Where Spiritual Meets Practical

Faith Bible College offers two incredible learning programmes for equipping people for a life in ministry. Our programmes take place at our beautiful rural Welcome Bay campus in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty and are completed over a 40 week period. Programmes usually begin (subject to availability) in February, July and September* with Graduations in November and June.

Our programmes are great for gaining a formal, nationally recognised qualification while gaining practical experience – something employers are always looking for. Our programmes spread their assessments across both standard academic studies, and practicals in Churches, youth groups, charities and other Christian organisations. Many of our Certificate students use their practicals to be placed in Churches and missions organisations overseas, such as Fiji, the Cook Islands, Bali, Thailand, Japan, Australia and many more. In this they gain unparalleled experience for a life in ministry and mission.

Our programmes carry NZQA qualification and Faith Bible Bible College is accredited to teach them. This also means that if you need financial assistance to complete these programmes, you can apply for government loans and allowances through the StudyLink website.

We also offer a “Discovery Week” each Semester for prospective students to attend classes and experience what life is like as a student at FBC. Contact the registrar for more information.

*September intake is for our New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry programme only.

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship Strand)

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Leadership Strand)


External Evaluation and Review

In April 2015, Faith Bible College went through its second EER and the results as follows:

  • Statement of confidence on educational performance: NZQA is Confident in the educational performance of Faith Bible College.
  • Statement of confidence on capability is self-assessment: NZQA is Confident in the capability in self-assessment of Faith Bible College.

As a result of the above, Faith Bible College is a Category Two provider. For more information about this, please go to the NZQA website at: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/external-evaluation-and-review/