Tyndale Launches New Ministry Minors
Tyndale University College is pleased to announce that, beginning in September 2013, five new Christian Ministry minors will be launched within the Bachelor of Arts programs.
Students in any major can pursue a minor in youth ministry, children’s ministry, pastoral ministry, music & worship ministry or intercultural ministry. Building upon a solid foundation in the liberal arts and critical thinking, these new minors will provide a deeper study of the theory and practice of these five areas of ministry.
These minors will be available to students majoring in any discipline in the university college. Students majoring in Biblical Studies and Theology will be able to receive practical ministry instruction in an area of their choosing. Students pursuing other careers and hoping to volunteer in a ministry context, these minors will allow them to gain expertise in a specific ministerial area of interest.
“All of Christian life is ministry in some sense or the other. This gives the student in [for example] the Business program, the opportunity to focus in on one of five areas where they see themselves volunteering in the local church,” says Dr. Bradley Noel, Tyndale’s Director of Pentecostal Studies, and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries.
To ensure a solid foundation, each new minor will require specific courses as well as the opportunity for three elective credit hours. Some of the available courses are Applied Vocal (voice lessons), Contemporary Worship in the Church, Canadian Youth Culture, Ministry in a Multicultural World, and Global Christianity. Every minor will include an internship component. These new minors were created to give additional options for practical ministry training to students currently in a Biblical Studies and Theology major, and to provide students in other majors with the opportunity to pursue any career and still be equipped to volunteer or work in ministry settings.