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Kia Ora and welcome to Carey

For 90 years Carey has served the church in New Zealand by producing leaders for ministry and mission.

We invite you to come and be part of all God is doing in and through us.

When you study at Carey  you will make a difference.

A theological education at Carey will give you a healthy dissatisfaction with the status quo. As you develop God’s call on your life you will be encouraged to imagine, to stand up and say, “lt will be different!”

“lt’s not by chance that you have arrived at Carey.” Students will be encouraged to find the answer to, “Why has God brought me here? What does he want me to do?” We pray that one of our graduates might be the next William Wilberforce, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Mother Teresa, or Billy Graham.

When you study at Carey you will  know Jesus in a deeper way.

If the purpose of education at Carey  were just to fill students with head knowledge, and to provide them with the right diploma or degree, then we would be letting them down enormously. Although the academic is vital, we should never lose sight that our purpose must be the same as that of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 3…knowing Jesus Christ my Lord…gaining Christ and being found in him…to know Christ and the power of his resurrection…becoming like him. We pray that our graduates might consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus our Lord.

Teaching Staff

You will be superbly trained at Carey. Carey is a community of faithful scholars who passionately believe theology is the starting point to making a difference. They are both leaders in their fields academically and cutting edge practitioners doing the stuff they are teaching.

Community Life

Community is at the heart of Carey and we intentionally create spaces for you to form friendships that will become part of something much bigger than yourself. Learning in isolation is not really an option at Carey. God uses the relationships we develop with one another to form us, grow us, and challenge us – staff included! you will take this community with you into your ministry and mission – the friendships formed at Carey will never stop journeying with you!

Flexible Study Options

We offer a range of course delivery options with the aim of making study as accessible as possible for you including on-site, distance, block courses, field education, part-time study. Over half of our students study off-site.

Our Graduates

We pray that our graduates will be leaders, thinkers, and risk-takers; people who are innovative, globally aware, outward looking, and very God-dependent.

Our graduates include pastors, mission co-ordinators, youth leaders, church planters, armed forces chaplains, advocates and those working in academic positions and in non-profit organisations. Others continue within the marketplace intersecting their faith with chosen vocation.

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