Join us for These Upcoming Modular Courses!

Taylor Seminary makes a number of courses available in a one-week intensive format each year as a way of making theological education more accessible to working students. The schedule for upcoming modular courses is as follows:

October 15-19, 2018
January 7-11, 2019
January 14-18, 2019
May 6-10, 2019
May 13-17, 2019


Fall Semester

(October 15-19)

PC 531 Essentials of Pastoral Care
An introductory course dealing with the theology, theory, and practice of pastoral care in the context of Christian ministry. Attention will be given to how pastoral care is performed through the leading of special services: Lord's Supper, Baptism, Weddings, Funerals, etc.
Instructor: Dr. Roger Helland
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv Degree

NT 617 Book of Revelation
An exposition of the English text of the book of Revelation in the light of its first century context, with attention given to its significance for Christian life and thought today.
Instructor: Dr. Ralph Korner
3 Credits
Prerequisite: BI 412


January Intersession

(January 7-11 and January 14-18)

WR 523 Christian Encounters with World Religions  - January 7-11
This course examines Judiasm, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Taoism and evaluates their impact on both Canadian society and world affairs. Some practical strategies for witnessing to the adherents of these non-Christian religions are also proposed.
Instructor: Dr. Keir Hammer
3 Credits
Can fulfill a requirement for all degrees

PW 538 The Art and Craft of Biblical Preaching  - January 14-18
A deeper study of practical issues of biblical preaching as these relate to pastoral ministry. Special attention is given to the skills, the art and Spirit-led aspects of sermon delivery in the context of worship services and special occasions such as weddings, funerals and Christian holidays. Furthermore, significant emphasis is given to in-class preaching. This course will be of particular benefit to those who are currently, or foresee themselves, in a primary role of preaching.
Instructor: Dr. Lyle Buyer
3 Credits

PC 431 Personal Development and Ministry  - January 14-18
The course focuses on increasing interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness. The course is geared towards helping ministers become more resilient and compassionate to themselves and to other people by increasing self-and other awareness through doing personal assessments and practising social-skill building exercises to enhance personal self-understanding and social/cultural understanding of others.
Instructor: Dr. Joyce Bellous
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv Degree
Can fulfill a requirement for the MAICS-TESOL degree


Spring Session

(May 6-10 and May 13-17)

OT 614 Wisdom Literature  - May 6-10
A detailed examination of the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiates and the Song of Songs.
Instructor: Dr. Jerry Shepherd
3 Credits

PL 633 Essentials of Christian Leadership - May 6-10
An examination of what constitutes Christian leadership, how leaders are developed and how leadership styles are engaged. In this practicum course, students will also be expected to engage the practice of leadership in local ministry. The goal of this course is to take leadership out of the realm of theory and focus on the practical applications of leadership within local ministry.
Instructors: Dr. Terry Fossen and Dr. Cory Seibel
3 Credits
Required for the MDiv degree

TH 634 Christian Apologetics - May 13-17
An introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identification of evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical grund of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.
Instructor: Dr. Randal Rauser
3 Credits
Can fulfill a requirement for the MDiv degree

TH 526 Christian Ethics - May 13-17
A study drawing on the biblical and theological resources of the Christian tradition for the development of Christian ethical reflection and the formation of Christian character in a post-Christian context.
Instructor: Dr. David Williams
3 Credits
Required for the MTS Degree
Can fulfill a requirement for the MDiv degree

Remember -

All courses are available for audit (for half price) if space is available. Also, graduates with a degree from Taylor Seminary are entitled to return to take one course each academic year at no cost (except for fees).