About Discipleship Pathway

Aotearoa is blessed to have many incredible Christian leaders who have a deep desire to equip the next generation. These leaders pass on skills and tools through formats such as in-person workshops, lectures, sermons and mentoring. Their training sessions are truly a taonga of the Church and have equipped thousands of disciples to live out their call. The challenge with these training opportunities is that they often require travel to a city, can only be done at a specific time and cost to attend. 

In July 2020, after the first New Zealand lockdown, a seed of a dream was planted. What would it look like to take the knowledge, skills and tools shared in these training sessions and package them into a digital form that could be accessed by anyone in Aotearoa, at any time, for free? So began the journey of Discipleship Pathway. Over the following year me and my team invited a number of incredible ministry trainers to have their skills recorded as digital classes, with key elements broken into short videos. During this time we have had the privilege of creating some very special content that will ensure no matter where you are in New Zealand, no matter the Alert Level, no matter what your church resources are, you and your team can access high quality training. This is a resource for all of God’s people throughout Aotearoa.

We have started the journey of Discipleship Pathway focusing on youth ministry skills and over time we will release more classes which will provide training for church leadership, children’s ministry and forming disciples. We are at the very beginning of this adventure and hope that you will join us. Our prayer is that these classes will help to equip you for the call Christ has placed on your heart, whether you live in Auckland or Invercargill, Whangārei or Whakatū. May you be blessed as you serve the Creator who is calling all people unto Himself.

Richest blessings in Christ,

Brad Wood - Discipleship Pathway Director

Ephesians 4:11-12

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 


  • What is it?

    Discipleship Pathway is a free, video-based, online training resource where some of New Zealand's best church leadership trainers share their skills, stories and tools. Our first classes are focused on youth ministry and over time we will release church leadership, children's ministry and discipleship focused classes.

  • Who is it for?

    It is for anyone with a desire to be equipped to live out their faith in Aotearoa. Some of our classes are for specific ministry areas but many will be great for personal faith development.

  • Who made it?

    It has been made in partnership between the Anglican Diocese of Nelson and the class trainers with funding from St. Johns College Trust Board.

  • How much does it cost?

    It is free to enroll in any class - there is no cost to accessing this resource.