Chapels & Spiritual Growth
Chapel is an important and valuable part of the spiritual growth and development of our students and the Heritage Community. These are times used to challenge our students to grow continually in their personal walk with God, while encouraging to think and pray about the world around them and how they can impact it for God’s glory. While giving them the time to consider the lessons learned in the classroom and connect them to their life and faith.
Chapels at Heritage College
Each week, students, faculty and staff gather together for a time of worship and teaching. These special times may involve guest speakers, worship bands, sharing times, musical offerings and prayer. Students and faculty get the chance to be involved in Chapels as we set our focus on the Lord and what He is doing in and through the Heritage community.
Heritage Chapel happens every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:25 in the Heritage Community Centre. All are welcome to attend.
Local Church Commitment – Students are expected to be faithful in regular church attendance. They are also strongly encouraged to develop healthy relationships with the local churches in which they fulfill their general ministry placement requirements.
Prayer & Worship – There are numerous opportunities to participate in prayer groups, which form during the course of the year according to student interest and need. Students are invited to also use the prayer room located in the Heritage Community Centre, where students can write praise and prayer items on the chalk wall and spend time with the Lord in prayer. Student-led times of worship or prayer are also held occasionally during evening hours on campus.
Impact Groups – Each residence student is enrolled in an Impact Group – small groups that are formed each year for spiritual growth and to provide mutual support throughout the school year. Off-campus students are encouraged and welcome to join one of these Impact Groups as well throughout the year. There are also a number of special interest groups for missions and other ministry opportunities that are often developed throughout the school year.
Chapels at Heritage Theological Seminary
Heritage Theological Seminary joins with students from the College each Tuesday for a time of worship and teaching.
On Thursdays, the Seminary community gathers for its own Chapel. Faculty and guest speakers provide teaching, along with time for worship, celebration and times of prayer together. It’s a special opportunity to focus on the Lord and what He is doing, while providing opportunities for growth, encouragement and support as a Seminary community.
Seminary Lunches – Following Seminary Chapel on Thursdays, the students, staff and faculty have the opportunity for further community building and interaction over a shared meal and lunch. Known as the Twoonie Lunch, the lunch is a great time to meet, share and encourage one another, while also serving as a transition between the morning and afternoon classes with the chance to enjoy a simple meal together.