The Master’s Seminary has officially launched the Tyndale Center for Bible Translation in order to train pastor-translators for the vital ministry of Bible translation. The new center provides training in Bible translation at TMS within the context of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. Students will be able to combine theology, biblical languages, and translation studies in a single graduate-level degree.
The Tyndale Center views translation and the ministry of the word as essential to church planting and strengthening. It is committed to training a generation of pastor-translators who will bring sound doctrine and a love for Christ and the local church to the translation task, just like William Tyndale, the English reformer and translator whose name the center bears.
Dr. John MacArthur, reflecting on this initiative, commented that throughout his tenure as president of The Master’s Seminary, the seminary and its graduates have had an increasingly global impact. And now TMS is entering a new phase, in which it is uniquely positioned to equip pastor-translators to undertake Bible translation across the globe.
The Tyndale Center will also be a resource for TMAI, as well as future missionaries and instructors who study at The Master’s Seminary. Dr. Mark Tatlock, TMAI’s president, underscored this vital relationship when he noted that the new center is an expression of our commitment to the authority of the Word, another part of our strategy to advance the gospel and strengthen the church around the world.
Please join us in praising God for this new initiative and also beseech the Lord of the harvest to bring even more students to study at The Master’s Seminary with a calling to serve in this critical ministry for His glory.
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