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

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.