Alphacrucis College

Dr Michael J. Frost – PhD, MA, BTech (Hons)

Executive Committee

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Dr Michael J. Frost


In his role as Academic Director at Alphacrucis, Michael oversees the academic operations of the College in New Zealand. 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 the College 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 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

Journal Article — Published in 2017


Frost, Michael J. “Pentecostal Experience and the Affirmation of Ethnic Identity: Māori Experience and the Work of the Spirit in the Book of Acts.” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 39, no. 3 (2017): 295-317.

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Journal Article — Published in 2017


Frost, Michael. Redeeming Pentecostal Prosperity: From Materialism to Materiality. Crucis, 7th July 2017.

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Conference Paper — Published in 2017


Frost, Michael (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.

Conference Paper — Published in 2016


Frost, Michael (2016). Wairua Tapu, Pentecostal Experience and Social Change: Exploring Connections Between the Spirit, Community Formation and Social Engagement Among Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies, San Dimas, CAUSA.

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