Capernwray NZ

Our Courses - An Overview

We seek to teach, train and equip those that want to learn more about the life that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord; preparing them for future ministry.

Taking time out to focus on your relationship with the Lord Jesus and spend time learning and sharing with others is something that our students would recommend to anyone thinking of attending Capernwray New Zealand.

MBS - Monavale Bible School

The Monavale Bible School programme is designed to guide students towards knowing the indwelling person of the risen Lord Jesus Christ through the careful teaching, study, and application of God's Word, in order to prepare them for joyful Christian living and effective service. 

We utilise resident teachers and guest speakers from around the world so that by the end of the course, students should have gained:
  • A good knowledge of the Bible and the application to life
  • An ability in a range of ministry skills.
  • An understanding of the world of missions
The courses are tertiary level 3 to 4 and designed for students aged 18 years and over. However, provision is made for 17 year old applicants at the Monavale Bible School at the discretion of the course director and with a parent or guardian’s written permission. 

The 20 week programme runs from early February to early July and then again from late July until mid-December. There is a choice of a 30 week programme running from October to Early July. Students can also choose to extend to a 40 week option. The ABS course also be taken with the Monavale course in various combinations.

Click here for more details on the MBS Course

As well as the familiar Bible School programme, we also offer two other course types at Capernwray New Zealand (ABS and BML). The ABS course can be combined with the Monavale course to make a 10-week, 20-week, 30-week or 40-week MBS/ABS programme. 

ABS - Adventure Bible School

Based at our Adventure Lodge on Lake Karapiro. A six week adventure based programme that combines Bible teaching and outdoor adventure. Click here for more details.

MBS / ABS Combinations

There are a number of options to experience both the Monavale Bible School and Adventure Bible School programmes.

The 10-week option includes the 6-week ABS course, and concludes with the last 4-weeks of the MBS term. Be prepared… many who get a short taste of MBS decide to stay on longer!

The 20-week, 30-week or 40-week options includes the 6-week ABS course, contained within the MBS programme (giving 14, 24 or 34 weeks at Monavale either at the start or near the end of the MBS course depending on the particular ABS dates selected).

DownUnder Package (Australia / New Zealand)

Capernwray DownUnder is a unique option to get the best out of a whole year. As Capernwray Australia and New Zealand, we created three packages that fit perfectly together. Going “DownUnder” is great for you as you only have to apply once and all programs fit together seamlessly. This way the all subjects complement each other.

Our programs are great for anyone who loves to discover the Bible, grow in their relationship to the Lord and truly discover the reality of the indwelling life of Christ. Within your time in “DownUnder”, you will be challenged in many ways to go one step further than you imagined. Come and join this life-changing adventure!

Click here to explore the DownUnder options


A unique opportunity for potential students to come to Capernwray for a week to get a 'TASTE' of what Bible School is all about and 'SEE' if it's what God is calling you to! 

Arrive on Sunday night (for dinner at 5.30pm) and stay until after lunch on Friday.

For only $125 this is deliberately affordable for almost anyone that is seriously considering Bible School.

For more information, call 07 823 1800 or email  

Terms and Conditions:
All tuition, accommodation and meals are included. Must be aged 18yrs and over, although 17yr old's can apply with parents’ permission. The Taste & See week is selected after consultation with faculty staff and mutual agreement on suitable dates. Taste & See is available on application and is only available once per student.  If you are keen to stay on after the 'Taste & See' week there are other programmes we can discuss with you and different cost options.