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Family Ministries School (FMS)



Lecture Phase - July 8 - September 27

Outreach Phase - September 27 - November 22


Lecture Phase - July 21 - October 10

Outreach Phase - October 10 - December 5

Family Ministries School (FMS)

"Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins, and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings." Isaiah 58:12

The Family Ministries School (FMS) is a second level school for students who have completed a DTS. It introduces students to the Biblical foundations of marriage and family life. It has been designed to give spiritual and practical training in ministering to families and targets five major themes related to effective ministry to families:

  1. The Biblical model of family
  2. God's design for marriage
  3. Godly parenting
  4. Christian family counseling principles
  5. The role of the family in ministry

This 12-24 week course (dependent on an optional 8-12 week Field Assignment) for couples, families, solo parents and singles, who sense a call of God on their lives to help restore family life to God's intended pattern. Students can anticipate growth and development in their personal lives, in their families and in their ability to minister to other families. 

Family Foundations School (FFS)

The Family Foundation School FFS is run alongside our FMS school. It aims to equip students with the means to disciple families through the knowledge and skill obtained in the course. It will cover topics such as genograms, mentoring and coaching, parenting, marriage relationship and much more. Contact us for more info.

Student Fees

(in New Zealand Dollars)

IMPORTANT: You will receive an invoice upon arrival. We do not recommend that you pay all your school fees ahead of time as you will need to show you have sufficient funds in your bank account to enter the country. However you will need to pay a non-refundable $500 room deposit 30 days before your arrival to secure your room. (This is part of your total fees).

Lecture Phase Fees:

$5,300.00 NZ Dollars per student.
(covers Lecture fees, food, 12 weeks accommodation and administration fee)

U of N Fee: If you want to be registered for your course with the University of the Nations each student will need to pay $50NZD. This is optional, but if you want to further study or staff with YWAM you will need to be registered. (This is to be paid on the first week of the course, separate to other fees)

Prices for Children:

(covers food, accommodation, base school & creche fees)

  • $1900.00 for 10 to 18 Years (while still at school)

  • $1500.00 for 2 to 9 Years

  • $1100.00 for 6 months to under 2 Years

  • $500.00 for under 6 months

Outreach Phase Fees:

$4000-5300 NZ per student—

$2500 - $4000 per child
varies depending upon location
(covers airfare & ground fees--transportation, accommodation, and food)

Please Note: 

  • Accommodation before and/or after the school dates will be an extra cost ie. the week of debrief and graduation after outreach will be an extra cost for the week.

  • All prices in New Zealand Dollars

  • Goods and Sales Tax (GST) is included and has to be paid by both New Zealand and Overseas students

Students are ALSO Responsible for...

  • International airfares to & from New Zealand to attend the Schools.
  • Personal expenses during the Schools.
  • Personal travel & expenses for weekends off & free time.
  • Costs for communications — postage, telephone & internet.
  • Church on Sundays.
  • Any special food.
  • Other incidental expenses (e.g. laundry/dry cleaning) that are not included in the fees.


We REQUIRE overseas students to obtain travel/health insurance covering the period of the school and field assignment before they arrive at the School. Family Ministries NZ will not be responsible for any medical cost incurred by students.

You are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless you; 

  • are a resident or citizen of Australia
  • or are a national of the United Kingdom in NZ
  • or hold a temporary work permit that is valid for two years or more

Your travel agent should be able to advise you as to what is appropriate.

Bank To Bank Telegraphic Transfer

Bank Name: ANZ Banking Group (New Zealand) Ltd. 

Branch: Matamata Branch (060361), New Zealand 

Account number: 010242-0026545-50 

Account name: Family Ministries NZ - Student Trust Fund Swift code: ANZBNZ22 Address: ANZ Bank, 60 Broadway Matamata WAIKATO 3400

To find out more, please use the contact form below:

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