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MrMrsChungRev Fraun & Betty Chung

    於1996年,在向以英語為主的國際神召會內,數個家庭開始以廣東話舉行查經小組。至1997年7月,國際神召會中文部正式成立,在主日下午ICA主禮堂舉行第一次崇拜,其是出席者約有15人。現時,中文部的主日崇拜已遷至丹拿事工中心進行。

     陳美儀牧師於2006年7月開始任中文部的牧師。陳牧師於ICA信主,在這裡接受栽培及洗禮。當她仍是初信時,她已有負擔事奉耶穌及向操廣東語的本港人傳福音。因著這份渴慕,2002年離開任職多年的建築師專業,回應上帝的邀請及獻身的呼召,遂於神學院接受培訓及全時間在教會事奉。2006年完成道學碩士課程後,正式上任為中文部牧師。

    主耶穌是改變生命的主,教會是生命被改變的地方,而每個信徒就是基督的身體,教會的延伸。誠如使徒行傳16章31節所說︰「當信主耶穌,你和你一家都必得救。」,這也是陳牧師看上帝在中文部裡的工作。在家族中她是第一位基督徒,故她帶有極大的負擔向家人及身邊未認識主的朋友傳福音。而在中文部裡,她也見證者上帝在信徒中的工作,在信主後將親屬帶來主前接受救恩,也依靠這改變生命的大能,向身邊還未信主的友人傳福音,邀請他們參與教會聚會。

     由於參與聚會的家庭及會眾數目不住加增,現時主要需要向下一代的兒童及青年人傳福音。在這紛亂的世界中教導他們以神的話作判斷及生活準則,並裝備他們去為主耶穌得著屬於他們的一代。

    渴望上帝興起每一個參與中文部聚會的肢體,不論大小,不論多寡,也投入建立神國度的工作。使教會繼續成熟,滿有基督長成的身量,各盡其職,成為一所服務導向的教會。

    此刻正在瀏覽這網頁的你,我們相信這斷不是偶然,這是上主所預備神聖的約定。邀請你來參與我們的主日崇拜,就只此一次,與我們一同敬拜,保證你會因著神的同在而被吸引,祂會為你揭開祂的心意,將咒詛變為祝福,軟弱變為強壯!

 期待與你會面!

 

English Translation:

In late 1996 a Bible study group of Cantonese speaking families from the Family Worship Service  was formed.  Then in July 1997, this language congregation was birthed as 15 people gathered in the ICA main auditorium for their first worship service.  Currently our worship services are taking place at our Tanner Road facilities.

Rev Betty Chung became the pastor of the Cantonese congregation in July 2006.  For Rev Betty, ICA was her first church.  She found the Lord Jesus here and began to develop her relationship with Him.  She grew in faith, was nurtured, and baptized here.  When Rev Betty was first saved she had an instant burden to serve God and the Cantonese-speaking people.  With this strong call on her life it was not going to be long before her job was going to give way to a new passion and in 2002 she gave up her career as an architect to pursue a Master of Divinity degree at EBC.  She received her degree in 2006.  During her equipping studies at EBC she acted as an assistant pastor in the Cantonese congregation at ICA and then in July 2006 took over the role as Pastor of this congregation.

The Pastor's vision begins with seeing the church, the body of believers, as a life-changing place with God doing all of the changing works.  It is exciting and challenging to watch God unfold His changing plans in the lives of the people in this congregation, who are generally first generation Christians.  Her passion and vision carries on with a burden for families and friends of families.  Acts 16:31 is a basis for this vision, "They answered, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you and your family will be saved.”  (God's Word Translation).  Reaching families so they can be saved and have a relationship with the Lord Jesus (life-changing) so they can reach others.

As the congregation grows in size with new families joining, it is also growing in size from within as the individual families grow.  This presents a need to reach out and meet the needs of growing children and youth groups, ministering to them with relevance in a real world, training them, discipling them so they can grow up strong in our Lord and reach others for His Glory.

Peering down the road we are in great anticipation of seeing our entire congregation growing spiritually so that 100 percent of the members are in service of some manner for the Kingdom and Glory of God.  As we move on to our future maturity, complacency and non-committal attitudes will disappear and be replaced by a service-oriented congregation.

If you are reading this now, we believe that as your eyes meet our web site page, it is a Divine Appointment, come to our church just once, we are confident that you won't want to leave!  You may think you have a good life now but it can be better, come and experience all that God has in store for you.