Reframing Church in Context

Tyndale Seminary Reframing Church in Context


The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) concentration in Reframing Church in Context explores the nature, history, mission and practices of the church as it interacts with a student’s diverse contextual experiences and callings. To investigate and develop this relationship, the program will address the strategic priority of hospitality and service as theological concepts central to the mission of the triune God. It will also encourage ministry leaders to experiment with ministry application as they put their knowledge into practice with the support of experienced, reflective practitioners.

Students in this program may also choose to join a Korean Canadian Context cohort.

The Korean Canadian Context cohort will address issues specific to the Korean church. The cohort will be led by Dr. Sarah Han, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry (Homiletics), and participants can expect to work on projects collaboratively rather than as individuals.

Concentration Objectives

  1. Develop a deep theological understanding of the nature, history, mission and practices of the church, in particular the central role of hospitality in the life and ministry of the church
  2. Reimagine, reframe or maintain our understanding of the nature of the church as a missional organization in the contemporary world in the Canadian context with all its diversity
  3. Development of contextually appropriate creative thinking and communal discernment that attends to what the triune God is already doing
  4. Learn how to do ministry with the full involvement of the gifted community based on the development of an eschatological vision realized in the local context

Degree & Diploma Options

Doctor of Ministry

Number of courses: 12
Duration: 3 Years

Post-DMin Certificate

Number of courses: 3
Duration: 3 Years