- Relocate to live, learn and study in a cross-cultural context in New Zealand.
- Grasp a fuller understanding of God’s transforming work in the world.
- Get equipped with practical skills for intercultural ministry.
- Grow your faith as you experience God, NZ and see the world in new ways.
- Dive deeper into the Bible and your missional understanding.
- Receive coaching and mentoring to help shape you as a disciple of Jesus.
NZCMS and Bishopdale Theological College are partnering to offer young people an opportunity to learn, grow and be discipled in intercultural mission right here in Aotearoa.
NZCMS has a history of training and sending people globally for internships, and while that’s not possible at the moment, there are many opportunities in Aotearoa to engage in mission.
Joining with Bishopdale College means interns gain a Diploma in Christian Studies as well as practical, on-the-ground mission and ministry involvement.
Learn from passionate mission-hearted people with years of experience and knowledge to share.
- 1 year, full-time study which includes the practical internship time and assessments directly linked to your internship context
- Level 5 or 6 Diploma in Christian Studies
- Various locations. (2021, Nelson or Auckland) *if not based in Nelson, requires approx. 2 trips to Nelson for onsite BTC engagement
- Cost: $6,300 for course + living costs * scholarships and government funding available
- NZCMS coaching and mentoring for the year
Awatere, Nelson. Migrant Workers
The Awatere Valley is a large and beautiful area just south of Blenheim. As it runs back into tall mountains it is home to traditional hill country farms and stations and huge newer areas of grapes. Seasonal workers from Vanuatu, Kiribati, and other Pacific Islands spend months of the year working in the vineyards.
An intern could gain significant cross-cultural and ministry experience. Vineyard workers receive pastoral care, advocacy with employers to protect their rights and assistance with all sorts of issues, as well as participating and leading in Sunday worship.
Victory Community Anglican Church
Located in the most economically challenged area of Nelson, Victory is also the most culturally diverse church in the Nelson Anglican Diocese. The church has intentionally embraced a call to embrace multi-culturalism. A significant group connected to the church are Chin people from Myanmar.
An intern could participate in a wide variety of work to continue building a genuinely outreaching and multi-cultural community focused on Jesus.