A vision for the future

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Meet Jesse James [BA History 2010; MDiv In-Ministry 2018], the incoming Seminary Student Council President for 2015-2016. He is approaching the new academic year with a bold perspective about the role of the Tyndale Seminary student body in our surrounding community as we establish our identity on the Bayview campus, our new home.

The concept is for the Seminary Student Council to move beyond an event planning role to become a community development team.

The Council is embarking on an in-depth vision-casting process to determine what the Seminary is aiming to be and be known as over the next several years. The operational question for this exercise comes from Mark 8, where Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do the people say I am?”

“We are going to tackle that question from the perspective of being the hands and feet of Jesus. Who does the community surrounding our campus say that Jesus is by engaging with us?” says Jesse. “This is an opportunity for students to participate in the transformation of Tyndale and our surrounding community, and then export that back to their own neighbourhoods. It’s the interconnected circle of the kingdom of God.”

For Jesse, the move to the Bayview campus is a great opportunity to be involved in this transformation. “I feel a pull to help steward this transition, that we would be able to capture the momentum of change and see it bear fruit.”


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