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 teaches courses such as: Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Human Development and Learning, Curriculum Theory, God’s Word and World: Literacy, Education & Development, Teaching as Theological Act, Children’s Ministry, and Ethnographic Research. Students will study current trends in Christian education and faith formation in church ministry and other missional settings.
Community of Learning
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.
Degree and Diploma Options
Master of Divinity
Master of Theological Studies
Applying to Tyndale Seminary as a full-time or part-time student can be done online and is free.
Visiting & Occasional Students
I wish to take classes at Tyndale Seminary but do not want to be admitted into a degree or certificate program. If you have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to take graduate-level course you can become an occasional student or audit a course... Visiting & Occasional Student information
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You have multiple commitments; yet God has called you to further your studies, to gain new levels of expertise, and to deepen your commitment to Christian leadership in your ministry or profession. Tyndale Seminary understands. That is why we designed several ways for you to approach your course work:
You can interact with faculty, students, and visit our exhibit hall to speak with representatives from each academic program.
Seminary Preview Evening
This is your chance to interact with faculty, meet current and future students, tour the campus, attend a class, and meet with our admissions team. Dinner will also be provided.
Not able to make it to one of our campus visit events but you would like to check out our campus? No problem — to book a personal campus visit please email visit [at] tyndale [dot] ca to arrange a date. You may also complete the registration form and choose a personal visit.
Do you have questions? Connect with an Admissions Counsellor to discuss your options.
Areas of Study
- Biblical Studies
- Christian Education and and Discipleship
- Christian Foundations
- Church in the City
- Global Mission and Intercultural Studies
- Pastoral Ministry
- Pastoral Ministry: New Generation Multicultural Church
- Pastoral Thanatology (Grief, Death & Dying)
- Pentecostal Studies
- Salvation Army Studies
- Spiritual Formation
- Theological Studies
- Youth and Family Ministry