I’m writing with a heart full of gratitude to God for an amazing week at Heritage. God has graciously answered the requests I gave you last Friday. Here’s an update on how the Lord answered our prayers.
Graduate Certificate of Biblical Preaching. I had the joy of teaching 18 pastoral leaders this week in our Graduate Certificate of Biblical Preaching program. What a joy to be with men who take their calling to preach God’s Word seriously and want get better at it. Part of my life calling is to raise up expository preachers for Canada and beyond. This program gives a platform to do this.
Celebration Dinner. On Wednesday night a large group of faculty, staff and supporters gathered at Heritage for a Celebration Dinner. We were rejoicing in God’s amazing goodness is letting us demolish our school debt. Next Tuesday (October 1st) we will pay off the final amount we owe and be debt-free for the first time in our history. We ended the evening burning our mortgage and singing my new favourite song: The Goodness of God.
ESL Classes. I’m writing from the Hespeler Library where Linda and Heritage students are teaching a room full of new Canadians. These ESL (English as a Second Language) classes give us a wonderful opportunity to share the love and message of Christ. We are thankful that more students continue to come to the classes.
Prayer requests for the coming week.
This Sunday, I will be preaching at the Chin Baptist Church in Kitchener. The Chin people immigrated from Myanmar (Burma) in recent years. Their pastor is a grad of Heritage seminary. We look forward to being with them for the Sunday service, lunch and an afternoon workshop for church leaders. Please pray that we will serve them well.
Next Thursday, October 3, Heritage hosts our annual Preaching Lectures. This year we are delighted to have Dr. Winfred Neely as our guest presenter. Winfred teaches preaching at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Please pray that all who come will be challenged and equipped to better teach and preach God’s Word. On the same day, Linda hosts a parallel track for women. She has invited Dr. Terri Stovall from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Texas to be the guest presenter. Again, please pray that the women who attend will be equipped to serve Christ in their churches and communities.
If you’d like to come to the Preaching Lectures or session for women (with Linda and Terri Stovall), you can find more information here.