October 2011 Newsletter

October 2011

It's official, summer is over and fall has arrived! Here at Tyndale, we are halfway through our 1st term, and it has been an exciting beginning. We have one of the largest incoming classes in our 117 year history. In early November, we will see 113 students graduate in our biggest fall graduation yet!

Our prayer for you as one of our supporting churches is that you had a good start to this busy ministry season.

We are pleased to offer you a number of exciting opportunities in the coming weeks. Please take a minute to look at the newsletter and see if any of the conferences or lectures might be "just what you are looking for" this fall.

We are pleased that the ongoing digitization of class pictures and yearbooks is continuing. If you are a graduate of Tyndale, and you haven't had a chance to look up your graduation photo and your old class friends please click here.

Please feel free to contact us at any time, or better yet, drop by the new campus on Bayview Avenue and look at the future home of Tyndale University College and Seminary.


Blessings upon you,

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


January 2012 Intersession & Winter Courses

Thinking of taking a class this Winter?

You can complete a full credit course between January 03 - 07, 2012 during Tyndale Intersession week. We are pleased to let you know that the Winter course schedule is now available. Some of the courses being offered are; Luke's Charismatic Theology, Spiritual Warfare, World Religions and everyone's favourite Greek Exegesis.

For further details, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Upcoming Events

October 23: Mosaic Ministry - Exploring the New Church

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.
Cost: Free

October 24: Free Methodist Church in Canada Information Session

Please join us for conversation on leadership development in the FMCiC as well as Free Methodist witness in Canada and in the world. Lunch will be provided.

Speakers include: Rev. Kim Henderson, Director of Personnel for the FMC and Rev. Lloyd Eyre, Lead Pastor of Peterborough FMC.
Cost: Free

October 25: Faith Talks 2011: Art & The Formation of our Humanity

W. David O. Taylor, former Arts Minister at Hope Chapel, Austin, Texas and current Th.D. student at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina is this year's guest speaker.

There will be three main lectures:
Tuesday, October 25 at 11:30 AM
Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 AM

All lectures are free and open to the public.

November 3 & 4: Worship and Mission after Christendom Conference

Join us as we explore what it means to be people of mission and worship in challenging times where Christianity and church do not have the status that they once did in Canada.

Thursday, November 3 (7:00 PM): Free public lecture on the theme of "Worship and Mission After Christendom."

Friday, November 4 (9:00 AM. – 3:00 PM): There will be a conference exploring the theme more deeply, including worship and the Missio Dei; worship that forms missional people; and worship comes home.

Cost: $40 and $20 for students
(includes lunch and refreshments)

November 17: Simon Gathercole Lectures

Dr. Gathercole is a world renowned scholar in New Testament Studies. Dr. Gathercole will be delivering two lectures entitled, "In Defense of Substitution" and "Who are the Gnostics?"

Cost: Free

December 3: Christmas in the Chapel

Tyndale University College & Seminary is excited to hold its second annual ‘Christmas in the Chapel' concert on December 3, 2011 at 2:30 PM.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear classical music by the Elora Festival Singers in the beautiful Morrow Park Chapel.

Cost: $50