All Nations Bible College
4401 Steeles Ave. W.
Downsview, ON, M3N 2S4
416-665-9964 or 1-866-845-5505
www.anfgc.org

Canada Christian College
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z3
416-391-5000
Charles@word.ca
www.canadachristiancollege.com

Institute for Christian Studies
229 College St., Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M5T 1R4
416-979-2331
info@icscanada.edu
www.icscanada.edu

Regis College
100 Wellesley St. W,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2Z5
416-922-5474
inquiries@regiscollege.ca
www.regiscollege.ca

The Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College
130 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 3T4
www.tbs.edu

Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC, V2Y 1Y1
1.604.888.7511
www.twu.ca

Tyndale University & Seminary
3377 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4
admissions@tyndale.ca
www.tyndaleu.ca

Wycliffe College
5 Hoskin Ave.
Toronto ON M5S 1H7
416-946-3535
www.wycliffecollege.ca

 
Tyndale University College

Tyndale is dedicated to the pursuit of truth, to excellence in teaching, learning and research, for the enriching of mind, heart and character, to serve the church and the world for the glory of God.

Tyndale University College & Seminary is a Christian institution of higher education standing in the Protestant Evangelical tradition. With all Christians East and West, North and South, we affirm the historic Apostles’ and Nicene creeds, and we affirm our spiritual kinship with all who seek to exalt and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be CHALLENGED and SUPPORTED in an academic environment. STRENGTHEN your mind, character and faith.

Be prepared. Come to TYNDALE.

3377 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4
1-416-218-6757
1-877-TYNDALE (896-3253)
admissions@tyndale.ca
www.tyndaleu.ca

 
Canada Christian College
& School of Graduate Theological Studies

Canada’s Leading School For Success In Ministry

Your future depends upon your choices. Over 5,500 men and women have made the right choice and graduated from Canada Christian College. Great leaders such as Franklin Graham, John Hagee, T.D. Jakes, Grant Jeffrey and Myles Munroe have honourary degrees from Canada Christian College. Graduates are now ministering around the world, touching thousands upon thousands of lives every day. They are by the design of God. They too made the right decision, to trust God and not listen to man.

50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z3
416-391-5000
Charles@word.ca
www.canadachristiancollege.com

Article by:
Dr. Gary V. Nelson
President and Vice-Chancellor
Tyndale University College & Seminary

Have you noticed? Things are quite different.

Some people say that we are living in a Post-Christendom time, others use a phrase: 'After Christendom' to describe a time where the church finds itself marginalized and decentred. As a result, in a Canadian society where more and more people have less and less Christian memory, in many cases, we are irrelevant. Worse, they may simply be unaware that we even exist.

This is the world God has placed us in and how we live and engage with it as people of faith is crucial. The word 'missional' and the frameworks behind that word may appear faddish-just another way to do church and be Christian. In fact, it is much more than that.

In many ways it is a recovery of the incarnational energy that enabled the early church to turn its world upside down. The early church believed that knowing Christ also meant taking on the redemptive mission of God to the whole world-to find identity not in some kind of holy huddle but in the marketplace, neighbourhoods, and the places they lived their lives. They realized that to do so they would have to become a 'sent' people.

This mission for the early church shaped an imagination in which its first inclination was not to form committees and constitutions but to be a people of the good news both in word and deed. The hope of the gospel in the New Testament was a church that lived this out with missional imagination and courage. That is the challenge for us today-to reimagine and rediscover the reckless abandon and costly discipleship of our roots; to find out where God is at work and join with God's activity.

In this rediscovery, churches and people of faith are finding new passions. Young adults are moving into marginal neighbourhoods seeking to be incarnational in their witness of Christ. Others are discovering God's concern for justice and still others have moved to a new way of introducing people to the possibilities of faith in Jesus Christ. To have a missional imagination is to have the heart of God who longs for people to come to Him, and for justice and righteousness to reign in this world. The times we live in, however, dictate that we may be spending a lot of time introducing ourselves to people and communities that do not know who we are.

To the exiles in Babylon the Prophet Jeremiah wrote words from God (Jeremiah 29:4-9) that speak to these times. He states clearly that it is He that brought them here and He calls them to settle down and live into the world he has placed before them. This is a great time to be the church. The challenge is found in whether or not we will engage the world to which God has placed us or hide from it.

This is why Christian higher education is important. Students need to learn to think critically and intelligently about the challenges in the rapidly changing world around them. They need to learn how passionate Christian faith can inform any career or discipline. Students need to be challenged, stretched, supported and encouraged in an academic environment that treats each one as a whole person. At Tyndale, we have a thriving community life on and off campus that ensures learning does not stop when class is over.

We have shaped our learning environment to encourage academic success and spiritual development. At Tyndale, we believe if we invest in a few years of student's life the educational and formational experience will be amazing. Each student will learn and find their faith is nurtured and challenged as they develop a faithful transformed character and a passionate faith. Students come not just for an education, but to share in the lives of faculty and staff in a way they wouldn't anywhere else. Tyndale strives to model the early church and the way the Gospel of Jesus broke down barriers of tribe, gender, and language in radical ways. "This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another," Jesus said (John 13:35, ISV). This is the character and the difference in a university education offered by Christian post-secondary institutions.

Post-secondary Christian institutions are needed because our society needs graduates who are ready to shape the culture around them.

My Journey of becoming
a Transformational Servant Leader

A Master Degree Program focuses on Leading, Transforming & Making Sense!
by Clint Endacott

The principles of servant leadership involve valuing people and actively making decisions that empower, grow and help
individuals become more autonomous and more likely to be servants themselves. This preceding statement has become the Siren Song of my life and leadership. Every day, as I approach my students, I reflect on how I am empowering them to become better people, better students, and more likely to take ownership of their learning and their community.

My quest for knowledge through MA Leadership at Trinity Western University was fraught with trials and despair. Half-way through my journey, my daughter experienced a tragic illness, which left her severely brain damaged. This illness caused insurmountable grief in my family and there were times when I was unsure how I would continue.

However, the support of the MA Lead program leadership and of my professors offered encouragement that provided additional strength for me to persevere. It was through this experience that I am learning to become a better leader. My desire is to be a leader that comes along side, supports and actively seeks to heal people emotionally and psychologically. My personal experience has opened my eyes to the suffering that happens around us daily, and it has developed my notions of what it means to be an effective leader and teacher. It is easy to focus on the external aspects of teaching, such as curriculum, and forget that teaching is relational and that the most effective teachers daily invest in the lives of their students.

As I critically considered the paradigm of transformational servant leadership, I continually reflected on how such principles are actively play out in an educational environment. One area of reflection was school and classroom discipline. These thoughts culminated in my Major Project: What is the correlation between classroom discipline and servant leadership principles?

The research process was enlightening and engaging. I was intrigued throughout my program as to why there was little to no literature that discussed how to punish or discipline followers. Many discipline policies developed by educational institutions appear incongruous with servant leadership principles. My research culminated with the creation of six pillars of servant led discipline, in the classroom. Servant led discipline incorporates:

Preventative Measures, Remedial Responses, Relational Approaches, Collaborative Empowerment, Consistent Response, and Restorative Practice.

Sirens are mythical creatures that represent an all-consuming aspect of life and it is an effective metaphor for my experience with MA Lead. The “Leadership Values & Ethics” course was a highlight for me. One of the assignments was to create a life purpose statement, which transformed my perception of my role in God’s kingdom. The class listened to the song Dive by Steven Curtis Chapmen, which metaphorically calls us to action, to jump in with abandon, and ultimately live our lives to the fullest. This song reminds me of Ecclesiastes 11:9: live, but remember we are to give an account to God. The MA in Educational Leadership program has transformed my teaching and leadership and has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.†

Clint Endacott - Master of Arts in Educational Leadership Alumnus
Trinity Western University

 

 

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