Certificate in Christian Studies [Ref: 2770] opening 19 May 2024

Mid-Year intake enrolments will open 15 May 2024

February intake is now closed

If you want to learn and grow in your Christian life and are active within the Elim movement or other churches throughout New Zealand this qualification may be for you. Perhaps you volunteer in a support role within the church and want to gain a foundational knowledge and understanding of biblical principles and Christian practices.

The Certificate in Christian Studies Level 3 is an NZQA approved qualification. It is a part time programme delivered in the evenings and therefore is suitable for those who want to know more, but perhaps already work, or have busy lives during the day.

Programme Details

Learning Hours and Delivery Hours

  • One evening lecture per week (Tuesday night 7-9pm two hours)
  • One evening workshop per week (Thursday night 7-8pm one hour)
  • Associated readings and assignments – self-directed learning

This is a total of approximately 10 learning hours per week during each school term.

Programme Fees

Programme fees are $1,280 (GST incl.) for the year of study. Enrolling per course (term) is not available.

You may qualify for fees free if this is your first year of formal study. For more information access the Fees Free website https://www.feesfree.govt.nz/

Text Books

The Bible will be your main resource, however you will be required to purchase 3 additional textbooks. You will be advised via email well before the programme commences.

Courses (Four – one per term)

  • RWG – Relationship with God – (Father, Son, Holy Spirit, hearing God’s voice, journaling)
  • DGW – Digging into God’s Word – (The Bible storyline, observing and applying scripture, context)
  • BIB – Biblical Leaders –  (Biblical leadership through selected biblical characters)
  • LSF – Living and Sharing Your Faith – (Living your faith, sharing your faith, your God story)

2024 Essential Dates

Course Start Finish

Number of 


RWG 12 Feb 12 April 9
DGW 29 April 5 July 10
BIB 22 July 27 September 10
LSF 14 October 6 December 8
You are invited to attend Graduation in Auckland in December, or held by  your local church

International Students

International students should enrol in fulltime internship courses, commencing at Level 4.

NZ Immigration has specific requirements regarding international students studying part time.

More information can be found on the NZ Immigration website.

Application Details

For more info email to: [email protected]

Entry Requirements

  • There are no academic prerequisites.
  • Applicants must be aged 18 years or over.

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