Grace Chinese Christian Church    35th anniversary special edition 35週年堂慶特別版         [简体显示]

新一屆之執事會 09May2016

Kogarah

粵語早堂-黃啟斌(留任)  李永欣(留任)  葉慶榮

雙語-楊肇初 楊景賢 李新宁

國語堂熊 輝(留任)  楊 楓

英文堂-David Chan(留任)Andy Yang(留任)  David Lee,  Ivan Chee

Sutherland堂 中文張潤年(留任)  李中華

英文堂- 謝子騫

新一屆之執事會,各職位亦於16/5經執事互選主席:黃啟斌 財政:李永欣 秘書: David Chan;           

華人恩典基督教會歷史 Church History

華人恩典基督教會之成立,早在三十多年前,一羣由中國、香港與及東南亞一帶移民來到澳洲雪梨之基督徒,他們先由查經班開始,繼而在一九七八年組成華人基督徒 團契,並商借Kogarah附近一間西人基督教會開始每主日下午聚會,以國語譯粵語為主. 其後,各項聖工一路見發展,地方不敷應用,遂於一九八七年,購置了現在本教會(Kogarah)之會址,繼續拓展聖工.

蒙 天父賜福與施恩,本教會目前之事工,除了主日上午九時分別舉行英語、粵語及國語崇拜, 上午十一時十五分舉行國、粵語崇拜, 二零零九年二月份又開始了下午六時舉行之黃昏粵語崇拜( 黃昏崇拜已經與2016年終止)。 此外,尚有在主日舉行之成人及青少年以及兒童之主日學、細胞小組事工和好些其他的活動等.

本教會於二十年前開始了福音廣播,每星期有幾小時購買時段作福音廣播,分別在社區電台或專線電台以英語、國語或粵語播出基督教節目, 目前則全在專線電台以國語或粵語作福音廣播,並且設立了福音電話專線,廿四小時均可撥專線電話,以聽到一次十五分鐘福音性內容之節目.

為使移民子弟能保留中國文化,學習中文,也可藉此介紹基督教信仰,本教會於二十年前開辦了語文學校,教授小學程度之中文(分國語或粵語教學),逢週六上午上課,頗見規模.

一 九九三年,教會眼見雪梨南區華人需要福音,先在南區馬蘭達(Miranda) 商借聖公會聖路加堂,在主日下午舉行國、粵語崇拜,拓展聖工,感謝 神恩,九年後,於二○○二年在南區Sutherland 購置了會址,並將主日崇拜改於上午舉行,目前主日上午十時為國、粵語和英語分別在主堂和副堂崇拜,並有主日學及其他小組與團契等之活動.

惟願 不但感謝 神恩,也盼 神多予機會,在往後的日子裏,靈命增長,同心携手,為主作工,使教會興旺,見多人歸向祂.

 


A Brief History of Grace Chinese Christian Church

The Grace Chinese Christian Church was started by a group of Chinese Christians from Hong Kong, Mainland China and South East Asia as a Bible Study Group.

In 1978 a Chinese Christian Fellowship was formed, using the premises of a local Church at Kogarah, having Bilingual (Mandarin and Cantonese) Sunday Service in the afternoon.

Various Church activities were developed and so in 1987 we purchased the property at the present address at Kogarah for further church development.

Thanks the Lord for His blessing, at present apart from the Bilingual (Mandarin and Cantonese) Service at 11:15 a.m., we have English Service, Mandarin Service and Cantonese Service at 9:00 a.m. In February 2009, 6:00pm Evening Cantonese Service was started (this evening cantonese service was suspended in 2016) .

Besides the Sunday Services, we also have Sunday School for various age groups in three different languages, cell groups, prayer meetings and other activities.

Sharing the Gospel on Radio

Over twenty years ago, our church started the ministry of Gospel Broadcasting, having air time at various Community Radio Stations to broadcast Gospel Programs in Cantonese and Mandarin, and a 24 hour Telephone Hot Line for a 15-minute Gospel Program for each call.

Sharing the Gospel in Sutherland

In 1993 our church saw the needs of preaching the Gospel to the Chinese people in Southern part of Sydney and we started a Christian Fellowship at St. Luke Anglican Church at Miranda, having Bilingual Sunday Services in the afternoon.

Thanks the Lord, in 2002 we purchased the property at the present address at Sutherland, having two Sunday Services, 10 a.m. for Bilingual (Mandarin and Cantonese) Service and 10 a.m. for English Service. We also have Sunday Schools, cell groups, prayer meetings and other activities.

Sharing the Gospel in our Chinese Language School

In order to maintain the Chinese language and culture, a Saturday Chinese Language School for Primary School level teaching in Mandarin and in Cantonese was established twenty years ago, and through this we wish to introduce the Gospel to the students and their parents.

God Grace

We wish that God will continue to guide us and give us more opportunities to serve Him and to proclaim the Gospel and to further develop our church.   

本教會信仰根基 / Church Core Beliefs

(1) 聖父、聖子、聖靈乃三位一體真神. (弗4:6; 約14:26)

(2) 神是創造,啟示,救贖及最後審判之最高主權者 (徒17:24; 約14:26; 羅5:6-11; 林後5:10)

(3) 聖經是 神所默示,毫無錯誤,無需增刪,聖經在所有基督徒之信仰、行為及法則上,均具最高之權威. (提後3:16-17)

(4) 人自始祖墮落後,均具有罪性,並因此伏在 神的憤怒及審判之下. (羅1:18; 3:23; 5:12-13)

(5) 主耶穌基督,神獨生兒子,因聖靈感孕,由童貞女馬利亞所生,為救贖罪人脫離罪的管轄和懲罰,為我們代罪受死.(太26:28;太1:18-22; 約1:14)

(6) 耶穌基督從死裏復活,升天,坐在父神的右邊,將來並要使所有信徒從死裏復活,賜給他們永生. (林前15:3-4; 20-22)

(7) 聖靈感動罪人認罪悔改,並相信耶穌犧牲所作之工. (約16:8; 多3:5-7)

(8) 聖靈乃訓慰師,居住在信徒心裏,引領信徒重生成聖.(約14:16-17; 羅15:16; 林前6:19; 彼前1:2)

(9) 因信稱義,基督寶血能洗淨一切罪愆,凡相信而悔改的不至滅亡,反得永生. (羅3:21-26; 5:1; 約一1:7-9; 約3:16)

(10) 唯一聖潔而普世的教會乃是基督的身體,並且屬於所有真正的信徒. (林前10:16-17; 12:12-13; 弗4:11-13)

(11) 等候主耶穌親主再臨. (徒1:11)

 

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(1) The unity of the Father: the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead (Ephesians 4:6; John 14:26)

(2) The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and the Final judgement (Acts 17:24; John 14:26; Romans 5:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:10)

(3) The Divine inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of Christian faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

(4) The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation (Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5: 12-13)

(5) Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death (as our Representative and Substitute) of Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Son of God, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 26:28, 1:18-22; John 1:14)

(6) The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and the ascension to the right hand of the throne of God, the Father; and subsequently the bodily resurrection of all believers to eternal life (1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20-22)

(7) The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective for the individual sinner, granting him repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ (John 16:8, Titus 3:5-7)

(8) The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, who regenerates and sanctifies believers (John 14: 16-17; Romans 15: 16; 1 Corinthians 6: 19: 1 Peter 1:2)

(9) The justification by faith alone, and in the remission of sins through the blood of Jesus Christ, and whoever believes and repents shall not perish but have everlasting life (Romans 3:21-26, 5:1; I John 1: 7-9; John 3:16)

(10) The one holy universal church which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong (1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:11-13)

(11) The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1: 11)

牧師傳道 Ministers and Pastors

Pastor Steve Turner (Kogarah English Congregation)

Steve

Pastor Steve Turner was appointed minister of the Kogarah English Language Congregation in August 2013.

Pastor Steve is married to his childhood sweetheart Jan and together produced produced three sons viz. Glen, Greg and Ross. They are all now happness married! Pastor Steve loves sports and spending time walking in the bush. He supports St.George/Illawarra Sydney Swans and Manchester United! Perhaps the greatest challenge for him and the family has been serving the Lord in the slums of Nairobi Kenya. Yet this has been the greatest of the privilege of his ministry. He spent five years as State Director of SIM NSW after Returning From Kenya and then enjoyed ten wonderful years at Central Baptist Church heading up the International Congregation. Pastor Steve has a heart to see the nations coming together to worship God in the local church.


Rev James Liu (Hurstville Mandarin Congregation Minister)

Pastor Liu Yao Yuan

Educational background

Born in Busan, Korea

High school in Busan, South Korea Chinese High School

National Chengchi University Department of Western Languages ​​BA Oct. 1970-June 1974

Master of China Evangelical Seminary in Taiwan Taoism Sep. 1976- June 1979

  

Pastoral experience

Busan trip Han Zhonghua Christian Church 1979-1993

Melbourne Melbourne 1993-1999 Sien Tong

Grace Chinese Christian Church Sydney 2002-

 

Marriage and Family

October 1979 and Zhu Shuyuan sister married in Taipei

And has two sons and a daughter.

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Rev. Daniel Chan (Kogarah Cantonese Congregation Pastor)

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Rev. Conway Ku (Sutherland Cantonese & Mandarin Congregation Minister)

 

Rev. Jeremiah Lim (Sutherland English Congregation)

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Reverend Jeremiah Lim before serving as English minister of Grace Chinese Christian Church in Sutherland in January 2016, he brings over a decade of experience having served in various congregations in Sydney, Auckland and Singapore. In addition to this Reverend Jeremiah has extensive experience in serving the Persecuted church in threatened and restricted countries. He first accepted Jesus at the young age of 13 years old and from then has continued to enjoy the love and grace of the Lord God Almighty.

His passion has always been to empower people and see them growing in Christ like character. He enjoys watching sports such as baseball and soccer. He also enjoys nature and the outdoors, walking in the bush and at the beach. He loves to travel to the countryside and taking pictures of spectacular sceneries and at the people that reside in them. He also likes to practise Chinese martial arts, read, watch documentary, history, biographies and the action movies. He loves listening to hymns , Scripture songs, classical music and country songs.