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Our Story

New Zealand's only evangelical and reformed theological college.


Theologically astute New Zealanders had known for many years that our country needed its own reformed and gospel-driven college to train ministry leaders for Aotearoa. This longing became a reality in 1995 when Grace Theological College started.

From that dream came a non-denominational charitable trust which established what is now GTC. Our first classes were held in the master-bedroom of a church manse. 

Today we meet in our own building with our own theological library. Students from all around NZ study in person or online.

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Our Commitment

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We are committed to teaching solid, biblical disciplines that will equip pastors, missionaries, and all kinds of Christians for a lifetime of missional ministry.

Our theology is shaped by the Westminster (1646) and London Baptist (1689) confessions, along with the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion (1536).

Graduates of GTC are today serving as pastors, church-planters, missionaries, university workers, doctors, farmers, lawyers, IT specialists, builders, and many other jobs. Their time at GTC has helped them to see that all of life is ministry, and the mission-field is wherever God places you.

Our Goal

Our overwhelming desire is to see God worshipped throughout the earth.

We believe that one way that we can help do this is through theological education. Therefore, it is our aim to see the name of God glorified in the Church, the workplace, the home, and to the ends of the earth. With this goal in mind, we seek to prepare men and women to go into various spheres of the world living for Jesus Christ with a burning zeal to see him exalted. We believe that people are transformed through the renewal of their mind.


Therefore, we want to train men and women to know Christ and to live for Christ in every place they find themselves. We especially desire to see men trained to be ministers of the gospel, so that a new generation of faithful servant leaders would be prepared to carry the gospel into our world.

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