Lifeway College is a Private Tertiary Education Provider whose mission is to equip students through professional training delivered by qualified instructors in an innovative learning environment. This training is intended to enable students to participate effectively in society, open up opportunities to enter into various vocations and prepare them for further study at higher levels. Graduates play a key part in the economic and social development of the nation through involvement in many different sectors of society.
Lifeway College delivers qualifications that are academically strong and relevant to the industry. We approach training from a practical, hands-on position, with students being able to apply principles learned in classes. Mentoring programmes and practical components within the qualification structures further facilitate this approach to training.
Many people may remember Lifeway College having a campus North of Auckland at Snells Beach. Lifeway College was founded in 1986 and has since been bought by LIFE Church. Today the Snells Beach campus is closed and Lifeway College exists as both a qualifications provider for various programmes run through LIFE Leadership College and other churches/ministry schools throughout New Zealand and as an independent college offering certificates, diplomas and degrees in Christian Ministry.
LIFE Church was planted in Auckland by Pastors Paul and Maree De Jong in 1991. There are now 3 campuses across Auckland (North, Central and South) as well as a campus in Melbourne, Australia.
Lifeway College has formed a holistic approach to education, teaching universal life skills in conjunction with our NZQA approved academic programme. This has formed the foundation of Lifeway College since its inception and it continues to provide a platform for a distinct contribution to tertiary education, producing graduates who not only positively impact industry and the economy in New Zealand, but are aware of their responsibilities to the community. The curriculum is designed to be relevant to industry developments and is updated regularly.
Business LIFE Investment Fund Limited (BLIF) owns and operates Lifeway College as one of its subsidiaries. BLIF is an entity connected with, yet legally separate from LIFE Church and manages key businesses that feed into the realisation of our 2020 vision. Currently, BLIF also owns and operates LIFE Childcare Centre and EDENZ Colleges.
We have a vision to see our business focus generating net annual profit in excess of $20m by 2020 to pour back into our community initiatives.