Capernwray NZ

Our Courses - An Overview

We seek to teach, train and equip those that want to learn more about the life that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; preparing them for future ministry.

Taking time out to focus on your relationship with the Lord Jesus and spend time learning and sharing with others is something that our students would recommend to anyone thinking of attending Capernwray New Zealand.

Every aspect of life at Bible School, from personal devotion time to the scheduled lectures, from discipleship groups to weekly ministries, is designed to nurture spiritual growth so that you become a person whose life continually points others to the Person of Jesus Christ. The Bible School courses offered at Capernwray New Zealand have been designed to have a practical ministry content, an intentional discipleship aspect, as well as the foundational teaching common to all Capernwray (Torchbearers) Bible Schools.

You will realise that you really do have a LIFE that matters:

"Christ’s Life in you!!"

The courses are tertiary level 3 to 4 and designed for students aged 18 years and over. However, provision is made for 17 year old applicants at the Monavale Bible School at the discretion of the course director and with a parent or guardian’s written permission. 

The basic course summary is:

Theoretical / theological

  • Bible teaching and practical ministry training component of approximately 15 class hours per week


  • Weekly ministry placement with a local church or ministry
  • Term Ministry experience (9 days/term) with a local church or ministry
  • Times of community prayer, worship, and devotions
  • Weekly assignments
  • A weekly ‘work afternoon’ in & around the property
  • Daily duties and responsibilities

The program is designed to let students interact more closely with teachers and with fellow students in classes. Students are encouraged and challenged in these courses and will be given personal counsel in their studies for practical application.There are weekly and term ministry placements to put into practice skills and theory learnt.

MBS - Monavale Bible School:

Based at Monavale Homestead. The 20 week programme runs from early February to early July and then again from late July until mid-December. You can also extend to a 40 week course. 

As well as the familiar Bible School programme, we also offer two other course types at Capernwray New Zealand:

ABS - Adventure Bible School: 
Based at our Adventure Lodge on Lake Karapiro. A six week adventure based programme that combines Bible teaching and outdoor adventure. Click here for more details.

BML - Business Ministry Leadership: 
Based at Monavale Homestead. A ten week programme combining Bible based business training and ministry professionalism. Click here for more details.