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Heritage exists for Christ, His Church and His mission in the world. As part of our efforts to equip women to serve in local churches, nation-wide parachurch organizations, and for global ministries are have developed the Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry. These courses:

Equip Women for Ministry. Women who have a heart for future ministry will receive specific training in teaching, writing, evangelism, ministry leadership, and pastoral care for women. 

Encourage Women in Ministry. Many women already serving in local churches, parachurch, or missions organizations recognize the need for further personal and ministry skill development.   We encourage women to grow in an academic environment while remaining in ministry.

This training enables women to serve Jesus more effectively in churches and communities in Canada and around the globe.

Features of the Program

  1. Quality Instructors
    Women who teach in the courses have extensive ministry experience. Each course will feature a professor who is teaching at a seminary, writing curriculum or other resource and reaching out in ministry that spans Canada, North America, and the globe.
  1. Personal Growth
    Each course will identify specific areas for growth and provide opportunity to develop new ministry skills and practices. You will be challenged to grow in an encouraging environment.
  1. Connections with women in ministry
    Ministry can be lonely. Through these courses, women are enriched and encouraged through relationships with other women serving Jesus.
  1. Integration of Knowledge and Practice
    We equip our students for life and ministry through speaking, writing, serving, and reaching out into our communities through academic course work that is connected to real ministry.
  1. Transferability
    The Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry can be completed in two years, and can be transferred into a MTS degree or MDiv degree. The Graduate Certificate is available to any woman with a bachelor’s degree. Women who are mature students (30 years old) may apply for the Certificate without a prior degree.


The following five (5) credit courses are required for the Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry. Each course may be taken individually, or as an audit course (non-credit).


  1. Women in Ministry and Leadership
    Students explore call, character, craft, and competency in ministry. Ministry cycles, gender issues, and pastoral care for women are considered with biblical, historical, and contemporary examples of women in ministry.
    *this class is taught by Dr. Margaret Kostenberger, Southeastern Seminary & Linda Reed, Heritage
  2. Developing Life Changing Bible Study Curriculum
    Learn to write, select, and adapt Bible study curriculum for women that is biblically sound, relevant, and applicable to all arenas of life for neighbourhood, church based women’s or co-ed Bible studies.
    This class will next be offered in Spring 2017
    *this class is taught by Dr. Phillis Bennett
  3. Great Women of the Christian Faith: A Survey of Church History
    This course with Dr. Michael Haykin, overviews women throughout church history from biblical times to the revivals of the 18th century and the missionary movement that followed.
    This class will next be offered in Summer 2017/18
    *this class is taught by Dr. Michael Haykin, Southern /Heritage & Linda Reed
  4. Women who Impact the World: Local, National, and Global Evangelism
    Beginning with a Biblical foundation for evangelism, experienced outreach coordinators will challenge women to lead local outreach events and think globally.
    This class will next be offered in Fall 2017
    *this class is taught by Darlene Aldrecht MA; Joy Smith, Former M.P.; & Linda Reed
  5. Women Teaching God’s Word
    Grow and embrace God’s call for women to teach women (Titus 2) in ways that are biblically faithful and culturally relevant. We encourage passionate teaching from the heart and to the heart of women.
    This class will next be offered in Spring 2018,
    *this class is taught by Rick & Linda Reed


These courses may be taken for the Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry, and may also become part of the Master of Theological Studies or Master of Divinity programs.

Master of Theological Studies

 The Graduate Certificate is a great way to test your desire for more intensive biblical training. All courses in the Graduate Certificate for Women in Ministry program transfer 100% towards our Master of Theological Studies degree.

Master of Divinity

Many of the Graduate Certificate courses transfer into our Master of Divinity (MDiv) program. Please contact the Registrar’s office for more information.


To see the brochure Click Here.

For more information email Linda Reed: lreed@heritage-theo.edu

To apply email Karyn Mowbray: kmowbray@heritageseminary.net