New DMin Concentration Starts Next Spring

Reframing Church in Context Addresses Contemporary Needs in a Changing Landscape

By Tyndale Communications  /  Thursday, April 21, 2022

Church of the Redeemer in city intersection

The past two years have caused ministry leaders to rethink some of their long-held theological views and practices. Likewise, congregants have been reflecting on how and why they gather. To respond to changing contexts, ministry leaders need to learn how to adapt and stay relevant during times of transition.

Tyndale’s Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Concentration in Reframing Church in Context will equip students with tools, practices and approaches to help them address trends and relevant issues faced by churches in a way that demonstrates God's redemptive work in context. The concentration will be led by Professor Jesse Sudirgo, Director, MDiv Church in the City.

“This program not only helps with reframing our understanding of church but also allows students to experiment with ministry application that puts their knowledge into practice with the support of experienced, reflective practitioners,” says Dr. Mark Chapman, Director of the DMin Program. “We hope students will come out of the program with a renewed sense of how God is at work.”

One of the concentration’s strategic priorities is hospitality and service, including gathering at the table.

“This includes God hosting us at the Lord’s table, intra-church relationships, hosting those outside the church, learning to be guests who testify to the presence of God in the neighbourhood and other areas where we live our daily lives,” says Dr. Marilyn Draper, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology.

The three-year program will be available primarily in person, but a livestream option can be made available to individuals who choose to take the concentration as a Post-DMin Certificate. MDiv Church in the City graduates will find this concentration to be a natural next step that will deepen their understanding.

Students may also choose to join a Korean Canadian Context cohort, led by Dr. Sarah Han, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry. This cohort will work together on issues of common concern for the Korean church.

Learn more about the DMin Concentration in Reframing Church in Context or the DMin Concentration in Reframing Church – Korean Canadian Context. The first cohort will begin in the spring of 2023. Applications are open now.