The New Zealand Training Centre was established in 1989 to serve the churches in New Zealand. Initially, the New Zealand Training Centre served the churches by hosting conferences and short-term trainings for the believers, as well as a correspondence course for the high school students and the young people. In 1993, the Full-time Training began. It was registered with the Government as the Diploma of Biblical Studies. The New Zealand Training Centre also serves the churches by printing and distributing literature to build up the churches.
To train and shepherd people in the divine life, truth, and service with a view to accomplishing God’s eternal purpose.
A Statement of Faith (What we believe)
Holding the Bible as the complete and only divine revelation, we strongly believe that God is eternally one and also eternally the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, the three being distinct but not separate.
We hold that Christ is both the complete God and the perfect man. Without abandoning His divinity, He was conceived in the womb of a human virgin, lived a genuine human life on earth, and died a vicarious and all-inclusive death on the cross. After three days He resurrected bodily and has ascended to the heavens. He is now in glory, fully God but still fully man. We look to His imminent return with the kingdom of God, by which He will reign over the earth in the millennium and in eternity.
We confess that the third of the Trinity, the Spirit, is equally God. All that the Father has and is, is expressed by the Son, and all that the Son has and is, is realised as the Spirit.
We further believe that mankind is in need of God’s salvation. Though we were absolutely unable to fulfill the heavy demands of God’s righteousness, holiness, and glory, Christ fulfilled all the requirements through His death on the cross. Because of Christ’s death, God has forgiven us of our sins, justified us, making Christ our righteousness, and reconciled us to Himself.
Based on Christ’s redemption, God regenerates the redeemed with His Spirit to consummate His salvation, that they may become His children. Now possessing God’s life and nature, the believers enjoy a daily salvation in His Body in this age and the eternal salvation in the coming age and in eternity. In eternity we will dwell with God in the New Jerusalem, the consummation of God’s salvation of His elect.
A Short History
This is a video showing some clips of the building work done by various saints at the New Zealand Training Centre campus in Hamilton, New Zealand.