Ministry Education

CPE 2019

  • The dates for CPE in 2019 are:

  • May 1,2,3   :  May 16,17 :  May 30,31
  • June 13,14 :  June 27,28
  • July 11,12  :  July 25,26
  • August 8,9 :  August 22,23


Through Laidlaw College/BTC, CPE can be included in the degree as 30 credits at level 6 and 15 credits at level 7 run concurrently, or as a “Certificate of Proficiency”. A funding subsidy for CPE is available through the Ministry Education Coordinator. CPE consists of 400hrs training over 18 weeks, including: 15hr pastoral ministry/week, 2 days group work per fortnight, and 5hr reading/writing/reflection per week.



    IRCA will hold its four yearly conference titled “Growing Together” at Lincoln University in April 15-20 2018, and hopes to have people attending from all parts of the world. The event aims to inspire, encourage and equip rural church leaders from across the globe as they explore the challenges and opportunities facing rural mission and ministry. With a learning community approach at its core, lay and ordained groups from countries and regions will consider together the ‘What is?’, ‘What could be?’ and ‘What will be?’ for their rural church context, inspired by stories and worship from different countries and traditions, and fed by key notes on reconciling communities and collaborative ministry.

Speakers at the conference include: Dr Rosemary Dewerse, who is Dunedin based and the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership Thornton Blair Research Fellow; Rev’d Jenny Dawson,  an Anglican priest living just north of Wellington and a spiritual director, supervisor and consultant; and Jerry Marshall who is Chair of IRCA and CEO of Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre, the1 UK churches’ rural resource unit. As well as the main conference there will be a young adult (16-25yrs) stream.

Conference fees up to 30 September 2017 are NZ $1,300 including single room accommodation, meals, outings and transfer from Christchurch airport if required.  (Excluding accommodation but with all meals including breakfast: NZ $775).  Full price $1,500 or $950 (some funding will be available from ministry education).

Subsidy: Depending on numbers I am hoping to provide at least a 50% subsidy

You can check out the programme and book at



    If you are interested in this for 2018 now is a good time to begin a conversation with myself, your vestry and any possible intern.  Please remember that an intern is a training position, so the intern needs to be working under someone with experience.  We now have the exciting development of offering a 1yr fulltime certificate and diploma which majors on internship (20hrs per week) which would be ideal for any young person wanting to do a gap year programme or gain experience in Christian ministry.  Our two internship options are:

    1. Fulltime Level 4 Certificate of Christian studies (Internship); Level 5 Diploma of Christian Studies (Leadership).

    2. Fulltime BTC (4 papers/semester) and 10hrs ministry per week.



NEW Resources now available. If you know of any good small group resources, please let me know so we can update our supply.  EQUIP DVDs are also available at Holy Trinity, Greymouth and St Christopher’s, Blenheim for loan. Please let your small group leaders know about these resources by passing this list on.




Willowcreek GLS 2016


Anglican Centre

New Alpha Film Series

Memory stick

Anglican Centre

Small Groups with purpose: How to create Healthy Communities

Book by Steve Gladen

Anglican Centre

Good Questions have small groups talking

Book by Josh Hunt

Anglican Centre

Amazing Grace


Anglican Centre


DVD (R16)

Anglican Centre

The Case for Christ (Movie)


Anglican Centre

Hacksaw Ridge

DVD (R15)

Anglican Centre

Empower: Studies in the power of social and livelihood development

Restoring Hope: Responding to natural disasters and conflict

No Longer Slaves: Biblical studies on trafficking and human exploitation.

Good Lives Project: An experiment in faith

Ethical Fashion guide

Tearfund studies

Booklets and resources links on BTC and Dio websites.

Anglican Centre


Online: via BTC/ Diocesan websites “Resources” sections: BTC has now established a platform to make video presentations available at including the Rob Harley Storytelling and Communication Master Class.


Free Online Resources:  Free Lectionary/Theme based resources and for all ages.


Book Summary sites: The Leaders Book Summaries
Books at a Glance  Let me know if you are interested in joining these


God Bless,  Graham

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