Running your Lane

Welcome to Activate College


President John F Kennedy inspired many in his inaugural speech when he said, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.’ What Jesus said is even more compelling: ‘Come, follow me’. We are all called to fulfil God’s will for our lives. The right training and environment will prepare, develop, and stretch us to be ready to thrive wherever God calls us.

Activate College will prepare you to run your lane, whether in church ministry or in the marketplace. You will be immersed in the life of a significant church with focus on developing you as a disciple of Jesus. Learning, ministry, service, mentoring, and self-discovery will all be part of the journey; supporting you into becoming a mature disciple is our heart.

We picture life like a motorway or race way with many lanes. God has uniquely created each of us to excel in ‘our’ lane. We pray that your time at Activate College will help you discover the unique lane God created for you.

Thank you for coming on the journey with us.

Ps Sheridyn Rodgers


About Us


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Who we are?

Activate College is born out of Activate Church Hamilton and our desire to grow new leaders within the church community, and help them run within the lane they were created for.

Our mission is to activate community transformation by wherever, whenever being like Jesus.

At the heart of all we do are our core values:


Joshua 1:9 This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Big Hearted

John 10:10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.


Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.


Romans 12:4-5 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we belong to each other. Romans 12:4-5 Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we belong to each other.

Kingdom Focused

Phil 3:13-14No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it but I focus on this one thing: forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Activate Leadership
Diploma in Christian Studies


Qualification: New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5)
Course Length: 1 Year, Full-Time
Location: Hamilton
Fees: $5,995.00*
Next Intake: February 2020

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This course is about activating you to run in the lane of God’s purpose for your life. You are unique! Discovering who you are and God’s plans for you is an exciting journey.

You may feel God is calling you into church leadership or pastoral ministry, or you want to develop a greater understanding of your faith to help in the marketplace and your everyday life as a Christian.

Investing a year to become purposed in ‘running your lane’ is more than a good idea, it’s a very wise and courageous decision.

Your learning will be through a mixture of mentoring, classes, self-study, individual tutor contact, ministry involvement in Activate Churches, and custom designed experiences (such as an overseas missions experience if desired).

You will receive quality teaching and input from a wide range of experienced practitioners, giving you in-depth biblical and theological understanding, as well as real world knowledge and advice.

Activate Leadership will give you the NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (level 5). Yet, far more than a diploma, this course can be summed up as discipleship where you are intentionally shaped and stretched in preparation to run your lane well.


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This course will systematically explore, examine, and explain the main doctrines of the Christian faith in light of the Scriptures.

This course is a Christian understanding of Jesus Christ and His significance as proclaimed by the Christian Church.

Learn the knowledge and skills for great communication. This course gives particular attention to the role of preaching/teaching.

Learn how to lead others. This includes implementing activities, leading change, and leading an organisation well.

Learn how to explore and adapt to an organisation’s current and changing environment, including New Zealand’s unique society.

Learn how to contribute with innovation and organisational change.

Discover and explore issues of spirituality and spiritual development and how this impacts your personal journey with God.

As labelled, this course is an overview of the Bible. It will unlock something of the power and wonder of both the Old and New Testaments and their relevance for today.



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21 Ruakura Road

0800 ACTIVATE (228 482)