URS organizing a strong youth program, B) YFAN (youth-for-all-nations) counselors as role models and leaders. (Continued from A) URS组织了一个强大的青年项目,B) YFAN(万国青年)(延续A)        DG 翻译

1.YFAN (youth-for-all-nations) counselors. Our youth ministry was particularly blessed from the good mix of both Asian and white students and counselors. The cross-cultural mix in different ways invigorated and challenged everyone to think and act in creative ways, as a great preparation for life, with all its complexities related to backgrounds and culture. To top it off, into all this…

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URS “LORD, GIVE US 100 CHILDREN” “上帝给我们一百个小孩” (Amy Zhao翻译)

In January, 1981, the brothers and sisters of the Cincinnati Chinese Church felt God’s burden on their hearts to have a Vacation Bible School of our own. Many years ago we had helped our Caucasian brothers and sisters in their Vacation Bible Schools, but over the years, this interest and involvement had dwindled. “Start our own Vacation Bible School?” “Who’s…

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We Didn’t Hire Them, So We Can’t Fire them
“没雇用,没解雇”
(Tom King, Amy Zhao 翻译)

Many people seem to think that we could just “hire” a minister to solve the problems in our church. I hear this comment often, and I’m rather uncomfortable with the word “hire” and its implications. In our church, we have an unusual tradition, “since we don’t hire ministers, we cannot fire them.” 很多人认为我们只需要“雇佣”一位全职传道人就可以解决我们教会的问题。每次听到这样的提议,对于`“雇佣”这个字眼和字后面的含义,心中常有不平静的反感。我们教会有个不寻常的传统:我们不”雇佣“传道人,所以我们也就没有”解雇“传道人的程序。 This sounds very strange at first, and…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (3) : Seeking Advice, to Submission
决定决定决定(3): 寻求建议 ,服从
(Grace Liu 翻译)

And so, in this final part, we continue, from “Decisions, decisions” ….. 那么在最后这个部分里,我们继续“决定,决定”...... 5. Good leaders seek lots of good advice 5. 好的领导者寻求很多好的建议 Proverbs 11:14 - Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. 箴言11:14 无智谋,民就败落;谋士多,人便安居。 Anointed leaders of the church are servants of God, who lead by example, but who at…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (2) : Spirit to Consensus
决定决定决定(2): 圣灵, 合一
(Grace Liu 翻译)

And so we continue, from “Decisions, decisions,” part 1….. 我们从“决定”第一部分继续 2. HOLY SPIRIT 2. 圣灵 You have heard that when the first disciples got together “to form their church”, they started with prayer. The Holy Spirit descended on them, changed them, and made them a totally new energetic group, to begin the very first church in the world! Wouldn’t you…

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (1): There is a model
决定决定决定(1):有一个模式
(Grace Liu 翻译)

Decisions, decisions, decisions. They seem to be the problem that causes most confusion and disagreements in a church. There is a not-so-nice joke that Asian churches have too many “big heads”, “too many PhD’s”, too many people who are doing quite well in secular professions, who bring secular decision-making approaches into the church. In curiosity, I looked around one time…

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Read more about the article The joy of mentoring<br />做导师(mentor)的喜乐 (Dixia翻译)
Photo 2: Adventurous, adaptable and learning on the job by working with pros. 照片二: 爱冒险的年轻人,很容易适应各种环境,能跟着专业人士边工作边学习

The joy of mentoring
做导师(mentor)的喜乐 (Dixia翻译)

Being a mentor is such a privilege and joy. I have been a mentor to many, in highly academic medicine and in ministry. In each relationship I have learned many lessons, and experienced the great satisfaction of seeing young people grow closer to what he/she was “intended to be!” 做一个导师(mentor)是一种殊荣,也是一种喜悦。我在医学学术研究领域及教会事奉领域,做过很多人的导师。在每一个辅导关系当中,我学到了很多,也因着看到年轻人越来越长成他该有的样子,我感到很欣慰。 The question often is immediately asked, how do you spot…

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Salt and Light

English 中文 English Jesus gave a colorful and apt instruction to his disciples, and to all of us by extension, that we are to be “salt and light” of the world. This expression has touched the hearts of many, and has deep meaning and implication for all of life. Personally, I have always loved this instruction, and it has essentially…

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