Why Study at GTC?

GTC’s  educational programme will give you a frame of reference broad  enough to encompass all knowledge, and dynamic enough to develop moral and spiritual maturity in the midst of a violent and valueless age.

Here are just a few reasons why theological study may be the next best step for your life.

1. To Face the Big Questions in Your Life and World

Taking time out to study at GTC allows you to give close attention to those nagging questions we are often asked but which tend to get pushed to the back of our minds when life is busy. Why is the world so messed up? What is God doing about it? Why are there so many denominations? What is the difference between Christianity and other religions? What does the Old Testament law have to do with the Christian life today?

2. To Place Your “Secular” Work Under the Guidance and Authority of God

You may already have some tertiary training, be in a career, or you may be getting ready to leave high school and begin your new career. It is great to have Christian people in all areas of life. But have you thought through what it means to be a Christian in your chosen place of work? Studying at GTC will give you the oppourtunity to think about your life and career from a distinctly Christian perspective, one that is Christ-centred and God honouring.

3. To Seek God’s Direction for Your Life

During your time of study at GTC you will come to understand yourself, God, and the world more accurately, and so be in a better position to make decisions about your future for God’s glory.  You will thus gain knowledge, experience and insight to make well-informed life decisions.

4. To Prepare for Ministry

GTC’s driving vision is to provide practical Bible-based training so that the next generation of pastors and church leaders will be thoroughly equipped to present Christ in all their serving, leading, teaching and guiding.

5. To Stretch and Transform your Mind

Theological study can broaden your perspective and be a source of great personal growth and spiritual development. Whether or not it leads to employment in Christian ministry, it will equip you to serve God and others more thoughtfully, more faithfully, and more whole-heartedly.


OK, but I don’t have time

At GTC you have the flexibility to study, full time, part-time, during the day or in the evenings.

OK, but I don’t live near the College

We can come to you! Some of our courses are available online, plus we have training sites in Manurewa, Auckland’s North Shore, Christchurch and Dunedin.

OK, but I can’t afford it

Check it out! GTC’s tuition fees are surprising low.  The fee is NZ$150 +GST per credit hour, so a typical course is NZ$300 + GST per semester.