A bite-sized learning opportunity - just $25!

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 the Wahl Centre at Taylor invites you to our next Lunch & Learn for Church Administrative Professionals. This event is for anyone who loves our annual CAPs events, with practical training and networking for those who serve the church in an administrative role.

Lunch & Learn runs from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a boxed lunch provided by Sunterra Markets. 

Topic : To Be Confirmed

DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
TIME: 11 AM to 1 PM
LOCATION: Taylor Seminary
COST: $25

NOTE: Our first CAPS Lunch and Learn in 2014 sold out - Register right away!

Join us for some learning, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to network with other church administrative professionals.

HealthyPastors-sm“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? 
Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. 
I'll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it.
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. 
Keep company with me and learn to live freely and lightly. “

        Matthew 11:28, The Message

Increasingly, churches and church leaders are recognizing the hazards of ceaseless ministry, and the ancient idea of a sabbath rest is being recovered by many churches. Of course, there are challenges to be overcome if a sabbatical is to be effective – both for the church and its pastor, and this workshop from the Wahl Centre seeks to address those issues.

A ministry sabbatical has the potential to be life-transforming and ministry-renewing if careful planning takes place to address such issues as:

-length of sabbatical
-church leadership during the sabbatical
-development of a sabbatical plan
-evaluation and transparency/accountability
-and much more.

Sabbatical-Prep13Pastor Sam Nikkel (McKernan Baptist Church), Dr. Ray Seutter (psychologist) and Dr. David Williams (Taylor president, theologian/ethicist) are passionate about serving those in pastoral ministry. Workshop sessions will cover the theology of rest, and will explore the practical issues that need to be considered. Topics will also include the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. Perhaps more importantly, workshop participants will have an opportunity to participate in a caring community of fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support.

This is the third day-long workshop that we have offered to help pastors and churches prepare for an effective sabbatical. The previous workshops have proven to be highly relevant and helpful, and any pastor (or board member) who wants to explore the idea of sabbatical more carefully and thoroughly should attend.

Cost: $65

Date: May 8, 2015, 9 AM - 4 PM

Location: Taylor Seminary

Registration: Registration will open by January 5, 2015

An article about the 2013 Sabbatical Workshop can be found here.


Could it be that you know of someone in ministry who would benefit from this ministry of refreshing, encouraging support and mentorship? Perhaps you could share this event with them, and we have also prepared a simple brochure that you can print or email to a friend.

Click here to view the Sabbatical Prep Workshop One-Sheet


#JusticeYEG 2014justiceyeglogosm

November 7-8 | Beulah Alliance Church

Location: Beulah Alliance Church, 17504 98A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB  T5T 5T8

Schedule: (scroll down)

Register Here

The E P Wahl Centre is pleased to present #JusticeYEG event - another important local conversation about one of God's favorite topics. Danielle Strickland and Dr. Terry LeBlanc are among the speakers at this second annual gathering. Our deepest thanks to the local individuals and organizations who are bringing their considerable talents and passions to make this one of the most important and meaningful events of the year in Greater Edmonton.

Plenary Speaker: Danielle Strickland

Danielle StricklandDanielle serves in The Salvation Army as an officer – currently working in a marginalised community in Edmonton; she also leads the Canadian arm of Stop The Traffik.

Danielle is internationally recognised in her capacity as a leader, speaker, writer, justice advocate, mission developer, worship leader and church planter. Danielle has written Just Imagine: The Social Justice Agenda, Challenging Evil, and most recently The Liberating Truth: How Jesus Empowers Women.

Danielle is passionately committed to seeing God’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, is married, and is the mother of three boys.



Plenary Speaker: Terry LeBlanc

Terry LeBlancTerry is Mi’kmaq /Acadian, his family roots in Listuguj First Nation and Campbellton, NB, Canada. He and his wife Bev have three adult children. He has been active in full-time vocational ministry with the Native North American community since 1978. He is currently CEO and Director of My People International and NAIITS. He has convened and chaired many initiatives within the Native community – both Christian and non-Christian. Trained in reconciliation process, Terry has spoken and taught in many contexts not only in North America but elsewhere in the world on principles and practices of reconciliation including South Africa, Rwanda, New Zealand and Australia. Terry speaks often on the development of cultural bridges between Aboriginal people and the majority cultures. He has participated in many reconciliation events across the world.


Story Guests

Coming Soon.

Conversation Guests

Coming Soon.

Interview Guests

Coming Soon.


Friday, November 7

7:00 PM:
Opening Ceremony with Terry LeBlanc followed by Plenary Session with Danielle Strickland

8:30 PM:
Coffee and snacks

Saturday, November 8

8:15 AM:
Doors Open

9:00 AM:
Plenary Session with Danielle Strickland

10:00 AM: Break

10:30 AM:

11:00 AM:
Plenary Session with Terry LeBlanc

12:00 Noon: Lunch (provided)

12:45 PM:

1:30 PM:

2:30 PM: Break

2:45 PM:
Plenary Session with Danielle Strickland

Schedule subject to change.



Spirituality and DementiaThe presentation will reframe our understanding of what it means to provide quality pastoral, spiritual and religious care interventions for persons living with dementia. By focusing on preserved abilities rather than losses, the goal of our pastoral care ministry to persons living with dementia becomes maintaining the relationship on their terms, not ours.

The Wahl Centre has presented a number of events for those involved in pastoral care, both as lay leaders and as clergy or professional care givers. This new event is in response to a growing need in our culture, and is offered at no charge to anyone interested in attending.



Angela King, MTS, FASC, ARCT, completed her Residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building in Halifax, Nova Scotia, before joining The Good Samaritan Society in July 2013. She brings a wealth of experience in providing spiritual and religious care in both acute and long term care settings to her position as Chaplain for Village by the Station in Penticton, BC. Angela is an associate with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and will complete her certification as a Specialist later this fall. Mentoring with Teepa Snow, dementia care expert and creator of the Positive Approach to Care™ facilitator training program, Angela applies, as well as teaches, the principles of a Positive Approach to Brain Change™ in her spiritual care practice with persons living with dementia.


CAPS 2014

Terwillegar Community Church
October 22,  8:45 – 4:30

Online Registration is Now Open (scroll down)

Registration: $100 (after October 10)
Early Registration: $80 (before October 10, 2014)


Rekindle – Realign – Reclaim

Carolyn Arends

Join us for a day of equipping and renewal as we are encouraged through the song and ministry of Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Carolyn Arends. 

Carolyn is known for messages, songs, and books that stir the soul, and a warm, engaging style that leaves her audiences feeling like they’ve found a new best friend. She has written and released 10 albums and is the author of 3 critically acclaimed books. 15 of Carolyn’s songs have become top 10 radio singles on the Canadian pop and US Christian charts. Carolyn has earned 2 Dove Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, and was recognized as the West Coast Music Awards’ Songwriter of the Year. 

In addition to her busy touring and speaking schedule, Carolyn has been a regular columnist for Christianity Today and is a college instructor (Pacific Life Bible College, Columbia Bible College). She has a degree in Psychology and English (Trinity Western) and a Master of Arts degree (theology) from Regent. She lives in Surrey, BC with her husband, Mark, and their children Benjamin and Bethany.

A number of other speakers will be joining us as well, with sessions that will include:

  • Left Behind: Preparing the Church Office for a Pastor's Sabbatical
  • Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Abuse and What to Do
  • Hanging Out the Welcome Sign: Becoming a More Welcoming Church
  • And skill-building Tech Tips, including:
    • How to Make a Church Information System Work for You!
    • Tools for Managing Multiple Multimedia Platforms
    • ©opyright Law and the Church
    • What on Earth is the Cloud (and Where is it??)

It is our prayer that you leave us at the end of the day refreshed and energized, with new ideas and perhaps a new perspective! We are here to serve those who serve the Church on the front lines of ministry, and we are honored that you will be joining us on October 22nd.