One core goal of Tyndale is to develop leaders for God’s kingdom who desire to learn how to serve. Jesus modeled this during his life on earth and we are called to reflect his image. Therefore, every student enrolled in the MET, MDiv or CTS program will be assigned a responsibility to be completed for his or her community duty. Some duties you can do on your own schedule, others have to be done at specific times. Students are asked to contribute to the community life at Tyndale by helping out with responsibilities around the campus. Serving the community in this way also contributes to forming strong character in humble leaders of the church.
The Bible teaches us to serve each other because we love Christ. See John 13:12-17 and Philippians 2:5-8.
The Apostle Paul said it this way in Colossians 3:23-24:
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”
Students serving through their community duties honor the Lord. Serving one another in this manner is also part of our holistic approach to training for Christian life and ministry. It is not the amount of time we invest that makes our community run smoothly, but the tasks that are performed and duties that are done well and on time. Depending on your scholarship level you will be expected to work 1-6 hours on campus. An education at Tyndale remains affordable due to the fact that staff and faculty raise their own support as missionaries and students do their part to keep costs low by assisting with various on campus tasks. Therefore, no one is exempt from participating in campus duties. You may be surprised to find that one of the biggest challenges you may face during your time at Tyndale is fulfilling your campus duty with excellence and the attention that it deserves.