increase in immigration from the Philippines.
“Greenhills is becoming more multicultural,” notes Craig, who calls the Canadian
Greenhills leaders enthusiastic, thoughtful, and “very intentional” about outreach
into the communities around them.
Greenhills now has an affiliation with
CBOQ, which has provided scholarship
money for the students to take courses.
Fees are only about a quarter of those for
regular Tyndale classes. The program also
offers tutoring in English, and mentoring.
A percentage of students who excel in the
courses will be encouraged to go into full-time ministry, taking advanced academic
Of the 50 students taking the first
round of classes at the TIM Centre, 12 are
Filipino, another 10 are Iranians, including some converts from Islam, and others
are mainly from countries in Asia and
dedo Suwanda operates comfortably in both business and church ministry.
Nimfa Guevarra, a Toronto nurse who
has been in Canada since 1987, recalls
how as a new Christian she studied the
Several residents from Muslim back-
grounds have since accepted Christ. And
allows lay pastors to study part-time and
become equipped for pastoral work.
While many mainline
and even evangelical
churches are declining
those focusing on