• Dr. David Priestley

    NEW INFORMATION: Dr David Priestley's funeral service is by invitation only due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will be streamed live for all who wish to join online Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 1pm MST: https://livestream.com/zbcc It is with great sadness that we confirm the passing of Dr. David Priestley, on October 17th. He taught at Taylor Seminary (then North American Baptist Divinity School) from 1982-2001 as Professor of Historical Theology. His area of...

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  • Introducing Kairos University

    Walking Boldly into the Future -   Taylor Seminary is excited to be included as a legacy partner in the launch of Kairos University, a first-of-its-kind global network with students from thirty countries spread out across six continents. Kairos University will create fresh expressions of affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful theological education, and Taylor Seminary is thrilled to be a part of this mission along with Sioux Falls Seminary (South...

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  • Honour and Celebrate Dr. Jerry Shepherd

    NEW INFORMATION: The recently announced provincial Covid restrictions which are now in place have caused us to reconsider hosting this event which was originally scheduled for September 17 from 7-9 pm. We had planned to gather to honour Dr. Jerry Shepherd and celebrate his 28 years of teaching and transition to Emeritus Professor of Old Testament at Taylor Seminary. After some conversation with Dr. Shepherd and others, we have decided it is best to postpone this event...

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Healthy Pastors Initiative

Healthy Pastors Initiative Director Rev. Sam Nikkel: 
samn@telus.net
780-431-5200

Serving those in ministry is at the heart of the Healthy Pastors Initiative. Creating a community of care for fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support is another vital purpose for this initiative.

Through workshops and retreats like THRiVE, pastors and leaders explore the practical issues that need to be considered as well as topics such as: the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. The key areas discussed were:
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Self-Care
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marriage and Family