Tyndale Church eNewsletter

November 2012

Greetings from the faculty, staff and students at Tyndale University College and Seminary.

I have just returned from a trip to the Middle East. It was wonderful and warm. The sky was blue and the land was dry.  Coming back home, I remember how much I love our Canadian seasons. I particularly love the change of the seasons. Each season has an appeal of its own.  It seems to me that the fall colors this year have been extraordinary in their brilliance.

I have watched the maple tree out my window turn from yellow to red, and now unadorned branches awaiting the buds of spring. It brings to mind the words of Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” I realize that Christ is the orchestrator of the seasons and brings about change both within and without.

The fall is a busy season in the church with new programs, new opportunities and new challenges. We are praying for you as you seek to be Christ’s hands and feet in your community.  We are also aware of the need in all of our churches to train and equip strong and gifted leaders. We are so pleased to offer your church a number of resources that will assist you to be more effective in both your outreach and discipleship. May you have God’s peace and hope as you walk through this season of change.

Please enjoy your fall e-newsletter. In it you’ll find a number of links to upcoming events, seminars, and classes.  Please take a look to see if there is anything that might be “just what you are looking for” to assist you and your church family. 


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


Featured Resource

Rev. Goertz, an ordained pastor in the Baptist Church of Ontario and Quebec, brings to his position at Tyndale a passion for the Church and for preparing people to integrate their faith with their personal and professional lives. He is a regular speaker in a variety of church settings and is a popular seminar and retreat facilitator on such diverse topics as prayer, grief, leadership, church renewal and spiritual formation. He is a member of several societies, including the Canadian Society of Church History and the Canadian Baptist Historical Society. He has authored numerous papers and articles and has contributed to a variety of publications in the areas of church history and spiritual formation. Rev. Goertz particularly enjoys interaction with Toronto’s multicultural communities and sits on a number of missions-related boards.

Read Rev. Goertz paper on The Shape of Missional Leadership.

Find hundreds of Missional reading resources in our Missional Church Online Reading Room


Doctor of Ministry

Are you being called to take your ministry to the next level? If you have questions about mentoring, leading, spiritual growth and ministry effectiveness, then Tyndale’s DMin program is for you. Find out more by downloading the DMin viewbook.

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A story of Homecoming

This book is based on Henri Nouwen’s reflections on a Rembrandt painting called Prodigal Son which he saw in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Read More.

Does Your Church Need help with technology?

Does your church need help with technology?  Younan Younan, IT Director at Tyndale can help with a variety of IT services and website solutions catered to churches and ministries to maximize the effectiveness of their resources. Find out more by emailing Younan at YYounan [at] tyndale [dot] ca.">YYounan [at] tyndale [dot] ca.


Tyndale Courses

 Death, Dying, and Grief Certificate
This program of study will enable the participants to understand the process of grief and dying and learn of resources that will enable them to positively engage in the grieving process and develop skills to assist others in their journey through loss and grief.

 Foundations in Missional Ministry Diploma (Jan 14, 2013):
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.



  1. Tyndale employment opportunities.
  2. Christian Careers Canada employment opportunities.
  3. Tyndale Bookstore

Upcoming Events

  November 20: Entrepreneurial Leaders Conference
Join Tyndale and other Christian entrepreneurial leaders at this event to get inspired about global impact. Holiday Inn Toronto Airport East (600 Dixon Road at Hwy 401) 8:30am - 6:00pm. Registration $149.

  November 27: Where have all the donors gone?
The Tyndale Leadership Centre has designed this workshop for 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.

  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.’ First email to respond will get a pair of tickets (valued at $100) sponored by the Alumni Department.

  February 13: Estate and Will Planning
Attend a free information session over the phone to find out more about custom-built estate plans just for you.

  May 5: Pastoral Chinese Ministry 25th Anniversary Celebration & Banquet
Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary with PCM alumni and families at the Ballyconnor campus and a banquet at Century Palace Chinese Restaurant.

  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