February 2012 - Tyndale Church eNewsletter

February 2012

It is our honor to send you the first Tyndale University College & Seminary electronic newsletter designed to be a resource for the church. Since 1894 we have been working with the Canadian church equipping leaders to be Christ's hands and feet both at home and around the world. Over the years, local churches, students, and Christian leaders have asked for information from Tyndale concerning church resources, ministry opportunities, and upcoming courses and seminars. We are pleased to be one of your partners in ministry, and to pass along great resources, event notifications, and more.

Here is a sneak peak at a great link for Christian leaders looking for information on any topic from scholarly research to articles on counseling, spiritual direction, and much more. The American Theological Library Association is made available through the Tyndale library.

Please take a few minutes to look at some of the links below. If you have another minute send us an email and let us know some of the great resources you use on a regular basis and we will share them with others.

                                                    Blessings upon you,
                                                    Rev. Dr. Rob Patterson
                                                    Director, Alumni & Church Relations


Church and Community Survey

On December 2011, Tyndale University College & Seminary conducted a survey on the Church and Community. 343 churches joined the conversation by completing the survey, and shared with us their perspective on the Church, community and different ministries they are involved in. The respondents came from over 23 denominations primarily from churches in Ontario. We also sent a Church & Community survey to individuals, primarily in the Tyndale community (alumni, students, faculty and staff). There were 710 respondents. The results will be featured in the next issue of Tyndale: the Magazine in spring 2012

 Upcoming Events

  March 2: Preaching Conference 2012
"Beyond the Superficial Sermon" featuring Dr. J. Kent Edwards. Dr. Edwards is a Tyndale alumnus and author of Deep Preaching: Creating sermons that Go Beyond the Superficial.

  March 13: 4th Annual Wesley Studies Symposium
The Wesley Studies Symposium in Canada exists to build a community of people who are studying Wesleyan theology, and seeking to apply it to mission and ministry in Canada and globally.

  March 23: Church & Technology discussion at Faith Family Books & Gifts
Join the Alumni department at Faith Family Books & Gifts for breakfast and discussion on Church & Technology. Speakers include Dr. Rob Patterson and Addison Aspilla.

  March 27-28: Marriage Preparation Seminar
Marriage Preparation is an interactive seminar for couples who are thinking about or planning on getting married. Join with other couples to explore topics such as communication, finances, conflict, family of origin, sexuality and child-raising.

  April 21: A Retreat in Daily Life
Do you desire a deeper prayer life? Would you like to experience different ways to pray with Scripture? The Spiritual Direction program is delighted to host a Retreat in Daily Life. Fee: $25

Contempo@Tyndale Conference: Look out for an exciting event sponsored by the Alumni department! Coming in September 2012.

Church Resources

  Christian Careers
This is a Christian job search site designed to help you find the right position or to find the right person for your ministry.

   Addison Avenue
Explore work, life and ministry with Addison and Jenn through their blog.

   Mission Blogs
Follow Tyndale students and find out where God has led them.

   Spiritual Formation and Counselling
Learn more about the Spiritual Formation and Counselling programs at the Tyndale Seminary.

   Tyndale Bookstore
Check out the Tyndale Bookstore for Textbooks, fiction and non-fiction Christian books, stationary, music, and gifts are all offered at reasonable prices and with staff, faculty and alumni discounts!

   Seminary Online
allows people who are unable to study in a traditional format to pursue and complete a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies online in one year.

   Encouraging Mentors - Dr. Stewart Brown
A practical proven workshop to equip you and your church family in living as passionate encouraging mentors in your marriage, family, church, neighbourhood, workplace, and relationships.

   Tyndale Chapel Podcasts
Can't make it to Tuesday community chapel? Chapel podcasts are available  

Tyndale Courses

Spring & Summer 2012

Choose from over 30 courses offered between May and July 2012. Courses include: Communicating the Gospel in a Multi-Religious World (Dr. Ajith Fernando), Evangelism and the Missional Church (Bruxy Cavey) and Christianity and Islam (Dr. Wafik Whaba)

View Summer School Courses

 Church & Technology

Join the Alumni department at Faith Family Books & Gifts on Friday, March 23, 2012 for breakfast and discussion on Church & Technology. Speakers include Dr. Rob Patterson and Addison Aspilla.

Get a 20% discount at Faith Family Books & Gifts!

Does your church need help with technology?

Younan Younan, Director, IT Services at Tyndale University College & Seminary is pleased to offer assistance to churches that may need help with technology. Please contact Younan atyyounan [at] tyndale [dot] ca "> yyounan [at] tyndale [dot] ca or 416.226.6620 ext. 2723.