Leadership Certificate

Programme: Certificate in Christian Ministry - Internship

This programme leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministries (Level 4) with a strand in Internship that combines theory and practical experience        


Starts February 2018 (1st Year, Duration 1 Year)

120 Credits, NZQA Level 4

Domestic Fee: $4,698 (inc. GST)

International Fee: (Contact: registrar@equippercollege.com)


Papers and Credits

  • Encountering the Bible (15 Credits)

  • Basics of Christian Belief (15 Credits)

  • Discipleship (15 Credits)

  • Faith in Action (15 Credits)

  • Ministry Internship I (30 Credits)

  • Ministry Internship II (30 Credits)


Student Success

Successful Completion: 93%

National Graduate Outcomes (2 years after completion)

  • Median Earnings (1 year after completion): $22,761

  • Earnings range: $22,761 to $26,905

  • In employment: 51%

  • In further study: 45%

  • Other: 4%


Vocational Pathways

  • Pastoral and Leadership Roles

  • Assistant to pastors or leaders in a church or workplace

  • Volunteer roles in community or church organisations

You will learn:


  • The importance and dynamics of leadership

  • How to understand and interpret the Bible accurately

  • The fundamentals of the Christian faith



  • Your unique gifts and strengths

  • How to grow your character

  • How to build confidence and a sense of ‘God’s call’



  • How to pray and prophesy

  • The power to lead yourself and others

  • Effective church ministry skills


How it works

  • Typical week: 2 days of lectures & 3 days of practical application (including Sunday)

  • Daily student worship and devotions

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • Serving in teams across Sunday services

  • Experience in Equippers Conferences and events

  • Involvement in local and national mission