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Ministry Leadership Day 2023


Join us on Thursday, March 30 for Ministry Leadership Day 2022 as Heritage Theological Seminary welcomes Bruce J. Clemenger, Senior Ambassador and President Emeritus of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

Throughout the day, Clemenger will be discussing the topic of Pluralism, Secularism, and the New Orthodoxy: Christian Witness amidst Canada’s Emerging Civil Religion. Clemenger will be joined by Rick Hiemstra, Director of Research and Media Relations at The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, who will be sharing related data and findings from the recently released study, Significant Church: Understanding the Value of the Small Evangelical Church in Canada.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to once again welcome pastors and ministry leaders to Heritage for a day of encouragement and equipping, as well as inviting people to join the event by live stream from their homes, offices, or churches.

Details and Registration

Date and Time

Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Registration Cost

General Admission – $60.00

Heritage Partner Churches – $30.00

Livestream Only – $30.00

Please Note: The Heritage Partner Church discounted rate is not available for the Livestream option. 


8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9:15 am — Welcome and Worship

9:15 am – 10:15 am — Session One: Post Christendom: The Rise of Secularism and the Privatization of Religion

10:15 am – 10:45 am — Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am — Session Two: Liberalism: The Canadian Political Creed, the Veneration of Choice, and the Eclipse of Conscience

11:45 am – 12:00 pm — Heritage President’s Update

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm — Lunch Off Site Note: Heritage Cafeteria is Not Available.

Partner Church Lunch Being Held in Room 201

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm — Session Three: The Authentic Self, Parenting, and Proclamation with Rick Hiemstra

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm — Break

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm — Session Four: The New Orthodoxy: Toleration, the Celebration of Difference, and the Witness of the Church

3:45 pm — Benediction & Dismissal

About Bruce J. Clemenger

After 30-plus years of service, 20 as President and CEO,Bruce J. Clemenger has recently been appointed to the role of Senior Ambassador and President Emeritus of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

He has served with EFC since 1992 and in 1996 he established the EFC’s Ottawa office and became the founding director of the EFC’s Centre for Faith and Public Life. As a part of his ministry, Clemenger has extensive contact with Christian leaders as well as key policymakers from across Canada. He has also become a respected and prominent speaker and writer on topics surrounding religion, culture, ethics, and politics.

He holds a BA (Honours) in economics and history, a Master of Philosophical Foundations in political theory, and is currently working on a PhD in pollical theory. He has recently authored The New Orthodoxy: Canada’s Emerging “Civil Religion”, focusing on presenting a model of public and political engagement and an exploration of liberalism and secularism in Canada and the emergence of a prevailing set of public commitments, a new orthodoxy, that challenge religious freedom in an increasingly secularist state.

He and his family live in the Ottawa Valley.


Live Stream Support

The Live Stream option will be provided through Microsoft Teams Live Events which distributes the broadcast feed and provides a rich Q&A experience.