New onWORD Series
The Wahl Centre invites you to join us for the next series at onWORD. Beginning October 18th (7 PM) and running for three consecutive Tuesday evenings, Roger Helland will be speaking about 'missional spirituality', expressing God's love from the inside out.
Roger Helland is the District Executive Coach for the Baptist General Conference; he has just written a book called Missional Spirituality with co-author Leonard Hjalmarson, which will be released in November. The back of the book reads:Spirituality and mission are inseparable.In Missional Spirituality, Roger Helland and co-author Leonard Hjalmarson show how the spiritual life leads us to “come home” to Christ, and then sends us forth to love our neighbors as ourselves. Through this process you can reclaim the whole of God’s kingdom for his glory and the fulfillment of your heart’s longing.For more information, visit the website at: http://missionalspirituality.com
onWORD, the weekly series, is free to attend, and everyone is welcome.
Alumni Gathering in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Alumni Meetup!
All alumni of Taylor/NABC/EBS/CTI and their spouses are invited to an Alumni Reception at Rowandale Baptist Church (Winnipeg) Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 PM.
Taylor welcomes you to this opportunity to reunite with old friends and classmates, and to hear an update on Taylor from President David Williams. There will also be a chance to hear more about a new Manitoba & area chapter of the Taylor Alumni Association.
The 2nd Annual onWORD Bible Conference provided much food for thought. Calgary Pastor John van Sloten of New Hope Community Church (CRC) was the featured speaker, exploring what the Bible says about how God often speaks through means other than the Bible -- notably through his creation (see Psalm 19, Romans 1).
John discussed his recent book, 'The Day Metallica Came to Church', a book that author Leonard Sweet called "amazing", and Dr. Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, called "reliable and inspiring."
The idea is unsettling in some ways and generated good discussion, but John explored how the church (indeed, even the apostles and Jesus himself) saw God's truth in unexpected places.
Randy Stonehill, a legendary singer-songwriter, led worship and also offered a workshop on the role scripture has played in his life as a public figure. That workshop took place outside on a gorgeous, warm September Saturday. In all, eight workshops and three general sessions took place, and the conference was followed by a concert with Randy Stonehill in the evening of September 24th.
The conference generated media interest from a number of outlets, and resulted in a feature interview on CBC Radio (Edmonton).
Church Planting Seminar and Course
Taylor Seminary is pleased to announce that our church planting seminar, which proved popular last fall, will be offered again this September.
Dr. Allan Effa and a number of guest presenters (all with experience in the wild adventure of church planting) will teach a seminary course from September 27-29, and this course will be available as a non-credit seminar for those not pursuing a degree.
When taken for credit, MI 545 Evangelism and Church Planting is a 'hybrid' course that combines classroom learning with an online component, and runs from August 30 – December 8, 2011. The seminar portion of the course (September 27-29) is open to other interested students at a cost of $149, and proved popular when introduced in 2010.
Church Planting Seminar Schedule
Class will begin Tuesday, September 27 at 9:00 AM in S-2. We will go over the syllabus and get acquainted with one another and the expectations of the course during this time. Those who are attending only the Church Planting seminar and not taking the course for credit do not need to come until 10:30 AM on Tuesday. Below is the schedule of the guest presenters.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
10:30 – 12:00
Dr. Ken MacDonald, Terwillegar Community Church
1:00 – 2:15 PM
Bob Walther, Associate Regional Minister, Alberta Baptist Association
“The Need for Church Planting in Canada”
2:30 – 4:00 PM
Shawn and Kate Birss
“Monk Punks - Neomonastic Church Planting and Underground Urban Mission"
Wed. Sept. 28
9:00 – 10:15
Victor Ko – Mosaic House
Neighbourhood-based/Intentionally Multicultural Church Planting
10:30 – 12:00
Rob Chartrand, Crosspointe
“How to Make Babies Proactively”
1:30 – 3:00 (At Dewey’s Pub, U of A campus)
Matt Glombick, EPIC
“Neighbourhood Vs. Social Networks”
Thurs. Sept. 29
10:00 – 11:00
Phone/Skype interview with Dean Yurkewich, church planter, community networking in Grande Prairie
11:00 – 12:00
Discussion of articles:
David Fitch: “Church Planting: a New Future”
Doug Balzer: “Ten Wineskins of Church Multiplication.”
1:00 – 3:00
Jim Hall, The Canopy
“Lessons from Failure”