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Derek Christensen
Derek Christensen

Derek Christensen

Position/titleRetired Baptist pastor & Carey lecturer     
Performance reviews
Spiritual direction – which I have taught as part of Carey courses
QualificationsBA in Psychology, BD in Pastoral Care, MTh in Missiology, Lecturer in Pastoral Care
AffiliationsBaptist but working with Anglican, Presbyterian and Cooperating churches at present as well as Baptist.
Experience28 years Pastoral Ministry in Baptist Churches including 3 years Mission service.
13 years full time lecturer Carey Baptist College including pastoral care, evangelism, chaplaincy, missions and field education plus continued visiting lecturing.
25 years involved in missions administration including pastoral care of missionaries.
Trained as prison chaplain and worked as chaplain in schools and workplaces.
Currently engaged in supervising a minister for another denomination and doing performance reviews for a social service organisation.
Have supervised or mentored many people over the course of my ministry including supervision by Skype.
Currently preach 2-4 times per month at surrounding churches including Baptist.
Have written a missionary assessment programme called Progress, Direction and Fit (PDF) which I have used both overseas and in NZ as a means of helping people keep in touch with their direction.
Worked on numerous boards and committees both in NZ and internationally, currently chair of local community group.
Work with local churches advising on direction and also called on for dispute resolution.

– on State Highway One,
60 km south of Whangarei,
90 k north of Auckland.
Skype sessions?
– experienced in Skype supervision of missionaries
ChargeBy negotiation and circumstance.  Believe accountability generally better if there is a charge but have offered services free quite often.
Phone numbersMobile: 027-357-2751
Other: 09-946-9077
BioSpent my working life within Baptist network, pastored 6 churches including international mission church in PNG. Then 13 years full time at Carey majoring in missions, marketplace theology and pastoral care.  Now retired but active in local church and also chair of local community group working with district council. 
Other commentsFit and active and keen to be engaged with people in pastoral ministry, having benefited from those who have mentored and supervised me over many years.