Walk By Faith

It helped me to re-evaluate those things that were important and to pull the different parts of my life and my faith together.

Walk By Faith graduate


Walk by Faith is a three-year distance learning course that aims to help people deepen their understanding of and faith in God. Participants may enrol for one, two or three years.

Course Objectives

The course is designed to help participants to:

  • Know and understand self and their personal ‘story’.
  • Reflect on their experience of self in relationship to others and to God.
  • Know more about their own journey of faith.
  • Reflect on their experience in the community called Church.
  • Hear the Church’s story [Scripture/Tradition].
  • Celebrate it [Eucharist].
  • Respond [service].

Course Structure

Each study year is divided into six themes and each theme covers six weeks of study. Assignments provide opportunity for personal reflection on the themes and readings.


A tutor will comment on your assignments and your final project will be moderated by a national panel.

Delivery Method

Participants receive study guides and reading lists.

Each year there are two weekend seminars and each theme has a tutorial meeting.

Course Content

The themes covered include:

  • Our religious situation in daily life.
  • Images of God.
  • The gift of God in creation.
  • Exodus – Covenant: an introduction to the Old Testament.
  • The Good News of Jesus Christ.
  • My life – a journey to wholeness.
  • The Church facing society in Aotearoa New Zealand.


The Study guides provide key readings.

Required books may be bought or borrowed


Contact NCRS or your diocesan education office for an enrolment form.