Dear Future Student, we are excited that you are prayerfully considering attending one of our Cultivate programmes! We encourage you to continually seek the Lord for your direction and provision for the programme. We look forward to meeting you! 

Important Dates for Students*

Winter Retreat 2024 | July 12-15, 2024

Applications close — Friday June 28, 2024

Student Arrival and Registration Day — Friday July 12, 2024

Student Departure Day — Monday July 15, 2024

Summer Programme 2025 | January 9-23, 2025

Applications close — Friday December 6, 2024

Student Arrival and Move-in Day — Thursday January 9, 2025

Student Departure Day — Thursday January 23, 2025

*These dates may not apply to our Junior Staff Programme. See Important Dates for Staff.

Junior Staff Programme

“Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave. Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28


We are excited about our Junior Staff Programme for our Students (aged 16-18 years) who want to step up into a leadership and ministry role.

Our heart for our Junior Staff is that they would gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a servant leader. We believe that true leadership is servanthood and we pray that, as they serve their fellow Students, they will gain a greater understanding and perspective of what Christ did for us. We desire that our Junior Staff would understand the true importance and value of serving one another, not only in the context of Cultivate or church, but in their everyday lives.

Our Junior Staff will officially be Students, but will be treated and given the responsibility as being part of our Cultivate Staff. Junior Staff will pay Student Tuition fees and will attend our programmes according to the Important Dates for Staff.


We strongly encourage Students applying to be a part of our Junior Staff Programme to:

  • Be regularly attending church and youth group
  • Be serving in a church or ministry context
  • Have previously attended at least one of our Cultivate programmes

When applying for our Junior Staff Programme, please consider the following roles:

Junior Support Staff

Junior Counsellor

Application Process

Students applying to our programmes must be between the age of 13 to 18 years old. The Cultivate Leadership will assess each application submitted; each applicant is prayerfully considered and will be accepted at the Cultivate Leadership’s discernment.

Submit all application documents: the New Student Application, the Pastoral Reference Form, the Personal Reference Form and the Parent/ Guardian Consent Form. This can be done by either:

  • Emailing these forms to our Administrative Team at
  • Mailing them to the following address: PO Box 302 659, North Harbour, Auckland 0751

Upon submission of your application documents, await an Acceptance Letter from our Administrative Team. Upon receiving an Acceptance Letter, you will also receive both an invoice for a non-refundable deposit to secure your place in our programmes as well as other supporting documents.

After we have received your deposit, we will send the necessary paperwork and further instructions regarding how to apply for the Visa you will need in order to attend (if applicable).

Applications for our Summer Programme 2025 will close on Friday December 6, 2024.

For Returning Students

Students returning to our programmes as either a Student or a Junior Staff are only required to submit the appropriate application form and the Parent/ Guardian Consent Form.

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