We deeply value the relationships we have with churches and non-profit organizations across North America.
Trinity Western University was formed from a vision of the Evangelical Free Churches of America. Throughout our history, we have walked alongside Christian churches and communities. We’ve consistently depended on each other for support, prayer, and fulfilling the mission of developing godly Christian leaders. As fellow members of the body of Christ, we hope to continue building relationships with churches in our area and around the world.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop around the world, churches and para-church organizations are finding ways to adapt and continue fulfilling the Great Commission during this time. As an arm of the Church, our desire is to support our broader communities with necessary resources and training to empower them to lead well during this time of crisis. To that end, we have collected a series of links to resources and articles that we have found helpful and trust you will as well. In addition, we have highlighted our academic programs and training that we believe will best serve you and your organization during this season.
programs & courses
Online Learning & Facilitation Certification
In an effort to serve and equip organizational leaders during this unprecedented season of virtual communication amidst a global crisis, we are offering our Online Learning & Facilitation Certification to attendees of N.T. Wright’s "Gospel Gathering" at a significant discount.
This 3-course program teaches professionals across disciplines the methods and techniques of online or hybrid learning professionals that enable them to create transformative learning experiences by applying the use of technology, time, and physical space to support practical learning outcomes. This certification teaches participants to identify and incorporate appropriate digital platforms and resources (i.e., Zoom) to create and sustain a participatory learning environment that supports critical and creative thinking in a variety of disciplines.
Specific learning outcomes from this certification include:
Planning appropriate group processes to support transformative learning
Identifying a variety of facilitation and coaching methods and techniques
Demonstrate effective facilitation and coaching communication skills
Developing competency in creating inclusive learning environments of safety and trust
This stand-alone certification serves as the foundation for the Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning: Coaching and Facilitation, which can be achieved with only two additional courses. These courses can also be applied towards achieving a Master of Arts in Leadership (MA Leadership) designation.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please provide your information below and we’ll follow up with you accordingly.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
MASTERs of arts in Leadership (MA)
Our MA in Leadership degree program is designed to develop emerging leaders to become confident and effective servant-leaders for the 21st Century.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP
Our Graduate Certificate in Leadership is an abbreviated form of the Master of Arts in Leadership degree. The certificate is comprised of five leadership courses designed to cultivate leaders from the inside out.
Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning: Coaching and Facilitation
This 15 semester-hour certificate is specifically designed for the growing demand for online or hybrid learning professionals.
We offer a variety of other graduate programs and certificates that can be found on our graduate studies page.
For Christian Leaders seeking to navigate COVID-19 with faith, hope, and grace:
“The Christian Response to the Coronavirus: Stay Home” by Esau McCaulley
“Whether One May Flee from a Deadly Plague” by Martin Luther
“No Man is an Island” by John Donne
“Love in the Time of Coronavirus” by Andy Crouch
Lord’s Day 10 from the Heidelberg Catechism
“Learning in War-Time” a sermon preached by C.S. Lewis
“The Two Most Important Days of your Life” attributed to Mark Twain, but most likely a passage from a sermon preached by Rev. Ernest T. Campbell, January 25, 1970
“7. Work and Pastoral Care: Faith, Family and the Future of Work, by Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince
Living out our Public Justice Responsibilities During COVID-19, by Chelsea Langston Bombino and Katie Thompson
Prayers for the Sick, from the Book of Common Prayer
Prayer for those we Love, from the Book of Common Prayer
TWU chapel is designed to be a catalyst for Christ-centred community and mission by inviting people into embodied, communal, global, and spiritually formative worship practices. Our chapels are held every weekday from 11–11:30 a.m. during the academic year. In light of COVID-19, chapel has moved to an online podcast posting a couple of times per week.