Parish Nursing Institute






The Parish Nursing Institute

The E P Wahl Centre at Taylor Seminary announced the launch of the Parish Nursing Institute this past spring. It is an initiative that we believe has tremendous potential to serve those who work in this area of compassionate care through the local church. The first 8-day training course was offered June 23-30, 2017. Watch for a new training course coming soon.

With the encouragement and participation of the Alberta Association of Parish Nurses, the Parish Nursing Institute was formed in response to a need among the profession for training and certification. Dr. Joyce Bellous lead the team, she led a similar program at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON that graduated more than 200 nurses in a decade. Dr. Bellous’ experienced leadership is attracted world-class presenters for June’s course.

Parish Nursing Institute Presenters







Our past presenters include (L-R): Dr. Joyce Bellous, Dr. Margaret Clark, Dr. Allan Effa, Dr. Joanne Olson, and Dr. David Williams.

Sessions will covered a wide variety of topics including:

  • Introduction to Parish Nursing Theory
  • Theological Reflection
  • Spiritual Assessment and Pastoral Care
  • Healing and Worldview
  • Biblical Perspective on Suffering and Healing
  • Healing in the Christian Tradition
  • Developing Rituals of Healing and Healing Services
  • Grief
  • Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • The Parish Nurse as a Teacher
  • Setting Up a Parish Nursing Practice
  • Working with Pastors and Volunteers
  • The Parish Nurse as a Referral Agent
  • …and more.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bellous at or by calling 780-431-5243.


Seven Practices of Following Jesus

Presented by Urban Sanctuary & the E P Wahl Centre

7 Practices 2015

Have you ever wanted to experience personal transformation in your walk with Jesus?

Join us in a journey of discovery into seven practices that help us mature as followers of Jesus.

Who: Len Thompson (D.Min., cand.)

Where: Taylor Seminary (11525 23 Ave, Edmonton)

When: Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 9, 2015

What: One Journey in Two Parts




Part 1 – Intro and 3 Practices of a Follower of Jesus

(Sept. 9 to Dec. 9, 2015; 6:30-9:00 pm)

- The Formation of Christian Character; - Transformative Reading of Scripture; Relational - Prayer Practices; The Rhythms of Christ

Part 2 – 4 More Practices of a Follower of Jesus

(Jan. 20 to April 20, 2016; 6:30 to 9:00 pm)

  • Telling Your Story;
  • Putting off the False Self; - Putting On the True Self;
  • Learning to Fly (through living out Your Calling)

What Else? One Journey at Three Levels of Participation

Level 1—Attend class sessions: Part 1 and Part 2 are each $100/person.

Level 2—Attend class sessions + Access additional on-line benefits:

(a) Get an Urban Sanctuary Certificate if you do Pts. 1 & 2 at Level 2

(b) Level 2 allows the Attendee to buy the 7 Practices curriculum and to lead members of their own church community through the course.

Part 1 and Part 2 are each $300/person.

Level 3—Attend class sessions + Access additional on-line benefits + 6 sessions with an Urban Sanctuary mentor.

Part 1 and Part 2 are each $600/person.


To read a more detailed overview of this course, pdfclick here


For more info, contact:

Len Thompson (DMin., cand.) (780) 477-5731 or

Ralph Korner (PhD) (Director, E P Wahl Centre) (780) 431-8694

To Register, email Len


This training is offered in partnership between Fusion Canada and the EP Wahl Centre of Taylor Seminary in Edmonton. Come be part of this full day of training, delivered by our experienced trainers.

  • Saturday, May 23, 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Knox Evangelical Free Church (8403 104 Street NW, Edmonton)
  • Cost: $25.00 per person includes lunch

Fusion is offering this course in partnership with Knox EV Free Church and the EP Wahl Centre / Taylor Seminary.

Taylor has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Fusion Canada, and President Dr. David Williams is actively involved in their training program. Fusion has a long history of helping churches serve their local communities, and is active in countries around the world.

To register or for more information please email or call 780 937 4942.