COLLEGE VISION

EQUIPPING YOU FOR A LIFE OF INFLUENCE

EQUIP

TRAINED AND DEVELOPED

EMPOWER

MADE STRONG AND CONFIDENT

ENGAGE

ACTIVATED FOR PURPOSE

We have a passion to see people trained and developed, made strong and confident, ready to be activated for their purpose. We invite you to immerse yourself in an environment where you can discover the destiny God has for you.

Equippers College is the training arm of Equippers Church, a vibrant multi-cultural multi-campus church. You’ll be immersed in a strong leadership culture, a creative and innovative space, where your head, heart and hands will be developed. Let’s go higher together.

TESTIMONIES

Denmar Zaleta (Phillipines, 2018)

I came to study creative arts in the church context, but God exceeded my expectation. God shaped my character and helped me grow both as a person and as a musician.

He gave me a vision that was bigger than myself and I graduated feeling equipped to take the next step in my ministry journey.

Laura Cuers (Auckland, 2017 & 2020)

I came to Equippers College because I believed God wanted to do more in and through my life. What I didn’t know was God had planted a dream inside me for mission.

At college I discovered my passions, the way God had wired and created me, and I experienced a whole lot of healing. While being here God began to surface that dream and water the seed. I’m so thankful for what I discovered.

Josh Huirua (Auckland, 2016)

I’ve always felt a strong call to build God’s house and kingdom and grew up growing my gifts and passion in worship and creativity.

But God did something unexpected, He helped me see my leadership potential and placed a compassion in me for people, which has been the catalyst for what I’m now doing in ministry.

THE BASICS

Dates: Starts September 2022

Duration: Full-time, September 2022 – June/July 2023

Who: Students must be aged 18 years and older. International students may apply for a Temporary Work – Charity Worker Visa or Youth Mobility Scheme Visa.

Cost: £2500 

TEACHING AND ACCREDITATION

We are excited to announce that Ps Steve Graham, the Principal of Equippers College NZ, has committed to spending up to 6 months of the year in the UK and will be the College Principal for Equippers College UK. We are gifted with amazing teachers such as Ps Peter Prothero, Ps Mark Collard, Ps Lavanya Dua and Ps Neil Harvey, who alongside others such as Ps Steve Graham, will form our teaching team. 

At Equippers College NZ, 1st year students gain a Certificate in Christian Ministry – Internship (NZ Level 4) and 2nd year students gain a Diploma in Christian Studies (NZ Level 5). We are working towards accrediting the Equippers College UK course to enable students to obtain these qualifications. 

The teaching content will cover four main subjects:

Encountering the Bible: an overview of the Bible, understanding and interpreting the Bible

Discipleship: Being formed for Christian life, spiritual disciplines, prayer ministry, communication

Basics of Christian Beliefs: a survey of theology

Faith in Action: understanding leadership in ministry and personal calling

A TYPICAL WEEK

A typical week will include two days of teaching, devotions and classes, two days of practical placements in a church department, serving on a Sunday and mentoring every fortnight. The course is designed to be full-time instead of part-time. This is a strategic decision to ensure students are fully immersed in the church environment and culture of Equippers. This has been very effective in accelerating the holistic growth of students in Equippers College NZ.  

Example week:

Monday and Tuesday: Supervised placements in a church department with learning objectives, reflections and reviews

Wednesday and Thursday: Devotions plus morning and afternoon classes 

Sunday: Serving on Sunday teams