Annesbrook Leadership College, Nelson, NZ

NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (level 5)

 “Annesbrook Leadership College (trading as ALC) is accredited to provide New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with strand in Christian Leadership [Programme Number 122312] by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 250 of the Education Act 1989.”

Student funding is available for this course in joint venture with NMIT

DCS501 Leader Development (semester 1)


The course focuses on Leadership development and an in-depth understanding of core elements of leadership related transferable skills, creating responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.  The student will be able to identify what constitutes Biblical leadership relative to a secular leadership viewpoint. 

DCS502 Spiritual Growth (semester 1)


This course is aimed at developing the student’s understanding of spiritual disciplines,  spiritual growth, an understanding of "Kingdom" and how to develop these personally and in others whom they may mentor.

DCS503 Biblical Interpretation (semester 2)


The aim of this course is to introduce students to the processes of accurate textual analysis of the Bible. The course will equip students with the basic skills for reading the Biblical text as it was written and intended for its original audiences, as well as accurate application in a contemporary setting.

DCS504 Theology (semester 2)


This course is an introduction to the core doctrines of Christian theology and examination of the way in which these doctrines formulate the basis for a contemporary Christian worldview.  The course includes analysis of historical movements and how these may have impacted in theological developments in history. Students will develop a broad theoretical knowledge within a specific field of study.

DCS505 Ministry Practical (full year)


The Ministry Practical course provides an essential strand of the course.  The programme provides students the opportunity to have some responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.  Students are placed in a Church or not-for-profit charitable organisation and partnered with professional placement oversight. The development of each student is to be intentional, consistent and measured allowing them to select and apply a range of standard and non-standard processes relevant to their field of work and study.

Programme length:

                                    Total weeks              48 (including holiday weeks)

                                    Teaching weeks        42 (excluding holiday weeks)

Average hours per week:

                                    Teaching                 19.05 (including internship and face to face)

                                    Self-directed study   9.52

                                    Total per week         28.57

                                    Total Hours             1199.94