Triennial Events at Taylor
Taylor Seminary will welcome many friends and former students to campus this summer as part of the Triennial Conference of the North American Baptist Conference. The conference will take place at the Shaw Conference Centre from July 26-29th. There will be two events at Taylor on the 25th – an Open House for the White Cross Ministry (Wednesday afternoon), and a hymn sing that evening (7-9 PM).
The White Cross Open House will also be a chance to drop off medical and relief supplies for our partners in Cameroon, as numerous Triennial delegates will bring boxes of donations with them as they travel to Edmonton.
Taylor Seminary’s 38th Graduation Ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 6th. Fourteen students will be conferred with degrees and/or diplomas.
The service will take place at West Meadows Baptist Church, and our guest speaker will be Dr. Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto.
Taylor's Sam Nikkel on 100 Huntley Street
The ministry of the Healthy Pastors Initiative, offered through Taylor's E P Wahl Centre, was the subject of a recent interview for 100 Huntley Street. Rev. Sam Nikkel, who heads up this significant ministry to pastors and other ministry workers, flew to Toronto for this interview with host Greg Musselman. The video is now available for viewing online.
Tributes for Dr. Jim Leverette (1955-2017)
Friends and colleagues are remembering Dr. Jim Leverette as a gifted and dedicated leader who loved the church. Jim's unexpected death on December 18 while on a ministry trip within Alberta came as a shock to many.
Jim was a former Academic Vice President of the seminary, and was a strong supporter of Taylor, and in his role as the Regional Minister for the Alberta Baptist Association was a strong proponent of the continuing education offered through the E P Wahl Centre. President Dr. David Williams worked quite closely with him.
"Jim Leverette loved the church, and valued theological education," said Dr. Williams. "He was deeply committed to Taylor and we are far better off because of the time he spent in our midst. During my time with him I learned to lean on his wise counsel and to appreciate his insight. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace, my brother and friend."