Carey is a learning community focused on providing the highest quality theological tertiary training to Christians wanting to explore their faith more. While we have gained a reputation for being a research-led academic institution of quality, we direct this excellence towards an applied learning which enables graduates to serve and think and lead in a way that advances God’s mission in the world.

Our purpose is to serve the church in New Zealand by producing leaders for ministry and mission. We believe that studying theology will help our students know God in a deeper and more personal way so that trust and obedience will become much easier.

We offer our own Bachelor of Applied Theology degree, a Master of Applied Theology, and supervise PhD theses in theology for AUT University. We provide specialist training for those preparing for ministry and mission leadership including: pastoral leadership, youth pastoral leadership, children and family, inter-cultural and pioneer leadership.

Our graduates have gone on to become pastors, mission co-ordinators, youth leaders and church planters. Others serve in ministries such as chaplaincy, advocacy, non-profit organisations, or continue within the marketplace.

While we serve the largely evangelical-charismatic family of churches in the Baptist Union of New Zealand, about 40% of our students are drawn from other Christian streams.