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2013 prospectus


Life is never the same once we choose to follow Jesus. We should live reflecting the amazing glory of God, and impacting the world with the message of Jesus Christ. But are you ready for it? Do you know what it’s going to take? The goal of Equippers College is to see you equipped for life, developing your knowledge and skills in practical ministry. The staff are dedicated to providing an environment that will develop your faith in Jesus Christ. Take up the challenge and invest in your future. There is no higher call than to live consumed by the purposes of God. The most effective leaders are developed in a real ministry setting. I believe the local church is the best environment for you to outwork your learning, and develop your leadership potential. Equippers College immerses you in a local church environment, equipping you for the great commission - to change your world.

Sam Monk College President Senior Minister, Equippers Church


Where to from here? ABOUT EQUIPPERS WHO WE ARE / LIFE ON CAMPUS / REVOLUTION TOUR / INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Our Courses 1. CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS

CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

6 MONTHS. NZQA LEVEL 3

80% ACADEMIC

20% HANDS ON

2. MINISTRY STARTER

CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (APPLIED)

12 MONTHS. NZQA LEVEL 4

50%

ACADEMIC

50% HANDS ON

3. MINISTRY INTERNSHIP

CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED CHRISTIAN MINISTRY 20% 12 MONTHS. NZQA LEVEL 3

ACADEMIC

80% HANDS ON

4. ADVANCED LEADERSHIP INTERNSHIP

DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

12 MONTHS. NZQA LEVEL 5

40% ACADEMIC

HOW TO APPLY FEES / APPLICATION CHECKLIST / CONTACT DETAILS

60% HANDS ON


JES Equipping you for life through faith in Jesus Christ. OUR MISSION IS TO SEE YOU RELEASED INTO YOUR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL, LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE AND ADVENTURE IN GOD.


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equippers ordinary ...and equippers college is no ordinary bible college WE BELIEVE SIGNIFICANT MINISTRY FLOWS OUT OF SIGNIFICANT RELATIONSHIP.


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rs is no church... LIFE AT EQUIPPERS IN AUCKLAND The current college campus is located on Queen

THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES...

Street, in the heart of Auckland City, within

We are surrounded by people in need. At

walking distance of Auckland Domain, Myers

Equippers there are so many opportunities to get

Park, Auckland University campuses, and the

involved in evangelism while you train. There are

Queen Street shopping precinct; great places to

opportunities to reach out to high school kids, ‘at

relax during a college lunch break. Auckland is

risk’ youth, young professionals, primary school

an international, multicultural city with a unique

children, international students, kiwi students,

Pacific flavour. Wedged between the Waitemata

back packers, street workers and night clubbers

and Manukau harbours, and built on more than

– all without leaving the neighbourhood! With

50 dormant volcanic cones, you are never far

mission teams travelling all over New Zealand

from a breathtaking view.

and around the world every year, supporting

CHURCH LIFE

church plants and mission organisations, you’ll be in the middle of what God’s doing while you

Equippers College is a local church-based

learn what God is all about - and who you’re

college, strongly connected with Equippers

called to be!

Church, a vibrant multi-cultural church reaching over 2,000 people, with services across

CONFERENCES

Auckland, and a network of Equippers churches

Students also take part in a wider team of

around the world. Equippers Church is built

people serving and organising within important

on a strong leadership culture, with a fervent

conferences hosted by Equippers Church

desire to see the world impacted by the message

during the year. SHOUT Leadership, Youth,

of the gospel. This has resulted in a diversity

Kids and Creative Arts Conference, EquipHer

of community ministries within the church,

Women’s Conference, and ACTS National

reaching out to people within the central city,

Leaders’ Conference. Being a part of the greater

greater Auckland, New Zealand, and around the

team in running these powerful, life changing

world.

conferences encourages the development of skills, and presents opportunities to connect with new people.


“Our staff are passionately committed to seeing you learn, grow and minister effectively as you study with us. James said ‘faith without works is dead.’ Knowledge without practical application is also dead. Our lecturing staff are qualified, competent and, most of all, called – to direct and encourage you in your journey towards God.” Mark Stephenson - Principal B.Ed, Dip. Tchng. (endorsed for SLT), M.D.C (Te Nikau) Registered Teacher, Ordained Minister

SAM MONK College President Senior Minister of Equippers Church B.B.S. Ordained Minister

BRUCE MONK

National Leader of ACTS Church movement M.D.C (Te Nikau), Ordained Minister.

JORDAN SMITH CCEd, Dip. Tchng., NZRT, Lead Pastor Equippers Church Wellington, Ordained Minister

BARRETT RUAKERE Director

Dip B.S, Lead Pastor Equippers Church Manukau, Ordained Minister

SARAH SIMS

Programme Director M.A., B.A

HELEN MONK

National Leader of ACTS Church movement

WAYNE HUIRUA

Ordained Minister

Recording Artist, Ordained Minister

JILL SMITH

ISAAC GRAHAM

M.A. (Hons), M.Couns, M.Z.N.C.C.A. Registered Counsellor, B.Th., B.Ed., Dip. Tchng. Ordained Minister

Dip Performing Arts, Dip Christian Leadership, Worship Pastor Equippers Church, Ordained Minister

ADRIAN SCHOONE

General Manager of CLS

LEON RAKETE Registrar

Dip. Christian Leadership

M.A.(Hons), P.G.Dip.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Tchng., Registered Teacher, Ordained Minister

LIBBY HUIRUA Recording Artist, Ordained Minister

DON SMITH

Academic Advisor

ESTHER ELLIOTT

Administration Manager CCM, Cert. Advanced Christian Ministry

JAKE LANGRIDGE B.Bus, Lead Pastor Equippers Church Auckland, Ordained Minister

D.Min. Worldviews, M.B.S. Biblical Studies, M.Phil. Development Studies, B.Ed. Sociology, Dip. Tchng., L.R.S.M. Music. Ordained Minister


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on Campus

ACCOMMODATION

RESOURCES & FACILITIES

Equippers College campus does not provide

We provide a range of facilities to support a great

accommodation on site, however the College

learning environment if you choose to study at

Accommodation Advisor is available to assist

our Auckland Campus – comfortable lecture

students in finding flatting, boarding or hostel

rooms, access to an onsite library and computer

accommodation. This assistance is given to

room, as well as an interactive website to help

those needing help or details during the usual

with assessments when you’re not on campus.

application process before the semester begins.

We also have ‘experts’ available on navigating

LIVING COSTS

Auckland traffic! So – why not come and put yourself in an

Accommodation in Auckland costs on average

environment of challenge and support, where

approximately NZ$150.00 per week. This

we are confident you’ll not only develop more of

can vary from suburb to suburb. The cost for

your God-given potential but have a great time

power and phone are usually additional. Food

doing it!

is another extra cost – allow for approximately NZ$40-50 per week, and another NZ$20-30 for any additional expenses.

STUDENT SUPPORT Equippers College sees you as a part of the

TRANSPORT

answer to extending God’s Kingdom, and we

Auckland City is easily accessible by the Public

as effective as possible.

Transport System. Buses and trains come into the city frequently from around the wider Auckland area. Further information is available at www.maxx.co.nz For those who have vehicles there is some free street-parking within walking distance of the the college.

want to do all that we can to equip you to become We understand that no two people are the same; we all have unique gifts and abilities, as well as unique needs. We know that sometimes being a student isn’t easy, and we provide a great range of services to ensure we’re doing our best to help you get the most out of your time at Equippers

TYPICAL WEEK

College.

Lectures and tutorials run four days a week...

PASTORAL SUPPORT

but there is so much more to Equippers; prayer meetings, Sunday services, youth services, Creative Arts, Vision Nights, leadership spaces, and more!

If you’ve got a question – we have an answer! The support you need might be anything from assessment questions to questions about life! We have a fantastic pastoral staff which includes professional counsellors and tutors.


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THE REVOLUTION TOUR. STUDENTS STUDYING FULL-TIME IN AUCKLAND ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF ‘THE REVOLUTION TOUR.’ The Revolution Tour takes to the road every year, with bands, dance crews, comedians, huge sounds, multi-media, lights, and a simple message that every teenager should hear. The tour visits high schools all over the North and South Islands letting young people know that they can make a difference in their world. In 2012 the tour covered 10 cities in three weeks, performing in more than 220 high schools. The night time concerts were attended by around 12,000 people and of this number 3,741 recorded responses to Christ were made. What an incredible experience to be part of!


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ids need YOU. “Revolution Tour was one of the highlights of my year because it was an opportunity to reach the youth of this nation through creative arts, and see their lives impacted by God. I would recommend Equippers College because it’s not just about learning, but getting out there and making an impact.” - Jordan Phillips


enrolling from overseas? Every year International Students from around the world come to study at Equippers College in Auckland, and take part in a life changing culture and experience of a lifetime! STUDENT VISA REQUIREMENTS

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE

Students who are not New Zealand residents

In 2013 applications for international students

need to obtain a student visa to study in New

close on January 11th 2013. All applications must

Zealand, (excluding Australian citizens). All

be received by this date in order to be considered

Equippers College courses are approved by the

for acceptance.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and it is possible to get study visas for Equippers College Courses.

PROCEDURE In order to obtain a student visa for New Zealand, you will need to contact New Zealand Immigration Services for an application form. On acceptance of your application to attend Equippers College, and receipt of your full tuition fees, we will provide you with a letter confirming your place on the course. This is needed for the issuing of your visa. Processing of your student visa may take up to two months depending on the country in which the application is made. Please ensure that you apply in plenty of time. Please see http://www.immigration.govt.nz/ for more information.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS All lectures at Equippers College are in English. A reasonable standard of both spoken and written English is required. (An IELTS score of at least 5.5)

For more detailed entry requirements see page 22. For more information on studying as an international student at Equippers College, including entry requirements, contact the Registrar. Equippers College is a division of ACTS Auckland City Training School, which is a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST —— Complete Equippers College Application (See page 23) —— Fees paid in full —— NZ Student Visa —— Evidence of English language ability (IELTS) —— Evidence of Travel Insurance AND Health Insurance for the duration of your course.


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“As an international student I wasn’t sure how well I would fit into things in this country, but I have made life-long friends here from all over the world. I have matured so much this year. Bible College isn’t just learning to read the Bible, it’s ‘equipping people for life’... a crash course to help you for the rest of your life.” - Lauren Savage (South Africa)

For information on studying as an international student at Equippers College, including entry requirements, contact the Registrar.


1. Christian Foundations {CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY} 6 MONTHS. 60 CREDITS. NZQA LEVEL 3 - STARTS 18 FEB 2013

The Certificate in Christian Ministry is study to equip you for your whole Christian life. It’s an investment into your future that will last forever! If you have a dream to do something great, be someone great, or see great things in God, this course is a step in that direction.

You will learn: To lead and inspire individuals and groups; to communicate effectively; to understand foundational theology; to interpret the Bible accurately, and apply its teaching to everyday life; to reach out to others and encourage new Christians; an understanding of the Old and New Testaments; your part in God’s mission on the earth; keys to effective Prayer and Spiritual Warfare; a passion for your own spiritual development. You will become more effective in your leadership and service, and your understanding of effective ministry will grow.

Included Papers —— Interpreting the Bible —— Old Testament Survey —— New Testament Survey —— Introduction to Basic Theology —— Prayer & Spiritual Warfare —— Communication Skills —— God’s Mission

Key Focus Areas (Minimum intake required for each area) While studying the Certificate in Christian Ministry, you can choose to focus in a key ministry area. You can choose from: LEADERSHIP: The leadership focus will teach you the power of influence, and help you understand how you can harness it. YOUTH:

The youth ministry focus will empower you to reach a generation with relevance and power.

CREATIVE:

The creative ministries focus will teach you the true potential of your creative ability that goes beyond your gift and performance.

Entry Requirements See page 22 of this prospectus for all entry requirements. Applications close Jan 18th 2013. (Please Note: places are limited and may be filled prior to this date. Early application is recommended.)


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I dropped everything I was carrying at the time in order to come to college. What I ended up with was so much more than I expected! Equippers College helped me discover my gifts, and gave me the confidence to outwork the call of God. I’m really excited about my future, and I can say confidently, the best is yet to come! - Ryan Sims


2. Ministry Starter {CERTIFICATE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY (APPLIED) } 12 MONTHS. 120 CREDITS. NZQA LEVEL 4 - STARTS 18 FEB 2013

In Semester One, study God’s word and learn practical ways to outwork God’s principals in minstry. Then in Semester Two, practically apply your knowlege in a real ministry setting!

You will learn:

Included Papers

Effective models and methods of leadership; a deep knowledge and love for God’s Word; the importance and the dynamics of character development; skills for successful church ministry; to understand and appreciate your unique gifts and personality; harness the power of teamwork; keys to becoming an inspiring leader; the power of leading your own spiritual development; the most important issues in modern ministry; to lead others towards the achievement of strategic goals; how you can change the world through structured, strategic community programmes.

—— First Semester: Interpreting the Bible Old Testament Survey New Testament Survey Introduction to Basic Theology Prayer & Spiritual Warfare Communication Skills God’s Mission

Key Focus Areas

(Minimum intake required for each area) Leadership: The leadership focus will teach you the power of influence. You’ll get the opportunity to take what you’re learning and apply it by having hands-on experience in leadership environments. These environments may include such areas as children’s ministry, pastoral care, media etc.

—— Second Semester: Leadership Skills Heart of Leadership Character Development Ministry Development Applied Communications Ministry Issues

Youth:

The youth ministry focus will empower you to reach the emerging generation. You’ll gain a frontline understanding of how to build an effective youth ministry.

Creative:

Through Biblical teaching and practical involvement, the creative ministry focus will teach you the true potential of your creative ability.

Entry Requirements See page 22 of this prospectus for all entry requirements. Applications close Jan 18th 2013. (Please Note: places are limited and may be filled prior to this date. Early application is recommended.)


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“Despite being hesitant initially, this has been one of the best years of my life! I’ve enjoyed every day in Bible College and learnt more in a year than I did in my three year university degree.” - Leela Rai


3. Ministry Internship {CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED CHRISTIAN MINISTRY} 12 MONTHS. 120 CREDITS. NZQA LEVEL 3 - START TIME FLEXIBLE

Maximum learning is achieved when you can get in ‘amongst it’ by taking responsibility in an organisation, and really putting into practice the principles that you are being taught. Plenty of people talk about how they would run that church, that ministry or that business... talk is cheap! It’s a simple fact that you don’t really know something until you do it. You might have an understanding of the physical dynamics of a back flip – but can you do one?! The Certificate in Advanced Christian Ministry teaches people to do more than just talk about ministry, it teaches them to do ministry.

How does it work?

Included Papers

The certificate in Advanced Christian Ministry is a local

—— Internship Practical Component I & II —— Personal Development —— Developing Christian Spirituality —— Service Dynamics —— Leadership Development

church-based internship programme. You will gain a

position within your local church; you serve practically in an area or areas of ministry; you complete tasks and development related assessments, all while being supported by a nominated supervisor.

You will learn The workings of a complex organisation from the inside out; to develop your capacity for service, ministry, leadership and life; to set, monitor and achieve your own personal and ministry goals; to reach your potential and go beyond it.

Entry Requirements See page 22 of this prospectus for general entry requirements. Additional requirements for this certificate include securing a volunteer position within an approved organisation.


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“Coming to Equippers College was an amazing opportunity to discover who God is, and who He created me to be. I would not be the person I am today if I didn’t listen to God and do Equippers College - truly one of the best years of my life!” - Gareth Martin


4. Advanced Leadership Internship {DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP} 12 MONTHS. 120 CREDITS. NZQA LEVEL 5 - START TIME FLEXIBLE

What does it mean to be a truly effective leader in a pastoral ministry setting and what does it take to get there? This Level 5 diploma will give students the foundational knowledge, skills and experience that are vital for embarking on a significant leadership role in full or part time ministry. “Significant ministry flows out of significant relationship.” That’s why the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership gives opportunity to be exposed to key leaders within the ACTS Churches movement through block courses that will allow time with national leaders including Bruce Monk, Sam Monk, Jordan Smith and others….

Included Papers

—— Team leadership and development —— Old and New Testament overviews —— Theological foundations —— Biblical interpretation —— Managing People and Projects —— Theory and application of leadership models and skills —— Personal spiritual development/mentoring relationship —— Practical weekly involvement in a leadership role within a church

The Diploma in Pastoral Leadership offers full and part-time study involving short courses aimed at creating an environment of impartation, not just information! Distance Learning also forms part of the programme – access is through the Equippers College interactive “Moodle” website. The Diploma in Pastoral Leadership is both flexible and effective. This course provides students with the opportunity for challenging, life-changing study within the context of practical pastoral leadership with opportunities for distance education. In 2013 loans and allowances are not available for the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership. Please contact the registrar for more information.

Entry Requirements See page 22 of this prospectus for general entry requirements. Additional prerequisites and entry requirements for the Diploma, including proven leadership experience and an interview, will apply.


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“The Diploma in Pastoral Leadership is a demanding course that will test your abilities and deepen your relationship with God. Recommended for people looking for a challenging year of fast growth!� - David Ting


Fees & Information STUDENT FEES Domestic

International

Certificate in Christian Ministry Certificate in Christian Ministry (Applied) Certificate in Advanced Christian Ministry Diploma in Pastoral Leadership

$6,300 $10,900 $8,800 $11,500

6 Months 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year

$2,700 $4,150 $2,100 $4,800

All prices are inclusive of GST, (Goods and Services Tax).

FUNDING

NZQA

KEY DATES

The college receives funding from the New Zealand Government through the Tertiary Education Commission for each New Zealand student enrolled. This money is used for the operation of the college.

Equippers College is a division of ACTS Auckland City Training School, an NZQA accredited provider – students are eligible to apply for loans and allowances.

Semester 1: 18th February – 4th July (Mid Semester Holidays: 13th – 28th April) Semester 2: 22nd July - 5th December (Mid Semester Holidays: 4th – 20th October)

NOTE: Places on all courses, including access to loans and allowances, are limited. Please contact the Registrar for more information.

PUBLIC TRUST - STUDENT PROTECTION OF FEES All student fees are deposited into a separate trust account with Public Trust. Public Trust act as a protector for student fees and proportionally refund the fees back to Equippers College on a monthly basis.

USEFUL CONTACTS International Education Appeal Authority c/- Ministry of Education Private Bag 47-911, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand PH: +64 9 374 5481 FAX: +64 9 374 5403 EMAIL: info.ieaa@minedu.govt.nz

Study Link PH: 0800 88 99 00 WEB: studylink.govt.nz New Zealand Qualifications Authority PH: +64 4 802 3000 EMAIL: helpdesk@nzqa.govt.nz WEB: nzqa.org.nz

Entry Requirements

WHEN APPLYING FOR AN EQUIPPERS COLLEGE COURSE YOU MUST: • Be at least 18 years of age. • Have been a committed Christian for at least twelve months. • Have successfully completed NCEA level 1 or equivalent, (preferred though not essential). • Have completed a new Christian course run by a local church. • Be presently involved in the life of a local church, and demonstrate levels of mature discipleship. • Have the approval of your pastor/minister for your application into College, (a satisfactory Pastor’s reference is required).

• Have a conviction that there is a call of God upon your life, (a detailed testimony is required). • Be assessed by the College as likely to successfully complete the course. • Have evidence of English proficiency if English is your second language, (an IELTS score of at least 5.5). • Submit a completed application at least one month prior to the course start date. Additional application requirements exist for the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership and the Certificate in Advanced Christian Ministry. Contact the Registrar for further information.

For further details about staff faculty, student support and college procedures, refer to the Student Handbook, (available from the Registrar).


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HOW TO APPLY STEP 1 – PRAY Pray. Ask God to confirm to you that Equippers College is your next step.

STEP 2 – OBTAIN THE FORMS ON-LINE Check out our website equipperscollege.com. All enrolment information and application forms are available on-line.

STEP 3 – CONTACT US Call us on 0800 ACT NOW (228 669), or email registrar@equipperscollege.com to ask any further questions, or to request some application forms.

STEP 4 - GET TOGETHER ALL YOUR APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: A fully completed application form A fully completed pastoral reference A $50 non-refundable application fee A 300 word testimony and vision statement A verified copy of your highest qualification A verified copy of your birth certificate or passport A recent passport-size photo A verified copy of your marriage certificate if your name has been

changed through marriage

NB: Additional application requirements exist for the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership. Contact the Registrar for more information.

STEP 5 – POST IT Send your application to: Equippers College, P.O. Box 68455, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

STEP 6 – GET READY! Get ready for God to take you to your next level in ministry and in life!


A division of ACTS Auckland City Training School OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday 8am - 4.30pm

PH: 0800 228 669 or (09) 358 0351

POSTAL: P.O. Box 68-455, Newton, Auckland 1010

EMAIL: registrar@equipperscollege.com

FAX: (09) 358 0371

WEB: equipperscollege.com

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Equippers College 2013 Prospectus