Training and Equipping

Diploma Program

The Foundations in Missional Ministry and Church Leadership training will benefit leaders desiring to be equipped for ministry in multicultural Toronto. Courses are usually offered on Monday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 pm. Each course has 8 evening sessions. A certificate is offered for successful completion of 4 courses and a Diploma after 8 courses. Click here for more information. 

Short Term Mission Training

TIM Centre facilitators will tailor make Short Term Missions (STM) Training for your church. STM trips create a direct encounter with different cultures. We often limit STM to an overseas experience to share the Gospel. However, STM is not just about going two weeks overseas. It is also an opportunity for global discipleship.

Intentional intercultural training for your STM experience will help you in developing the cultural self-awareness, knowledge and skills which are essential to navigating our multicultural context at home and abroad.
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Intercultural Assessment, Coaching & Training

The TIM Centre provides unique intercultural assessment in our training and coaching for Christians engaged in local and global missions. The Intercultural Development Inventory®(IDI) is an assessment tool to help individuals and teams assess and reflect on where they are on their intercultural development journey. The IDI®, through its qualified administrators, helps participants to evaluate where they are on a six stage intercultural development continuum.

Additional tools are used post-assessment, to improve understanding of conflict resolution, styles of communication and appropriate interactions of different cultures. Training will be tailored to meet group needs.
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Equipping Churches for Refugee Ministry

TIM Centre has conducted research into how the Canadian Church is engaging in the settlement process of refugees and new immigrants ( Based of this research TIM Centre provides consultation and tailor-made training modules to equip leaders for ministry to refugees. This training provides church ministry teams with biblically based cross-cultural competency for effective holistic ministry to refugee claimants. Click here for more resources