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Heritage College & Seminary

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Heritage College & Seminary
Heritage College & Seminary logo.png
MottoEquipping men and women for life and ministry
TypeTheological college
Established1993
AffiliationBaptist
PresidentRick Reed
Vice-presidentDavid Barker
Academic staff
16
Location, ,
Canada
CampusUrban
ColoursMaroon      and White     
Websitewww.heritagecambridge.com

Heritage College & Seminary is an evangelical Canadian institution of higher education located in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Heritage was founded in 1993 through the merger of the former London Baptist Bible College and Seminary of London, Ontario and Central Baptist Seminary of Toronto, Ontario. It was officially incorporated by the province of Ontario under the Heritage Baptist College and Heritage Theological Seminary Act, 1991. [1]

History[edit]

Central Baptist Seminary was itself formed out of a split in fundamentalist Baptist ranks when, in 1948, firebrand Baptist leader Thomas Todhunter Shields, then head of the Union of Regular Baptist Churches of Ontario and Quebec, dismissed Dean W. Gordon Brown from his seminary. Brown and 50 students then went on to begin a new seminary holding more moderate positions under the direction of President Jack Scott.[2] The first number of years the seminary was housed at Forward Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario. In its formative years CBS provided undergraduate and graduate theological education until the mid-1980s. In later years the seminary was moved to Gormley, Ontario (north of Toronto).

London Baptist Seminary began in 1976 in London, Ontario. The school provided undergraduate and graduate theological education. In 1981, the school's name changed to London Baptist Bible College and London Baptist Seminary (LBBC & LBS).

Accreditation[edit]

As an institution granting both undergraduate and graduates degrees, all of Heritage's degrees are accredited by The Association for Biblical Higher Education. The graduate school is an associate member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.[3]

Status[edit]

In 1991, the Ontario legislature officially recognized the seminary as a degree-granting institution through the passage of "An Act to Incorporate the Heritage Baptist College and Heritage Theological Seminary, 1991, 1991".[1]

Governance[edit]

Heritage is governed by a Board of Governors composed of distinguished Christian leaders from across Ontario. Heritage has adopted a Carver Policy Governance model for the Board of Governors and the institution.

Administration[edit]

The current President of Heritage College & Seminary is Rick Reed. Reed's appointment to office began in January 2013. Prior to Reed, Marvin Brubacher held the presidency from 1993 until 2011.

The Vice President of Academics is J. Stpehen Yuille. Yuille also serves as the Academic Dean of the College.

Barry Howson is the Acadmeic Dean of the Seminary.[1]

Academic programs[edit]

College - Undergraduate level certificates and degrees in a range of disciplines. Seminary - Graduate level programs in pastoral studies, and more.

Programs include:

  • Certificate of Christian Studies (Distance Learning)(1 Year)
  • Certificate of Christian Studies (1 Year)
  • Certificate of Intercultural Studies (the SERVE. experience) (1 year)
  • Worship Leaders Certificate – Level 1 (1 Year)
  • Worship Leaders Certificate – Level 2 (1 Year)
  • Sound Technology & Recording Arts Certificate – Level 1 (1 Year)
  • Sound Technology & Recording Arts Certificate – Level 2 (1 Year)
  • Performance & Composition Certificate (1 Year)
  • Bachelor of Religious Education (3 Years)
  • Bachelor of Church Music – Music and Worship Emphasis (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) – Music (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Church Music – Sound Technology & Recording Arts
  • Bachelor of Theology – Pastoral Minor (B.Th.) – Pastoral (4 Years)
  • Bachelor of Theology – Intercultural Studies Minor (B.Th.) – Intercultural Studies (4 years)
  • Bachelor of Religious Education – Professional: Child & Family Ministry
  • Bachelor of Religious Education – Professional: Youth & Family Ministry
  • Bachelor of Religious Education – Professional: Intercultural Studies (130 credit hours)
  • Bachelor of Religious Education – Professional: Intercultural Studies (CrossTraining Option)
  • Bachelor of Theology – Intercultural Studies Minor (CrossTraining Option)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d General Information, Heritage Baptist College and Heritage Theological Seminary website, retrieved July 25, 2014
  2. ^ Brackney, W.H. (2006) Baptists in North America. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 167
  3. ^ http://www.ats.edu/MemberSchools/Pages/SchoolDetail.aspx?ID=99

External links[edit]

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