Pentecostal Studies

The purpose of the Pentecostal Studies is to educate and equip students who wish to specialize in Pentecostal Studies within the broader evangelical context of Tyndale Seminary. The program is a creative partnership between Master's Pentecostal Seminary and Tyndale Seminary and it offers an integrated program of cognitive, practical and spiritual formation for ministry. The 18 courses in the program are divided between Master's and Tyndale. The program is open to all persons and is not designed to prepare students for ordained ministry. The primary audience for this program, however, is Pentecostal pastors and lay leaders who desire an opportunity for intensive study of the Pentecostal tradition. For further information: please contact the Coordinator, Dr. Van Johnson.

The Master of Theological Studies is a two-year graduate degree that helps you understand the biblical, theological and historical foundations of the Christian faith. The MTS is flexible program that can be tailored to meet your learning and ministry interests, or help you prepare you for further studies. Students may select electives from across the curriculum, or use them to focus their studies in a chosen concentration.

Students completing the MTS program will acquire a broad understanding of the theological disciplines for Christian faith and practice. Students will:

  1. gain theological understanding and insight through study of the heritage of Christian scripture, history, theology and ministry;
  2. develop aptitudes for thinking critically, theologically and biblically in relation to faith, vocation and ministry; 
  3. acquire critical awareness of God’s mission in the world in its social, cultural and global contexts;
  4. demonstrate depth of understanding in a particular field (for those opting to concentrate in an area of study).

The MTS Modular is a specialized, cohort-based program that allows students to complete the degree, one evening per week, in a fixed sequence of courses delivered over three years. 

Program Requirements

Bible, Theology and History (7 Courses)
  • [BIBL 0501] Biblical Interpretation: Interpreting and Applying the Biblical Text 
  • [HIST 0561] History of Christianity I
  • [HIST 0562] History of Christianity II
  • [NEWT 0522] New Testament Theology and History 
  • [OLDT 0511] Old Testament Theology and History 
  • [THEO 0531] Systematic Theology I 
  • [THEO 0532] Systematic Theology II 
Ministry Formation (2 Courses)
  • [LEAD 0510] Leadership Development
  • [MISS 0782] Gospel, Church and Culture
Pentecostal Courses (7 Courses) 
  • [PENT 0501] Introduction to Pentecostalism 
  • [PENT 0503] Luke’s Charismatic Theology
  • [PENT 0504] Pentecostal Spirituality 
  • [PENT 0505] Pentecostal Theology 
  • [PENT 0701] Pentecostal Issues
  • [PENT 0___] New Testament Elective or [NEWT 0___] New Testament Elective
  • One of the Following:
    [PENT 0502] Pastoral Theology: A Pentecostal Perspective
    [PENT 0506] Growing Healthy Churches
    [PENT 0508] Church Planting
Electives (2 Courses)

Total MTS Courses: 18

Program requirements subject to change.
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The one-year Graduate Diploma program provides you with a foundation of biblical, theological and ministry studies for your spiritual growth and ministry development. The Graduate Diploma allows you to tailor your studies to meet your learning and ministry needs. You may choose a concentration in Christian Studies, Leadership, Global Mission and Intercultural Studies, Pastoral and Chinese Ministry Foundations, Pentecostal Studies, Spiritual Formation or Youth and Family Ministry.

The Diploma in Christian Studies may also be taken on Monday evenings in a modular, cohort-based format with a fixed sequence of nine (9) courses delivered over one and a half years. The MTS (Christian Studies) may be taken entirely online.

All successfully-completed coursework can be transferred to the MDiv and MTS programs.

Program Requirements

One Introductory Biblical Studies Course
One Theology Course
One History Course

One Ministry Foundation Course:
[LEAD 0510] Leadership Development or
[SPIR 0700] Spiritual Formation or
[MISS 0782] Gospel, Church and Culture

Pentecostal Courses (5)
Free Elective (1)

Total Diploma Courses: 9

Whether you're interested in vocational ministry and leadership or personal study and enrichment, Tyndale offers a wide range of degree options that will meet your needs and goals.

Graduate Diploma** MTS
Master of Theological Studies**
MDiv
Master of Divinity***
ThM
Master of Theology
DMin
Doctor of Ministry
 
A program geared toward adult learners interested in being equipped for ministry in their chosen profession A degree that will develop students' theological understanding for general educational purposes A degree designed primarily for those considering vocational, church-based ministry An advanced academic degree that provides an opportunity toexplore biblical, theological or historical studies in preparation for a PhD or ThD program An advanced professional degree designed for church leaders whose ministry will be integrated into their study and research Description
9 18 27 6 courses + thesis 6 intensive modules + a major project

Courses
Required

1 year 2 years 3 years 1 year 3 years Duration*
Want to enhance your biblical and theological understandings in a setting that will engage your intellect and deepen your faith Are seeking a foundational graduate degree that can be utilized in a wide range of professional and ministerial contexts Wish to prepare for ordained ministry or for general pastoral and religious leadership responsibilities in congregations and other settings Have completed an MDiv or MTS and wish to enhance your ministerial and missional practice with additional scholarship, or prepare for further study at the doctoral level Have completed an MDiv or equivalent and are engaged in substantive ministry further developing your skills and capacities for effective leadership Pursue if...
Notes:
* Program durations are based on a traditional, full-time course load of nine courses per year.
** Also offered in a modular format designed to meet the needs of students with full-time demands such as family, church or career.
*** Tyndale also offers an In-Ministry MDiv degree program for people who are engaged in part-time or full-time in vocational Christian ministry.
 
» Program Faculty

Dr. Van Johnson

Adjunct Professor of New Testament

vjohnson@apchurch.com
416.226.6620 Ext. 0

BA, McGill University, 1979
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1980
ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 1997

Areas of Specialization: Pentecostal History, Luke, Romans, Jewish Apocalyptic, Pastoral Theology

Dr. Van Johnson is Dean of Master's Pentecostal Seminary (established in Toronto in 1996), which is partnered with Tyndale Seminary. He also serves as an instructor in New Testament at Tyndale. Dr. Johnson is the Director of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies - a joint degree of Tyndale and Master's. He lectures yearly at Canadian Pentecostal Seminary, which is associated with Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. He has served on the faculty of both Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and Western Pentecostal Bible College. Along with his teaching and administrative duties, he serves on the pastoral staff at Agincourt Pentecostal Church. This pastoral role is part of the church-based model of Master's Seminary. Rev. Johnson is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. He has written a commentary on Romans in the Full Life Bible Commentary to the New Testament (Zondervan, 1999).

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Application Checklist for Full-and-Part-time Degree-Seeking Canadian Students

 

One Course at a Time | Doctor of Ministry | CCSTTSInternational Students

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1. ☑ Review our Admission Requirements

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Doctor of Ministry

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D.Min Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of all degrees, diplomas, and areas of study offered at Tyndale Seminary. As a graduate theological school, Tyndale Seminary admits students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college (see admissions requirements). Click on each of the items below to find descriptions, opportunities and course requirements.