The Pastoral and Chinese Ministry major trains and mentors you for church leadership in Chinese and multicultural congregations. This English language program helps you complete core academic courses as well as an applied church internship to practice church leadership principles and responsibilities in a church setting.
Our program has been recognized by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) as one of the best in North America and the longest-running, ethnic-specific Master of Divinity. Our program teaches you biblical principles, concepts, and models with special attention to the North American Chinese Church context. In addition, you gain insight through our church internship programs for hands-on ministry experience in finding solutions to challenges and problems in church ministry.
You will gain broad experience through learning Christian History, Theology, Biblical Studies, and Spiritual Formation. Our faculty tailors and teaches courses relevant to the North American Chinese Church, such as: Issues, Strategies, and Directions in the Chinese Church, Pastoral Counselling in the Ethnic Church Context, and Youth and Family Ministry in the Immigrant Church. Through the courses and internships, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to develop strategies for cultural challenges and generational conflicts that can be applied to churches today and in the future.
Mentoring and Employment
Over 95% of our students are employed upon graduation for their first five years of ministry. This is because our professors focus on academic excellence, as well as mentoring students. Throughout the program, you will be mentored by expert faculty and you will also have the option to be mentored after graduation. Our mentors provide you with training and support for employment in areas like how to write sermons, how to preach the gospel, and how to counsel and work with people effectively in the Chinese, multigenerational, and multicultural contexts.
Possible ministries and positions include:
- Associate Pastor
- Youth Pastor
- Youth Ministry Leaders
- Children’s Pastor
- Children’s Ministry Leaders
- Small Group Ministry
- Women’s Ministry
- Bible Teachers
- Bible Researcher
- Missionary Work
- Church Planting
- Pastoral Counseling
- Church Administration
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
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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