Courses, upcoming events, jobs & tickets to Promise Keepers Canada

August 2011

Welcome to Tyndale Alumni News. We are having a wonderful summer at Tyndale and we are enjoying the early days of serving the Alumni family.

This issue is full of resources, opportunities and updates for the Tyndale family. Here are a few things we are working on:

Online Yearbooks
The library has scanned over 600 Alumni related items during the Summer. These include yearbooks, newsletters and graduation programs. See if your yearbook is available.

New Newsletter
Change is in the air and this is the last newsletter you will receive in this format. We are working on a new design and platform that will better serve our Alumni family.

Supporting Alumni
Could you give an hour a week to help build our Alumni vision? We would be so pleased if you would share your gifts and skills to build the Tyndale dream. Wherever you live in Canada or around the world, we need your help to build up the Alumni family. Please alumni [at] tyndale [dot] ca (contact us) and we will share our dreams and plans.

Promise Keepers Canada – Get your free ticket!
We are excited to have 12 FREE tickets to the Promise Keepers event in November, the first 12 people to respond to this newsletter will get a free ticket!

imagePlease feel free to drop me an alumni [at] tyndale [dot] ca (email) and let me know how we can partner with you, your church or your organization.

Blessings upon you,





Dr. Rob Patterson



imageContinuing with your Graduate Diploma at Tyndale

This fall we are offering some excellent courses:

• A "two-weekend" course with Dr. Howard Snyder, "Renewing the Church for Mission" (Oct 13-15; Nov 17-19)
• Six interactive on-line courses;
• Six courses in an intensive, 5-day format during the first full week of January (see our Intersession webpage )

Youth Ministries
As you prepare for another year of ministry, perhaps you're also considering further training to help you to grow as a Christian leader. Highlights of some of our upcoming Youth Ministry courses include:

• Fall 2011: "YMIN 0796 Counselling Adolescents and their Families," with Wayne Saynor (there is still time to register)
• Winter 2011: "YMIN 0592 Foundations of Ministry with Youth," with Dr. David Overholt
• Winter 2011: "YMIN 0781 Youth and Family Ministry in the Immigrant Church," with Dr. Vincent Poon

At Tyndale we have many study options. You can audit a course, register as an occasional student or work towards a Youth and Family Ministry diploma or degree. For more information check out the Youth and Family Ministry page.

Another unique Tyndale cohort-modular program runs exclusively on Monday evenings and allows students to complete an Master of Theological Studies degree in less than three years as part of a supportive, learning community. Check out the MTS Modular Program.


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Upcoming Events

imageMinistry Fair 2011: Ministry in the New Horizon (October 2-3)
Ministry Fair 2011 will be hosted by the Tyndale Alumni Association Chinese Chapter and sponsored by the Tyndale Alumni Association. This event provides an opportunity for Tyndale students and alumni to acquire a broader perspective and better understanding of the different traditions, resources, structures, and ministry opportunities provided by Christian organizations.

Mosaic Ministry: Exploring the New Church (October 23, 2011)
Together as a Christian community, we have an opportunity to share our cultural diversities and to see God's work all around Toronto. Join us as we discover, learn and experience new ministries cross-culturally.

Project Contempo – Ambition: The Good, The Bad & The Godly (September 24)
Learn to live out your faith in the workplace. Guest speakers for this event features Paul Henderson and Dr. Edmund Ho.

Promise Keepers Canada – Toronto Built for Battle (November 18-19)
Join thousands of other men at Promise Keepers Canada's National Built for Battle men's conference. Fantastic speakers, live music and resources to equip you for life.

2011 Stanford Reid Lectures (September 28)
The History Departments of Tyndale University College & Seminary present the 2011 Stanford Reid Lectures, featuring Dr. Timothy Larsen, the Carolyn and Fred McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College

Tyndale Seminary Retreat (September 16-18)
The Tyndale Seminary Student Council invites you to attend the Fall Seminary Retreat. The retreat will take place September 16th-18th at Fair Havens. The retreat speaker this year will be our own Dr. Gary Nelson.

Faith Talks 2011: David Taylor
Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to present the 2011 Faith Talks Lectures in Christian Spirituality. This year's guest is W. David O. Taylor, former Arts Minister at Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas and current Ph.D. student at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina.

There will be three main lectures, the first on Tuesday October 25 at 11:30 am, the second on the same day in the evening, and the third on Wednesday October 26 at 11:30 am. All lectures are free and open to the public.


imageWeb and Communication Content Coordinator
Tyndale University College & Seminary is looking for an individual whose focus will be Tyndale's websites, monitor and manage online social media such as Facebook, Twitter, ‘Podcasts', project manage the bi-annual university magazine and events promotion, and contribute to long term projects such as brand development.

Check out other Tyndale employment opportunities.

Worship/Music Leader
Harvest Miracle Christian Centre is looking for a part-time Worship & Music leader for weekend ministry. The successful individual would have the ability to organize and lead the Worship Team in rehearsals and lead the church in traditional and mostly contemporary Praise & Worship every weekend.