Master of Theological Studies in Pentecostal Studies – Offered cojointly with Tyndale Seminary
This two-year degree program , which will be offered in conjunction with Tyndale, is unique in North America. One full year of study will be devoted to an intensive examination of the history and theology of pentecostalism. The other year of study, which will be offered by Tyndale, will encompass both foundational and broader themes from an evangelical perspective. (Students who are already enrolled in graduate work at MPS/Tyndale will be able to transfer existing credits into this program).
The MTS in Pentecostal Studies is one of the creative results of the partnership begun between Master’s Pentecostal Seminary and Tyndale Seminary in 1996. The reasons for the launch of the MTS in Pentecostal Studies are several: 1) pentecostalism, which has emerged as a dominant influence within global Christianity, deserves study in its own right; 2) there is a growing demand among pentecostal pastors who have prepared for ministry at the undergraduate level for graduate studies; and 3) the present cooperative relationship between Master’s and Tyndale offers an unusual opportunity. Since Pentecostalism is part of the evangelical tradition, one cannot understand it without analyzing it against the background of the evangelical world. Consequently, the 18 courses in the degree program are divided evenly between Master’s Pentecostal and Tyndale.
This program is open to all graduate students. A primary market for this degree will be the pentecostal pastor who desires intensive study of the pentecostal tradition. This degree program will also be of interest to the lay person who desires to study the pentecostal world.
As well, with an addition of 2 courses, this program prepares the student for ministry in the PAOC.
In order to achieve the above-stated goal, the Pentecostal Studies major will assist the student to attain:
Cognitive Proficiency in:
Ministry Skills in:
Personal Formation (Character, Attitudes and Spiritual Formation) through:
We offer 3 options:
18 courses listed above plus 2 additional courses, meet all educational requirements for PAOC licensed minister credential.