Now Hiring! Full-Time Counseling Faculty

Heritage Christian University announces an opening for a full-time faculty member in counseling. Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree in counseling. Persons with a master’s degree who are committed to pursuing a doctorate in counseling may be considered. All applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills and interest in the academic and spiritual development of graduate and undergraduate students. A successful candidate will be a professing Christian, an active and faithful member of the churches of Christ and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. Applicants must be willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Heritage Christian University.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2020. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Michael Jackson:

For a full list of duties, qualifications and components for the application packet visit: Associate Professor of Counseling Job.

Spring Registration

November 4th – January 13th

On November 4, registration for the Spring 2020 semester at HCU will open.
Click HERE to see course offerings and schedule for undergraduate and graduate courses.

Classes for the Spring semester at HCU will start on January 13, 2020.
Contact Dr. Michael Jackson for more information at
AUDIT STUDENTS (First-time or Returning Students)To audit a class on campus, please come to the class on the first day the class meets. To audit a class via distance learning, please e-mail Autumn Richardson (

NEW STUDENTSNew students must first apply to enroll at the university. The application process is easy! Click here to get started. Contact Jim Collins ( with any specific questions concerning admissions.  
Already a student?Here’s how to register for classes in Populi:

  1. Talk to your advisor about your class selections for Spring. Your registration will be locked until you complete this step.
  2. Login to Populi.  On the Dashboard when you login, at the top of the page under Alerts, Click “Registration is now open.”
  3. Look over the list of courses to find your selections for Spring 2020.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SEMESTER SELECTED! 
  4. Pay special attention to the “Delivery Method” column to make sure you are signing up for either campus or distance learning classes correctly. PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE THESE OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED.
  5. Click the “+” for each course you wish to take.
  6. IMPORTANT: Click “Save” in order to submit your registration.  You may return to change your registration at any time before the end of the drop/add period.
  7. Make sure that all financial arrangements are in place with the Financial Aid office so your registration will not be held up. 

Berean Study Now Available!

Now available! The 2019 Berean Bible Study, Visions of Grace: Stories from Scripture

What is the grace of God? What does that term signify? Unfortunately, the word “grace”—like “church” and “atonement”—might be one of those church-y words that people throw around and don’t really understand, a word that does more to obscure than to reveal.  

In Visions of Grace, thirteen lessons as stories from scripture help illuminate grace, to present a vision of it, or, rather, a series of visions. This study will invite you to live graciously and gratefully in response to his bounteous gifts.

The Berean Study Series is a 13-lesson resource, consisting of 13 videos and corresponding study guides (available as a pdf file or printed book) for each lesson. Each 25-minute video message can stand on its own or be used as a springboard for class discussion. To order the videos, contact Melanie Irions at or 256.766.6610 x. 312.

These practical lessons have been designed to strengthen your Bible study curriculum. How? Use this resource as a congregational summer series or plug the video series in for a quarter of study in an adult Bible class or personal devotion time. May God bless you in your daily walk as you apply the teachings of Christ with much thought and practice.

University Pays Off Long-Term Debt

FLORENCE, AL—Heritage Christian University, a private, nonprofit higher education institution, has made its final payment on long-term debt and is now officially debt-free. To mark the event, the university will host a “note-burning” ceremony on April 26 on the front lawn of the Helton Drive campus.

“In January 2010, after the completion of our new dorms, we found ourselves with $2,100,000 in long-term debt and began searching for ways to eliminate it as soon as possible,” says Vice President for Administration Pat Moon. After consulting with CB & S Bank, auditors at Wayne Riggs, P.C., attorneys and board of directors, the university was able to approve mortgaged property as collateral to cash accounts.

Moon says the result was more than $700,000 in interest turned to principal over the next seven years.

The university states the support of donors as the reason for their ability to pay off debt.

President Kirk Brothers and Vice President of Advancement Philip Goad took this “debt-free” message to donors of the university and their support was overwhelming. At the start of the year, a large donation was received which allowed a kickstart on the final $949,000.

President Brothers is excited what this will allow for the future of the university.

“Our ability to pay off the debt is symbolic of our goal to help students live without debt. It encourages our donors to know that their support will now go towards present and future attempts to fulfill our mission of the gospel, not past projects.”

For 50 years, HCU has provided a biblically based education to students who desire to become proficient communicators of the gospel of Christ. HCU offers the following degrees: Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Ministry, and Master of Divinity.

Heritage Christian University, University of North Alabama Sign Articulation Agreement

The University of North Alabama and Heritage Christian University today signed an articulation agreement that is designed to facilitate both transfer of credit and enrollment in graduate programs. Over the years, the universities have built a strong relationship through shared faculty as well as an agreement between Collier Library at UNA and Overton Memorial Library at HCU.

“This agreement builds on an existing relationship between two universities that serve our region,” said Dr. Kenneth Kitts, President of UNA. “More academic and career opportunities will be available to students through new pathways created with this agreement.”  

Dr. W. Kirk Brothers, President of HCU agreed. 

“Every articulation makes both institutions stronger. We look forward to the mutual benefits and blessings,” he said. “This agreement is a win for students. Today’s students need a wide variety of experiences and knowledge in order to be successful. Studying multiple disciplines at various universities is the norm in the modern educational world. This agreement facilitates this process, and makes both universities and the Shoals community stronger.” Dr. Brothers added, “We thank Dr. Kenneth Kitts, Dr. Ross Alexander, and the UNA staff, as well as Dr. Michael Jackson and the HCU articulation team for the tireless work they put into this process. May this agreement be a blessing for the students and the Shoals.”  

For more details, click HERE.

Marie Osmond Tickets Now Available

Tickets for the 2019 Heritage Event with Marie Osmondare now available! The 2019 Heritage Event will be held Saturday, August 10 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa.

General admission tickets are $50 each and may be purchased by clicking here. General admission seats are assigned in order of purchase, so get yours today!

Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. For more information, contact Pat Moon at 256-766-6610 x. 334.

TITUS Camp: Registration is Now Open


We accept 70 qualified applicants (40 boys, 30 girls).

Applications are online and will be taken of a first come, first serve basis.

CLICK HERE to register!

13 Years of Training Teens for Useful Service:

13th  year for boys & 11th year for girls

TITUS camp is held at Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama.  Within the churches of Christ we are one of the largesttraining camps (70+ students), most cost effective(only $25), longest(8 days), and the only training camp where ALL campers are given a preaching & teaching appointment on the final Sunday morning!   We don’t vote on the “best speaker/preacher” of the week, or elevate those who have the more experience than others, and do not have competition for the Final 4 or Elite 8.  We emphasize the personal growth of ALL the youth that attend camp.   We desire to build up both young men AND young women who desire to polish their public speaking skills and leadership training.  The ladies are given separate classes, chapel, devos, etc. to grow their own talents in various areas.  THIS YEAR WE HAD 39 BOYS & 20 GIRLS ENROLLED FOR CAMP.

151 Congregations Impacted By Teens Trained for Christian Service

Campers from 12 different states have graduated through TITUS Camp (Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, California).  Each of those students are encouraged to serve in their home congregations when they return.  22 local churches have hosted the campers in the Shoals area.  This year we had six states represented at CAMP (Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky) from 28 different congregations.  Two campers are moving with their family to Fiji later this year.

321 Students Trained for Ministry & Missions

Many campers will return multiple years for additional training.  29 campers have gone on to full-time or part-time ministry around the world.  Many students are given scholarships to Heritage Christian University to further their training.  If you are interested in attending Heritage Christian University please contact them ASAP (

ALL Campers Receive
Personalized Training for Real World Ministry

Campers are assigned at least 2 counselors/mentors and placed in a group of 8-10 kids (TITUS family cluster).  They work together on lessons from Monday-Thursday, practice on Friday-Saturday, and deliver their assigned message on Sunday.  The women teach a ladies Bible class and the men preach in a classroom or morning worship service at a Shoals area congregation (Center Hill, Cloverdale, Collinwood, Eastwood, Florence Blvd, Jackson Heights, Pine Hill, Salem) on the final Sunday of camp.  We are blessed to have support from these area churches.

ALL Campers Receive College Level Courses to Prepare for the Next Step

Training at TITUS can be intense but effective.  Each day our students have 3 hours of Homiletics, 2-4 hours of Special Emphasis classes (Speech/Advanced Speech, Missions, Christian Worldview, Spiritual Formation, Prayer, Bible classes, etc.), 1 hour for Library Research, in addition to other special classes and daily training.  Many classes are taught by HCU professors, TITUS Camp staff, and Shoals area ministers.  We have Manna in the Morning (devo), Chapel, Impromptu Speech, Power Hour (evening worship), Small Groups and Dorm Room Devo.  We have daily fun activities like hiking, games, ultimate Frisbee tournament, soccer, movies, karaoke, trivia, etc.  We also set aside at least one hour a day for rest, meditation, and journaling.  The “field guides” can be downloaded off our website.

ALL Funds Collected Are Used for the Direction of TITUS Camp

Our staff is 100% voluntary.  We are dedicated to the cause.  However, it is still expensive to operate TITUS camp.  The operating costs have increased to about $12,000 a year which includes food, books, shirts, polos, Bibles, bags, paper, supplies, activities, gas, etc.  All the funds we collect are strictly for TITUS camp.  Heritage Christian University is gracious enough to supply staff, utilities, and facilities.  Campers pay only a $25 non-refundable application fee. The remaining funds are composed of staff collections, church support, and personal donations.  It is our prayer that God will continue to bless this great work!  Thank you for your support of TITUS camp!


Information is available online at