About Taylor Seminary and the E P Wahl Centre
Taylor has been serving students from a wide range of evangelical traditions since 1940. Come and learn with us! Taylor Seminary invites you to join us as a student! Prospective students, start here for an overview on studying with us. If you'd like someone to be in touch via email, click here to request information. Be sure to ask about our online learning opportunities, which allow students to take courses from anywhere in the world. Taylor also...
A Partnership with Sioux Falls Seminary
Creating Opportunity! A partnership agreement between Sioux Falls Seminary and Taylor Seminary, signed in June 2015, is uniting these institutions and creating groundbreaking new opportunities in theological education. This partnership began with a focus on online education, faculty development and global theological education. Over the past two years, the partnership has deepened significantly and has resulted in the integration of some systems, operational...
Devotional Book has been Published
A year-long devotional book written by Taylor alumni, faculty and staff is about to be published. Strength for Today, which began as a 75th Anniversary project in 2015, was compiled over several years, and has been released. Order Now! More than 100 contributors participated, including well-known figures from Taylor’s history: * former faculty such as Dr. Werner Waitkus, Dr. Richard Paetzel, Dr. Willy Muller, and more; * current faculty, including Dr. Joyce...
LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MAICS
The student shall be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of how the books of the Bible came to be written and familiarity with their contents and distinctive ideas,
- Basic knowledge of the various contexts of both the OT and NT,
- A basic understanding of some of the critical methods used in biblical studies and an appreciation for the history of biblical scholarship and interpretation,
- The ability to read and interact with both popular and critical commentaries, and
- Skill in biblical interpretation, research methods and documentation.
Church History and Theology
- A familiarity with the basic lineaments of the history of the church,
- Value for the essential place of history in shaping our understanding of the Christian faith,
- A basic understanding of the major doctrines of the Christian faith,
- Value for the importance of a theological understanding for life and ministry, and
- Serving the church and culture through the integration of doctrine and ministry.
Church Mission and Ministry
- Having developed a mindset for ongoing theological reflection,
- An understanding of the dynamics of spiritual warfare,
- Having established a personal, biblical perspective on the missional church and integral mission,
- Becoming familiar with the history and major theories of intercultural communication,
- Increasing awareness of one’s own cultural values and attitudes and one’s own style as a communicator,
- Having developed a biblical and theological framework for the task of evangelism,
- An understanding of the biblical imperative of church planting & being familiar with a number of models,
- Having been exposed to some tools to analyze contemporary culture,
- An understanding of the basic cultural and linguistic issues related to languages and culture learning,
- The ability to use different language and cultural learning techniques, methodologies and activities,
- An awareness of cultural and non-verbal communication issues,
- The ability to articulate the ethics and attitudes essential for successful language and cultural learning,
- The ability to design a research proposal,
- Familiarity with several types of research methodologies used in missiological studies,
- An understanding of some of the unique concerns of missionary research,
- Being able to understand and articulate spiritual formation from a biblical and historical perspective,
- An increased awareness of the value of Christian community,
- Fostering a commitment to the role of offering spiritual direction,
- An understanding of the presence and impact of non-Christian religions in the world today,
- The ability to compare and contrast the basic teaching of non-Christian faiths with Christianity, and
- Engagement in evangelistic dialogue with those of other faiths.