中國代禱之頁:回應缺乏領導力研習的需要

中國代禱之頁:回應缺乏領導力研習的需要

在領導力研習的範疇上,較少為普通話群體的領袖提供專門研習。教會領袖、商業與職場背景的信徒領袖除了要掌握僕人領導的身份,還要思考高效團隊的建立,以及在新時代實踐創新領導力。

求主為普通話群體的領袖預備更多在領導力、團隊建立、創新與實踐等範疇上的研習,幫助領袖在家庭、教會、職場等人生場景的服侍中,不斷靈活更新,帶領信徒成長!

Pray for China: The need for leadership training

Leadership training catering for Putonghua-speaking leaders is not common, but church leaders, Christian business leaders and believers in the marketplace need to catch the role of servant leadership and the teaching on how to set up high-efficiency teams, and lead creatively.

May the Lord provide for Putonghua-speaking leaders more training in leadership, team-building, putting innovation into practice etc., help them be flexible and creative in ministering to believers in families, churches, the marketplace etc.

中國代禱之頁:疫情反覆  影響教學

中國代禱之頁:疫情反覆  影響教學

疫情反覆,內地各省各區嚴謹執行防疫措施,神學院校的課程也受影響。老師們忙於追趕下學期的課程(特別是畢業班),周末也要補課,同時又要關心疫情下受情緒困擾的學生,擔子非常沉重。

求主憐憫施恩予老師們,每天供應他們需用的智慧和心力,讓他們經歷恩典夠用的真實;並求主賜福應屆畢業生,能有聰明智慧,在有限的課時,能明白老師的教導,為進入全職服侍打穩根基。

Pray for China: Teaching and learning affected by the pandemic

Due to the fluctuating pandemic and tightened anti-pandemic measures in various provinces and regions, teachers at theological seminaries are under a heavy burden catching up with missed lessons (especially for the graduating class), conducting make-up lessons on weekends while caring for students emotionally strained by the pandemic.

May the Lord give mercy to the teachers, provide them with wisdom and energy daily, help them experience His sufficient grace. May the Lord also bless the graduating class with wisdom so they can understand their lessons well and lay a strong foundation for their future ministry.

中國代禱之頁:組長裝備迫在眉睫

中國代禱之頁:組長裝備迫在眉睫

教會信徒的凝聚力仍受這兩年的疫情所影響,教會夥伴分享:「來教會的弟兄姐妹逐漸變少,即使出席,但信徒的心都是『散』的,沒有動力互相關懷。重整現況,禱告是重要的,同時也要儘快建立小組牧養。然而,我們在挑選合適人選擔任組長及尋找裝備組長的材料上,遇上困難。」

求主賜智慧給牧者,能挑選具潛力的組長,能在小組內推動信徒對信仰的追求及鼓勵組員彼此關心。並求主為教會預備裝備組長的材料,以助組長學習成為引導者,帶領組員學習成為合神心意的門徒。

Pray for China: Urgent need for small group leader training

The pandemic in the past 2 years has dealt a blow to the cohesiveness of brothers and sisters. A church partner shared: “Fewer and fewer brothers and sisters are attending church. Even for those present lack the drive to care for one another. It is important to change the situation, and prayers are important. We also need to carry out small group ministry as soon as possible, yet we have faced difficulties in finding suitable group leaders and suitable materials to equip the leaders with.”

May the Lord give wisdom to pastors in selecting leaders with potential for motivating members to strengthen their faith and care for one another. Please pray that churches can find suitable materials for training group leaders, to help them guide members in becoming God-pleasing disciples.

中國代禱之頁:讓農民工老有所依

中國代禱之頁:讓農民工老有所依

上世紀90年代開始,大量年青力壯的農民到城市從事建築及體力勞動的工作。距今已有30年,當中有不少已到退休年齡而要離開崗位。然而,這群農民工面對的問題也不少,他們大多數都沒有社保待遇,離開崗位意味著失去收入,不能再負擔城市的生活開支,但又因離鄉多年,未能適應農務生活。

求主幫助一群年屆退休的農民工,能在城市尋找較低體力要求的工作,如:清潔、保安等,維持在城市的生計。如他們選擇回鄉,求主預備親友及教會信徒主動關心及幫助他們回鄉後的適應。

Pray for China: The future of elderly migrant workers

Since the 1990s, a large number of young farmers have flocked to the cities to do construction and other physically challenging work. After 30 years, quite a number are approaching the retirement age. Yet, since many lack social security protection, retiring means losing their income and not being able to afford living in the city. After leaving their village hometowns for years, they may not be used to working in the fields.

May the Lord help retiring workers find less demanding work in the cities, for example as cleaners, security guards etc., to get earnings. If they choose to return to their hometowns, may the Lord provide relatives, friends and believers who will care for and help them adjust to a new life.

中國代禱之頁:禱告記念網管下的牧養和教學

中國代禱之頁:禱告記念網管下的牧養和教學

中國內地的《互聯網宗教信息服務管理辦法》在3月正式落實執行。部份使用互聯網平台作牧養的中國教會,不少已停止了原有的群組,或是改名,或是用代號,避免宗教字眼等,免得犯禁。也有一些神學院校暫停為因疫情未能回校的學生進行網課,因課程內容涉及宗教相關術語,這些術語都是被定性為敏感詞,進行網課或會被平台關閉。

求主賜智慧及應變能力給牧者及院校老師,不管網上聚會或教學的形式有多大的限制,也不會影響他們牧養信徒及教導學生的服侍。

Pray for China: Pray for pastoral ministry and teaching under Internet control

Since China’s Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services took effect in March, some churches in China have stopped the running of existing groups or replaced their names with codes to avoid being held legally responsible. Some theological seminaries that were offering online classes due to the pandemic might be banned from doing so because of the presence of religious words in the lesson materials.

May the Lord give wisdom and ability to pastors and teachers to cope with the changes, that they can continue to minister to congregations and students despite the constraints.

中國代禱之頁:讓蒙召的信徒進入神學院校

中國代禱之頁:讓蒙召的信徒進入神學院校

近來中國內地神學院校有一些關注:疫情使不少教會萎縮,學生或有心志,但在工場服侍上面對更大的考驗。此外,去年5月實施的《宗教院校管理》規章,收生要求更嚴格,令院校在收生上更困難。

求主賜福保守,在收生要求更趨嚴格的情況下,蒙召的信徒仍能成功進入院校學習;也求主憐憫教會,在資源缺乏下,仍能凝聚有經濟能力的肢體,支持有心志的信徒接受全時間的神學裝備。

Pray for China: Admitting believers into theological seminaries

Recently, there have been some concerns about seminaries in China: The pandemic has caused quite a number of churches to shrink in size, posing difficulties to theology students with a heart to serve. Also, the rule passed last May regarding Religious Institutions Management has tightened admission requirements, making it more difficult for seminaries to recruit students.

May the Lord bless and open the way for believers who want to pursue theological training; May the Lord also have mercy for churches, so they can mobilise members with financial capability to support those pursuing full-time theological training.

中國代禱之頁:鼓勵信徒重拾教會生活

中國代禱之頁:鼓勵信徒重拾教會生活

疫情反覆,不少地區的教會聚會人數減少了,事工也縮減了。一位中南區傳道人分享:「同工擔心信徒不來教會,缺少教導,漸漸會偏離信仰。可是,即使同工多方探訪和邀請信徒,人數也未見恢復,部分同工的情緒也受到影響。」

求主堅固傳道人,賜福他們能堅持下去,以關懷行動讓信徒感受主內一家的結連,重新投入教會生活。並求主恩領那些不懼環境改變,仍一直熱心及投入教會事奉的信徒,讓他們的信心及力量不斷加添!

Pray for China: Encouraging believers to resume church life

The fluctuating pandemic situation has led to a drop in the number of congregants and ministries at churches. A preacher in Southcentral shares: “My co-workers are worried that believers will stop coming to church and eventually their faith. Some co-workers are discouraged to see that despite their visits and invitations, the number of congregants has not picked up.”

May the Lord strengthen preachers, give them the strength to carry on and help believers feel the bonding of the family in Christ through their caring acts, and be willing to return to church. May the Lord further increase the faith and strength of believers who have been participating actively in church!

中國代禱之頁:為高校畢業生提供支援

中國代禱之頁:為高校畢業生提供支援

教育部早前發佈的資料顯示,2022屆高校畢業生規模預計達1076萬人。在政府工作報告中提出,今年高校畢業生超過1000萬人,要加強就業創業政策支援。

求主保守高校畢業生能仔細思考未來的發展方向,或是繼續進修以提升學歷、或是求職就業,也能作好心理和能力準備。並求主帶領營商及在職信徒願意主動與更多在教會及社區中的畢業生,分享創業/職場的經驗及價值觀,幫助他們邁出就業的第一步。

Pray for China: Providing support for tertiary graduates

According to the Ministry of Education, there were 10.76 million tertiary graduates in 2022. The need to strengthen support for employment and entrepreneurship in light of the vast number of graduates was noted in Government reports.

May the Lord help graduates make good plans and preparations for their future, whether in furthering their studies or seeking jobs. May the Lord lead believers in business or marketplace to share their marketplace experiences and values with graduates at church and in the community.

想新事、作新事 — 不斷更新而變化的贈書服侍

想新事、作新事 — 不斷更新而變化的贈書服侍
◎張尚恩【贈書團隊成員】

新常態新嘗試

受疫情、通關所限,贈書團隊第二年未能親訪內地神學院校,與畢業生分享交流。加上疫後的新常態,全球的生活、學習模式不知不覺地在變化。面對新處境,贈書團隊去年作了新嘗試—拍攝影片,希望為畢業生多走一步,以助他們能更到位、更有效地善用資源。

我們邀請了兩位作者及一位資深牧者來拍攝,介紹其中三個贈書書目—《情如初見》、《身心社靈的婚前輔導》及《合神心意的門徒》。影片主要是向受書者簡介材料的特色,並分享前線牧養上的小點子,更珍貴的是作者和牧者對一群初出茅廬的傳道者祝福和勉勵。

新機遇新祝福

一位偏遠地區的老師看完贈書影片後,說:「以往只能單單根據書籍的內容及介紹,按自己的理解去做,如今作者通過視頻,把使用書籍的方法和心得直接地表達出來,對於使用者—傳道人來說,實在寶貴,可以更準確地把握作者的意思,更好地應用書籍的內容。而且對設計小組輔導的課程也很有幫助,確實產生了事半功倍的效果。」因地域太偏遠,以往這所院校不便接待贈書團隊,現在這個新嘗試卻成為了這地域的祝福。

華北區一間培訓中心的負責老師分享:「培訓班的同學雖然畢業了,但仍須持續學習。《情如初見》這本書的視頻有助他們學習,謝謝你們這麼貼心!」在內地,傳道人的婚姻關係是難以啟齒的課題,但因著這份材料,畢業生們有機會反思他們與配偶的關係,分享他們平日在婚姻中相處的情況,且在群組中彼此提醒、彼此鼓勵。感恩!

有關書籍材料的視頻。
《情如初見》作者屈偉豪博士拍攝影片,分享善用材料的小點子。

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回顧:中國事工2021– 在港,服侍內地領袖

在港,服侍內地領袖

文字事工里程

2021年是中國教會文字事工重要的里程—「內地神學院校畢業生贈書計劃」十周年、出版「活道聖經教導事工」教材十五年。

有系統地教導聖經真理是健康教會不可缺的一環。感恩主的恩領,全部的新約及37卷舊約內容已完成編寫。十五年間,「活道」總出版量超過14萬冊。透過活道,幫助不少地區教會建立了系統讀經習慣。

研習《活道》前,教會沒有建立系統化的查經,查經聚會基本上都是以傳道人的講道為主。引進《活道》後,開啟了平信徒學習查經,教會亦不斷地完善小組、組長的培育,教會自上而下的牧養架構。」—華北區曹姊妹

內地教會的牧養,事無大小也會牽扯到牧者身上。不論在大城巿、鄉村,或是牧養少數民族,牧者的牧養責任、壓力都不少。為了幫助內地牧者的牧養需要,我們在他們畢業的時候,已提供約20本關於小組門訓、婚姻輔導、家庭親子以至團隊建立的牧養套裝。而不論在製作或是贈書的過程中,我們都見證著上帝的引領,沒有讓贈書拖延!

培育領袖

內地異端活躍,信徒必須對真理的話語有根有基,才可以抵抗。「證主」為多個地區的教會建立了系統的讀經習慣,又有導師帶領內地同工、神學畢業生學習從聖經背景,結合聖地照片、實物等資源去查考聖經。


內地同工:「老師這種收集聖經背景資料的方法,使歷史人物活現,我也會將這方法教授學員。

而這位同工更學以致用,在西南、華東等地,用導師教的《活道—以斯拉記‧尼希米記》教導了四批不同的教牧同工、神學生,因著背景知識的傳授,幫助學員有了格局的視野,看見清晰的脈絡。

2022目標

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