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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Join Us for Ministry Leadership Day 2020


Renowned theologian and author Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer will be teaching on the topic of discipleship and the local church at the upcoming Ministry Leadership Day being held at Heritage College & Seminary on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Dr. Vanhoozer currently serves as Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  He is also the author and editor of a number of books including his latest release, Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine.

Dr. Wayne Baxter, Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Heritage Theological Seminary, describes Dr. Vanhoozer as a brilliant theologian, and is excited to have come to this year’s event to talk about the value of teaching sound, scriptural doctrine in the discipleship of those in the church.

“Whereas many gifted academics reserve their brilliance for the academy, God has given Dr. Vanhoozer a burden to help shepherd the church and its leaders theologically,” says Dr. Baxter. “I’m excited to see what theological discipleship looks like in the local church and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to pose questions to one of the brightest minds in the church today.”

Ministry Leadership Day is an annual event organized and hosted by Heritage Theological Seminary and welcomes pastors and ministry leaders to Heritage for a day of encouragement and equipping through relevant, practical, and theological teaching about topics connected to the health of local churches.

Dr. Rick Reed, President of Heritage College & Seminary, believes that the topic of biblically rooted discipleship is important for health and life of today’s church. He hopes that pastors and leaders will attend this year’s event to learn more about this subject.

“All who are engaged in making disciples through local church ministry will benefit from the biblical insights and ministry implications that Dr. Vanhoozer will bring to us at this year’s Ministry Leadership Day,” says Dr. Reed.

This year’s Ministry Leadership Day will also include a special lunch option for pastor’s wives and women serving in ministry attending the event hosted by Dr. Linda Reed, Director of the Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry.

For more information on the upcoming Ministry Leadership Day or to register for this event, please visit https://discoverheritage.ca/mld-2020/.

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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Heritage Preaching Lectures 2017

Dr. Daniel Block will be joining us for our annual Heritage Preaching Lectures on Thursday, October 12, 2017.

This is an uplifting day for ministry leaders to connect with one another and to be challenged and encrouaged by the Word of God.

Sign up today! Click Here for more information or to register

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