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Summer Courses

Make the most of your time to learn and grow this spring and summer by studying God’s Word with Heritage College & Seminary. 

The courses listed here will run in person, on campus for the dates listed. The course format may change and the courses may run online, depending on the situation with the pandemic and government restrictions. Please check the Heritage website frequently for updates.

Courses are available to take for credit or non-credit.

Current students can register on myHeritage. Deadline to register is March 26, 2021.

Full Credit:

For those already enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Heritage or who apply to a program in advance.

Non-Credit (audit, no assignments):

  • We encourage you to discover learning at Heritage with a non-credit course.
  • Non-credit courses are not graded and do not count toward a Heritage degree; no assignments or exams.
  • Go to DiscoverHeritage.ca/APPLY and click “Audit a Course”.

Heritage College Students:

  • College students will be able to find available Spring and Summer 2021 courses and register on myHeritage.

2021 Spring & Summer Schedule

To discover the classes we are offering over the Spring and Summer at Heritage, click the link below.

Heritage College & Seminary Spring and Summer 2021 Schedule

Course Descriptions

Biblical Theology

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

The focus of the Bible is on the Triune God and His redemptive plan for fallen humanity and creation. The Bible, though written by a variety of people in different locations and time, presents a unified message from God through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is God's message to humanity, in particular, the message of His work in history to redeem humans and creation from the bondage of sin and death, and reconcile all things to Himself. The focus of this message is upon Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is God's agent for this restoration. This course will present this Christological redemptive plan as it is given from Genesis to Revelation-from Creation to the Fall to Redemption to the New Creation. As we progress in our study of God's unfolding plan of restoration we will be attentive to the unity of the Bible, but also its literary, cultural and temporal diversity.

Church History I

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

Through the analysis of texts (in translation), a detailed study will be made of the Early Church from the Apostolic Fathers to the Synod of Whitby (664 A.D.). Special attention is given to: evangelization of the Roman Empire and the British Isles, the relationship of the Church and State, and the development of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.

Church History II

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

A detailed study of the Reformation, Puritanism, the Eighteenth Century Evangelical Revival, and modern church history will be completed in this course. These events are examined through readings in authors such as: Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Owens, Richard Baxter, John and Charles Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, B.B. Warfield, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and D.M. Lloyd-Jones.

Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline

This course is a survey of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther emphasizing the structure, content, and theology of these writings. The text is regularly brought into the life of the church today as we understand them speaking to a people of God returning from exile but not yet home.

Great Women of the Christian Faith

Dr. Linda ReedOnline
Online with Virtual DiscussionsMay 14 11:00am - 12:00pmJune 11 1:00-2:00pmAugust 6 1:00-2:00pm

This course presents an overview of women throughout church history through a survey of the women from biblical times to the revivals of the 18th century and the missionary movement that followed. Remarkable Christians such as Perpetua and Macrina, Queen Jane Grey and Phillis Wheatley, and Amy Carmichael and Elisabeth Elliot will be studied in order to “consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith” (Heb 13:7b). Students will grow in their awareness of the women studied as well as understand more clearly the overall sweep of church history as it unfolds through studying their lives.

Greek Elements I

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

These courses introduce the student to basic Greek morphology (forms) and syntax (grammar/function). The objective is primarily one of recognition, rather than reproduction, of forms and functional categories. This skill level is essential for the effective use of Greek-English tools and an interlinear text.

Greek Elements II

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

These courses introduce the student to basic Greek morphology (forms) and syntax (grammar/function). The objective is primarily one of recognition, rather than reproduction, of forms and functional categories. This skill level is essential for the effective use of Greek-English tools and an interlinear text.

Hebrew Elements I

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline

These courses are an introduction to biblical Hebrew and emphasize vocabulary, grammar, the structure and significance of verbs in particular, and basic Hebrew syntax. They are designed to give the student a foundational level of understanding of biblical Hebrew from which they can move to the next level of translation, exegesis, and sermon/application.

Hebrew Elements II

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline

These courses are an introduction to biblical Hebrew and emphasize vocabulary, grammar, the structure and significance of verbs in particular, and basic Hebrew syntax. They are designed to give the student a foundational level of understanding of biblical Hebrew from which they can move to the next level of translation, exegesis, and sermon/application.

Hebrew Exegesis

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline
A schedule for this course is not yet published.

Hebrew Exegesis is designed to build on the Hebrew Elements courses with the goal of enhancing one’s vocabulary, and one’s understanding of Hebrew syntax. Consequently, the student will be better equipped to translate and interpret the Hebrew Bible. Attention is given to principles of interpretation as they inform effective preaching and teaching of the Old Testament.

Hermeneutics

Dr. David G. BarkerOnline

THIS COURSE REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF FIVE STUDENTS IN ORDER TO RUN. IF THE MINIMUM IS NOT MET, YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED AND UN-ENROLLED.

This course studies the principles of biblical interpretation, including an emphasis on the various literary genres used in the Bible.

Life & Thought of Augustine

Dr. Michael HaykinModule
Weekly Thursdays6:30pm - 9:30pm

Open to third and fourth year undergraduate degree students. A detailed study of certain aspects of the theology of Augustine of Hippo (354–430), arguably the most influential theologian of the Ancient Church. The course explores his account of his personal pilgrimage (the Confessions), his Trinitarianism (On the Trinity), his theology of history (The City of God), and aspects of his teaching. Augustine’s interaction with Scripture and his perspective on living coram Deo in each of these areas of thought is especially highlighted.

Life & Thought of C.S. Lewis

Dr. Steve WestModule
May 28 & June 252 Fridays1:00pm - 8:00pm

Description coming soon.

Luke-Acts

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

This course examines the two-volume work of Luke and Acts in their social-historical and literary contexts. Topics receiving special focus include Jewish—Christian relations, Luke’s interpretation of scripture, the Holy Spirit, and prayer.

New Testament Introduction & Theology

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

This course is a study of the teaching and theology of the New Testament. The different books will be set in their respective political, social, historical, religious, and literary contexts in order to understand each book on its own terms, thus enabling the student to apply their teaching in a contemporary setting. Some basic critical issues to be covered include the origin, transmission, historical reliability, and canonization of the New Testament. Course prerequisite: BNT520-1 Synoptic Gospels.

Old Testament Introduction & Theology

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline

This course will introduce students to the most fundamental aspects of Old Testament studies. Prominent approaches to the text will be assessed from an evangelical perspective. Students will gain an understanding of key passages, key themes, and the overall purpose and content of the various books of the Old Testament. Emphasis will also be placed on a big picture understanding of the Old Testament as a whole. In so doing, the course will equip students to read the first three quarters of the Bible as Christian Scripture that bears witness to Christ and speaks powerfully to the 21st century church and world.

Old Testament in the New Testament

Dr. Ian VaillancourtModule
May 14 and June 11, 20211:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This course investigates the claims of the NT authors as they were reflecting on the OT message. we will investigate their methods of interpreting the OT within the context of early Judaism, the various uses they made of the OT, and the effect of their interpretations. The continuity of Scripture, scholarly viewpoints on the relationship between the testaments, principles for interpreting the NT, and implications for nurturing our faith will be discussed.

Pentateuch

Dr. Ian VaillancourtOnline

A study of the first five books of the Old Testament with emphasis on the historical background to their composition, the literary structure of each book, the social context of the books, issues of content and interpretation, and their theology and message for both then and now. The course will emphasize the ongoing canonical reading and application of these books throughout Israel’s history and into the life of the church.

Philippians

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

This course will examine Paul's letter to the Philippians in light of the social, historical, religious, and political contexts of Paul and the church in Philippi in order to understand its message accurately and apply its teaching to the church today.

Psalms

Dr. David G. BarkerOnline

This course brings the Book of Psalms into the world of the people of faith who live in a confused world of triumph and tragedy, luxury and poverty, and civility and abuse. The course will include studies in the beauties of Hebrew poetry, how to understand individual psalms, how the Book of Psalms came into our hands, and the various kinds of psalms in the Psalter. Significant time will be given to expositions of selected psalms.

Revelation

Dr. David CampbellModule
June 4-5 & 18-19Combination of Friday and Saturday times9:00am - 4:00pm Saturdays1:00pm - 8:00pm Fridays

This course is a study of the final and somewhat unique book of the canon, Revelation. Emphasis is placed on the genre issue, different hermeneutical approaches to the book, the millennial question, the book’s literary structure and artistry, and its high Christology.

Romans

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

Romans represents Paul's most detailed explanation of the gospel that he preaches. This course examines this letter in light of the historical, social, and religious contexts of Paul and the church in Rome, highlighting key theological themes like justification, predestination, and the status of Israel, and how these themes apply to the church today.

Strategic Advance: Church Planting Theology & Praxis

Rev. Tom HainesModule
May 3rd to 7th9:00am to 4:00pm

This course provides an introduction and systematic overview of the process of church planting for the strategic advancement of the church in culture. Included are biblical and theological rationales for church planting as a unique evangelistic and disciple-making strategy, a study of the intersection of missiology and ecclesiology, as well as an introduction to specific tools, methods, and resources needed for the effective planting of new churches.

Synoptic Gospels

Dr. Wayne BaxterOnline

This course is a survey of the life and teachings of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels, including historical, social, political, and geographical background to his life and times. The basic critical issues concerning the writing of the Synoptic Gospels will be examined.

Theological Foundations I

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

This is the first in a two-term sequence of courses, which survey the major areas of Christian theology from an evangelical and baptistic perspective. This first course will deal with theological method; the nature and works of God; the Bible as divine revelation; and humanity as created and fallen.

Theological Foundations II

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

This is the second in a two-term sequence of courses, which survey the major areas of Christian theology from an evangelical and baptistic perspective. This second course deals with the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the many facets of salvation, and final things (in technical terms: christology, pneumatology, soteriology, and eschatology).

Theological Foundations for Biblical Counselling

Jason KovacsModule
Saturdays 9:00am - 4:00pmMay 7-8 and June 18-19Fridays 1:00-8:00pm

This course will examine the foundations of Christ-centered, Biblically informed counselling. A theological framework for soul-care will be discussed, including key doctrines for formulating a Biblical understanding of sin, suffering, and change.

Worldview & Culture

Dr. Barry HowsonOnline

Our advanced technology has created a global village where we find ourselves in contact with many different competing world views vying directly or indirectly for our allegiance. In this course primary emphasis is given to an analytical and critical examination of the Christian worldview in light of our contemporary modern and postmodern culture. It will address such subjects as the problem of evil, the meaning of life, morality, revelation, miracles and truth. Other religions or philosophical belief systems will be touched on and critiqued from a Christian point of view along the way.