What is your plan for the upcoming year? - Courses, Seminars and Free tickets

September 2012

The halls are bustling with students, the bookstore is full to over flowing, the parking lot is full and the faculty doors are wide open. It is September. As you will remember, September at Tyndale is a time of new beginnings. It is a time for choosing courses, finding classrooms, and developing new friendships. It is a rich time, and not an easy time for many. Please pray for the incoming students during their first month of classes for a sense of purpose, peace and belonging.

The question for you is "What is your plan for the coming year?" There is a rich offering of courses, seminars and conferences this fall at Tyndale. You have the opportunity to focus on market place ministry at the Contempo conference on September 29, meet with new Canadian Church Planters on November 13, or join us for chapel any Tuesday morning at 11:30 a.m. Perhaps you have been considering beginning a Doctor of Ministry degree, is this the year to sign on?

Our prayer is the same for you this fall. As you and the 9,500 alumni serve Christ in Canada and around the world, may you too walk with Christ with a deep sense of purpose, peace and belonging.


Blessings upon you,

Rev. Dr. Rob Patterson
Director, Alumni & Church Relations


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Upcoming Events

 Sept 29: Project Contempo @ Tyndale 2012

Convergence:  Living an integrated life in the 21st century.  Join us for panel sessions, group discussions and booth displays. Lunch will be provided.  Featured Speaker / Author:  Brett Johnson.  Register now!  Cost:  $60. 

Dr. Brian Stiller Book Launch - September 29, 2012

Celebrate the newest book release by Dr. Brian Stiller – Find a Broken Wall:  7 Ancient Principles for 21st Century Leaders. Come hear Dr. Brian Stiller, Archie McLean, Dr. Barbara Haycraft and Dr. Harding Ng at Faith Family Books & Gifts. Learn More

October 11:  Board Governance in not-for-profit organizations

At the Tyndale Leadership Centre, we believe that there is a real and growing crisis in Board leadership in the not-for-profit sector and we want to help.  Topics include:  Do you struggle with your role and responsibilities as the Board Chair or Vice Chair? Do you have difficulty distinguishing between Board and Operational roles? How do you identify, develop, and assess Board members? Are you terrified of having to lead in a time of crisis for your organization?  Cost:  Free

October 13:  New Canadian Church Planters (NCCP) Network Forum

Tyndale Intercultural Ministries (TIM) Centre invites you to a half day of discussion, networking and resourcing to assist New Canadian Church Planters in the GTA. If you are a new pastor to Canada and/or if you have planted a church in the last 5 years, or desiring to do so, this session will be of interest to you. We also invite people who have a vision of supporting a New Canadian Church Planters movement in Canada.  Cost:  Free

October 20:  Spiritual formation in a multicultural context ministry

Come hear Dr. Rob Elkington speak on Communities of Grace, Missional Leadership and Christendom Leadership, The Transformational Process and Spiritual Formation from the Inside Out.  Cost:  $30.

October 22:  Estate Planning Telephone Seminar with Advisors with Purpose

We would like to offer you a complimentary, confidential consultation with an estate planner. Join us for a free seminar to find out more.  Call 1-866-580-9319 ext. 105 to register.  Cost:  Free

November 16-17:  Promise Keepers in Mississauga

The first 5 people to respond to this email will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to attend this event and sit at a Tyndale exclusive booth!  Speakers include:  Jim Kelly, Steve Farrar, Kirk Giles and more!

November 27:  Where have all the donors gone?

The Tyndale Leadership Centre has designed this workshop for CEO/ED and executive level fundraising leaders in Christian not-for-profit organizations and will give them an overview of strategies and tools that are in the forefront of fundraising efforts today. Topics include ‘The new fundraising paradigm:  An executive level look at how old must meet new to thrive’, ‘Why should I give my money?  Developing the case for support’, and ‘Hiring a fundraiser’.  Cost: $129, Early bird:  $99.

December 1: Christmas in the Chapel

Join us for our 3rd annual Christmas in the Chapel featuring the Elora Festival Singers performing ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors.’  Cost:  $50

January 14, 2013:  Foundations in Missional Ministry Diploma

Do you want to do ministry in a multicultural context but are not sure where to begin?
Join the January cohort of the TIM Centre's Certificate & Diploma of Foundations in Missional Ministry & Church Leadership. You will be given affordable training that equips you for ministry in multicultural Toronto.

May 3 & 4, 2013: London Bible Institue/London College of Bible and Missions reunion

Join us as Dr. Gary Nelson will be speaking at the next LBI/LCBM reunion at West Park Church.  The theme will be “Amazing Grace.”  Several alumni will also be sharing their testimony and the OASIS mixed quartet will provide special music for the event.

May 20-30, 2013: Israel Tour – Following Jesus … Hearing His voice.

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus on a formative journey for your soul. Escorted by Dr. David Sherbino, you will follow Jesus' path through Israel and experience the Bible in a physical way.  Cost:  $ 2,795

Alumni Survey

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Alumni Survey!  Over 1100 of you took the time to respond.  Did you know that 50% of Alumni are still in touch with friends from their graduating year, and 81% of alumni use email to communicate. And to the over 200 Alumni who offered to volunteer, thank you, we will be in touch as we approach our 120 Anniversary. Stay tuned for the complete results of the survey.

Holy Land Journey

Over 30 people have signed up for the Holy Land Journey from October 24 to November 3 with Lorna Dueck and Dr. Rob Patterson. Follow our journey at:  http://sacredjourney2012.tumblr.com/


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