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

Students can study in these programmes:

  • on campus in Henderson, Manukau, or Christchurch
  • by Distance Learning through the School of Theology
  • a combination of on campus and Distance Learning
  • by arrangement through one of several local learning hubs located around the country.

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


Programme Summary

LEVEL 4, 120 credits
DURATION One year full-time, part-time options available
STARTS February & July
PLACES Open
CAMPUS Henderson, Manukau, Christchurch
TUITION FEE $4,158 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 respectively.



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 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

SEMESTER ONE 2018

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 8 December 2017
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 December 2017
COUNSELLING AND TEACHING APPLICATIONS CLOSE 28 January 2018
THEOLOGY APPLICATIONS CLOSE 2 February 2018
ONLINE ORIENTATION BEGINS 12 February 2018
ORIENTATION (MANUKAU) 13 February 2018
ORIENTATION (HENDERSON AND CHRISTCHURCH) 14-15 February 2018
LECTURES BEGIN 19 February 2018
INTENSIVES WEEK 19-23 March 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (CHRISTCHURCH) 23 March 2018
GOOD FRIDAY 30 March 2018
EASTER MONDAY 2 April 2018
EASTER TUESDAY 3 April 2018
MID-TERM BREAK 16-27 April 2018
ANZAC DAY 25 April 2018
GRADUATION CEREMONY (AUCKLAND) 28 April 2018
QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY 4 June 2018
LECTURES END 8 June 2018
STUDY BREAK/EXAMS 11-22 June 2018
SEMESTER ONE ENDS 22 June 2018