ARISE Ministry School

Our mission is to empower, equip and release a new wave of ministers & leaders into their God-given circles of influence.

ARISE Ministry School

The ARISE Ministry School is designed to be a training centre where our students grow in faith, expand in their knowledge of the bible and develop in their character and leadership.

What to expect

The ARISE Ministry School offers you a well rounded experience with a diverse range of classroom learning, personal growth and practical ministry opportunities.

Present at all of our ARISE campuses — the largest intake is in our Wellington office which houses both the Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti teams.

Come and be a part of building the body of Christ, and impact this world in an even greater measure.

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"What is in you will be drawn out of you"
— John Cameron


John & Gillian Cameron

John & Gillian Cameron

Lead Pastors of ARISE Church

15 years ago on our first ever trip to Wellington, I felt God promise me that one day we would build a large facility in which we would train and release a new generation of ministers and leaders for the church of New Zealand and around the world. That people young in spirit would be empowered, equipped and released.

At the time Gillian and I were sitting in a taxi; the church was barely a dream in our hearts. Now that promise is being fulfilled.

We’ve seen hundreds of students come through our Internship School and now with the ARISE Centre we can house our Ministry School and continue to see many people step out into their God-given circles of influence.

God may be calling you to set aside a season to grow in character and leadership for one, two or three years, whether it is now or in the years to come. We pray that God directs your path. You are never too old or too young to make a difference and be a catalyst for change.

Much love,
John & Gillian.

Laura Grantham

Laura Grantham

Principal of ARISE Ministry School

I still remember the day God called me into full-time ministry. Giving my everything to follow Jesus wasn’t easy, but looking back it was the best decision of my life.

I came in one way, quite a shy and reserved person, and God has grown me, shaped me, walked with me. I have now been part of the ARISE journey for 10 years.

I believe in people and in them outworking their purpose in God. Every person has their place in building His house! I believe you enter the ARISE Ministry School one way and will leave differently, you will grow in character, in favour with both God and man, and you will uncover precious gifts inside of you.

I am passionate about the church of New Zealand and I am passionate about raising up and training people to make a difference every day, everywhere.

You are a masterpiece!

We would be so honoured to have you on this journey.

Lots of love,


Certificate in Christian Ministries
— Level 4

The Certificate is an entry level programme for those who haven’t studied at a tertiary level &/or would like to learn the basics of Christianity. This course includes a Practical Ministry Internship and covers topics of Discipleship, Encountering the Bible, Theology and Christian Belief.

Diploma in Christian Ministries
— Level 5

The Diploma is equivalent to a 1st year university level programme for those who may have studied already and would like to learn the basics of Christianity. The topics you will cover will include Formation, Theology, Faith in Action and Mission, Church and Community and a practical Leadership Internship.

We also offer courses that lead on from Level 5 in association with Laidlaw College.


The ARISE Ministry school offers internships for 1­, 2 or 3 years. Internships provide an environment where interns are challenged to grow in their skills and 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 spiritual input. Worship and discipleship are an integral part of the internship, where students are ministered to by ARISE pastors and leaders. Interns will have both a major and a minor area of service. Week to week, interns will work closely with ARISE staff in a fast-paced office environment, often alongside a team of others majoring in the same area. Each day in the office is varied and offers new opportunities for learning and growth.

Year 1

For first year interns, ARISE offers a Certificate in Christian Ministries or a Diploma in Christian Ministries in association with Laidlaw College.

This programme is a great foundational course for those who wish to serve in the local church, deepen their knowledge of the Bible and their Christian faith. Time is divided between practical work, discipleship, reflections and lectures

Year 2
Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Practical

For those who want to take the next step in their ministry life and expanding into further study. After first year, interns can choose whether they continue in their academic study or do a practical internship only.

Time will be divided between practical work, discipleship, reflections and lectures and second year interns will be given more responsibility in practical work of building the church.

Year 3
Full practical internship

Third year interns can choose to complete a third of internship, with a purely practical focus. This could include being part of a church planting team or responsibility for a key area of a church function. Interns can choose whether to continue in academic study or do a practical internship only.

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Applications now open for 2018
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Whangarei — Hamilton — Kapiti — Hutt Valley — Wellington — Christchurch — Dunedin

Applications close 15 December 2017