Guided Learning

Carey Baptist College provides what we call Guided Learning (or Lifelong Learning for Registration) options. Carey lecturers and other leaders have created a selection of focused learning options for you to work through over the year; some in cohorts with other pastors. These are designed to be lower intensity than NZQA credit Carey courses, so that church leaders can easily work on them through the year alongside full-time ministry work. These now run from January/February through to October.

For Baptist leaders doing one of these options meets the Equipping (Learning) requirement for Baptist Leaders' Registration.

NEW for 2017

Would you like to improve your mentoring skills? In this Better Mentoring option, Charles Hewlett, Principal of Carey Baptist College, lets you into his world of knowledge and experience around this valuable leadership skill. 

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
9

NEW for 2017

Slowly work through Laurie Guy’s 2016 book “Unlocking Revelation – 10 keys to unlocking the Bible’s final words”. Every three weeks work through a section of the book (~10 pages), with your Bible on one side and your journal on the other as you reflect on the questions provided.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
18

NEW for 2017

Working in a church leadership role can be the best job in the world. It can also be pretty tough. The purpose of this Self Care option is to help you make sure you thrive through the joys and challenges of pastoral life.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
16

NEW for 2017

When mission is seen as communication an understanding of the relationship between church and society becomes crucial. This option will have monthly content to engage with to encourage reflection on the church’s place in New Zealand society and what this might mean for your specific local church.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
16

This Māori Ministries option with David Moko aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Tikanga Māori. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
19

NEW for 2017

Choose this option if you want to be intentional about going on an ethnic journey with your own local congregation. Over the year we work through the 2011 book Churches, Cultures & Leadership – a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities by Mark Lau Branson & Juan F Martinez. Each month there is a Bible study, a personal reflection, and a movie to watch.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
15

 

This Being Baptist option with Andrew Picard will help you to engage with some distinctives of Baptist ecclesiology. There are five reading-action-reflection cycles to do, each over two-months, looking at identity, authority, association, scripture, and power.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
7

NEW for 2017

Over the year this option includes a reading plan of at least seven books with reflection guides to help deepen your experience of the Holy Spirit in your ministry. This option requires attendance at the annual Hanmer Retreat (9-11 May 2017).

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018

Through engagement with two books on counselling, this option with Dr Phil Halstead aims to interact with your view of pastoral care and counselling.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
18

This Leadership: Organisational option with Martyn Norrie will help you to assess and change patterns of leadership in your own ministry context from an organisational perspective. This option is based on a read/reflect/discuss model throughout the ten-month period.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
9

In this Bible: Old Testament option with Dr Csilla Saysell, two books are looked at to help you engage with your view of how the Old Testament presents God, and to assist you to identify aspects of God’s character.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

NEW for 2017

There are many global issues we need to engage with locally, like Refugees, poverty and Muslim migrants, but often what causes apathy is stereotyping and not partnering with people who come from those communities. This Glo-cal Leadership option will help you critically analyse NGO messaging and help you welcome in the global church who is now local in New Zealand.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
19

NEW for 2017

In a changing society, identifying, instigating and sustaining new missional initiatives that touch parts of our communities that the church doesn’t reach is imperative. Over the year this option will help you find inspiration from others, wrestle with your own ideas and look at how to bring them to reality. It includes a mix of reading and reflection, group interaction, and potentially a two-day ‘Ted-x for mission’ type gathering where presentation and critique will help us sharpen the sword.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
18

This Workplace option with Dr Lyndon Drake will help you to assess the value of the workplace in the theology and practice of your ministry. It involves some workplace visits of people in your church community.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

The purpose of this Spiritual Formation in an Intergenerational Community option with Karen Warner is to help you reflect on and develop your understanding and practice of intergenerational issues within your own church context.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
19

This Bible: New Testament option with Dr Sarah Harris aims to engage with the idea of mutuality between the sexes. Four New Testament texts are looked at alongside the book Man and Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul’s Letters by Philip Payne (2009). Part-way through the year a sermon on one of the four texts is to be preached.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
19

The purpose of this Preaching option with Dr John Tucker is to help you reflect on and develop your preaching. Only choose this option if you have regular opportunities to preach throughout the year. This option includes the opportunity to be part of a bi-monthly cohort of pastors who meet together in Auckland as a Preaching Cluster (which is limited to 10 people).

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
10

This Youth: The theological journey through youth ministry option with Sam Kilpatrick is designed to give you new insights about youth ministry. There is no expectation that you are working in a youth ministry role, in fact other church leadership roles often benefit from insight into areas of ministry different to their own.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

This Youth: Mission - DO Team and Local option with Gary Grut involves some reading, participation in a July DO Team trip overseas, and the development and execution of a local mission initiative.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

The purpose of this Empowerment option with Trent Hodson is to help you reflect on and develop the release of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in your life and the life of your congregation and to understand and release the gifts of Holy Spirit in evangelism.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

This Leadership: Spiritual option with Andrew Picard will help you to assess and change patterns of leadership in your own ministry context from a spiritual perspective. This option is based on a read/reflect/discuss model throughout the ten-month period.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
10

This Māori Ministries option with David Moko aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Te Marae. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

This Māori Ministries option aims to provide engaging learning opportunities around the issues of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The hope for this option is to help enable the participant to enter into a Māori worldview, deepening a sense of biculturalism for a New Zealand church leader.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
20

NEW for 2017

This Barth Reading Group option with Dr Myk Habets offers an eleven-month long reading group in which selections from across Barth’s Church Dogmatics will be read and interacted with, all in an accessible way. With pithy readings and short interactions, a year with Barth could open windows on ministry and mission for all participants.

Event Date 01-01-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-02-2018
14

This option is not available in 2017.

This Community Missional Engagement option with Dr George Wieland is designed to help you grow in your awareness of the local community in which your church is located and discern ways of participating in God’s mission in that location.

Event Date 01-02-2018
Event End Date 31-10-2018
Registration Start Date 01-11-2017
Cut off date 01-03-2018
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