Cherith Baptist Church

CHERITH BAPTIST CHURCH
基 立 浸 信 教 会

 

 

CHURCH HISTORY

A History of God’s Grace in Foreign Missions.

By His grace, Cherith Baptist Church was founded in 1958 by Rev. Maak Hay Chun, a young missionary from Hong Kong sent by the America Southern Baptist Seminary .

 By His grace, in 1974, the church started its first foreign mission project in the Philippines; in 1976 we had our first Foreign Mission Conference; in 1983, the Northern Thailand foreign mission project began; in 1993, our first full-time foreign missionary, Ps. Richard Chan, went to Northern Thailand, followed by Dr. CJ Yap in 1994; in 1995, we started our first drug rehabilitation project in Northern Thailand; in 1999, in partnership with OMF, we sponsored Ps. Lau Pak Soon and his wife, sister Lee Mui Hoon, for full-time missionary work in Cambodia.

Today, by His grace, our Northern Thailand foreign mission project comprises the Liu Village Baptist Church, the Faith Hope Love Drug Rehab Center and the Lu Village Gospel Center. Every year, Cherith will organize one short-term mission exposure trip where the team would visit our mission fields in Northern Thailand to support them in the areas of evangelism, Sunday School, as well as the children and women ministries.

What’s next? There remains for us the challenge to continue to have a share in God’s great work, to be His witness in our Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. May His grace continue to be upon us so that we can strive to fulfill His great commission. (Matthew 28:19)

神在海外宣教事工上的恩典


藉着神的恩典,麦希真牧师,一位被美南浸信会差派的香港宣教士,于1958年
成立了基立浸信教会。

教会于1974年在菲律宾开始了它第一项海外宣教事工;在1976年举行第一
届的海外宣教大会;在1983年进入泰北宣教事工;我们的第一位全职宣教士
曾联田传道于1993年到泰北事奉,而C.J.医生于1994年紧接而至;我们
在1995年开始了在泰北的第一项戒毒所事工;我们在1995年联合海外宣
教使团资助刘柏顺传道和其妻子李梅芬姐妹到柬埔寨全职事奉。

如今,我们在泰北的事工有刘家村浸信教会、信望爱戒毒所以及鲁家寨福音中心。
我们每年也有短宣队到那里参与事奉,事奉范围包括布道、查经、以及儿童及妇女等事工。

我们接下来有何计划呢?我们应继续回应神的呼召,有份参与神伟大的事工,
在犹大、撒玛利亚,直到地极,作神的见证。愿主的恩典临到我们身上,叫我们
能够完成祂的大使命。(太28:19)

A History of God’s Love in A Bilingual Family Church.

In the beginning, the church was called to minister to the Cantonese-speaking residents in Serangoon Garden, where there are three other bigger Christian churches within a 500-meter radius. In 1970, Mandarin was introduced in the service to cater for Chinese from other dialect groups in the area, especially those who spoke Mandarin. Services were conducted in Mandarin and translated into Cantonese. In 1983, the English-speaking young adult fellowship grew and developed into an English congregation which held English Language worship services. This grew into, and later constituted as, Shelter Baptist Church. A new English Language Worship Service began concurrently with the Mandarin language service in 1986 consecutively on Sundays. During Christmas, Easter, Church Anniversaries, and one Sunday every two months, the two congregations would gather in a combined worship service. The bi-monthly business meeting is held after the regular combined services, where both English and Mandarin are used in the conducting the services.

By His love, both the Chinese- and English-speaking congregations worship together as one church, serve under one management, study in one Sunday School, meet under the umbrella of one fellowship. By the love of God, patience, kindness and tolerance prevail over the diversity in age and language to allow families to serve together. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 14:35

By His love, many families whose members span up to three generations worship together in different languages in the church today.  “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31.

神对一间双语家庭教会一段爱的追朔

最初,基立蒙召事奉实龙岗花园内讲粤语的居民们,而教会500米范围内也有其
它三间更大的教会。教会在1970年开始了华语崇拜以事奉这里讲其他方言的华人
群体,特别是针对那些讲华语的人仕。崇拜以华语进行,附有粤语翻译。在1983年,
以讲英语为主的青成年团契有所增长,继而发展成以英语进行崇拜的英文部;他们之
后发展为恩泽浸信教会。教会在1986年同时间进行中英文部的个别崇拜聚会,让
讲英语的会友能在英语聚会敬拜。今天,华语聚会每个主日先在早上进行,英语聚会
则在其散会后接着进行。两堂的会众每逢圣诞节、复活节、周年纪念以及每两月一
次的联合聚会都齐聚一堂敬拜,而每两月一次的联合聚会后,教会都会举行例会。
联合聚会和例会都以中英文进行。

靠主恩典,我们今天能够看到许多三代同堂的家庭在一个屋檐下不同的聚会敬拜、
一个领导层下事奉、一个主日学里学习、一个大团契内交流。藉着神的慈爱、耐心
和包容,我们能够超越年龄和语言上的鸿沟,以一个大家庭的身份一起事奉主。
“他们说:"当信主耶稣,你和你一家都必得救”(徒16:31)

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