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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.

To learn more about taking this course for credit, or to ask about attending this outstanding 3-day seminar, please contact Enrolment Services at 780-431-5215. You can email Rick Heavenor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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”