Tyndale Seminary is pleased to announce the exciting launch of the innovative Pastoral Ministry: New Generation Multicultural Church degree program. This master’s level program is geared towards educating church leaders and pastors for ministry in immigrant, multiethnic, multigenerational churches.
A common quandary among churches pioneered by immigrant populations is incorporating the next generation (2nd and 3rd generations) while anticipating the needs of the greater community around them. These congregations often straddle two cultures and finding strategies that address the different ministry needs can be challenging. Through this program, ministry leaders will be able to explore and gain a deeper understanding of how to effectively minister to a congregation in this particular type of community.
With the increasing diversity of the population in Canada and across North America, multiethnic, multigenerational congregations are one of the growing edges of the church in contemporary society. “The most important issue is we don’t have enough trained pastors in this field to minister, so we want to meet the needs of leadership in this area. There are those who are in these types of churches, but no program to equip them. This is a direction the seminary is heading in to develop a new way of thinking about how to minister in this context,” says Dr. Sam Chan, Program Coordinator.
Tyndale is committed to providing relevant learning opportunities by working alongside experienced and knowledgeable leaders in developing this program for those ministering in these settings. By addressing what it means to be a multiethnic, missional church, students will have access to a network of others ministering in this field, gain quality experience through internship and be equipped to serve the Canadian population as well as the global community.