Dr Michael J. Frost
PhD , MA , BTech (hons)

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Dr Michael J. Frost
Academic Director New Zealand, Lecturer in Theology

Michael J. is a member of the Faculty of Theology and specialises in the following areas: Social Engagement , Theology .


In his role as Academic Director at Alphacrucis in New Zealand, Michael oversees the academic operations of the New Zealand campus. He has been involved with the College since 2011, but since completing his doctorate in theology in 2016 has taken on a full-time role with in both academic management and as a lecturer in theology.

Research Interests

Michael completed his doctoral studies in theology with the University of Otago in 2016. His thesis was focused on a pentecostal theology of social engagement, with particular attention paid to the context of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Integrating global pentecostal theological reflection on social engagement with an analysis of grassroots pentecostalism among Māori, he emphasised the relationship between experiences of the Spirit that affirm ethnic and cultural identity, and the impact of this on social realities. Michael’s ongoing research interests relate to the intersection of belief, experience, human flourishing and social transformation.

Academic Qualifications


PhD (University of Otago)
Dissertation Title A Pentecostal Theology of Social Engagement with a Particular Focus on Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand


MA (Sydney College of Divinity)


BTech (hons) (University of Auckland)

Selected Publications

Frost, Michael J. (2017). Pentecostal Experience and Conscientization: Exploring the Liberative Potential of Pentecostalism in Relation to Māori in New Zealand. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, St Louis, Missouri, .

Frost, Michael J. (2017). Pentecostal Experience and the Affirmation of Ethnic Identity: Māori Experience and the Work of the Spirit in the Book of Acts. Pneuma, 39 (3)295-317. | External link

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