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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 online with Heritage College & Seminary.  Discover Spring and Summer classes at Heritage – now being offered online.

  • Take some time to continue your College studies at Heritage by taking some classes at home.
  • Make progress on your Seminary degree or certificate with our Spring and Summer class options.
  • Or, redeem your time by digging deep into Scripture and take a class not for credit.

Discover the wide variety of Spring and Summer courses we are offering online this Spring and Summer – all offering different delivery formats for you to experience at home.

Register today – the deadline has now been extended to Friday, April 10.

See below for details and register today – DiscoverHeritage.ca/Apply.

FULL CREDIT:

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 DEGREE STUDENTS:

There are several online courses available to help Heritage College Degree Students continue their studies over the spring and summer months. Register today on myHeritage.

Course Descriptions

Biblical Spirituality for a 'Spiritual' World

Dr. Stephen YuilleOnline

WHILE THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, IT IS RESTRICTED TO SENIOR DEGREE STUDENTS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2020.

According to Alister McGrath, "spirituality is the outworking in real life of a person's religious faith" - what we do with what we believe. Clearly, if the framework by which we understand Christian spirituality is unbiblical, then our conclusions regarding Christian spirituality will be unbiblical. That said, the purpose of this course is to study the biblical foundations of Christian spirituality. In so doing, we will avail ourselves of our rich evangelical heritage (Patristic, Medieval, Reformed, & Puritan) to inform our pursuit and practice of biblical spirituality.

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.

Discipleship of Men

Prof. Kirk GilesOnline

This course explores the biblical design and role men, and the importance of the discipleship of men in shaping healthy families and churches. Students will understand how to address the primary spiritual battles men face. Blueprint will provide a practical framework to assist church leaders to personally disciple another man, build a church culture that will impact men's lives, and build a disciple making men's ministry.

Eschatology

Rev. Kirk WellumOnline

In this course we will explore what the Bible teaches about last things or eschatology. This includes a consideration of the Bible story-line which culminates with the return of the Lord at the end of the age. As part of our investigation we will examine key passages of scripture including the prophecy of Daniel, the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25, Romans 11, and the book of Revelation. We will also look at biblical teaching surrounding death, resurrection, and the new heaven and earth.

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

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.

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.

Islam: Faith & Culture

Dr. Amal GendiLive Streaming
May 25 to 29 (Monday to Friday)8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This course seeks to introduce the major religious and cultural dimensions of the Islamic world, both those that express its diversity and those that express its continuity. No previous work is presupposed. Emphasis will be given to the development of classical Islamic institutions and ideas as well as the diverse forms of Islamic religious and cultural life.

The course has three major purposes:
1. to provide students with a better and deeper understanding of the importance of the Islamic past upon the Islamic world today,
2. to reveal contemporary Muslims' own self-understanding of their system(s) of religious faith and practices,
3. to develop tools for dialogue and faith communication with Muslims.

While it is not a history course, anyone taking it should come away with a basic grasp of the larger historical framework within which Islamic civilization has developed. Moreover, students will learn from Canadian Muslims themselves what it means to be a religious Muslim.

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.

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.

Pastoral Epistles

Dr. Michael HaykinLive Streaming
May 4 to 8 (Monday to Friday)9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

From the second-century author, Maricon, who rejected the inspiration of the pastoral epistles, to the 21st-century readers, who debate Paul’s teaching on male and female, the pastoral epistles have proven to be controversial in church history. Yet, these letters have richly informed the church’s teaching on God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, as well as the nature of Scripture and pastoral ministry. Come spend a week reading this vital portion of God’s Word.

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.

Preaching Narrative

Dr. Kent EdwardsLive Streaming
May 27 to 29 (Wednesday to Friday)9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This course introduces students to the challenges and opportunities of preaching sermons from biblical narratives. It provides an interactive overview of the exegetical and homilietical tasks and provides students with two opportunities to preach two narrative sermons without notes.

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.

Spiritual Care & Counselling

Prof. Nancy WahlLive Streaming
May 25 to 29 (Monday to Friday)9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This course identifies and explores the critical role of counseling in spiritual and/or pastoral care, including the development of a "spiritual care" world view and cultivation of a "spiritual counseling" skill set. It includes a study of the principles and methods of brief pastoral counseling, and instruction in the use of Solution-Focused techniques or interventions. In addition, it introduces the student to spiritual assessment, brief spiritual direction, and basic crisis counseling. The course includes an instructional component and practical assignments requiring application of skills.

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.

Typical Problems in Biblical Counselling

Dr. Eamon WilsonLive Streaming
A schedule for this course is not yet published.

This course will involve the conceptualization and counselling methodology for problems typically encountered in Biblical Counseling. Biblical formulations and secular approaches will be compared and contrasted.

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.