Taylor E P Wahl Centre: Education, Inspiration, Transformation
The Wahl Centre exists to serve the ongoing educational and training needs of the church. Seminars, workshops, short-term study and/or service opportunities, lectures, lessons (including music lessons), concerts discussion groups and other events are offered.
Named in honor of the founder of this institution, the E P Wahl Centre is committed to Dr. Wahl's vision of well-trained pastors and lay leaders serving faithfully to change the world.
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E.P. Wahl Lectures
The E.P. Wahl Lectures have been a significant continuing education event for church leaders, students and academics for 30 years. This lectureship was established in memory of Dr. E.P.Wahl, the founder and first president of Christian Training Institute, now Taylor Seminary.
Join us for the 2019 Wahl Lectures. Come and gain a fresh perspective on the Canadian Church by turning to current empirical data and analysis and stirring timely theological and practical considerations regarding religious and cultural realities inside and outside of Canadian congregations. This one-day event, led by Joel Thiessen, Ph.D., of Ambrose University, is ideal for church and denominational leaders as well as church members.
The Purpose of the E.P. Wahl Lecture Series is:
- to encourage those who are serving in local ministry;
- to address topics of interest and need;
- to supplement the seminary education of our students;
- to strengthen the ministry of the seminary to the wider community;
- to provide a forum for evangelical scholarship.
Under the auspices of this lectureship, a distinguished scholar and ministry practitioner is brought to the campus each year to bring a series of lectures on issues related to the challenges of contemporary ministry.
Taylor Seminary has been honored to host numerous accomplished and fascinating presenters, including:
Dr. Howard Hendricks
Dr. Leith Anderson
Dr. Calvin Miller
Dr. Stuart Briscoe
Dr. William Willimon
Dr. Marva Dawn
Dr. Archibald Hunt
Dr. William Dyrness
Dr. Alan Roxburgh
Dr. John Stakehouse
Dr. Douglas J. Moo
Dr. Glen Stassen
Dr. Reginald Bibby
Dr. James K.A. Smith
Dr. Norman Wirzba
Dr. Michael Gorman
Dr. Edith Humphrey
Building Healthy Church Staffs
Are you part of a church staff? Are you wondering what part you can play in making your staff a stronger team? If so, we invite you to join us for the next training day.
The last workshop focused on how to leverage the strengths of every member of your church staff so as to maximize your team's impact in service of your church body. Come, next time, either as an individual or as a complete ministry team (pastors, directors, administrative staff). It's a day that will prove to be valuable for any church or organization!
Healthy Churches is an initiative of the E P Wahl Centre at Taylor Seminary, a continuing education initiative addressing the educational needs of the church.
Healthy Pastors Initiative
Healthy Pastors Initiative Director Rev. Sam Nikkel:
Serving those in ministry is at the heart of the Healthy Pastors Initiative. Creating a community of care for fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support is another vital purpose for this initiative.Through workshops and retreats like THRiVE, pastors and leaders explore the practical issues that need to be considered as well as topics such as: the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. The key areas discussed were:
- Spiritual Formation
- Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
- Leadership and Management
- Marriage and Family
Parish Nursing Institute
With the encouragement and participation of the Alberta Association of Parish Nurses, the Parish Nursing Institute was formed in 2017 as a response to a need among the profession for training and certification. The first institute was held in June of that year.
The 2019 Institute will feature a robust and enriching time of learning, community, and reflection. Click on the image above to register or learn more.
Dr. Joyce Bellous leads the team that develops and host the Parish Nursing Institute. She led a similar program at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, ON that graduated more than 200 nurses in a decade. Dr. Bellous’ experienced leadership attracts world-class facilitators for the Institute.
Parish Nursing Institute areas of focus include:
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bellous at Joyce.Bellous@taylor-edu.ca or by calling 780-431-5243.