Private Training Establishment
Number of students
Bay of Plenty
Situated within the well-named Bay of Plenty region, SPBC is a theological college started by the Otumoetai Church of Christ, Tauranga, in 1982. We aim to equip our graduates with the tools and experiences necessary to prepare them for ministry, further study, or Christian living in general.
Our programs, the two-year Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies and the single year Diploma in Christian Ministry, are taught by missionaries, church workers, and Professors from across Asia Pacific and North America. Our diplomas are practical and focused upon reading, understanding, and applying the Bible into a world that desperately needs to see God's power.
We would love for you to be part of our growing body of Christian brothers and sisters scattered across the world doing the good work!
Many visitors have been surprised by our spacious and welcoming facilities. With two major lecture halls, expansive library, three study rooms, large lunch/kitchen area, and multiple bathrooms and offices, we have plenty of space for students, whether international or local. We also organise accommodation for our full-time students, whether they choose to board with an Otumoetai Church of Christ family or in the nearby shared student housing. Whichever the case, we hope to provide our applicants with an opportunity to mingle often with their fellow students and church friends and family.