What does the year look like?
The way this year works is pretty unique. You will need to do a minimum of 16 hours of ministry, and 16 hours of study each week. Most students do a lot more than this because they enjoy the ministry and study so much. All of your courses are taught during week-long block courses that run six times each year.
Is this an NZQA accredited qualification?
This is an NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) approved qualification which means you are eligible to apply for Government loans and allowances. Doing supervised ministry enables interns to benefit by learning from experience leaders in a hands-on practical context within the church or para-church organisation.
Applicants for this qualification may also be eligible for the Government’s Fees-Free programme, making study at Pathways completely free. Visit www.feesfree.govt.nz to check your eligibility.
Mentoring is a key part of our internship programme. All of our internship students are required to meet with between one and three mentors for 90 minutes each fortnight. These mentors will focus on the areas of the Academics, Ministry and Spiritual development of the student.
Each student has an academic mentor, spiritual mentor and ministry mentor. That is a lot of people cheering you on and helping you grow in your year with Internship.