Taylor Graduation Banquet

The Class of 2015 represents the 35th Graduating Class from Taylor Seminary, and they welcome friends, family and fellow students to celebrate with them as they prepare to graduate. Special music will be provided by the Bluegrass Break Band, featuring Aaron Au.

Tickets are $35, or $10 for children aged 5-10.

May 2, 2015

6:00 PM

West Meadows Baptist Church

Contact the Taylor General Office for tickets: 780-431-5201.

Come Celebrate with the Graduating Class of 2015!

Grad 2015 Key Art

Join speaker guest speaker Carol Potratz, former missionary to Japan and former Associate Dean of Students at Taylor (NABC) as she participates in the 2015 Graduation Ceremony at Taylor Seminary. There is no cost to attend and no need to make reservations; everyone is welcome, and you are invited to join us for refreshments following the ceremony.

The graduating class of 2015 has chosen as their theme, “So Send I You”, taken from Jesus’ words to his disciples as recorded in John 20: “As the Father hath sent me, so send I you.”

May 3, 2015

3:00 PM

West Meadows Baptist Church

REGISTRATION 2014 – 2015
Fall Orientation

Greetings from the Registrar’s Office!

1.    REGISTRATION.  You must complete your Registration Form in full.  You should meet with your faculty advisor for course selection guidance before you register.  Your Faculty Advisor’s signature is required before the registration is processed.

  1. Registration Forms are available on-line RegistrationForm_2014-2015.pdf   Paper copies are available in the front foyer beside the General Office.
  2. Completed Registration Forms (including your Faculty Advisor’s signature) can be submitted at the General Office, e-mailed to janine.cooper@taylor-edu.ca or schong@taylor-edu.ca , or faxed to 780-436-9416.
  3. Your student account must be paid in full before you can be registered.

2.    ADD/DROP.  Once you are registered, changes can be made by adding or dropping course(s) until the ADD/DROP deadline.   You must complete and submit a Course ADD/DROP Form.  Failure to do so could result in being charged for a course(s) you are not attending and/or receive a final grade of “F” in the course(s).  This form is available on the seminary website ADD-DROP_2013-02.pdf   Paper copies are available in the front foyer beside the General Office.

Failure to do so could result in being charged for a course(s) you are not attending and/or receive a final grade of "F" in the course(s).

DEADLINE for the Fall 2014 Semester is Friday, September 12th, 2014!


  1. To withdraw from a course after the ADD/DROP deadline (after Sept. 12, 2014), you must complete and submit the Course Withdrawal Form, available at the General Office.
  2. To withdraw from your program during the course of a semester, you must complete and submit the Notification of Withdrawal Form.  This form is available through the General Office. Failure to do so could result in being charged for the course(s) and receive a final grade of “F” in the course(s). Failure to do so could result in being charged for a course(s) you are not attending and/or receive a final grade of "F" in the course(s). 

4.    PROGRAM CHANGE.  To change your program, you must complete and submit the Program Change Form.  This form is available in the front foyer beside the General Office.

5.    REQUEST FOR AN INCOMPLETE.  The Academic Committee must receive a completed Request for an Incomplete Form from the student on or before the last day of classes of the semester.  No requests will be considered after this date.  The Academic Committee will notify the student of their decision.  This form is available through the General Office and on the website IncompleteRequestForm2014.pdf

6.    2014-2015 CATALOGUE.  All important dates have been listed by semester on pages 4 and 5 of the 2013-2014 Catalogue, available on-line at TaylorSeminaryCatalogue2014-2015.pdf  or at the front foyer beside the General Office.   Registration, Fees, and Academic policies are outlined in the Catalogue.  Next to your Bible, this is a student’s best friend!

7.    TIMETABLE AND COURSE SYLLABI.  The timetable and course syllabi are posted on the Taylor Seminary website http://www.taylor-edu.ca/seminary/student-info/registrar-s-office/syllabi  and the Academic Bulletin Board as soon as they are available. Please note that the timetable for the Spring 2014 Session are subject to change.  

8.    STUDENT SCHEDULES. Students are responsible for their course selection.  Your Faculty Advisor may be helpful in giving advice and guidance.  NOTE: Your Student Schedule is a confirmation of registration.  When any changes are made to a student’s schedule (ADD/DROP course/s) during the academic year an updated student schedule will be emailed directly to the student.  It is vital that the Registrar’s Office has your current, active email address.

9.    FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS. Students taking nine (9) or more credits per semester are considered full-time students. When calculating full-time status, courses taken in the January 2014 Intersession are added to courses taken in the Fall 2013 semester and courses taken in the Spring 2014 Session are added to the Winter 2014 semester.

10.    REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.  For your convenience, check out the Taylor Seminary website www.taylor-edu.ca and you will find important information and forms in the “Student Links” section.   Registrations and requests are processed in order by date of submission.  For registrations and requests, appropriate forms must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office in person, PDF document via e-mail, fax, or mail.       Forms with missing information will not be processed until all required information is received.              Verbal requests and e-mail messages are not considered to be formal requests.

pdfFall 2014 Orientation Packet

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact:
Janine Cooper, Registry Clerk (janine.cooper@taylor-edu.ca) OR,
Su Jin Chong, Registrar (schong@taylor-edu.ca)

Messages can be left at the Registrar’s Office: (780) 431-5208

For an appointment with the Registrar, available office hours are:
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Have a blessed year!

Taylor Seminary Syllabi for 

Fall 2015 and Winter 2016

Click on the Course Name to view the Course Syllabus. 
 Not all syllabi will be posted here; if no link is provided, contact the professor or Enrolment Services for more information. Clicking the link will open the syllabus as a a PDF.

Click here for the 2015-2016 TIMETABLE (remember that this is subject to change).

The following list is sorted by COURSE CODE.

These syllabi are subject to revision until the first day of class;
check this page again before classes begin for any updated syllabi.


 Biblical Hermeneutics  BI 412 JS  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Greek and Hebrew Tools  BI 514 JS  Online  Online 3  Fall
 Church History I  CH 420 RR  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Pentecostal History  CH 525 VanJ  Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard 3  Oct 19-23
 Pastoral Internships and FE
 442, 443, 444, 445446, IN 532 (SHORT), IN 532 (LONG)
 FE 442-446 CP  Online  Online (various)  Fall
 MA Research Paper Proposal  MA 651 AE  Online  Online 1  Fall
 Evangelism & Church Planting   MI 545 AE  Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton 3  Sept 29-Oct 1
 Applied Cultural Anthropology  MI 637A VJ  Online  Online 3  Fall
 NT Introduction  NT 416 SP  Online  Online 3  Winter
 The Book of Psalms  OT 611 JS  Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton 3  Sept 28-Oct 2
 Personal Development & Ministry  PC 431 JB, KB  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 PR 442, 443, 444 and ICS  Internships  PR 442-444 AE  Online  Online 1  Fall
 Intro. to Preaching  PW 431 TBA  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Christian Worship  PW 631 RS  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Theology of Formation  SF 523 LT  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Systematic Theology  TH 531 RR  Semester  Taylor 3  Fall
 Christian Apologetics  TH 634 RR   Semester  Taylor  Fall
 Theological Studies -
 Theology Project
 TS 602 RR  Semester  Taylor 1  Fall
 Theological Studies -
 Spiritual Project
 TS 603 AE  Semester  Taylor 1  Fall


 Note: January Intersession is considered to be part of the Fall Term for the purpose of calculating Financial  Aid eligibility.
 Intercultural Communication  MI 534 CP Mod/Hybrid Edmonton  3  Jan 4-8
 Life of Christ  NT 612 RK Mod/Hybrid Taylor  3  Jan 11-15
 Theology of Justice 
 TH 543 DW Mod/Hybrid Taylor   3  Jan 11-15


 Biblical Theology of Atonement  BI 515 JS Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 The Educational Task of the Church  CE 532 JB Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 Church History II  CH 422 RR Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 Internships FE 442 FE 443 FE 444
FE 445 FE 446
 FE 442-446 CP Online Online  1  Winter
 Integral Mission  MI 432 AE Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 MA Research Paper  MA 653 AE Online Online  2  Winter
 Developing Christian Social Ministries  MI 540 JvB Semester Vanguard  3  Winter
 Gospel and Epistles of John  NT 519 KH Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 The Biblical Theology of Luke/Acts
NOTE: Starts January 14th
 NT 520 JK Semester Vanguard  3  Winter
 Old Testament Introduction  OT 417 JS Online Online  3  Winter
 Ezekiel  OT 515 JS Semester Semester  3  Winter
 Essentials of Pastoral Care  PC 531 LT Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 PR 442, 443, 444 and ICS  Internships  PR 442-444 AE Online Online  1  Winter


 Narrative Preaching

 PW 639 LB Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 Systematic Theology II  TH 532 RR Semester Taylor  3  Winter
 Christian Worldview  TH 534 RR Online Online  3  Winter
 Understanding Islam  WR 640 CO Semester Taylor  3  Winter


 Note: Spring Session is considered to be part of the Winter Term for the purpose of calculating Financial Aid  eligibility.
 Essentials of Christian Leadership -  C1  PL 633 JL / TF  Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton  3  May 9-13
 Spiritual Formation  PT 540 AE  Mod/Hybrid  Gull Lake  3  May 15-19
 Applied Linguistics I  TSL 411    Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard  3  May 9-10
 Second Language Acquisition  TSL 412 SG  Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard  3  
 VTLI: TESOL Courses - TBA            

AE - Dr. Allan Effa
CO - Christa Ohlmann
CP - Carol Potratz
DW - Dr. David Williams
JB - Dr. Joyce Bellous
JK - Jonathan Kienzler
JL - Dr. Jim Leverette
JS - Dr. Jerry Shepherd
JvB - Prof. Joanne van Beek
KB - Dr. Ken Bellous
KH - Dr. Keir Hammer
LB - Dr. Lyle Buyer
LT - Prof. Len Thompson
PC - Prof. Paul Chugg
RK - Dr. Ralph Korner
RR - Dr. Randal Rauser
RS - Rod Snaterse
SG - Prof. Sara Gnida
SP - Dr. Syd Page
TF - Dr. Terry Fossen
Van J. - Prof. Van Johnson
VJ - Vinod John 

Additional Documents for Vanguard Taylor Language Institute (VTLI) Courses:

VTLI 2015 Schedule and Instructors -- TBA
VTLI 2015 Textbook List -- TBA

Additional Documents for Field Ed:

Field Ed Critical Book Review
Field Ed Learning Contract

Field Ed Mentor's Exit Evaluation
Field Ed Ministry Study Event
Field Ed Ministry Study Event Overview
Field Ed Ministry Study Event Notes
Field Ed Practical Issues
Field Ed Student Monthly Feedback Form
Internship Waiver Application Form

 This Course List is sorted by COURSE NAME. To view a list that is sorted by COURSE CODE, visit the SYLLABI LIST here.

FALL SEMESTER (begins Sept. 2, 2014)

Applied Cultural Anthropology MI 637A  Joost Pikkert Online Online 3 Fall
Biblical Hermeneutics BI 412 Jerry Shepherd Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 Sept 29-Oct 3
Christian Apologetics TH 634 Randal Rauser Semester Taylor 3 Fall 
Christian Worship PW 631 Allan Effa Semester  Taylor  3 Fall 
Church History to 1500 CH 420 Randal Rauser  Online  Online  3 Fall 
Evangelism and Church Planting MI 545 Allan Effa Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 Fall 
Greek and Hebrew Tools BI 514 Jerry Shepherd Semester Taylor  3 Sept. 29 - Oct. 3
Intro to Preaching PW 431 Lyle Buyer Semester  Taylor  3 Fall 
MA Research Paper Proposal MA 651 Allan Effa  Semester Taylor  1 Fall 
Old Testament Introduction OT 417 Jerry Shepherd  Semester  Taylor  3 Fall 
Pastoral Internships and Field Ed FE 442-446 Willy Muller  Online  Online 1 Fall 
Personal Development and Ministry PC 431 Joyce Bellous and Ken Bellous Semester  Taylor  3 Fall 
Practica and ICS Internships PR 442-444 Allan Effa Online
Taylor  1 Fall
Systematic Theology I TH 531 Randal Rauser Semester  Taylor  3 Fall
Theology of Community SF 522 Len Thompson Semester Taylor 3 Fall 

JANUARY INTERSESSION, January 6-17, 2014

(For the purposes of Student Financial Aid, Intersession is considered to be part of the Fall Semester.)

Creation & Covenant:
Book of Genesis
OT 643 Tyler Williams Mod/Hybrid Taylor  3 Jan.12-16
Petrine Epistles NT 512  Syd Page  Mod/Hybrid  Taylor   3 Jan. 5-9

>WINTER SEMESTER (begins January 21, 2014)

Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching PW 538 Lyle Buyer Semester  Taylor  3  Winter
Biblical Theology
of Luke-Acts
NT 520 J K Semester  Taylor   3  Winter
Educational Task of the Church, The CE 532  Joyce Bellous Semester  Taylor   3  Winter
Christian Encounter
with World Religions
WR 523 Joost Pikkert Online  Online   3  Winter
Christian Worldview TH 534  Randal Rauser Semester  Taylor   3  Winter
Church History Since 1500 CH 422  Randal Rauser Online Online   3  Winter
Essentials of Pastoral Care SF 513  Len Thompson  Semester  Taylor   3  Winter
Integral Mission MI 432  Allan Effa  Online Online  3  Winter
Internships FE 442-446 Willy Muller  Online  Online   1  Winter
MA Research Paper  MA 652 Allan Effa  Online Taylor   3  Winter
NT Introduction Syd Page Semester  Taylor   3  Mar 31 - Apr 4
Pentecostal History FE 442-446  V J Semester Taylor  3  Winter
PR 442, 443, 444 and ICS Internships Allan Effa Online Online  1  Winter
Spiritual Formation PT 540 Allan Effa Semester  Taylor   3  Mar 30 - Apr 4
Systematic Theology II TH 532 Randal Rauser Semester Taylor 3  Winter
SPRING SESSION, May 4 - May 29, 2014

(For the purposes of Student Financial Aid, Intersession is considered to be part of the Winter Semester.)

Applied Linguistics  TSL 411 TBA Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton 3 May 4-8 
Applied Linguistics II TSL 413 TBA Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 19-22
Christian Ethics TH 526 David Williams Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 5-9
Essentials of Christian Leadership PL 633 Jim Leverette Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 May 12-16
Global Mission Tour  MI 546 Allan Effa  Mod/Hybrid  Spain May 11-25
Methods and Materials TSL 414 TBA Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton  May 25-29
Practicum I & II TSL 415 & 416 TBA Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton  1 (415) 2 (416)  June-July 
Second Language Acquisition TSL 412  TBA Mod/Hybrid  Edmonton  May 11-15 





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