Certificate in Ministry and Organizational Leadership
In partnership with Development Associates International (DAI) and Tyndale Leadership Centre, the Ministry and Organizational Leadership certificate will benefit Christian leaders serving immigrant and multi-ethnic churches and ministries with an educational experience resulting in excellence, effectiveness and integrity in life, relationships and leadership. It is comprised of 4 courses covering topics of servant leadership, strategic management, conflict management and integrity in financial management. The courses are usually offered on Saturdays 9:00 am-4:00 pm as 4 full days over the course of 4 months. For more information view program overview.
Diploma in Foundations in Missional Ministry and Church Leadership
The Foundations in Missional Ministry and Church Leadership training will benefit leaders desiring to be equipped for ministry in multicultural Toronto. Courses are usually offered on Monday and Thursday evenings 6:30-9:30 pm. Each course has 8 evening sessions. Successful completion of 4 courses results in a Certificate and 8 courses in a Diploma. View program overview for more information.
Short Term Mission Training
TIM Centre facilitators will tailor make Short Term Missions (STM) Training for your church. STM trips create a direct encounter with different cultures. We often limit STM to an overseas experience to share the Gospel. However, STM is not just about going two weeks overseas. It is also an opportunity for global discipleship.
Intentional intercultural training for your STM experience will help you in developing the cultural self-awareness, knowledge and skills which are essential to navigating our multicultural context at home and abroad.
See the range of Intercultural Journey Topics (PDF) that we cover.
Intercultural Assessment, Coaching & Training
The TIM Centre provides unique intercultural assessment in our training and coaching for Christians engaged in local and global missions. The Intercultural Development Inventory®(IDI) is an assessment tool to help individuals and teams assess and reflect on where they are on their intercultural development journey. The IDI®, through its qualified administrators, helps participants to evaluate where they are on a six stage intercultural development continuum.
Additional tools are used post-assessment, to improve understanding of conflict resolution, styles of communication and appropriate interactions of different cultures. Training will be tailored to meet group needs. Find out more about Intercultural Assessment and Training or read our brochure on The Intercultural Journey- Assessment and Development (PDF).
Equipping Churches for Refugee Ministry
TIM Centre has conducted research into how the Canadian Church is engaging in the settlement process of refugees and new immigrants. Our resource website, UReach Toronto, was created out of this process. Based on this research TIM Centre also provides consultation and tailor-made training modules to equip leaders for ministry to refugees. This training provides church ministry teams with biblically based cross-cultural competency for effective holistic ministry to refugee claimants. For refugee resources, check out the UReach Toronto website.