Nations Bible College
4401 Steeles Ave. W.
Downsview, ON, M3N 2S4
416-665-9964 or 1-866-845-5505
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z3
for Christian Studies
229 College St., Suite 100
Toronto, ON, M5T 1R4
100 Wellesley St. W,
Toronto, ON, M5S 2Z5
Toronto Baptist Seminary & Bible College
130 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 3T4
7600 Glover Road
Langley, BC, V2Y 1Y1
University & Seminary
3377 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4
5 Hoskin Ave.
Toronto ON M5S 1H7
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
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.
CHALLENGED and SUPPORTED in
an academic environment. STRENGTHEN
your mind, character and faith.
prepared. Come to TYNDALE.
Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4
Dr. Gary V. Nelson
President and Vice-Chancellor
Tyndale University College & Seminary
you noticed? Things are quite different.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Christian institutions are needed
because our society needs graduates
who are ready to shape the culture
Journey of becoming
a Transformational Servant Leader
A Master Degree Program focuses
on Leading, Transforming
& Making Sense!
by Clint Endacott
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
Measures, Remedial Responses, Relational
Approaches, Collaborative Empowerment,
Consistent Response, and Restorative
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 Gods 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
Endacott - Master of Arts in Educational
Trinity Western University