Ministry School

Our mission is to empower and raise the next wave of leaders and ministers for the Church of New Zealand and beyond.

The Arise Ministry School is a programme where students grow in faith, expand their knowledge of the Bible and develop in character and leadership.

"What is in you will be drawn out of you."

Arise Ministry School — to train and equip people for ministry.

Every person is called to be a minister – whether in the Church or in their day-to-day life. The Arise Ministry School will help you grow in your character and capacity as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"He showed me that every word He has said will come to pass."
– Liam McGrath

"Ministry School not only grew my relationship with God, but it grew my capacity to love others."
– Jordan Osten

Two programmes available

Day School (Full time)

1 to 3 years. 3 days a week, and Sundays.
Theological study, leadership training & practical ministry experience.

Designed for those who feel called to ministry work through the Church and/or Christian organisations.

We offer courses for 1, 2 or 3 years. These courses provide an environment where students are challenged to grow in their gifts and talents to 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 the spiritual input.

Worship and discipleship are an integral part of the programme, where students are ministered to by Arise pastors and leaders. Every day in the office is varied and offers new opportunities for learning and growth.

Online Night School (Part time)

1 year. 3 hours per week
Theological study & leadership training.

Designed for those who want to grow in their calling, in particular their ministry in the home or marketplace.

Our online Night Ministry School is for those in full time careers, business owners, university students, and busy parents. It provides an environment where students can learn from our Arise teachers and pastors midweek, and practically outwork what they have learnt in their area of service throughout the week. During this course, students will learn on how to lead with increased effectiveness in ministry.

This course is accessible to all, in any location, and it fits in with a busy life. At the completion of a year of Night Ministry School, our students will be empowered to step into their God-given gifts to fulfill the vision of building a Church that transforms communities with the truth and love of Jesus Christ.

Online Night School begins 5 March, 2024 and runs through until 19 November, 2024, with breaks for school holidays.

Day School and Online Night School open to applicants based in New Zealand only.

If you have any questions regarding the Arise Ministry School, or would like to talk to one of the team, you can email us here.

"By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.

In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.

The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

— 2 Peter 1:3-8 NLT