Provincial Directory - Theological Colleges

Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College of New Zealand

Theology House

Laidlaw College (formerly Bible College of New Zealand

Principal: Currently vacant

Address:  Private Bag 93104, Henderson, Waitakere 0650, New Zealand

Tel: 64098367800

Fax: 64098367801

Email: Click for Email


Anglican or Ecumenical: Interdenominational

Residential: There are a number of study options avaialble including part-time, full-time and distance learning.

Qualifications:  Undergraduate and graduate diplomas, bachelor and masters level degrees in theology, mission and ministry, teacher training and counselling training.

Languages:  Predominantly English, and bi-lingual ministry internship taught in Tongan and English.

Comments:  Laidlaw College is a private tertiary college offering professional qualifications in counselling and education, as well as degrees in theology, mission and ministry. What distinguishes Laidlaw from other tertiary institutions is the theology as its core discipline.

Theology House

Principal: The Revd Dr Peter Carrell

Address:  30 Church Lane, Merivale, Christchurch 3014, New Zealand

Tel: 03 355 9145

Fax: 03 355 9145

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Anglican or Ecumenical: Both re general courses, but Anglican with respect to training for ordination

Residential: Offers training towards ordination (in the Diocese of Christchurch) and licensed lay ministry (Diocese of Christchurch, other churches) on a part-time basis, although it is possible via Theology House to study full-time towards a University of Otago B. Theol. Courses are non-residential. Also offered is post ordination training for the Diocese of Christchurch.

Qualifications:  B. Th.

Languages:  English

Comments:  Theology House works complementary to St John's College, Auckland, which offers full-time, residential training and education.