2011-12 Catalogue

New Catalogue Details Programs/Courses for the Coming Year

Taylor Seminary's new catalogue is now posted online. This 64-page document, which is available in printed form as well, is anCatalog 2011-12 cover sm up-to-date listing of Taylor's programs and courses. It also highlights the academic calendar for the year, lists contact info for faculty and staff, and includes the forms needed to apply for studying with us.

This year's catalogue also contains a newly updated list of bursaries and scholarships -- be sure to check out the details on pages 22-24.


Click here to view the catalogue as a PDF, or contact Enrolment Services to receive a copy by mail.

Vital Church Planting Conference

Vital Church Planting West Conference 2011: “reChurch – Take Another Look”

Mission-minded church leaders from many denominations across western Canada will come together to view church with fresh eyes at the Vital Church Planting West Conference, “reChurch - Take Another Look”.

The VCP West Conference, hosted by the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton, will be held May 26-28, 2011, at Concordia University College in Edmonton, AB.

Vital Church Planting 2011“The history of the church in the West is still very young and I think that there are areas in which we can lead,” says Diocese of Edmonton Bishop Jane Alexander. “It is time for old stereotypes to be challenged; for us as members of the church to really believe that our church is here to stay; and that in Christ we offer something that is vital to our communities.”

The VCP West conference will address the challenges and needs of church in western Canada, generating discussion about rural and indigenous ministry, urban development, family and children’s ministry, and more.

“With the great variety of speakers and workshops this conference offers, I think that people at every level of involvement and leadership (laity and clergy) will find useful tools and be encouraged about the future of the church,” says Bishop Alexander.

The conference, co-sponsored by the Wycliffe College School of Evangelism, will feature keynote addresses by the Bishop of Sheffield Steven Croft, a leader in Fresh Expressions; and Pastor Beth Fellinger, an experienced urban, suburban and rural church planter and Director of Family and Children’s Ministries at Oakridge Presbyterian Church in London, ON.

Participants will be able to choose from a variety of workshops, led by: David Ashdown, Thomas Brauer, Jonathan Connell, Steven Croft, Beth Fellinger, Oz Lorentzen, Lydia Mamakwa, Darryl Muth, Myron Penner, Nick Trussell, David Von Bieker, and Tim Wray.

Individuals registering before March 31, 2011, will receive the Early Bird rate of $230/person. Groups of three or more will also be able to register for $230/person. After March 31st, individual fees will increase by $50/person. A special student rate of $120 is also available. Meals are included in the registration fee. Register online at www.vitalchurchplanting.com/west.

A limited number of rooms are available on campus at Concordia College for $30/person. If interested, please email your name, conference name, and the number of nights you are requesting, along with your contact information to: darren.beach@concordia.ab.ca.


For more information, please visit www.vitalchurchplanting.com/west.

the WORD IN 2011

word_in_2011_coverTaylor is pleased to present a new collection of sermon summaries from the beginning of the year. 

For the second year in a row, we invited pastors and other church leaders to share with us their key thoughts and messages of vision for the new year. Each of these offers food for thought, and we hope you will enjoy this project.

 >>>> Click on the cover at right to read this book online; feel free to download and save a copy, share it with others or post it online, but please note the copyright notice provides free distribution only if the material is kept whole and intact and provided free of charge.


Read submissions from:

Wayne Ayer, West Center Baptist in Madison, SD:  Imagine!  (pg 4)
James Erb, Hollyview Family Fellowship in Portland, OR:  11 in '11   (pg 7)
Marc Maffucci, Quail Lakes Baptist in Stockton, CA:  People Who Go, Grow  (pg 6)
Robert Millman, Grace Christian Fellowship in Edmonton, AB:  New Beginnings  (pg 5)
Jeremy Putz, Central Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB:  Vine and Branches  (pg 9)
Curtis Reimer, College Heights Baptist in Prince George, BC:  Hungering, Thirsting (pg 13)
Ryan Sato, First Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB:  Be Loved, do Love  (pg 12)
Lawrence Schmidt, Renaissance Community Church in Edmonton, AB: With Us & For Us (pg 16)
Jason Shine, Mid-West Baptist Association in Edmonton, AB:  Servant Saints  (pg 10)
John van Sloten, New Hope Church in Calgary, AB:  Largeness of Grace  (pg 11)
Ken Vandermuelen, Thornhill Baptist Church in Calgary, AB:  Focusing on Jesus  (pg 8)
Matt Ziprick, Bethel Lutheran Church in Sherwood Park, AB: The Father's Business  (pg 3)

We hope to collect similar summaries at the beginning of 2012, and we hope you'll share the one key word or phrase being shared in your church when we invite submissions.


Previous Edition

Read THE WORD IN 2010 here.

onWORD Schedule, Winter 2011

This is your invitation to take part in outstanding Bible teaching – offered free of charge through the Wahl Centre at Taylor. The weekly onWORD event brings together eager students of the Bible with gifted Bible teachers, pastors, academics and other speakers. It's always a feast, and everyone is welcome to attend.

This event is held in the Taylor Seminary building at 11525 - 23 Avenue SW, Edmonton, AB.


The Seven Habits of Healthy Christians: Rev. Sieg Koslowski

February 15 – Habit 1: THE MISSING LINK  (Philippians 4:4-8)
How to enjoy the Christian life - not just endure it.

February 22 – Habit 2: HEROES  (Hebrews 6:12-15)
A Biblical way of dealing with wait problems.

March 1 – Habit 3: AMAZING RACE OR AMAZING GRACE?  (Philippians 4:10-13)
The best kept secret in the Christian life.

March 8 – Habit 4: HELL'S KITCHEN  (Luke 10:38-42)
Hope for those whose faith is driving them crazy.


Lenten Series: Bishop Jane AlexanderBishop_Jane_Alexander_Edmonton_office

Taking Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in John 4, and Jesus call to faith in John 7, we will explore our relationship with Christ. As part of our Lenten journey we will look at how the three topics of beauty, hope and faith speak into both our understanding of ourselves and our acceptance of the love and vision that God, in Christ Jesus, has for our lives.

March 15: Beauty: Learning to See Ourselves as Christ Sees Us
March 22: Hope: New Possibilities
March 29: Faith: Drinking Deep

Bishop Jane Alexander of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton grew up in Newcastle, England, and has lived in Canada since 1990. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta ('96, Ph. D., Educational Psychology) and of Newman Theological College ('01, MTS) and was ordained as a priest in 2001. She became Bishop in 2008.


Understanding Easter: Dr. Michael Pahl

April 5 – Jesus' Death: KALEIDOSCOPING THE ATONEMENT  (1 Corinthians 15:3)
April 12 – Jesus' Death: LOVE'S MASTER NARRATIVE  (1 John 3:16-18)

 [April 19 -- special Easter drama (see below)]

April 26 – Jesus' Resurrection: WALKING THE EMMAUS ROAD  (Luke 24:13-35)
May 3 – Jesus' Resurrection: THE STARK REALITY OF HOPE  (Romans 4:17-18)

Michael Pahl is a pastor at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton. He holds the PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK, and he is the author of From Resurrection to New Creation: A First Journey in Christian Theology (Cascade, 2010).


April 19 – Barabbas, Imprisoned By Regret: Dr. Randy Ritz

This dramatic 1-hour stage play explores the life of Barabbas as it may have been in the years following his release from prison in place of Jesus. Where did he go and what did he do? How did he remember the astonishing events that led to his freedom that Passover weekend in Jerusalem? This dramatic Easter presentation features actor and playwright Dr. Randy Ritz in a production that explores the story of Jesus' death and resurrection from a unique perspective. Don’t miss it!


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