The ARISE Ministry School is designed to be a training centre where our students grow in faith, expand in their knowledge of the Bible and develop in their character and leadership.
The ARISE Ministry School offers you a well rounded experience with a diverse range of classroom learning, personal growth and practical ministry opportunities.
Present at all of our ARISE campuses — the largest intake is in our Wellington office which houses the Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti teams, but is available in all of our campuses.
We have full time internships across our nation and we have a night school for those in fulltime careers and busy parents.
Come and be a part of building the body of Christ, and impact this world in an even greater measure.
Lead Pastors of ARISE Church
16 years ago on our first ever trip to Wellington, I felt God promise me that one day we would build a large facility in which we would train and release a new generation of ministers and leaders for the church of New Zealand and around the world. That people young in spirit would be empowered, equipped and released.
At the time Gillian and I were sitting in a taxi; the church was barely a dream in our hearts. Now that promise is being fulfilled.
We’ve seen hundreds of students come through our Internship School and now with the ARISE Centre we can house our Ministry School and continue to see many people step out into their God-given circles of influence.
God may be calling you to set aside a season to grow in character and leadership for one, two or three years, whether it is now or in the years to come. We pray that God directs your path. You are never too old or too young to make a difference and be a catalyst for change.
John & Gillian.
Principal of ARISE Ministry School
I still remember the day God called me into full-time ministry. Giving my everything to follow Jesus wasn’t easy, but looking back it was the best decision of my life.
I came in one way, quite a shy and reserved person, and God has grown me, shaped me, walked with me. I have now been part of the ARISE journey for 11 years.
I believe in people and in them outworking their purpose in God. Every person has their place in building His house! I believe you enter the ARISE Ministry School one way and will leave differently, you will grow in character, in favour with both God and man, and you will uncover precious gifts inside of you.
I am passionate about the church of New Zealand and I am passionate about raising up and training people to make a difference every day, everywhere.
You are a masterpiece!
We would be so honoured to have you on this journey.
Lots of love,
We offer internships for 1, 2 or 3 years. Internships provide an
environment where students are challenged to grow in their skills
and operate with increased effectiveness in ministry. Whilst
practical, task-based work is a key focus for any student — an
even greater importance is placed on spiritual input. Worship and
discipleship are an integral part of the internship, where
students are ministered to by ARISE pastors and leaders. Interns
will have both a major and a minor area of service. Week to week,
interns will work closely with ARISE staff in a fast-paced office
environment, often alongside a team of others majoring in the
same area. Each day in the office is varied and offers new
opportunities for learning and growth. The year runs from February
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This is offered in Wellington and Christchurch only.
This provides people with further study to deepen their knowledge
in God and their practical ministry skills and equips them for
service in their local church and area of influence. This is one
night of your week for 30 weeks. The year runs from March to
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For first year interns, ARISE offers a Certificate in Christian Ministries or a Diploma in Christian Ministries in association with Laidlaw College.
This programme is a great foundational course for those who wish to serve in the local church, deepen their knowledge of the Bible and their Christian faith. Time is divided between practical work, discipleship, reflections and lectures.
For those who want to take the next step in their ministry life and expanding into further study. After first year, interns can choose whether they continue in their academic study or do a practical internship only.
Time will be divided between practical work, discipleship, reflections and lectures and second year interns will be given more responsibility in practical work of building the church.
Third year interns can choose to complete a third year of internship, with a purely practical focus. This could include being part of a church planting team or responsibility for a key area of a church function. Interns can choose whether to continue in academic study or do a practical internship only.
We currently don’t have any courses for International Students but if you would like to do a practical internship you are more than welcome to apply. We are unable to help with any forms of visas at this stage.
Yes, you can. You will be required for three mid week days and a Sunday, so you can work for up to three days but we encourage maximum of two days – so you are able to have a day of rest.
No, we don’t specifically but we will endeavour to point you in the right direction if you are keen to flat or board within our church congregation. There is no guarantee of accommodation though.
If you choose to take up a Certificate or Diploma through Laidlaw College, you are able to apply for a student loan or allowance but if you are doing a full practical you will not be able to access student loans or allowances.
You can specify your preferred area but the first year of your internship is very much about growing in ministry and in character and we endeavour to place you in the area we think will grow you.