The Paul Hiebert Research Project seeks to embody the vision of Paul G. Hiebert (1932-2007), a long time faculty member at Trinity, for engaging in missiological research that makes a difference in the academy, in our churches and mission organizations, and in the secular world. The project provides a unique opportunity for ministers, missionaries, professionals, and academics in various fields to access the life and thought of Dr. Hiebert and to apply his invaluable insights to their research and various fields of ministry.
Paul G. Hiebert was an outstanding Christian scholar whose commitment to the Gospel and warm generosity endeared him to mission practitioners and missiologists across the spectrum of Christian traditions. The Paul G. Hiebert Mission Research Initiative is more than a tribute to a remarkable person whose contributions to missiology are widely recognized. This Initiative preserves Hiebert’s ministry and makes it accessible to current and future generations.
- Dr. Tite Tienou, Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
This project is a well-designed and purposeful extension of the work of Paul Hiebert in promoting the value of anthropological understanding for missionary purpose. My father, Dr. Hiebert, invested heavily in his students during his lifetime. He would have been deeply honored to see that investment continue.
- Dr. Eloise Hiebert Meneses, Professor, Eastern University
I can think of no better way to honor the legacy of Paul Hiebert. A warm friend and humble mentor to hundreds of us, his incisive thinking and Christ-like example have helped to ensure the transformative relevance of the good news in our world in our time. Thanks to this worthy initiative, the seeds that he planted will continue to bear good fruit.
- Dr. Jonathan Bonk, Executive Director of OMSC
Dr. Paul G. Hiebert, a missiologist ahead of his times, has left monumental footprints in the tides of this changing society and culture. As his ideas have marked the direction for emerging mission trends, this Initiative will help to ensure ongoing research, development, and the practice of his ideas for the many emerging missionaries throughout the world.
- Dr. Timothy Kiho Park, Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary.