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 /taylor/pdf/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 or , 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 /taylor/pdf/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 /taylor/pdf/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 /taylor/pdf/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  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 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 ( OR,
Su Jin Chong, Registrar (

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!

 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 





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.

Click here for the updated TIMETABLE. 

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

These syllabi are subject to revision until the first day of class;
check back here for the most recent version.


 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
 Pentecostal History  CH 525 VJ Modular Vanguard 3 Oct. 20-24, 2014
 Pastoral Internships and FE 442,  443, 444, 445, 446, 532  FE 442-446 WM Online Online 1  Fall
 MA Research Paper Propsal
 MA 651
AE Online Online 1  Fall
 Evangelism & Church Planting   MI 545 AE Mod/Hybrid Edmonton 3 Sept 29-Oct 3
 Applied Cultural Anthropology  MI 637A 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 1  Fall
 Intro. to Preaching UPDATED  PW 431 LB 
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Theology of Community  SF 522 LT
Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Christian Apologetics UPDATED  TH 634
RR Semester Taylor 3  Fall
 Systematic Theology I UPDATED  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 Taylor 3  Jan 5-9
 Creation & Covenant:
 Book of  Genesis
 OT 643 TW Mod/Hybrid Taylor 3  Jan 12-16


 The Educational Task of the Church  CE 532 JB Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 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 653 AE Online Online 2  Winter
 NT Introduction  NT 416 SP Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 Biblical Theology of Luke-Acts  NT 520 JK Semester Vanguard 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
 Spiritual Formation  PT 540 AE Semester Taylor 3  Winter
 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
 Christian Encounter with World Religions  WR 523  KH 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  SPAIN 3  May 11-25
 Christian Ethics  TH 526 DW Mod/Hybrid  Taylor 3  May 4-8
 Essentials of Christian Leadership  PL 633 JL / TF Mod/Hybrid  Taylor 3  May 11-15
 Applied Linguistics  TSL 411 JP Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard 3  May 4-8
 Second Language Acquisition  TSL 412 SG Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard 3  May 11-15
 Applied Linguistics II  TSL 413 JM Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard 3  May 19-22
 Methods & Materials  TSL 414 PC Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard 3  May 19-22
 Practicum I & II  TSL 415 &  416 PC Mod/Hybrid  Vanguard  1 (415)
2 (416)
 TESOL Practicum  TSL 417  PC  Mod/Hybrid Vanguard   May 26-Aug 9

AE - Dr. Allan Effa
DW - Dr. David Williams
JB - Dr. Joyce Bellous
JK - Jonathan Kienzler
JL - Dr. Jim Leverette
JM - Jordan McEwan
JP - Dr. Joost Pikkert
JS - Dr. Jerry Shepherd
KB - Dr. Ken Bellous
KH - Keir Hammer
LB - Dr. Lyle Buyer
LT - Prof. Len Thompson
PC - Paul Chugg
RR - Dr. Randal Rauser
SG - Sara Gnida
SP - Dr. Syd Page
TF - Dr. Terry Fossen
TW - Prof. Tyler Williams
VJ - Van Johnson
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

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)

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.