Andrew Fuller Centre for Baptist Studies Annual Lecture

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You are invited to join us online for the annual Andrew Fuller Centre for Baptist Studies Lecture on Friday, October 29th starting at 7:30pm.

This year, Dr. Gordon L. Heath, Professor of Christian History at McMaster Divinity School, will be delivering a lecture entitled, Queen Victoria and General Gordon: Heroes in the Age of Empires.

Take part in this special live stream lecture event and participate in a special question and answer period that will take place after Dr. Heath’s presentation.

Event Details

Date: Friday, October 29, 2021

Start Time: 7:30pm

Admission is Free

Lecture Topic: Queen Victoria and General Gordon: Heroes in the Age of Empires

Two of the larger-than-life figures within the British empire’s late-nineteenth century panoply of heroes were Major-General Charles George Gordon (1833-1885), often referred to as Chinese Gordon for his involvement in suppressing a rebellion in China, and Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who reigned from 1837 to her death in 1901.

Upon his death General Gordon was described as “the nearest approach to that one Man, Christ Jesus, of any man that ever lived.” Vying for accolades of divinity was Queen Victoria. Upon her death it was stated “were we in the habit of deifying monarchs, we would not, in Queen Victoria, have the worst example of history for such exaltation.”

Both Gordon and Queen Victoria were heroic figures in the age of empires, a period coinciding with the New Imperialism, and it is that link with empire that is the focus of this research. More specifically, what role did those two heroes play in the imagination and discourse of Baptists living in the age of empires? The focus is on Baptists within the empire – with special attention to Canada.

About Dr. Gordon L. Heath

 Dr. Gordon L. Heath currently serves as Professor of Christian History at McMaster Divinity College and is also the Centenary Chair in World Christianity and the Director of Canadian Baptist Archives.


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Andrew Fuller Centre for Baptist Studies Annual Lecture

The Andrew Fuller Centre for Baptist Studies will be hosting its second annual lecture on October 30th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. This year, the lecture will be held online.

Admission to the lecture will be free of charge. Scroll to the bottom of the page to register today.

The Andrew Fuller Centre will be welcoming Dr. Carolyn Weber to be this year’s guest lecturer. Learn more about her lecture below:

The Great Divorce and The Even Greater Marriage: C.S. Lewis and the Bright Lady

How are longing, desire, love and joy indicative of the redemptive relationship for which we were eternally made? With careful attention paid to C. S. Lewis’ work The Great Divorce, Carolyn Weber examines the unbearable beauty of grace within the holy ordering of our loves.

About Dr. Carolyn Weber

An award-winning author, popular professor and international speaker, Dr. Carolyn Weber holds her B.A. Hon. from Huron University College, Canada and her M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford University, England. Her book Surprised by Oxford (Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins) received the Grace Irwin Award, the largest award for Christian writing in Canada. Holy is the Day (InterVarsity Press) was also nominated and received the Christian Living category award. Her newest book Sex and the City of God: A Memoir of Love and Longing (InterVarsity Press) examines another way of being in relationship to this world. She currently resides in a Canadian farmhouse with her husband, four spirited children, and grandma, along with their animal menagerie.

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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

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

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 or our Residence Directors Dane Allen at and Katie Allen at

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

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

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

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 2021

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Join us online for this year’s Ministry Leadership Day 2021 on Thursday, March 4 from 9:00am to 12:00pm  presented by Heritage Theological Seminary.

Heritage is excited to welcome President of Briercrest College and Seminary Dr. Michael B. Pawelke to be this year’s guest speaker for this year’s event.

Dr. Pawelke will be speaking on the following topics at this year’s online event:

  • Leadership Longevity: Making the most of the start, the middle, and the end.
  • Leadership’s Best Practice: Good Judgment

Details and Registration

Date and Time

Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Registration Cost

General Admission – $30.00

Heritage Partner Churches – $30.00


9:00 – 9:15: Welcome and Worship

9:15 – 10:10: First Session

10:10 – 10:25: Question & Answer

10:25 – 10:40: A Message from Heritage College & Seminary

10:40 – 10:55: Break

10:55 – 11:45: Second Session

11:45 – 12:00: Question & Answer and Conclusion

About Dr. Michael B. Pawelke

Dr. Michael B. Pawelke strives to honour the Lord in everything he does, including his role as Briercrest College and Seminary’s sixth president. With a vision of “educating disciples, equipping the Church, and engaging our world” Pawelke aims to continually grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ himself. Prior to stepping into his role as president, Michael served in pastoral roles in Manitoba and Ontario, including 19 years as senior pastor of Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington.

Michael has an earned doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an honorary doctorate from Briercrest Biblical Seminary, an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BRE from Briercrest Bible Institute.

Michael and his wife Linda have two adult children, a son-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren.

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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.