Professor Terry Hiebert from Steinbach Bible College prepared a workshop titled "Searching for Renewal in our Churches". The story of the EMMC is a search for renewal through several important stages. Our churches like ourselves change through stages of birth, growth, and decline. At each stage of church life there may be signs of health and potential risks. These risks, if unattended can lead to slow but certain death. This workshop will explore the 5 stages of the church lifecycle, identify the 8 signs of a healthy church, and suggest 3 critical interventions. The session concluded with Paul’s vision for leaders in search of renewal. To view the workshop, click the video below.
Terry Hiebert PhD is Academic Dean and faculty of theology at Steinbach Bible College. He is deeply interested in the search for renewal in the church as a longtime member of the EMMC. His interest in church renewal developed as pastor of the Warman Gospel Church and continued through seasons of renewal at Steinbach Bible College in the past 20 years. Terry is married to Luann, having three adult children, four energetic grandchildren, and a dog named Milton. They make Gospel Fellowship Church in Steinbach their church family.