Block Courses 2018

Jump to: TESOL as Ministry, Children in Crisis, Romans

There is a wealth of experience within the wider church community and it is our desire to bring high quality input from experienced trainers. Below you will see the courses planned for 2017. These can change from year to year as we continue to seek input which offers excellence and practical application.

TESOL as Ministry

Date: January 02-26, 2018
Course Coordinator: Dr Ryan PhD
(12 credits • Level 5) NZQA approved Training Course
NZ$1,100  including lunch & morning tea

Accommodation on application. Registrations close September 28, 2017. Limited places.

This is an intensive training course designed to teach you the necessary skills to enable you to more effectively use English teaching as a ministry tool.

Classes cover theoretical knowledge of the English language and of teaching and learning a second language, current ESOL methodology, classroom management, lesson planning and assessment, teaching specific groups and programmes, and resources available for teaching and further professional development. The practice component includes 12 hours of observation and teaching of classmates and ESOL students.

Students who are accepted onto the course will be required to complete pre-course assignments which include readings and observation of an ESOL class in their community.

To learn more, download the course brochure here

Children in Crisis

Date: Monday 19 March - Friday 23 March, 2018
Course Coordinator: Meryl (Becky) Bee MEd(TESOL), BEd, GradDipMin, DipTchg(Secondary), ThA, Cert IV TESOL

5 credits • NZQF Level 6
NZ$187 including lunch & morning tea

One week block component giving training on Christian ministry to children in crisis in different contexts. 


Date: Monday 30 April - Friday 4 May, 2018
Course Coordinator: Russell Thorp MTh (Merit), BMin, DipTch, DipTLA

5 credits • NZQF Level 6
NZ$187 including lunch & morning tea

A study of Paul's letter to the Romans including a structural and contextual overview, an exegetical treatment of selected passages, and a study of major theological themes and emphases. This one week block course is taught with a special emphasis on God's plan of salvation for the nations.

For more information or to register for any of the above courses, please enquire by email at [email protected] or call 0800 89 64 77 [or from outside New Zealand: +64 7 824 3417]


Accommodation is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Accommodation fee is $145 per person/week in addition to the course fees. This includes evening tea Monday to Thursday only during the seminar period. Please register early to avoid any disappointment.