Training you for 21st Century Influence

We are living in some of the most exciting and extreme days, the Church in New Zealand is rising, yet there is an ever-increasing gap between the way we as Christians are called to live and the reality of today's world.

Hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance; people searching for the meaning of their existence, unconditional love and genuine fulfilment.

Here at Primal Youth and C3 Church we are committed to meeting that need by raising up an army of passionate young leaders, people dedicated to bringing the message of Jesus Christ to a lost and broken generation through the planting and building of the Church.

Now more than ever it’s crucial that you and I take a hold of this great exploit. Can I encourage you to partner with us, by setting aside a year of your life to take part in C3 leadership College.

I know that on the other side of your decision to respond to this opportunity are hundreds of changed lives - This is our time!

Josh Peterson
National Primal Director

Ministry Internship

Looking for a pathway into church ministry?
The Ministry Internship provides limitless opportunities for ministry training and development!

Discover your ministry potential
  • Study the Bible and be developed as a leader
  • Work alongside experienced C3 Church staff members

Departments to train under
  • Change-Young Adults Ministry
  • Fastrack -Intermediate Age Ministry
  • C3 Kid's - Children's Ministry
  • Multimedia/Design
  • Events management
  • Service Production
  • Administration
  • Pastoral care

Core Modules
  • Leadership Development
  • Spiritual/Personal Growth
  • Ministry Practice and Principles
  • Biblical Studies
  • Core Theology
  • Supernatural Ministry /Spiritual Gifts
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Pursuits

Church Planting with Primal Youth

Passionate about young people and have a desire to be a youth pastor or assistant youth pastor? Join the revolution... "young people reaching young people"

Primal youth churches have exploded across the nation and this is your opportunity to be a part of an ever expanding team of radical youth pastors. Join with us as we work to see youth churches planted in every city in this nation.

Six months of intensive training & preparation, then six months leading a primal youth church under the covering of a local c3 church. Take up a seriously radical challenge and play a part in seeing the youth culture of NZ transformed.

Core Modules
  • Leadership Development
  • Spiritual/Personal Growth
  • Youth Ministry Practice and Principles
  • Church Planting Practice and Principles
  • Biblical Studies
  • Core Theology
  • Supernatural Ministry /Spiritual Gifts
  • Preaching and Communication
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  Course: Two Pathways


We have two options available for students in regards to study and fee payment.

    NZQA Accredited Option

    We operate in conjunction with LIFEWAY College giving students the option of an NZQA recognized qualification and the ability to apply for a student Loan, student allowance or living and course related costs. The qualification offered is a level 4 certificate or level 5 diploma in Christian Ministry. The fees are $4,412 but can be covered by a NZ Government student loan (available to NZ citizens and permanent residents only). Limited places are available for this option.

    Unaccredited Option

    No officially recognized qualification is available on completion of the course and students will not be able to receive any government assistance. The fee’s for this course are $ 2000 and need to be paid upon commencement of the course.


All students must be age 17 +, with a minimum NZQA Level 1 qualification, any student under the age of 18 must have parental consent. Application forms must be submitted with 2 reference forms one from the students church pastor. Students must be committed Christians and will be required to attend Sunday services at C3 Church Ellerslie during their study. Students must agree to course code of conduct.


We run two 12 month intakes, commencing late January and early July. The course will run 4 days out of every week but there will be times where students will be required to be available for other events/camps etc.


Primal Youth Pastor, C3 Christchurch
"The six months I spent in Auckland at C3 leadership College was incredibly challenging and transforming. It caused me to grow in every area of my life from my relationship and understanding of God, to the way I related to myself and others. I loved doing the course and meeting so many amazing people while doing lt.

Because I chose the Church Planting stream I was ready to step up to the role as Youth Pastor at C3 Church is such an honour to run a Primal Youth Church and to be involved in a movement that is touching the nation with the love of God”.


Primal Youth Pastor, C3 South Centre
“In the beginning of 2007 I started going to South Primal and received Jesus Christ. Since then my life has completely turned around and I have found out who I can really become in God. In 2010 I completed the C3 leadership College and now I am the intermediate age pastor at C3 South Centre. I love seeing young people break free from negative situations through God's grace and discover who they can become in him. lf you want to give a year of your life to God and see him take you to a whole new level in your life and ministry you should definitely sign up for this course today!”


Primal Youth Pastor, C3 lnvercargill
C3 leadership College is a place where you will find some of the best leaders and practical experience a course can offer. With inspiring leadership, good old fashioned time with God and real office experience; leadership College is the perfect mining ground in leadership, practical evangelism and Kingdom focus!


20 Cawley Street, Ellerslie.
PO Box 11406.
Ellerslie 1051, Auckland,
New Zealand

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Course Director

Matt Buchan
20 Cawley Street, Ellerslie.
PO Box 11406.
Ellerslie 1051, Auckland,
New Zealand

P +64 9 5791716    F +64 9 5791717
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