Preparing the Next Generation


Every year, thousands of students graduate from seminary programs all over the country. This news certainly causes excitement. But it also causes concern at the same time. Are we training men who are able to serve in local churches? Have these men been sent and qualified for pastoral ministry by a local church? These are a few questions that drive SÉMBÉQ’s mission to help churches train their leaders. In order to respond well to these convictions, SÉMBÉQ works closely with local French Baptist Churches to help them identify and train their own leaders in their own local church context. This not only allows the pastor-in-training to be coached and gain practical ministry experience, but it allows the church to confirm his calling through qualifying him for ministry. For SÉMBÉQ, our primary and most important partner is the local church because the local church is God’s chosen means in transforming and discipling nations for His glory. Because SÉMBÉQ is related to AÉBÉQ and Northwest Baptist Seminary to the Fellowship Pacific, our partnership means that we work with the same goal and the same program through Immerse to ensure a great legacy of pastors for the Fellowship in our two regions.

—François Turcotte
Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique du Québec

Northwest Baptist Seminary

Northwest Baptist Seminary is being noticed by educational institutions across North America for its innovative Immerse program, a unique, context and competency-based leadership development program initiated in partnership with the Fellowship Pacific region and churches. The Immerse program grew from a shared concern for the development of leaders for the future of our movement, and Northwest is grateful for the unique and close partnership it has developed and sustained with Fellowship Pacific in this program. Northwest’s Immerse program is serving as a catalyst for reigniting significant ministry partnerships, having re-energized the dynamic ministry partnerships that have always existed between the seminary, the region, and the churches. This is done because of their common need and desire to identify, develop and retain pastoral ministry leaders with the knowledge, skills, character and experience to meet the demands of ministry excellence and kingdom advancement. In Fellowship Pacific, forty-four mentors in twenty-two churches are partnering to prepare twenty-eight students for future ministry leadership. Immerse is also expanding, currently serving twenty students in six partner networks across Canada and the US.

—Kent Anderson
Northwest Baptist Seminary

Heritage College and Seminary

At Heritage College and Seminary, we gauge our effectiveness as a school by how valuable we are to the Church.  While we train students from many evangelical backgrounds, we are delighted to have a vital and vibrant relationship with FEB Central churches.  The offices of FEB Central are located on our campus and our graduates serve in a significant number of FEB Central churches.

Our undergraduate and seminary degrees and certificates are designed to prepare quality pastors, missionaries and church leaders.  Through our internship programs, we work closely with local churches to ensure students receive training that is both biblically strong and practically stretching.  We want to equip our students to be faithful and fruitful servants of Christ.

We have also recently launched three graduate certificate programs for those in ministry who want to sharpen their skills and strengthen their churches.  These five-course programs each have a specialized focus: Biblical preaching, church health and evangelism, and women in ministry.

We’re thankful for the growing partnership we enjoy with FEB Central churches, and look forward to seeing this relationship continue to strengthen in the years ahead.  If you would like more information about the ministry of Heritage, please visit our website at

—Rick Reed
Heritage College and Seminary