Honour and Celebrate Dr. Jerry Shepherd
NEW DATE: This event was postponed last fall due to Covid restrictions announced at that time. We are pleased to announce that this event has been rescheduled and will take place on Friday, March 25. This open house reception will be held at Taylor Seminary from 7:00-9:00 pm with a formal program beginning at 7:30 pm. If you would like to join us in this celebration and to express your personal appreciation to Dr. Shepherd for his ministry at Taylor, please RSVP to Sandy.Heavenor@taylor-edu.ca by Wednesday, March 23.
Also, if you would like to write a note of appreciation to Dr. Shepherd, please email your greeting to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to list your full name, where you are presently residing (city, country), and any professional title with which you wish to be associated (e.g. pastor). These greetings will be collected and presented to Dr. Shepherd on that evening.
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 Dakota, US), Evangelical Seminary (Pennsylvania, US), Houston Graduate School of Theology (Texas, US) and BLI School of Ministry (Pennsylvania, US).
The vision for Kairos University came to life in 2014 when the Kairos Project was first introduced. Shortly after, we began collaborating with Sioux Falls Seminary. Over the last two years, our partnership has expanded to include other like-minded schools. Together, we are leveraging the Kairos Project to offer affordable, accessible, relevant, and faithful theological education around the world. The launch of Kairos University is the next step in that vision, and we are excited to walk boldly into the future.
Kairos University views theological education as a system of interconnected and interdependent parts. Through its global network, nearly 50 different partner organizations are working together to steward followers of Jesus who flourish in their vocations for the sake of the world.
As a global network of theological education, Kairos University provides a unique opportunity for students to enroll from anywhere in the world. Students deepen their roots in their local contexts by working with mentors and crafting an educational journey that encourages face-to-face interaction in their communities. In addition to being accessible from anywhere, the educational experience provided by Kairos University is intimate and personal. All around the world, students, mentors, professors, and partners of Kairos University are seeing God move in exciting ways every day.
Over the next few months as we boldly step into the future, more exciting developments will be shared. To learn more about this venture or ask questions, please email Greg Henson (email@example.com) or David Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org).
White Cross Partnership Announcement
White Cross Canada is close to the heart of many churches and individuals in the Alberta Baptist Association. A history of committed involvement, financially as well as through volunteers, means that the ABA shoulders much of the weight in supporting this important work. In light of this long tradition and deep passion for this work, we are pleased to announce that a new partnership has been signed between the Alberta Baptist Association and Taylor/EP Wahl Centre to partner together to support the ministry of White Cross Canada in the future. Together Taylor and the ABA will provide the necessary supports to maintain the important work of White Cross Canada.
We should make it clear that this partnership will not impact the operations or funding of White Cross Canada. White Cross will continue to function as it has in years past. Taylor will continue to host the operations of White Cross on the Taylor campus as we have done in the past, and will make sure that material donations in support of the work of White Cross are directed there.
One administrative change that will happen is that beginning January 1, 2021 receipts for financial donations to White Cross Canada will be issued by the ABA rather than by Taylor. A letter will go out shortly to White Cross donors/supporters with more information about this partnership. This letter will include instructions to help make sure donations get to the ABA in a timely manner. We should also make it clear that any monies sent to Taylor to support the work of White Cross after January 1st will be passed on to the ABA so that monies are used as they are intended.
We are excited about this new partnership. We believe it will be good for the ABA, for White Cross Canada, and for Taylor. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact either David Williams (phone: (780) 431-5207; email: email@example.com) or Terry Fossen (phone: (780) 438-8852; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kairos Joins the Digital Theological Library
The Kairos Project is now a co-owner of the Digital Theological Library (DTL), “a co-owned, born-digital library of religious and theological studies.” Launched by the Claremont School of Theology, the DTL now counts among its co-owners Gordon Conwell, Missio Seminary, Denver Seminary, and Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (and several others). The mission of the DTL is to provide its co-owning institutions with the highest quality digital resources in religious and theological studies at the lowest possible costs.”