The Christian Education and Formation degree equips you to educate and disciple people in today’s complex world through applied and academic courses in Biblical studies, theology, education, and the social sciences. You will learn how to form Christian disciples in church ministry and other missional contexts through biblical principles, educational concepts and models from both Christian tradition and the wider discipline of educational studies.
The Christian Education and Formation major provides an interdisciplinary approach to Christian education and faith formation promoting a broad and full experience. You will learn Christian history, theological studies, biblical studies, educational studies, and spiritual formation creating a complete context from which to pastor, teach, and disciple others.
Broad Educational Base
Our experienced faculty teaches courses such as: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Human Development and Learning, Curriculum Theory, God’s Word and World: Literacy, Education & Development, Teaching as Theological Act, Children’s Ministry, and Ethnographic Research. You will study current trends in Christian education and faith formation in church ministry and other missional settings.
Community of Learning
Our program is geared towards forming the pastoral and educational leader in a supportive learning community. While subscribing to a broadly evangelical core, Tyndale goes beyond denominational beliefs by bringing together all Christians into one dynamic faith community. You will be part of a student body representing over 40 different denominations and 30 ethnic groups. Students learn best when they learn from each other, with professors as experienced guides and mentors.
Possible ministries and positions include:
- Associate Pastor
- Christian Education & Faith Formation
- Religious Educator
- Children’s Pastor
- Family Ministry Pastor
- Marketplace Ministry
- Teach in Christian Schools
- Outreach Ministry
- Youth Ministry
- Young Adult Ministry
- Literacy and International Development
Degree and Diploma Options
Master of Divinity
Master of Theological Studies
Applying to Tyndale Seminary as a full-time or part-time student can be done online and is free.
Visiting & Occasional Students
I wish to take classes at Tyndale Seminary but do not want to be admitted into a degree or certificate program. If you have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to take graduate-level course you can become an occasional student or audit a course... Visiting & Occasional Student information
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You have multiple commitments; yet God has called you to further your studies, to gain new levels of expertise, and to deepen your commitment to Christian leadership in your ministry or profession. Tyndale Seminary understands. That is why we designed several ways for you to approach your course work:
You can interact with faculty, students, and visit our exhibit hall to speak with representatives from each academic program.
Seminary Preview Evening
This is your chance to interact with faculty, meet current and future students, tour the campus, attend a class, and meet with our admissions team. Dinner will also be provided.
Not able to make it to one of our campus visit events but you would like to check out our campus? No problem — to book a personal campus visit please email visit [at] tyndale [dot] ca to arrange a date. You may also complete the registration form and choose a personal visit.
Do you have questions? Connect with an Admissions Counsellor to discuss your options.
Areas of Study
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Education and Formation
- Christian Foundations
- Church in the City
- Global Mission and Intercultural Studies
- Pastoral and Chinese Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry
- Pentecostal Studies
- Salvation Army Studies
- Spiritual Formation
- Theological Studies
- Youth and Family Ministry