The Pastoral Ministry degree trains you for church leadership in today’s world through academic and applied courses. Our faculty teaches biblical principles, concepts, and models for the preparation of ordained or lay ministry. You will develop lifelong relationships with others in a diverse cultural and denominational setting. In addition, you will gain insight through our year-long church internship program for hands-on ministry experience in handling day-to-day problems in church ministries.
Academic and Applied
Strong evangelical theological studies combined with practical ministry experience.
You will complete core academic courses as well as practical ministry training, such as on family life ministries, how to plan a worship service, how to write sermons, and how to preach the gospel effectively. Furthermore, you will undergo an applied one-year church internship to practice church leadership principles and responsibilities in a congregational church setting.
Training church leaders to engage in today’s culture with the Gospel.
At Tyndale, you will have the skills and abilities necessary to tackle cultural challenges and generational conflicts of today. Our faculty tailors and teaches culturally-relevant courses, such as Urban Ministry, Pastoral Counselling in an Ethnic Church, Pastoring the Chinese Church, Gospel, Church and Culture, and Leading Through Conflict and Change. There are few other Christian education communities that are as culturally competent and diverse as Tyndale.
Multi-denominational and Intercultural
Equipping you for ministry in today’s world by studying in a diverse cultural and denominational Christian environment.
Tyndale goes beyond denominational beliefs by bringing together all evangelical Christians into one community. Our student body represents over 40 different denominations and 30 ethnic groups. Students learn best when students learn from each other, and Tyndale provides a Christian learning experience for you to do so.
If you are interested in Pastoral Ministry with a focus on exploring what the future church will be, then visit M.Div Church In The City.
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