The Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership forms ministers and leaders for service in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and partner churches.
We work in partnership with a variety of groups and networks, including Te Aka Puaho, Pacific Presbytery, regional presbyteries and congregations.
The Presbyterian Church has coined the phrase “Servant Mission Leadership” to describe the form of leadership that is required for today.
Training and Development
In addition to training people for National Ordained Ministry, the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership also provides training for Local Ordained Ministers, Local Ministry Teams and other recognised ministries in the Church. We support Presbyteries and congregations in their leadership development, and help resource continuing ministry formation among the Presbyterian Church’s ordained Ministers.
More information about the Knox Centre team, including their contact details, can be found on the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership website. See the Knox website to contact Knox Centre staff.
In the early years of Presbyterianism in New Zealand, ministers came as migrants after training and ministry experience in Scotland, Ireland and Australia. In 1877 classes were started in Dunedin in the home of William Salmond, the first Professor of the Theological Hall. More than 100 years on, Presbyterian church leaders continue to be trained for ministry in Dunedin. Read more about the history of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership