School of Leadership

Is God prompting you into Christian Leadership?

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All our courses qualify for Student Loans and Allowances.

Our School of Leadership is our most established & oldest school.

Offering three qualifications dedicated to giving students a strong biblical knowledge and grounding in ministry development. 


During the ministry courses, students are encouraged to actively participate in their respective churches or organisations, putting into practice ministry and leadership development as part of their learning. Students will undergo biblical training as well as learn communication skills, practical skills for ministry environments, participating in moving group learning sessions, and experience powerful speakers.  


The School of Leadership has approved NZQA qualifications and is an approved Bible College for the New Life Churches. Our Ministry and Leadership programs are based on Pentecostal beliefs, however, our students come from a wide variety of denominations. These include ACTS, Elim, Baptist, Salvation Army, Independent Pentecostal, Methodist and more.


The NZ Diploma in Christian Studies Level 5 is a one-year full-time internship, where students will provide support for their respective church or organisation as part of the learning delivery. 



Our NZ Diploma in Christian Studies Level 5 (Flexible Study) is a three year part-time course. The part-time option is delivered over three-weekend block courses per year plus one self-directed paper per year. This option is best suited for those unable to commit to an internship due to family life or work commitments. Students who are already in leadership or church positions and are looking to refresh or develop their skill-sets are recommended to enrol in the Diploma in Ministry Level 5.



The Diploma in Christian Leadership Level 6 is a one-year full-time intensive leadership development program aimed at future leaders. During this course, students will focus on leadership development which covers topics ranging from 'team leadership' to 'leading church growth.' The Diploma in Christian Leadership contains an internship component complemented by mentoring. Students must have completed either the Diploma in Ministry Level 5 or provide evidence of equivalent academic and practical experience to enrol. 




Are you wanting to do an internship at your church?



Make a difference at your church with a business based internship

Perhaps your church has projects that require a business approach to move forward. Such projects could include:

 - Database optimisation for better communication to members
 - Market research on perceptions of the church within the community
 - An investigation into better use of technology  - Research into sponsorship and funding ideas
 - Marketing the church for new members
 - Setting up a business unit such as a childcare centre or youth coaching


Gain a NZ Diploma in Business while applying the skills directly through your internship at the church or Christian organisation. The diploma is taught online and through block courses.



NZ Diploma in Business is a unique Christian work-based business diploma. The course is designed for people who are currently employed and wish to improve their career prospects while working. This one-year business diploma meets the need for the initial development of business leadership and management and leads into higher Level 6 and degree programmes.