and written expression, pre-requisite to diploma or degree level studies

Programme Requirements

The CertCM (Internship) programme is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. Each programme is made up of a total of 120 credits respectivel.

CertCM 2018 programme requirements


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: [email protected] or 09 837 9769

For Christchurch:
Gill Pawson: [email protected] or 03 354 4270


SEMESTER TWO 2019

SEMESTER TWO INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 MAY 2019
SEMESTER TWO COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 21 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER ONE THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 JUNE 2019
SEMESTER TWO NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 15 JULY 2019
SEMESTER TWO BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 22 JULY 2019
ORIENTATION ALL CAMPUSES 22 JULY - 26 JULY 2019
INTENSIVES WEEK 19 AUGUST - 23 AUGUST 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
MID-TERM BREAK 30 SEPTEMBER - 11 OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 OCTOBER 2019
LABOUR DAY 28 OCTOBER 2019
DECEMBER GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 OCTOBER 2019
SEMESTER ONE 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 NOVEMBER 2019
CANTERBURY ANNIVERSARY (CHRISTCHURCH) 15 NOVEMBER 2019
SEMESTER TWO ENDS 22 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 STARTS 25 NOVEMBER 2019
SUMMER SEMESTER 2019/2020 ENDS 15 FEBRUARY 2020

SEMESTER ONE 2020

S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
S1 2020 INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 NOVEMBER 2019
DOMESTIC S1 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 03 JANUARY 2020
COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 24 JANUARY 2020
AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY 27 JANUARY 2020
BTEACH YEAR ONE BEGINS 28 JANUARY 2020
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 31 JANUARY 2020
WAITANGI DAY 06 FEBRUARY 2020
S1 2020 LATE APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
NON-FORMAL/INTEREST ONLY S1 2020 APPLICATIONS CLOSE 14 FEBRUARY 2020
SEMESTER ONE BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 24 FEBRUARY 2020
ORIENTATION WEEK ALL CAMPUSES 24-28 FEBRUARY 2020
APRIL GRADUATION APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY 2020
S2 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 28 FEBRUARY 2020
COURSE ADD/DELETE END DATE 06 MARCH 2020
PROGRAMME WITHDRAWAL END DATE 13 MARCH 2020
SEMESTER 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN 16 MARCH 2020
INTENSIVES WEEK 23-27 MARCH 2020
BTEACH CAMP 26 MARCH & 27 MARCH 2020
AUCKLAND GRADUATION CEREMONY 04 APRIL 2020
GOOD FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2020
EASTER MONDAY 13 APRIL 2020
MID TERM BREAK 10-27 APRIL 2020
ANZAC DAY OBSERVED 27 APRIL 2020
S2 INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 01 MAY 2020
RETURNING STUDENTS S2 COURSE SELECTIONS OPEN 18 MAY 2020
S2 EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 29 MAY 2020
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 01 JUNE 2020
S1 COURSE EVALUATIONS OPEN 08 JUNE 2020
S2 COUNSELLING & TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 19 JUNE 2020
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 26 JUNE 2020
S2 THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 JUNE 2020
S1 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMS 24 JULY 2020
MID-YEAR BREAK 29 JUNE - 17 JULY