Sacramento - Alumni 14 Day Coach TourJoin your fellow Taylor Alumni on a 
14-Day Coach Tour to the Triennial Conference in Sacramento

Hosted by the Taylor College & Seminary Alumni Association

You are invited to join the Taylor Alumni Association for  a wonderful 14-day coach tour from Edmonton to California. Travel through Idaho and Oregon to San Francisco, where you will enjoy a harbour cruise, then head to Sacramento.

After spending July 1-5 in Sacramento during the  Triennial Conference, head towards home starting with a visit to the redwood forest, including a drive through Avenue of the Giants. Next, it’s two days in Newport, OR with a hotel on the beach, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the natural wonders of Oregon.  July 9th and 10 see you heading to the Bavarian community of Leavenworth, WA, then on to the beautiful Okanagan to Three Valley Gap in British Columbia, arriving home on July 11.

NOTE: You do NOT have to be an alumni to join us, and you are welcome even if not attending the Triennial Conference.
 
Alumni Association smCost: $2,440 + GST per person, & includes:
  • Admission to the planned attractions 
  • All lodging
  • All breakfasts (except in Sacramento)
  • Some lunches/dinners & coffee breaks 
To secure your seat, a non-refundable $100.00 deposit is required. A payment of $1,000 is due on Feb. 15, 2015 and the balance of $1562 due on May 15, 2014. 
 
For more information and to secure your spot, please contact TAA President Eric Peters at (780) 619-0910 or email eric@investalberta.com.

 

We hope you will join us for the 30th Annual E.P. Wahl Lectures at Taylor Seminary! This annual lectureship is intended to directly serve those who serve in ministry, offering a day of professional development and training that addresses practical ministry issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and Taylor students are required to attend in lieu of classes.

In 2015, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Phil Kenneson of Milligen College. Dr. Kenneson is the Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries, and Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college in northeast Tennessee.

Location: Taylor Seminary (Stencel Hall), 11525 -- 23 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Cost: $69.00 (Save $20 when you register before Mar 1 -- just $49.99 for the early bird rate)

Our topic for 2015 will be:

WahlCentre-Logo-reverseThe Church as Sign of the Kingdom:
Practicing the Patience of God

In four lectures, Dr. Kenneson will address the following related topics:

“Bearing Witness to the Patience of God" 
If the church is called to be an embodied sign of God’s kingdom, the shape of that sign and that kingdom will bear, by God’s grace, something of the marks of God’s character. This session explores the biblical and theological witness to God's patience.

“Bearing the Fruit of Patience in a World Addicted to Speed"
Although the church is called to embody, even if imperfectly, something of God’s patience in the world, it never does so in a cultural vacuum. This session takes up patience as a fruit of God's Spirit and explores some of the cultural obstacles and opportunities to embodying such a virtue in contemporary cultures.

“Embodying the Patience of God: Slow Church Practices”   
If the contemporary church sought to embody a different relationship to time, a different rhythm, what might this look like? Some have called it “slow church.”  This session sketches some of the historic practices of the church many congregations already engage in that might be used by God to cultivate such a common life. 

“Embodying the Patience of God: More Slow Church Practices”
Although there is no universal blueprint for embodying the patience of God, there are plenty of practices in the Christian tradition that might enliven our imaginations about what this might look like.  This session examines some additional practices that might nurture such an embodied witness.
 

Phil Kenneson, guest lecturer at Taylor SeminaryABOUT DR. PHIL KENNESON
Phil Kenneson lives in East Tennessee with his wife Kim and their five children. He has taught theology and philosophy at Milligan College since 1992. In addition to teaching, he enjoys cooking, running and hiking in the mountains. He has been involved in the Ekklesia Project since its early days - See more at: http://www.ekklesiaproject.org.

Philip D. Kenneson, Ph.D.
The Kenneth E. Starkey Chair of Bible and Christian Ministries, Professor of Theology and Philosophy (1992), Milligan College

B.A., Butler University;
M.Div., Emmanuel Christian Seminary;
Ph.D., Duke University.

ABOUT THE E.P. WAHL LECTURES

Dr. Andrew MacRae was the speaker at the first inaugural E.P. Wahl Lectures in 1986. Since then, a Who's-Who of Christian leaders and academics have joined us for this annual lectureship. Established in memory of the founder of Taylor, Dr. E.P. Wahl, this lectureship features a distinguished scholar who comes to offer insights into some aspect of ministry. Local pastors, academicians and students join together is what has become an important annual event for biblical scholars, church leaders and anyone involved in the ministry of the church.

Past speakers have included Dr. Haddon Robinson, Dr. Howard Hendricks, Dr. Calvin Miller, Dr. William Willimon, Dr. Os Guinness, and many more.

 

Good Churches Don't have Conflict, Do They?

A bite-sized learning opportunity - just $25!

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 the Wahl Centre at Taylor invites you to our next Lunch & Learn for Church Administrative Professionals. This event is for anyone who loves our annual CAPs events, with practical training and networking for those who serve the church in an administrative role.

This is an hour-long workshop that looks into recognizing a variety of conflict styles we all employ, as well as how to find the opportunities for future blessing that can come from managing conflict well. This workshop is in response to many conversations with church leaders about the sort of basic training on fundamental issues that will help teams function at their best.

Lunch & Learn runs from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a boxed lunch provided by Sunterra Markets. The hour-long workshop looks into recognizing a variety of conflict styles we all employ, as well as how to find the opportunities for future blessing that can come from managing conflict well.

Join us for some learning, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to network with other church administrative professionals.

DATE: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
TIME: 11 AM to 1 PM
LOCATION: Taylor Seminary
COST: $25

NOTE: Our first CAPS Lunch and Learn in 2014 sold out - Register right away!

THRiVE 2015

 

Dear colleague in ministry,

Recent large-scale studies on those who serve in vocational ministry have shown some significant findings regarding the key issues that lead to long-term health and vitality in ministry. As part of its new Healthy Pastors Initiative, the Wahl Centre at Taylor invites pastors to come together for a three day event that will dig deeply into the top five areas of critical need. These insights, prayerfully considered, have the power to profoundly re-shape your ministry and your personal life.

Among the key areas to be discussed are:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Self-Care
  • Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
  • Leadership and Management
  • Marriage and Family

No matter how long you have been in ministry, no matter how well (or how poorly) things are going, and no matter if you feel like you are too busy to attend – This event is for you.

DATE: May 19-22, 2015Healthy Pastors

LOCATION: Camp Caroline

COST: $300.00 (incl. meals/accommodation)

Register Online: www.Taylor-Edu.ca/Events (Registration will open by January 5, 2015)

Register by Phone: 780-431-5200

 

 

A bite-sized learning opportunity - just $25!

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 the Wahl Centre at Taylor invites you to our next Lunch & Learn for Church Administrative Professionals. This event is for anyone who loves our annual CAPs events, with practical training and networking for those who serve the church in an administrative role.

Lunch & Learn runs from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with a boxed lunch provided by Sunterra Markets. 

Topic : To Be Confirmed

DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
TIME: 11 AM to 1 PM
LOCATION: Taylor Seminary
COST: $25

NOTE: Our first CAPS Lunch and Learn in 2014 sold out - Register right away!

Join us for some learning, a delicious lunch and the opportunity to network with other church administrative professionals.