"There are few things quite so boring as being religious, but there is nothing quite so exciting as being a Christian!"

– Major I. Thomas

Adventure is central to the Christian life, in fact every aspect of a surrendered life is adventurous! Combining the Aussie Road Trip (AUS) & Adventure Bible School (NZ) with a Bible School program you will be challenged, stretched and often outside your comfort zone. Demanding both physically, emotionally & Spiritually you’ll discover that Christ really is all you need! Don’t let a challenge scare you, embrace it!

Tavel

85%
Bible Study

35%
Intensity

95%
Christ centered

100%

WHAT WE DO

maybe you asked yourself, what is happening during the programs, we might have some answers for you

Lectures

To find answers & truth we dive into God’s word. We don’t study purely for academic purposes but we study to discover the true meaning of the indwelling life of Christ. We take the Bible seriously, but we are always taught with application in mind.

Bible Study

Bible Studies are a great way to learn how to research Scripture, test ideologies & share what you learn with others. The assignment load isn’t heavy, but you’ll grow in your confidence with the word of God.

Disipleship

It is really important to not just learn in lectures but also walk with other believers and learn from them what it means to live by faith. Therefore the staff takes time to invest in the students and see them getting more mature in their faith.

Outreaches

The good news of the gospel can’t and shouldn’t be kept secret. Therefore we go out the streets, the communities and other location to share the gospel and show them the love of Christ. For example, we organize lunchtime programs in schools or help people in the community to paint their house.

Family groups

In family groups you spend life together with the staff, encourage each other and grow in your relation to the Lord.  You will have bible studies together, travel to beautiful places and enjoy a tasty dinner. Your family group will quickly become one of the most precious times of the week.

Camping, Hiking & Fun

The program is full of great activities. No matter whether you wander through the New Zeeland bush, pass the rapids in a canoe or enjoy the sunsets at the Uluru, fun and adventure is never too short here.

THE PROGRAMS

ABS + Bible School

New Zealand

You will start your journey studying Gods word in a bible school setting. During this time you will learn to dig deeper into His word and discovering the reality of the indwelling life of Christ. Every aspect of life at Bible School, from personal devotion time to the scheduled lectures, from discipleship groups to weekly ministries, is designed to nurture spiritual growth so that you become a person whose life continually points others to the Person of Jesus Christ.

In the ABS, Adventure Bible School, you will continue bible school in the outdoors and get challenged both physical and spiritual. Hiking, canoeing and abseiling are part of the programs as well having times in prayer and devotion.

AUSSIE ROAD TRIP

Australia

This is a real ‘down-under’ experience – you get to go on an Aussie ministry Road-Trip for six weeks with one of our experienced ministry leaders! After a week of orientation and preparation on campus, we hit the road for the next four to five weeks, heading either ‘Up North’ past Queensland’s famous Gold Coast, ‘Down South’ towards the beautiful Adelaide, or to the ‘Outback’ taking in the amazing Uluru and then a few days back on campus for debrief and R & R.

Each week our coastal teams will be based at a different church and is involved in a range of ministry opportunities (eg: Youth programs, School visits, Worship leading, Community service, Street ministry etc). The host churches will provide accommodation and food for our students. The experience is ‘full-on’ and not for the fainthearted, but as Callum Thomas says; “It’s the best combination of work hard and play hard!

TWO UNIQUE CENTERS

and the same good message – Christ. Combine programs from the two ‘down under’ countries and get the most out of it.

Australia

Capernwray Australia is located about an hour south of Sydney and just a 45min drive from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The center is next to a beautiful nature reverse next to a river. Early in the morning, you can watch the birds and kangaroos while the sun rises. Do not forget your camera! In the afternoon make your way to Bowral or Moss Vale and enjoy a great flat-white while you write your bible study. You are accommodated in rooms with up to 6 students. Some rooms have the bathroom in their room, others share a bathroom with others on the floor. There is a limited amount of rooms for married couples as well.

New Zealand

Just a short drive away from the Hobbiton, Capernwray New Zealand is located on the beautiful north island. Surrounded by great nature and some small towns, its a great place to (re)focus on Christ. With its location, it is great to be not be distracted by the busyness of life and at the same time not too far to be isolated. Enjoy a swim in the pool, a game of tennis or just relax on a walk through the gardens. On a free weekend, you can grab some friends and discover the countryside of New Zealand. If you are a fan of the lord of the rings or the hobbit you will find a lot to discover.

DATES / FEES

2019

Package 1:

Autumn School + ABS + ART
17,085 NZD

Autumn School + ABS (NZ)
Jan 26 – June 27

ART (AUS)
July 14 – Aug 23

Package 2:

ABS + Autumn School (short) + ART
10,910 NZD

Autumn School + ABS (NZ)
April 23 – June 27

ART (AUS)
July 14 – Aug 23

2020

Package 1:

Autumn School + ABS + ART
17,746 NZD

Autumn School + ABS (NZ)
Feb 3 – July 2

ART (AUS)
July 12 – Aug 21

Package 2:

ABS + Autumn School (short) + ART
11,386 NZD

Autumn School + ABS (NZ)
April 28 – July 2

ART (AUS)
July 12 – Aug 21