Based on feedback from previous students in the program, Tyndale Seminary’s MTS Modular program has been improved and modified to help students complete their coursework amid busy schedules. Changes to the program, which trains lay Christians for ministry in the workplace, in churches and other settings, includes but is not limited to:
- Once a week classes on Tuesday evenings (6:00-10:00 pm)
- 14 required core courses and 4 electives
- 6-week courses with a 1-week break between courses
- 2.5-year program
“The major change in the new program is reducing the number of required courses to 14, which leaves space for students to take any desired elective and also provides the option to create a concentration, for example, in biblical studies,” says Dr. Ashoor Yousif, program director, who graduated from the program in 2008. “The program is primarily designed for Christians who may have secular careers and are seeking to further their Christian education and prepare for ministry in their workplace and/or serve in churches and other ministries.
"They are the students, who like to form friendships and intellectual partnerships and enjoy fellowship with a circle of fellow students, carrying their relationships beyond the duration of the program.
“I pray that Christians recognize that God calls each one of us to where we are and know that theological education is not only for those who seek full-time ministry in church setting, but to those in offices, homes and workplaces as well.”
Applications are open year-round. The next program cohort starts in September 2021.