LINC’s new Missional and Pastoral School of Theology (MPS) was launched in the fall of 2021. The Institute (MPS) is designed to help equip participants with the necessary skills to pursue their callings more effectively as missionaries, pastors and in a wide field of Christian services. Two cohorts of students participated in the courses in their first year (2021-2022). Subjects included Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, Bible Content and a variety of other pertinent courses and electives. The courses were presented entirely online – through zoom and Google Classroom. Students participated in weekly lectures, readings, assignments, and group discussions. We have six teachers who are experts in various areas of ministry. They are mentors who led and encouraged the students as they participated in the classes and completed their tasks. Prior to completion of the program, students are assigned to participate in and submit a final thesis which focuses on their chosen field of ministry. Read more…
The Ministry for refugees originally sprung from the inspiration to serve the Middle Eastern war victims. We work among newcomers from Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Israel to aid their journey from their native country to Canada. A total of nine students participated online during the two inaugural cohorts of 2021-21. Three students who have successfully completed the program and their graduation thesis will be the very first students commissioned by the program in September of 2022.
Congratulations to the graduating students, and we are looking forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for them. We look forward to the wonderful things the Lord will accomplish through these new graduates as they continue to serve.
At the end of the school year, we got feedback from students anonymously on how to improve their experience further. One of them described MPS saying “simply a wonderful experience, humbled by the Godly instructors and friendly staff always there to help and sort out any issues. The students are like family and a great environment to grow in the knowledge of God personally and the word of God as a team”. Witnessing the growth in the student’s life and their personal relationship with God is wonderful. Knowing that MPS benefits them through their personal walk with God and helping them figure out their call into ministry.
The Missional Pastoral School of Theology is offered to participating students entirely free of charge! All our instructors volunteer their time to invest in the students’ lives. We hope to keep this influential, timely and exciting program tuition free.
How Can You Help?
For current students that the lord gives them “the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him… having the eyes of [their] hearts opened, that [they] know what the hope to which [they] are called is. Ephesians 1:17-18.
We encourage you to make a financial gift to LINC ministries to support the MPS program. Your generous gift will help LINC ministries offset the costs of offering this crucial program. Your special gift will help to keep the program tuition free.
If you know of a potential student who would benefit from participating in the MPS program, encourage them to apply for the program. Perhaps, you are interested in applying yourself? The program is open to ministry students of all ages. The deadline for application to the Fall 2022 term is September 7, 2022.
Here is the link for more information about the MPS program and instructions on how to apply for the program:
Check out this video where students describe their experience at MPS: