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 will 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. Among the key areas to be discussed are:
- Spiritual Formation
- Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
- Leadership and Management
- Marriage and Family
The onWORD Conference is an annual event that is centered on experiencing and enjoying the Scripture.
Each year a main speaker tackles a central theme on a Bible topic, and other speakers and artists help us encounter and enjoy the text in new, memorable and (we trust) life-changing ways. These workshops and breakout sessions are where scholars and Bible teachers will help us journey through scripture, exploring, discovering, tasting and understanding.
This falls onWORD: the conference -- was a journey through scripture. It's an exploration of Biblical proportions!
Taylor's 2016 event was hosted by and co-presented with McKernan Baptist Church. Our featured speaker was Rob Loane of VantagePoint3, along with a number of other speakers.
The theme of the event was KEEPING COMPANY WITH GOD. In a variety of creative ways, we explored the Scriptures and spent time with the Father.
The E.P. Wahl Lectures have been a significant continuing education event for church leaders, students and academics for 30 years. This lectureship was established in memory of Dr. E.P.Wahl, the founder and first president of Christian Training Institute, now Taylor Seminary.
Taylor is excited to welcome an exceptional scholar whose work on Paul’s writings has generated significant discussion recently. Dr. Michael Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, will be speaking on “Reading Romans Missionally.” (Pictured Above). The date of the event is Friday March 17, 2017. Early registration discount.
The Purposeof the E.P. Wahl Lecture Series is:
- to encourage those who are serving in local ministry;
- to address topics of interest and need;
- to supplement the seminary education of our students;
- to strengthen the ministry of the seminary to the wider community;
- to provide a forum for evangelical scholarship.
Under the auspices of this lectureship, a distinguished scholar and ministry practitioner is brought to the campus each year to bring a series of lectures on issues related to the challenges of contemporary ministry.
Taylor Seminary has been honored to host numerous accomplished and fascinating presenters, including:
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Dr. Howard Hendricks
Dr. Leith Anderson
Dr. Calvin Miller
Dr. Stuart Briscoe
Dr. William Willimon
Dr. Marva Dawn
Dr. Archibald Hunt
Dr. William Dyrness
Dr. Os Guinness
Dr. John Stakehouse
Dr. Douglas J. Moo
Dr. Glen Stassen
Dr. Reginald Bibby
Dr. James K.A. Smith
Dr. Norman Wirzba