Pathways College of Bible & Mission is a theological college based in Tauranga that provides tertiary level training in the areas of Biblical Studies, Theology and Ministry. 

We provide Bible College courses for people located anywhere in Aotearoa.

Being practical about what we learn is at the heart of what we do at Pathways. This is particularly evident in our NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Internship) Level 5, and

 NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Leadership) Level 6 Course.

Once called the New Zealand Assembly Bible School (NZABS), the college was established in 1958 and for many years operated as a residential college in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1999, the NZABS, amalgamated with Global Literature Outreach Bible and Missionary College (GLO) to form what today is known as Pathways College of Bible & Mission. As a result of this amalgamation, Pathways College has a heritage of both robust Theological studies and hands-on ministry and missional practice.

It’s our mission to disciple people in the local Church through excellent academics, ministry and mentoring. Today, students of Pathways College enjoy the opportunity and freedom to study from anywhere in New Zealand and around the world. People that may not have had access to Christian education in the past can now study from anywhere.

As a non-profit (or not-for-profit) organisation, this is made possible through the generous financial support of likeminded donors who want to see the Christian community grow.

Pathways graduates are sought after and can now be found in every part of society. Christian organisations, influencing communities, helping people in need, youth and higher education, charity work, NZ and overseas missions, supporting the disadvantaged and underprivileged and philanthropy.

Light on the Path

Light on the Path by David Burt

Light on the Path by David Burt is the story of two teaching institutions serving the Christian Brethren Churches in New Zealand. These institutions would eventually combine to form Pathways College of Bible & Mission. Each of the two original schools encountered major difficulties in their early stages but survived to bless not only their students but also the wider Open Brethren movement. This book tells the story of people with a deep Christian commitment, and it tells an inspiring story of the ways of God. 

If you'd like a copy of Light on the Path, please contact us today.

We offer a variety of study options:

Level 5 Internship Course

We offer an internship programme. Using an Internship model, students complete these programmes with the NZ Diploma of Christian Studies (Level 5).

Level 6 Leadership Course

Beginning in July 2022, we are excited to begin offering the NZ Diploma of Christian Studies specialising in Christian Leadership (Level 6).

School of Worship Leading (SoWL)

This is a one or two year, part-time programme designed to provide students with biblical and theological foundations and practical worship leading training. 

Online Courses

With our online courses, theological study is accessible to people who normally would not be able to devote an entire year to study.


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