Church Health Assessment is Online
Since we began the intentional Transition process, we have had two major events - the History Wall (October 14th) and two Listening Event weekends (October 11 - 13, 18 - 20). A huge thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to participate. Our next major step is a comprehensive online Church Health and Vision Assessment. Everyone is invited to participate - add your voice to help us more clearly answer the question “Who are we now?” Click on the box below to participate in this vital step.
What do we mean by Church in Transition?
Maple Ridge Alliance Church is currently in a season of transition as we go through an intentional process to prepare for a future pastoral search for a new Lead Pastor.
The church has engaged the services of Rob Inrig as Transitional Pastor and Gerry Teichrob as Transnational Coach to guide the church through this process. Seasons of transition are primarily a time of spiritual formation and growth to help the church to be moving towards greater health in four main areas – spiritual, relational, organizational and operational. Transitional leaders come alongside to help the church thrive through the season of transition.
Meet our Transitional Leaders
Rob Inrig: Transitional Pastor
Rob has served the Christian and Missionary Alliance as Transitional Pastor since 2013 and is a member of the Alliance District Transitional Pastors Network. Prior to serving in Transitional Pastoral Ministry Rob was an active member and Board Chair at Peace Portal Alliance Church and was the District Administrator: Counselling & Traumatic Incident Preparation & Response for the Richmond School District (1987 - 2011). Rob served as Teaching Elder/Pastor at Emmanuel Christian Community (1991 - 1996). Rob has also served in cross-cultural ministry in India and Uganda with the Dalit Freedom Network, Operation Mobilization, and the Association of Christian Schools. Rob holds a Master of Education degree from UBC as well as theological training from Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Western Seminary and Ambrose University. In addition to Transitional Pastoral Ministry Rob also serves as both a consultant and speaker in the educational field. Rob's spiritual journey and roots are founded in the Brethren movement. He brings a deep love and commitment to teaching the Word of God and a passion for the spiritual vitality of the local church. Rob is married to Joanne and they have two married daughters and 5 grandchildren.
Gerry Teichrob: Transitional Coach
Gerry has served in pastoral ministry in Saskatoon, Kelowna and Edmonton (1977 - 2002) with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Since 2005 he has served as the founder and director of Pathways Forward, a ministry dedicated to helping churches thrive through pastoral transitions. Gerry has worked with numerous churches to help them move toward greater health and vitality prior to engaging in the pastoral search process. In addition to his Transitional work with local churches Gerry is also a founding partner of Better Church Boards. Gerry served as the coordinator/trainer/coach for the Transitional Pastor’s Network of the Canadian Pacific District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance from 2006 - 2018. This network supports and equips a team of trained transitional ministry specialists committed to serving local churches through seasons of pastoral change. Gerry and his wife Ruth live in Langley BC and have two grown children. Gerry enjoys fly fishing, walking, and playing bass with Quintessential Jazz Band.