Taylor EP Wahl Centre Events and Programs

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.

Healthy Pastors Initiative
onWORD Conference
Justice Conference
E P Wahl Lectures


This one day Church Administrative Professionals' Symposium is a time of inspiration and professional devleopment for those on the front line of ministry. Join office staff from churches, camps, agencies and non-profits as they take time to re-invest in their life's ministry.

New this year is the Lunch & Learn event for Church Administrative Professionals.

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April 30, 2014 Lunch & Learn

October 22, 2014 speaker Carolyn Arends - more information coming

Listen now to Caps 2010 Symposium



Healthy Pastors Initiative

Sabbatical Preparation Workshop May 8, 2014

Pastor Sam Nikkel (McKernan Baptist Church), Dr. Ray Seutter (psychologist) and Dr. David Williams (Taylor president, theologian/ethicist) are passionate about serving those in pastoral ministry. Workshop sessions will cover the theology of rest, and will explore the practical issues that need to be considered. Topics will also include the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. Perhaps more importantly, workshop participants will have an opportunity to participate in a caring community of fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support.


Thrive 2014, May 20-23 at Camp Caroline

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

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onWORD Conference

Oct. 24-25: 2014 onWORD Conference, featuring Dr. Peter Enns

Greenfield Community Church will be hosting this event. More information comming soon.

Audio Links to past onWORD Conferences

2013 onWORD Conference: Mark Buchanan "Your Church is too Safe"Speaking on the theme of his most recent book, Mark challenged us to be willing to risk more. In three main sessions over two days, he spoke about Jesus as the Holy Dangerous One. Other speakers expanded further on this theme with a series of practical, Bible-based breakout sessions.


2012 onWORD Conference: The Life of David

Four Teaching Sessions on the Life of David


2011 onWORD Conference with Rev John van Sloten "The Day Metallica Came to Church"

John van Sloten shared about how we can hear God's voice in the most unlikely places, and helped us understand the critically important role scripture plays in discerning God's voice. John has written a warm and insightful book called '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."


2010 onWORD Conference

The apostle Paul often began his letters with eloquent prayers that contain vital concepts for anyone interested in authentic, dissident discipleship. At Taylor’s 2010 onWORD Bible conference, Dr. Gary Nelson shared insights from a lifetime of study and pastoral leadership in a series of talks called ‘And this is my Prayer for You... Sorting out what Really Matters for the Church.’

Justice Conference

This is a gathering of those who work and pray for justice for a time of listening to and encouraging one another.

The Justice conference is meant to be a time of refreshing and equipping for those who work for justice. Our focus will be local, regional and international initiatives.

We will have a plenary speaker, workshops, sharing of minitries, dialog and discussions

2014 Justice conference TBA

Listen Now #Justice YEG 2013 with speaker: Rick Tobias of Yonge Street Mission in Toronto

E P Wahl Lectures

EP Wahl Lectures have been a significant continuing education event for church leaders, students and academics for almost 30 years. It was established by Dr. E.P.Wahl, the founder and first president of Christian Training Institute, now Taylor Seminary.

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 by numerous accomplished and fascinating presenters including:

2015: to be announced

2014: Listen now to Dr. James K.A.Smith

2013: Listen now to Dr. Reg Bibby

2012: Listen now to Dr. Glen Stassen








Dr. Haddon Robinson
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. Os Guinness
Dr. John Stakehouse
Dr. Douglas J. Moo
Dr. Glen Stassen
Dr. Reginald Bibby
Dr. James K.A. Smith