Heritage Preaching Lectures 2020

The Heritage Preaching Lectures is an event that seeks to equip and encourage pastors and other ministries with the tools need to sharpen their skills in order to serve their churches and congregations.

Join us this year online as Heritage welcomes Dr. Ray Ortlund to the Heritage Preaching Lectures. Dr. Ortlund will be speaking on the topic of Preaching Old Testament Wisdom Literature.

Details and Registration Below

Date and Time

Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Registration Cost

General Admission – $30.00

Heritage Partner Churches – $30.00

About Ray Ortlund

Ray graduated from Wheaton College as a Bachelor of Arts, from Dallas Theological Seminary as a Master of Theology, from The University of California at Berkeley as a Master of Arts, and from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as a Doctor of Philosophy.  Pastor Ortlund was ordained into the Christian ministry by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California, in 1975.  He taught Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989 to 1998.  His primary ministry, for 28 years, has been as a pastor in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee.

In addition to numerous essays and articles, Ray has published eight books.  His latest, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named “2017 Christian Book of the Year” in the category Bible Study.  He also served as an Old Testament translator for The New Living Translation and The English Standard Version of the Bible.  He contributed the introduction and study notes to the book of Isaiah in The ESV Study Bible.  In addition to serving at Immanuel Nashville, Ray is the President of Renewal Ministries and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.

Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-six happy years, they have four delightful children and 14 amazing grandchildren.

Register today for Heritage Preaching Lectures 2020 below:

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COVID-19 Archive

CAMPUS UPDATE – March 23, 2020

From the President’s Cabinet of Heritage College & Seminary.

As the situation involving the global pandemic surrounding COVID-19 continues to be fluid and ever-changing, the leadership of Heritage College & Seminary continues to monitor the situation throughout Ontario, Canada, and globally.

With circumstances like this comes the difficulty surrounding how best to prioritize the health and safety of our campus community – including students, faculty, staff, and their families. We also are striving to show love to our neighbour and make decisions that will help in doing so.

As a result, the President’s Cabinet has made some difficult decisions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the remainder of the academic year at Heritage College & Seminary:

All Spring/Summer multi-modal and module courses being offered at Heritage College & Seminary will be delivered online.

  • In order to enable our students to continue their training at Heritage this spring and summer, plans are being made to move all multi-modal and module Spring/Summer courses to an online delivery format.
  • Faculty will be in contact with all students enrolled in these courses as they begin in order to inform you as to how the courses will now run.
  • For more information on our Spring/Summer courses, please visit DiscoverHeritage.ca/Summer.

Heritage College & Seminary Administrative Offices will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 and all campus operations will continue to serve students online.

  • All staff and faculty of Heritage College & Seminary will be required to continue to work and serve students from home through online means.
  • If you are in need of contacting anyone from our staff and faculty, please make sure to contact them by email only.
  • To contact our Main Office, please continue to call our toll-free number at 1-800-465-1961 or fill out our Contact Form found on DiscoverHeritage.ca.

The Heritage College & Seminary Library will be closed starting Monday, March 16 until further notice.

  • We regret to inform you that the Library will be closed for individual access starting Monday, March 16th. These arrangements for the Library will be in place for four weeks, at the end of which the closure will be re-evaluated.
  • We understand that this will greatly impact many students and their research this semester. Please await further word from your faculty as to how this will impact the remainder of the semester with regard to final assignments and exams.

All College and Seminary classes for the duration of the 2020 Winter Semester will be moving to Online on myHeritage.

  • Starting Monday, March 16th and for the remainder of the semester, all College and Seminary classes will be delivered online through myHeritage.
  • Please keep updated on the plans regarding your classes through your myHeritage email address as faculty will be connecting with you regarding how the classes will be conducted for the rest of the semester.
  • We ask that you would be patient during this transition time and understand that we are working diligently to ensure your semester and hard-work studying will not be lost.
  • Please note that online registration for both Fall Semester 2020 will continue with the deadline of June 30th. Students are asked to be in contact with their faculty advisors by email.

Heritage Residence Students will be required to vacate no later than Wednesday, March 18th at 8:00pm.

  • In order to ensure the health and safety of the student body, we will be asking that the students living on campus at Heritage College & Seminary vacate their rooms by Wednesday, March 18th at 8:00pm.
  • Exceptions to this requirement may be requested by filling out this Exception Form – Click here to access the Exception Form.
  • For returning students who plan to be living in residence next academic year, Heritage will provide a partial credit towards next year’s room and board. Details to follow.
  • For more information or questions, please contact DJ Mudde, Dean of Student Services at dmudde@heritagecs.edu or our Residence Directors Dane Allen at dallen@heritagecs.edu and Katie Allen at kallen@heritagecs.edu.

All on-campus events and travel will be postponed or suspended.

  • ­As a precautionary measure, all SERVE.experience service trips will be suspended for May 2020 with efforts being made to coordinate trips at a later date.
  • In addition to the cancellation of Ministry Leadership Day, the following events will be postponed for a later date or cancelled:
    • Student Sampler – March 17-18
    • Tech Talks for Churches – April 4
    • Arts Week – March 16-19
    • St. Patrick’s Mission Dinner – March 17
  • All campus tours, youth group bubble soccer or NERF events, and other recruitment events will be either rescheduled or postponed. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions at admissions@heritagecs.edu.

Graduation 2020 will effectively be postponed until Fall 2020

  • With the recommendations from the Ontario Government to limit and avoid large gatherings of people, we have made the difficult decision to postpone graduation events for some time in Fall 2020.
  • We will be working toward a new date and will inform all of the new plans as soon as possible.

We ask for your patience and understanding during this time as we continue to deal with this ever-changing situation surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have any questions, please feel free to be in contact with your respective faculty, faculty advisors, deans, and department heads or email us at covid19@heritagecs.edu.

Coronavirus Updates

August 27, 2020

“Our team has spent months praying and planning for this upcoming year.  In spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic, we are asking God to do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).” – President Dr. Rick Reed

Heritage College & Seminary has just released its safety protocols for the upcoming fall semester. It’s our deep desire that this year at Heritage will be a time of spiritual impact and physical safety.

To read the Fall 202o Campus Protocols document, please visit DiscoverHeritage.ca/Fall2020.

Tech Talks for Churches 2020

Saturday April 4, 2020 // 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Main Speakers: Keith Sparrow – Executive Pastor at Forward Church Cambridge, and Takeshi Ochiai – Head of AV Integration at Soundbox Productions.

If you are on the sound tech team at your church, or are interested in learning about sound technology, this day is for you! Learn about Critical Listening, Genre, Gain Staging, Recording Live, Micing Techniques and more! This event is open to all who are interested, but is specifically designed for sound tech volunteers.


9:00am  – Registration (Heritage Community Centre – Upper Level)
9:30am –  Main Session with Keith Sparrow & Takeshi Ochiai (Chapel)
11:00am – Refreshments
11:15am – Breakout Workshops  1) Recording Live – Russ Shouldice 2) Micing Techniques – Matt Collins
12:15pm – Lunch (Eat offsite or bring your own lunch)
1:45pm – Main Session with Keith Sparrow & Takeshi Ochiai (Gymnasium)
2:45pm – Refreshments
3:00pm – Q & A (Gymnasium)
3:30pm – Event Finished

Registration: $30 each, or $20 each for groups of 2+ from the same church.
Refreshments provided. Lunch – Eat offsite or bring a lunch.

Door prizes include Shure microphones: SM-57 and SM-58.

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Learn more about Heritage’s One-Year Audio Engineering & Production Certificate HERE.

Celebrating God’s Goodness at Heritage College & Seminary

It was a special evening of celebration of God’s provision and goodness to Heritage College & Seminary. On September 25th, the board of directors joined faculty, staff and members of the Heritage community gathered together to mark the official end of the College and Seminary’s financial debt.

“It is a historic day in the life of Heritage College & Seminary,” says Dr. Rick Reed, President of Heritage. “This is a great cause for praise and celebration, and we are grateful for the friends of Heritage who gave generously to demolish the debt.”

Around two years ago, the leadership and board of directors of Heritage College & Seminary set out in faith to service the existing debt held by the institution. The goal was to demolish the debt in order to financially enable Heritage to grow and continue equipping men and women for life and ministry.

Thanks to the generous support of the many donors and supporters who provided financially to this ambitious goal, Heritage will be officially free of the debt as of October 1st, 2019.

For Dr. Reed, this is a monumental moment in the history of Heritage College and Seminary that will allow the institution to grow in a sustainable manner and continue to train educate more people who will serve the Church across Canada and around the world.

“As I have been reflecting on this incredible story of God’s goodness and grace to Heritage, it hit me that the idea of paying off another’s debt is at the heart of our faith,” says Dr. Reed. “It’s why we give praise to God for His lavish grace; enabling Heritage to be debt-free and, better yet, through the sacrificial death of His Son, He has made a way for all of us who turn to Christ in repentance and faith to have the debt of our sin completely demolished.”

“That’s a reason to celebrate.”

To celebrate what God has done and continues to do at Heritage, members gathered for a special dinner to mark this historic end to Heritage’s debt. Students from the Music & Worship Studies department, led by Dr. Doug Thomson, performed a number of musical works during the evening followed by prayers, songs of worship and the ceremonial burning of the Heritage mortgage.

Ministry Leadership Day 2020

March 26, 2020 // 8:30am-4:00pm

Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer – Discipleship and the Local Church


Heritage is thrilled to welcome Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer to our annual Ministry Leadership Day to teach on the topic of discipleship and the local church. Join us for this special event happening Thursday, March 26th from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Dr. Kevin J. Vanhoozer currently serves as Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Previously, Dr. Vanhoozer was Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College Graduate School and Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author and editor of a number of books including The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology and his latest book Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples.

Ministry Leadership Day will include the following seessions:

  1. Developing core strength: how hearing and doing gospel truth is good for the heart
  2. Developing core stability: how doctrinal and liturgical exercises form the spirit
  3. Developing core mobility/flexibility: how training in improvisation makes disciples fit for purpose
  4. Ask the Expert: Q & A with Dr. Vanhoozer

Pastors’s Wives and Women in Ministry are encouraged to attend the sessions with Dr. Vanhoozer.

Pastors’s Wives are also invited to a special lunch with Linda Reed at the Old Marina Restaurant on Puslinch Lake. To register for the sessions and lunch, sign up at the link above. To join the lunch reservation only, contact Carolyn Burgess.

Heritage Preaching Lectures 2019

Heritage Preaching Lectures, October 3, 2019 // 8:30am-4:00pm



Join us for our Annual Preaching Lectures as we hear from guest lecturer, Dr. Winfred Neely, on Preaching that Moves People. We desire to equip ministry leaders and provide tools to sharpen their skills and serve their churches and congregations well. The Heritage Preaching Lectures will provide an opportunity to be strengthened and encouraged in your ministry.



  • 8:30-9:00am Registration
  • 9:00-9:15am Welcome and Worship
  • 9:15-10:15am Sermon: The Service Revolution – John 13:1-17 
  • 10:15-10:45am Break
  • 10:45-11:45am Plenary 1: Sermons that Move Imagination
  • 11:45-12:00pm Heritage President’s Update
  • 12:00-1:30pm Lunch (Not provided)
  • 1:30-2:30pm Plenary 2: The Moving Power of Story
  • 2:30-2:55pm Break
  • 2:55-3:55pm Plenary 3: Message Delivery that Moves People
  • 3:55-4:00pm Benediction and Dismissal

Central Baptist Seminary Alumni Event to follow (See below)



All women are invited to join Dr. Linda Reed from Heritage and Dr. Terri Stovall from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas as they teach and support women serving in ministry.

Please sign up for each option (All options are free):

  • Women’s Day (Teaching sessions) with Dr. Terri Stovall
  • Women’s Lunch
  • Breakout session for Pastor’s Wives (for small part of the day)

Those who desire to pursue the Graduate Certificate course, Women Serving in Ministry and Leadership will remain for two more days (October 4-5). To enroll in the course for audit or credit, APPLY HERE. This option has a tuition fee.


Registration is $60! Click on the Register button below and complete the online registration.


Central Baptist Alumni Dinner

Dr. Stan Fowler and the alumni of Central Baptist Seminary invite you to an evening of reflection and thanksgiving as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of Central Baptist Seminary. This event will take place in the Heritage Chapel following the Preaching Lectures.

Punch will be served at 5:00pm followed by a roast beef dinner at 5:30pm.

Space is limited – Register by September 1 for $25. Tickets will increase to $35 after this date.


Heritage Preaching Lectures 2019 Story

How does a pastor craft and deliver sermons in a way that moves people? This is the topic that pastors and church leaders will be learning about at this year’s Heritage Preaching Lectures hosted by Heritage Theological Seminary on October 3rd.

This year, Heritage will be welcoming Dr. Winfred Neely to be the guest lecturer at the popular annual event to speak on the topic of preaching that moves people.

Dr. Neely currently teaches at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois as a Professor of Biblical Preaching. Neely also serves as Senior Pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, Illinois, and is the author of a number of publications including his latest book, How to Overcome Worry: Experiencing the Peace of God in Every Situation.

For over 20 years, Heritage Theological Seminary has hosted the annual Heritage Preaching Lectures, bringing renowned pastors and scholars to the school to teach on various topics related to preaching. The goal of the event each year is to help equip pastors and other ministry leaders with the tools needed to sharpen their skills in order to serve their churches and congregations well.

The event will also include a special day for pastor’s wives and women serving in ministry to also be encouraged and equipped. Participants in this free women’s event will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Terri Stovall from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and hosted by Dr. Linda Reed of Heritage Theological Seminary.

To register for Heritage Preaching Lectures or for more information visit the HPL 2019 schedule page.

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Learning to listen to God’s Word

Dr. J. Stephen Yuille (Vice President of Academics and Academic Dean of College at Heritage College & Seminary) believes there’s much to learn from those who’ve gone before us. By way of example he points to the English puritan and pastor Thomas Manton (1620-1677). “He was a towering figure during a particularly turbulent time in English history,” says Dr. Yuille. “More importantly, he was a faithful pastor who fulfilled his charge with unwavering devotion to God’s Word and God’s people. His published sermons (22 volumes) are a treasure trove of biblical wisdom, theological insight, and pastoral counsel.”

Dr. Yuille introduces us to Thomas Manton in his most recent book, Great Spoil: Thomas Manton’s Spirituality of the Word. The main purpose of the book is to demonstrate the centrality of God’s Word to Manton’s approach to the Christian life. Dr. Yuille believes Manton’s example is timely, given the tendency of many evangelicals to adopt a subtle form of mysticism – the belief that we are able to sense the Holy Spirit working directly within us, producing impulses as a means of communicating God’s will to us. “I think this kind of approach to spirituality is potentially dangerous because it ultimately severs the Spirit of God from the Word of God, thereby divorcing Him from the only infallible and sufficient revelation that He has given us – the Bible,” warns Dr. Yuille. “Thomas Manton puts us back on solid ground by reminding us that God’s Spirit always speaks through God’s Word.”

Great Spoil also emphasizes Manton’s conviction that the Holy Spirit renews and revives our hearts by means of God’s Word. Throughout his sermons, Manton insists that the heart is “a chaos of desires, seeking to be filled with something from without.” For Dr. Yuille, this message is crucial when it comes to the Christian life. “Without constant care, the heart will seek satisfaction in the wrong things. This is one of the reasons why the Word of God is so important. It’s the means by which the Holy Spirit constantly orients our hearts heavenward.”

Manton’s biblical piety also highlights the need for Christians to engage in the practice of spiritual duties and disciplines. These are the means through which the Holy Spirit works in us, cultivating greater love for God. “Manton believes that the spiritual life is maintained through faith and that faith is cultivated by God’s Word. It’s the means by which God sends His life-giving Spirit,” says Dr. Yuille. “We must, therefore, be diligent in the use of the means of grace,” whereby we receive “further measures and degrees” of the Holy Spirit. These are “the great fuel of faith” – the means by which faith is “begotten” and “increased.”

All told, Manton’s spirituality of the Word is a much-needed reminder that the Bible is God’s voice – that which “goes out” from God’s “mouth” (Isa. 55:11). For this reason, we must listen to it as if we heard God speaking to us from heaven, rejoicing like those who find “great spoil” (Ps. 119:162).

To learn more about Great Spoil, or to purchase the book, see the following link: http://bit.ly/GreatSpoil

Learn about Safety Protocols, Course Delivery, Schedules, and more at DiscoverHeritage.ca/Fall2020More info