Come Celebrate with the Graduating Class of 2014!

Taste and See Class of 2014

May 4 Graduation Exercises 3 pm at West Meadows Baptist Church

Everyone is welcome to attend the Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2014. Nineteen students will graduate this year, and three students will receive graduate certificates; this is the biggest graduating class at Taylor Seminary in four years. 

The theme of Grad this year, as chosen by this 34th graduating class, is Taste and See; the reference comes from the 34th Psalm: "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." The featured speaker this year will be Dr. Terry LeBlanc, director of My People International.

The ceremony will take place at West Meadows Baptist Church, on 199 Street in Edmonton, just north of 87 Avenue. The ceremony begins at 3 PM, and people should be seated by 2:50 PM. Following the ceremony, the Taylor Alumni Association will host a reception in the foyer of the church, offering light refreshments.

Graduation Ceremony
Sunday, May 4, 2014
3:00 PM
West Meadows Baptist Church (9333 199 St NW, Edmonton, AB)


Taylor Seminary Syllabi for 

Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

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. C
lick here for the updated TIMETABLE. 

The following list is sorted by COURSE CODE; click here to view a course list sorted by COURSE NAME.


 Biblical Hermeneutics BI 412 JS Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 Sept 29-Oct 3
 Greek and Hebrew Tools BI 514 JS Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Church History to 1500 CH 420 RR Online Online 3  Fall
 Pastoral Internships and FE 442,  443, 444, 445, 446, 532 FE 442-446 WM Online Online 1  Fall
 MA Research Paper Propsal
MA 651
JAE Online Online 1  Fall
 Evangelism & Church Planting  MI 545 AE Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 Sept 29-Oct 3
 Applied Cultural Anthropology MI 637 JP Online Online 3  Fall
 Old Testament Introduction OT 417 JS Semster Taylor 3  Fall
 Personal Development & Ministry PC 431 JB, KB
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 PR 442, 443, 444 and ICS  Internships PR 442-444
AE Online Online 3  Fall
 Christian Worship PW 631
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Intro. to Preaching PW 431 LB 
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Theology of Community SF 522 LT
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Christian Apologetics TH 634
RR Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Systematic Theology I TH 531 RR Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Note: January Intersession is considered to be part of the Fall Term for the purpose of calculating Financial  Aid eligibility.
 Revelation NT 617
SP Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  Jan 5-9
 Creation & Covenant:
 Book of  Genesis
OT 643 TW Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  Jan 12-16

 WINTER SEMESTER (January, 2015)

 Church History Since 1500 CH 422 RR Online Online 3  Winter
 Internships 442, 443, 444, 445,  446, and IN 532 (short) IN 532 (long)  FE 442-446
IN 532
WM Online Online 1  Winter
 Integral Mission MI 432 AE Online Online 3  Winter
 MA Research Paper MA 652 AE Online Online 3  Winter
 NT Introduction NT 416 SP Semester Taylor 3  Mar 31-Apr 4
 Essentials of Pastoral Care PC 531 LT Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 PR 442, 443, 444 and ICS  Internships PR 442-444
AE Online Online 3  Fall
 Spiritual Formation PT 540 AE Semester Taylor 3  Mar 30-Apr 4
 The Art & Craft of Biblical  Preaching PW 538 LB Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 Systematic Theology II TH 532 RR Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 Christian Worldview TH 534 RR Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 Note: Spring Session is considered to be part of the Winter Term for the purpose of calculating Financial Aid  eligibility.
 Global Mission Study Tour MI 546 AE Mod/Hybrid May 11-25 3  SPAIN
 Christian Ethics TH 526 DW Mod/Hybrid May 4-8 3  May 5-9
 Essentials of Christian Leadership PL 633 JL Mod/Hybrid May 11-15 3  May 12-16
 Applied Linguistics TSL 411 ?? Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  May 4-8
 Second Language Acquisition TSL 412 ?? Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  May 11-15
 Applied Linguistics II TSL 413 ?? Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  May 19-22
 Methods & Materials TSL 414 ?? Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3  May 25-29
 Practicum I & II TSL 415 & 416 ?? Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 1 (415) 2 (416)  June-July

AE - Dr. Allan Effa
DW - Dr. David Williams
JB - Dr. Joyce Bellous
JL - Dr. Jim Leverette
JP - Dr. Joost Pikkert
JS - Dr. Jerry Shepherd
KB - Dr. Ken Bellous
LB - Dr. Lyle Buyer
LT - Prof. Len Thompson
RR - Dr. Randal Rauser
SP - Dr. Syd Page
TW - Prof. Tyler Williams
WM - Dr. Willy Muller 

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 Learning Contract
Field Ed Mentor's Exit Evaluation
Field Ed Ministry Study Event
Field Ed Ministry Study Event Instructions
Field Ed Practical Issues
Field Ed Student Monthly Feedback Form

Why Choose Taylor Seminary?

Welcome to Taylor Seminary, where faith and learning come together to build the leaders of tomorrow!

God has a plan for you -- and a wonderful plan for your mind, and for the gifts he has given you. At Taylor Seminary, we seek to prepare you for the ministry He has called you to; we are here to give you the tools you need to engage society with the transforming message of Jesus Christ.

Our stated purpose is to develop Christ-minded leaders who make a difference in the world. As our president, Dr. David Williams says, the most important part of that mission statement is not the word "leaders", but the words "Christ-minded".

When you consider Taylor Seminary, you are preparing yourself to embrace the doctrine of Jesus Christ in a warm, inclusive environment of strong educational and social support. You'll also be studying with caring, highly-competant professors, and you'll be in class with a vibrant student body from various denominational and national backgrounds.

Thank you for your interest in Taylor Seminary! 

We hope to provide the best place for ministry training or theological study as you learn how best to serve God.

For more Information on Taylor Seminary admissions anre requirements, please see our Student Information Page or complete the Taylor Seminary Information Request Form.

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Research and Writing Seminar

Presented by the faculty of Taylor Seminary.


In the video posted above, Taylor Seminary (Edmonton, AB) presents a tutorial that is an essential guide to research and writing for our students. Many of the guidelines and suggestions here will be invaluable to any post-secondary student who is seeking to eliminate costly errors and missed opportunities that negatively affect GPA.


  • What is the best way to get started?
  • How do you organize your paper?
  • What are the characteristics of Argumentative Research Papers, Historical Research Papers, and Exegesis Papers?
  • What are research suggestions and guidelines?
  • What about including quotes from others in a paper, and how does one avoid a damaging charge of plagiarism?
  • What are the essentials of research writing, in terms of style, grammar, footnotes, bibliographies, etc.
  • What are Syd's Top Ten Writing Errors to Avoid?

(Based on insights from the long career of Professor Emeritus Dr. Syd Page, the final item on that list will surely include some clarity for everyone on common writing challenges.)

As a student, this hour-long presentation may be one of the best uses of your time you will find, and we think many viewers will find it worth watching more than once.

REGISTRATION 2013 – 2014

Greetings from the Registrar’s Office!

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

a. Registration Forms are available on-line ( Paper copies are available in the front foyer beside the General Office.
b. Completed Registration Forms can be submitted at the General Office, e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or faxed to 780-436-9416.
c. Your student account must also be paid up 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 ( Paper copies are available in the front foyer beside the General Office.

>> DEADLINE for the Fall 2013 Semester is Friday, September 13th, 2013!
>> DEADLINE for the Winter 2014 Semester is Friday, January 31st, 2014!

3. WITHDRAWAL. To withdraw from your program, 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).

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 via the Registrar’s Office 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.

6. 2013-2014 CATALOGUE. All important dates have been listed by semester on pages 4 and 5 of the 2013-2014 Catalogue, available on-line here ( 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 your new best friend.

7. COURSE LISTINGS, TIMETABLE, AND COURSE SYLLABI. Course listings, timetables, and course syllabi are posted on the Taylor Seminary Website here ( and the Academic Bulletin Board as soon as they are available. Please note that the timetables for January 2014 Intersession and Spring 2014 Session are subject to change.

8. STUDENT SCHEDULES. Student Schedules are mailed to all registered students in mid-August along with other information. Students are ultimately 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 REGISTRAR page on the Taylor Seminary website for important information and updates. 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.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact:

Janine Cooper, Registry Clerk ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) OR,
Su Jin Chong, Registrar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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!

Su Jin Chong, Registrar