Welcome to Carey for Semester Two!!

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Welcome to Carey for Semester Two!!
by Kathryn Heard - Friday, 19 July 2019, 10:57 AM
WEEK 1      
Kia ora koutou

Welcome to semester two at Carey. For our new students joining us for the first time this semester – nau mai, haere mai: it is so great to have you join our learning community. For returning students, I trust that the break has been refreshing and energising.

Make sure you look out for new faces this semester and ensure that our new whanau know they are welcome and supported. I say this every semester to new students at orientation and want to remind us all again here – the most important thing about your time here at Carey is not your grades, but growing your relationship with Jesus. That is what it is all about, and that is why BEING together as a community, to pray, to share, to disciple, to learn is so important.

If you are a distance student we pray that you too feel connected and part of the Carey whanau. I pray that this semester is a rich time of growth and learning for us all.

Ngā mihi nui

CHAPEL - 11am Tuesdays

Come and join us on Tueday to hear guest speaker Charles Hewlett

Charles Hewlett, National Leader of the Baptist Union is our guest speaker at Chapel on Tuesday.
Charles is no stranger to Carey as he was previously our Principal!

Come and see what Charles has to say.....


Join us as a community for lunches on Monday and Tuesday in the Wharekai
Monday 12.40pm
Tuesday 12pm

Our chef Karen cooks up a storm for us and its free!


Every Wednesday the Carey community comes together for prayer. This is led by a staff member.
This week Wendy Budge will be leading us as we pray for each other.


Laurie Guy (former Carey lecturer) is available (free) to provide weekly academic help to students, particularly if English is your second language. The help would be given at Carey on Thursday afternoons, or at Laurie's home in Glen Innes by special arrangement. Email Laurie if you are interested (

And try and turn up to a meeting of all interested students at the Carey library at 3pm on Thursday 24 July to finalise arrangements.


We're excited to introduce two new lecturers who will be joining the Carey faculty for Semester Two:
Dr Karen Nelson will be teaching MB531 Introduction to Old Testament while Csilla is on sabbatical.  Karen has a PhD from Otago University titled:” Hermeneutics for Old Testament texts : a study of meaning, message and methodology” and is involved in the Presbyterian church.  Csilla has used Karen to teach in her courses over the past few years.
Dr Stuart Lange will be involved with MB6/728 A History of the Gospel in Aotearoa with Andrew Picard.  Stuart has a long history of theological college teaching at Laidlaw College since 1990 and has a PhD in the history of twentieth-century evangelical Christianity in New Zealand.  Alongside his lecturing he continues to be the senior minister at  Massey Presbyterian Church.    


Library hours are as follow:
Monday – Thursday  8:30-6:30pm
Friday                        9am-5:00pm
Saturday                   10:00am-12:30pm

A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense
Proverbs 12:11