carey baptist college


Established in 1926, Carey is the theological college of the Baptist Churches of New Zealand – a learning community focused on providing the highest quality theological training to Christians wanting to explore their faith. We welcome the fact that 50% of our students come from beyond the Baptist community.

Our purpose is to serve the church in New Zealand by producing leaders for ministry and mission. We believe that studying theology will help our students know God in a deeper and more personal way so that trust and obedience will become much easier.

Carey provides quality teaching and learning with evidence based decision making and a focus on outcomes. Our goal is to train and equip a diverse community of people for leadership in churches, Christian organisations, social services, and the broader marketplace, both within New Zealand and overseas.

300? Students study at Carey each year with 1?? On-site in Penrose. Over 76% of Carey graduates are able to obtain work within 3 months of graduation.

Carey is the only Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) in New Zealand delivering degree level study in applied theology (at degree and post graduate levels) and the only TEO in New Zealand accredited to offer any programme entirely in Mandarin.