"To develop Christ-minded leaders who make a difference in the world."
A mission statement seeks to provide a clear, concise and passionate statement about our primary purpose as a College and Seminary. It is filled with dynamic word pictures that describe a vibrant process and results for students of the Taylor experience.
Every Taylor student brings a set of emerging gifts and abilities, along with a desired direction or calling for their life. The Taylor environment seeks to develop and shape students for greater use and effectiveness in their service to Christ.
Jesus presents a standard for us: love God with all of our heart, soul and mind… and love our neighbour as ourselves. Since our mind has such a great influence on how we live our lives, it is significant how it is nurtured.
“The purpose of a Christian education would not be merely to make men and women pious Christians… A Christian education must primarily teach people to be able to think in Christian categories.
Leadership influences through character, lifestyle, empowerment, decisions, skills, and intentional actions. Taylor seeks to develop persons who positively influence their world.
“The central task of leadership is influencing God’s people toward God’s purposes.”
—Robert Clinton, The Making of a Leader
Make a difference
Psychologists tell us that one of the most significant human desires is to make a difference and to know that our life matters. We will seek to reinforce this desire in the lives of our students.
In the world
The world is our sphere of influence. Our faith affects those around us: in our families, churches, vocation, place of work, and our community. We encourage students to be involved in churches, social agencies, and so on within the greater Edmonton community. Students are also provided opportunities for cross-cultural experiences.
About Taylor College and Seminary
Taylor College & Seminary seeks to be a leading evangelical centre of academic excellence and Christian character.
This vision statement highlights the dual commitments that guide our institutional development. All core faculty members have completed their doctoral degree and are well-equipped to provide current thought and research in their classroom teaching. Faith is integrated both into the learning context and into co-curricular activities which provide our students with opportunities to deepen their faith perspectives. Taylor offers an environment where students can ask questions and seek out answers to the deeper questions of life as they work toward becoming more faithful followers of Jesus Christ.