the WORD IN 2011
For the second year in a row, we invited pastors and other church leaders to share with us their key thoughts and messages of vision for the new year. Each of these offers food for thought, and we hope you will enjoy this project.>>>> Click on the cover at right to read this book online; feel free to download and save a copy, share it with others or post it online, but please note the copyright notice provides free distribution only if the material is kept whole and intact and provided free of charge.
Wayne Ayer, West Center Baptist in Madison, SD: Imagine! (pg 4)
James Erb, Hollyview Family Fellowship in Portland, OR: 11 in '11 (pg 7)
Marc Maffucci, Quail Lakes Baptist in Stockton, CA: People Who Go, Grow (pg 6)
Robert Millman, Grace Christian Fellowship in Edmonton, AB: New Beginnings (pg 5)
Jeremy Putz, Central Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB: Vine and Branches (pg 9)
Curtis Reimer, College Heights Baptist in Prince George, BC: Hungering, Thirsting (pg 13)
Ryan Sato, First Baptist Church in Edmonton, AB: Be Loved, do Love (pg 12)
Lawrence Schmidt, Renaissance Community Church in Edmonton, AB: With Us & For Us (pg 16)
Jason Shine, Mid-West Baptist Association in Edmonton, AB: Servant Saints (pg 10)
John van Sloten, New Hope Church in Calgary, AB: Largeness of Grace (pg 11)
Ken Vandermuelen, Thornhill Baptist Church in Calgary, AB: Focusing on Jesus (pg 8)
Matt Ziprick, Bethel Lutheran Church in Sherwood Park, AB: The Father's Business (pg 3)
Read THE WORD IN 2010 here.
onWORD Schedule, Winter 2011
This is your invitation to take part in outstanding Bible teaching – offered free of charge through the Wahl Centre at Taylor. The weekly onWORD event brings together eager students of the Bible with gifted Bible teachers, pastors, academics and other speakers. It's always a feast, and everyone is welcome to attend.
This event is held in the Taylor Seminary building at 11525 - 23 Avenue SW, Edmonton, AB.
The Seven Habits of Healthy Christians: Rev. Sieg Koslowski
February 15 – Habit 1: THE MISSING LINK (Philippians 4:4-8)
How to enjoy the Christian life - not just endure it.
February 22 – Habit 2: HEROES (Hebrews 6:12-15)
A Biblical way of dealing with wait problems.
March 1 – Habit 3: AMAZING RACE OR AMAZING GRACE? (Philippians 4:10-13)
The best kept secret in the Christian life.
March 8 – Habit 4: HELL'S KITCHEN (Luke 10:38-42)
Hope for those whose faith is driving them crazy.
Lenten Series: Bishop Jane Alexander
Taking Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well in John 4, and Jesus call to faith in John 7, we will explore our relationship with Christ. As part of our Lenten journey we will look at how the three topics of beauty, hope and faith speak into both our understanding of ourselves and our acceptance of the love and vision that God, in Christ Jesus, has for our lives.
March 15: Beauty: Learning to See Ourselves as Christ Sees Us
March 22: Hope: New Possibilities
March 29: Faith: Drinking Deep
Bishop Jane Alexander of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton grew up in Newcastle, England, and has lived in Canada since 1990. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta ('96, Ph. D., Educational Psychology) and of Newman Theological College ('01, MTS) and was ordained as a priest in 2001. She became Bishop in 2008.
Understanding Easter: Dr. Michael Pahl
April 5 – Jesus' Death: KALEIDOSCOPING THE ATONEMENT (1 Corinthians 15:3)
April 12 – Jesus' Death: LOVE'S MASTER NARRATIVE (1 John 3:16-18)
[April 19 -- special Easter drama (see below)]
April 26 – Jesus' Resurrection: WALKING THE EMMAUS ROAD (Luke 24:13-35)
May 3 – Jesus' Resurrection: THE STARK REALITY OF HOPE (Romans 4:17-18)
Michael Pahl is a pastor at Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church in Edmonton. He holds the PhD in Theology from the University of Birmingham, UK, and he is the author of From Resurrection to New Creation: A First Journey in Christian Theology (Cascade, 2010).
April 19 – Barabbas, Imprisoned By Regret: Dr. Randy Ritz
This dramatic 1-hour stage play explores the life of Barabbas as it may have been in the years following his release from prison in place of Jesus. Where did he go and what did he do? How did he remember the astonishing events that led to his freedom that Passover weekend in Jerusalem? This dramatic Easter presentation features actor and playwright Dr. Randy Ritz in a production that explores the story of Jesus' death and resurrection from a unique perspective. Don’t miss it!
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 PM | no charge (freewill offering)
www.Taylor-Edu.ca | 780-431-5200
Brown Bag Lunch Schedule
The Wahl Centre at Taylor is again gearing up for another season of the Brown Bag Pastors’ Lunch. Our topic for the first part of the year will be stewardship – and not regarding finances alone, of course: the topic is much broader than that.
We hope you will join us to hear from these excellent presenters:
January 26 – Heather Breitkreuz – Stewardship of Time – Do crises just happen or can you be prepared for them? When the Holy Spirit nudges, are you too busy to respond? Heather will lead a discussion of whether those in ministry can actually manage their time. She will even provide a few tools... if time allows.
Feb 16 – Mike Bartusek – Stewardship of Facilities – Mike will be sharing how Steele Heights Baptist Church used their building to minister to teens at a local junior high, and is now seeing 150 of those kids visit their church every week. An inspiring story of how a local church put their facility to good use!
March 16 – Tom Berekoff – Stewardship of Finances – Tom is an expert on fundraising and development, but what really fires his passion is helping fellow believers understand the beauty and necessity (and joy!) of generosity. What are some of the key principles for churches to bear in mind on the topic of being good stewards financially?
Based on feedback from attendees, the Brown Bag Lunch series has been slightly reconfigured, with new topics and more discussion time. It’s better than ever, a good use of time for those seeking to grow their ministry skills. Please join us at Taylor Seminary at noon each of the above dates. Feel free to bring a friend, or a staff member, and don’t forget your lunch, but remember... dessert is on us!
WHERE: Taylor College and Seminary
WHEN: 12 Noon -- See dates above
COST: Free, and dessert/refreshments are provided
Concordia H.S. moving to Campus
Taylor College and Seminary is about to gain new neighbours. Concordia High School has announced plans to relocate to space formerly used by the university college on the Taylor Campus. In a news release, Concordia says that it expects to move over the summer and to begin offering classes in Fall 2011, adding that the move will position the school "to expand its mission as a superior academic high school by seizing several key opportunities that have presented themselves."
The principal of Concordia High School, Mr. David Eifert, says students will benefit from the move.
"At this new location, Concordia High School will be able to maintain its solid tradition, but also continue to expand: it will offer a well-designed and well-delivered four-year university preparatory program; it will continue to be located on a college campus; and it will be able to accommodate a larger number of both day and residence students."
Concordia High School is currently located on the grounds of Concordia University College of Alberta, and the president of that institution offered his best wishes to the high school.
"Concordia (High School) is praised as having provided the best educational opportunity possible," said Dr. Gerald Krispin. "Parents and graduates all value highly what Concordia High School contributes to the education and personal formation of their children. I know that this tradition of excellence will continue as Concordia High School embarks on this new venture."
Established in 1921, Concordia High School is a faith-based independent school, affiliated with the Lutheran church.
This move does not directly involve Taylor, as the space to be occupied by Concordia was sold to the Eminata Group in 2010, but as neighbours there will doubtless be interaction and some sharing of resources (such as the library). Taylor College and Seminary welcomes this new neighbour to campus and we look forward to the presence of high school students starting this fall.