Join us for These Upcoming Modular Courses!

Taylor Seminary makes a number of courses available in a one-week intensive format each year as a way of making theological education more accessible to working students. The schedule for upcoming modular courses is as follows:

October 15-19, 2018
January 7-11, 2019
January 14-18, 2019
May 6-10, 2019
May 13-17, 2019


Fall Semester

(October 15-19)

PC 531 Essentials of Pastoral Care
An introductory course dealing with the theology, theory, and practice of pastoral care in the context of Christian ministry. Attention will be given to how pastoral care is performed through the leading of special services: Lord's Supper, Baptism, Weddings, Funerals, etc.
Instructor: Dr. Roger Helland
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv Degree

NT 617 Book of Revelation
An exposition of the English text of the book of Revelation in the light of its first century context, with attention given to its significance for Christian life and thought today.
Instructor: Dr. Ralph Korner
3 Credits
Prerequisite: BI 412


January Intersession

(January 7-11 and January 14-18)

WR 523 Christian Encounters with World Religions  - January 7-11
This course examines Judiasm, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Taoism and evaluates their impact on both Canadian society and world affairs. Some practical strategies for witnessing to the adherents of these non-Christian religions are also proposed.
Instructor: Dr. Keir Hammer
3 Credits
Can fulfill a requirement for all degrees

PW 538 The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching  - January 14-18
A deeper study of practical issues of biblical preaching as these relate to pastoral ministry. Special attention is given to the skills, the art and Spirit-led aspects of sermon delivery in the context of worship services and special occasions such as weddings, funerals and Christian holidays. Furthermore, significant emphasis is given to in-class preaching. This course will be of particular benefit to those who are currently, or foresee themselves, in a primary role of preaching.
Instructor: Dr. Lyle Buyer
3 Credits

PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry  - January 14-18
The course focuses on increasing interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness. The course is geared towards helping ministers become more resilient and compassionate to themselves and to other people by increasing self-and other awareness through doing personal assessments and practising social-skill building exercises to enhance personal self-understanding and social/cultural understanding of others.
Instructor: Dr. Joyce Bellous
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv Degree
Can fulfill a requirement for the MAICS-TESOL degree


Spring Session

(May 6-10 and May 13-17)

OT 614 Wisdom Literature  - May 6-10
A detailed examination of the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiates and the Song of Songs.
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Shepherd
3 Credits

PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership - May 6-10
An examination of what constitutes Christian leadership, how leaders are developed and how leadership styles are engaged. In this practicum course, students will also be expected to engage the practice of leadership in local ministry. The goal of this course is to take leadership out of the realm of theory and focus on the practical applications of leadership within local ministry.
Instructors: Dr. Terry Fossen and Dr. Cory Seibel
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv degree

TH 634 Christian Apologetics - May 13-17
An introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identification of evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical grund of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.
Instructor: Dr. Randal Rauser
3 Credits
Can fulfill a requirement for the MDiv degree

TH 526 Christian Ethics - May 13-17
A study drawing on the biblical and theological resources of the Christian tradition for the development of Christian ethical reflection and the formation of Christian character in a post-Christian context.
Instructor: Dr. David Williams
3 Credits
Required for the MTS Degree
Can fulfill a requirement for the MDiv degree

Remember -

All courses are available for audit (for half price) if space is available. Also, graduates with a degree from Taylor Seminary are entitled to return to take one course each academic year at no cost (except for fees).

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MAICS

The student shall be able to demonstrate:

Biblical Studies

  • 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MDIV

The student shall be able to demonstrate:

Biblical Studies

  • 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,
  • A basic understanding of the nature of the biblical languages and the skills necessary to interpret the Bible,
  • Competency in the use of various biblical tools,
  • An understanding of the different philosophies of translation,
  • 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
  • Service to the church and culture through the integration of doctrine and ministry.

From Christian Ethics: or

  • The ability to think ethically and theologically about our lives,
  • Skill in the use of Scripture in ethical thinking,
  • An understanding of the centrality of peace, love and justice in Christian ethics, and
  • Faithful ethical reflection brought to bear on contemporary issues.

From Christian Worldview: or

  • An understanding of the intellectual coherence and force of a Christian worldview,
  • An understanding of how a truly Christian mind affects one’s total life-experience,
  • Value for the power of thinking Christianly, and
  • Serving by modeling a Christian mind in praxis.

From Christian Apologetics:

  • An understand of the major arguments and evidences for and against Christian faith,
  • An understand of the major divisions of apologetics and the lineaments of a sensitive and sound apologetic method, and
  • Value for the importance of thinking about the faith critically and rationally.

Church Mission and Ministry

  • An understanding of the biblical, theological and historical foundations of Christian education,
  • The ability to theologically reflect on the educational ministries of the church,
  • An understanding of the teaching-learning process from a biblical basis,
  • An understanding of the role of the family in Christian education,
  • Insight in the development of Christian education leadership,
  • Advancement in the process of pastoral formation and preparation in life,
  • Having established a personal, biblical perspective on the missional church and integral mission,
  • Having developed a biblical and theological framework for the task of evangelism,
  • Being acquainted with some of the significant literature on evangelism,
  • An understanding of the biblical imperative of church planting and familiarity with a number of models,
  • Having been exposed to some tools to analyze contemporary culture,
  • Having begun a process of self-discovery, resulting in a strong sense of personal identity,
  • Becoming aware of the vulnerabilities and temptations pastors and other professionals face,
  • A better understanding of how their spiritual, relational, emotional, psychological and physical health are intertwined and interrelated,
  • Having begun to intentionally develop disciplines and life-style habits,
  • Being engaged in theological reflection on experiences of giving and receiving pastoral care,
  • Empathetic and skillful dialogue with people,
  • Having developed an approach that is systematic and practical to pastoral care,
  • The ability to do theological reflection on ministry,
  • An understanding of the different theories of church organization, mission, & sacraments,
  • 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 as a priority,
  • The ability to develop a sermon that is faithful to the biblical text and effective,
  • The ability to articulate and apply key principles of oral clarity,
  • Having developed a theological framework for Christian worship and familiarity with a variety of resources,
  • Having become a better worship leader,
  • An understanding of the presence and impact of non-Christian religions in the world today, and
  • The ability to compare and contrast the basic teaching of non-Christian faiths with Christianity.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE MTS

The student shall be able to demonstrate:

Biblical Studies

  • 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,
  • Basic understanding of the nature of the biblical languages,
  • Competency in the use of various biblical tools,
  • An understanding of the different philosophies of translation, 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.

From Christian Ethic: or

  • The ability to think ethically and theologically about our lives,
  • Skill in the use of Scripture in ethical thinking,
  • An understanding of the centrality of peace, love and justice in Christian ethics,
  • Faithful ethical reflection brought to bear on contemporary issues, and

From Christian Worldview: or

  • An understanding of the intellectual coherence and force of a Christian worldview,
  • An understanding of how a truly Christian mind affects one’s total life-experience,
  • Value for the power of thinking Christianly, and
  • Service by modeling a Christian mind in praxis.

From Christian Apologetics:

  • An understanding of the major arguments and evidences for and against Christian faith,
  • An understanding of the major divisions of apologetics and the lineaments of a sensitive and sound apologetic method, and
  • Value for the importance of thinking about the faith critically and rationally.

Church Mission and Ministry

  • Having established a personal, biblical perspective on the missional church and integral mission,
  • 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 as a priority,
  • An understanding of the presence and impact of non-Christian religions in the world today, and
  • The ability to compare and contrast the basic teaching of non-Christian faiths with Christianity

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