Christian Education and Discipleship

Churches are increasingly emphasizing discipleship and small groups rather than traditional models of Christian nurture. This transition has altered the nature of Christian Education in the church. This program is designed to equip students with a thorough understanding of curriculum, teaching, human development and discipleship foundations, so they can teach, mentor and disciple children and families, youth and adults through different life and faith stages. Our goal is to equip leaders and pastors for children’s ministry and adult discipleship in the church.


The Christian Education and Discipleship major provides an interdisciplinary approach to Christian education and faith formation promoting a broad and full experience. Students will learn Christian history, theological studies, biblical studies, educational studies, and discipleship practices, creating a complete context from which to pastor, teach, and disciple others.

Broad Educational Base

Our experienced faculty teach courses such as: Evangelism & Discipleship, Learning to Teach; Teaching to Learn, Curriculum Design for Learning & Discipleship, Ethnography for Ministry, Nurturing the Spiritual Lives of Children, Children, Youth & Changing Family, and Strategic Leadership for Children’s Ministry. Students will study current trends in Christian education and discipleship in church and missional settings.

Learning Community

Our program is geared towards forming the pastoral and educational leader in a supportive learning community. While subscribing to a broadly evangelical core, Tyndale goes beyond denominational beliefs by bringing together all Christians into one dynamic faith community. You will be part of a student body representing over 40 different denominations and 30 ethnic groups. Students learn best when they learn from each other, with professors as experienced guides and mentors.

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Caleb Courtney [MTS], husband, father of four, high school teacher and worship leader, just completed the Master of Theological Studies program. He knew he could only afford a one-year leave to complete his Master’s, so he began planning a few years ago. Caleb has seen God open every door along the way.

Degree and Diploma Options


Master of Divinity

27 courses
3 years

MDiv Info


Master of Theological Studies

18 courses
2 years

MTS Info


Graduate Diploma

9 courses
1 year

Diploma Info

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“As believers, how do we demonstrate what it means to be human to the rest of the world?” asks Darryl. “I really feel that Tyndale Seminary prepared me to live out the answer.” Darryl Wolanski [MTS] alumnus