Mission

Read our Mission Journal to read our church testimonies and news from the mission field.

From the Pastor’s Desk

Why Missions?

 

Why should FCBCW continue to be engaged in missions?  Why do you need to pay attention to missions?

 

The late John Stott mentioned that there are three motivations for missions:

1. Obedience to the Great Commission is the most common answer (Matthew 28:18-20).

2. Compassion for the unreached people is higher than obedience (Matthew 9:35-38).

3. But the highest incentive of all is zeal for the glory of God (Acts 17:16-17)

 

When the Creator of the Universe is denied His rightful place in the hearts of those whom He created, we should be stirred in our hearts to reclaim His supreme place of honor.  That’s why FCBCW should be engaged in missions.  Pastor John Piper has summarized it well: “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.”

 

Missions is a very visible part of our vision statement: “…vibrant church of disciple makers that reproduces vibrant churches locally and globally.”  I want to encourage you to pray for, be in support of and seek God for your role in God’s heart for the salvation of the unreached—locally and globally.

- Pastor Albert


Global Mission Partnerships

In 2018 our church casted a vision to make vibrant disciple makers globally by partnering with ministries committed to the Great Commission.  Praise God that in 2020 our church formalized partnerships with two organizations toward fulfilling the vision.  In this first issue, we will share about our first two global mission partners: IndoPartners and Union Bible Theological College (UBTC).

 

IndoPartners

Modern technology has enabled sharing of the Gospel in ways not possible before the social media age. IndoPartners is dedicated to reaching Muslims through various digital platforms by leveraging modern technologies to enable Muslims around the world to hear about Jesus.  After receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior, the work of discipleship continues by trained field workers.  Some, in our church are already being trained and equipped to participate in digital evangelism as well as pray for Muslims.  Here, we will share IndoPartner’s weekly Guide “100-word” Update.

Union Bible Theological College (UBTC) of Mongolia

Mongolia is a relatively young country with only a handful of Christians in 1991.  Today there are still less than 2% who are Christians.  Solid pastoral training is critical in the growth of the church in Mongolia.  In our partnership with UBTC we provide scholarships to Bible students with whom we hope to build a ministry relationship after completion of their studies.  We will share the salvation testimony and ministry plans of one of our scholarship students.

 


STM Journey

Sharing by Jason STM Journey

Brother Jason Wang shares about his STM journey in response to God’s call to serve in Niger in 2019. Coming soon!

 

God works in and through our missionaries in the field.  They encounter people whose lives are changed through hearing God’s Word.  They may also encounter extraordinary circumstances that demonstrate God’s hand at work.  These are stories or testimonies from our supported mission partners.

 


Stories from the Field

God works in and through our missionaries in the field.  They encounter people whose lives are changed through hearing God’s Word.  They may also encounter extraordinary circumstances that demonstrate God’s hand at work.  These are stories or testimonies from our supported mission partners.

 

Hong Kong Youth for Christ through COVID-19

FCBC Walnut has supported David and Louise Chu since 1985.They have faithfully served with Hong Kong Youth for Christ since 1972. Their mission focus is on evangelism in schools, on the streets, and in the community centers.

Follow the Good Voice

John Van Meter ministers to marginalized people who have found Christ. He provides training on the practice of spiritual formation and coaching through retreats and personal relationship building.  John provided this short reflection (to show how God can draw us to Him) from a young sister who was rescued from human trafficking.

 


China Focus

Lockdown is Over, but Life is Still Not Normal

Just as it has brought much anxiety grief, and uncertainty to people here in the United States, the global pandemic has also taken an emotional toll in China. In this article from ChinaSource, Lisa, who works in the area of missionary member care, offers the perspectives of several counselors in China regarding the widespread impact of the “new normal” caused by the Coronavirus.  Amidst the devastation to families, marriages, and individuals they still find a hopeful window of opportunity to serve those whose lives have been upended by the crisis.


Announcements

2022 STM Opportunities

Even as the pandemic has kept our church from sending STM teams out in 2020 and has created uncertainties for planning 2021 STM trips, we expect “doors” to reopen for our brothers and sisters to leave the four walls of FCBC Walnut and go serve internationally.  Several opportunities are being arranged by OMF for us to consider.  Look ahead and prepare for ministries the Lord may be putting in your heart.

 

Qiatou Taiwan Children Outreach

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KFI Taiwan Children Outreach

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Mongolia JCS TCK Care Ministry

Read More Here

 


Challenges for the Reader

Coming soon!

 

宣教期刋

作万国的光

2021年春季

牧师的话

 

为甚么要宣教?

核桃市第一华人浸信会为甚么要继续投入宣教的事工?我们为甚么要留意宣教的事工?

已故的John Stott曾提出三个宣教的动力:

  1. 顺服遵行大使命是最普遍的答案 (马太福音28:18-20)
  2. 对未得之民的负担和爱比顺服更重要 (马太福音9:35-38)
  3. 但最重要的还是竭诚为了神的荣耀 (使徒行传17:16-17)

当创造的主没有在受造者的心里占应有的地位,我们的心就应感到迫切,要神得到祂当得的尊荣。这就是核桃市教会要投入宣教的原因。John Piper牧师讲得很好:「我们需要宣教,因为人们没有敬拜神」

在我们教会的使命宣言中,宣教是很明显的一环:「… 为荣耀神而成为一个蓬勃的教会 …去衍生更多本地及海外蓬勃的教会。」既然神的心意是要那些本地和普世的未得之民听闻福音和得救。我鼓励大家为宣教祷告,支持宣教的事工,也寻求神对您的呼召和要有角色。

 

陈世协牧师


普世宣教伙伴

在2018年,教会决定跟委身主耶稣大使命的宣教事工配合,以达成教会在普世倍增门徒的使命。感谢赞美神,在2020年,核桃市教会正式跟两个机构结为伙伴,一同完成使命。本季的宣教期刋将会分享有关这两个机构:IndoPartners和蒙古联合圣经神学院 UBTC。

 

 

 

IndoPartners

新的科技让我们现在可以在社交网络平台分享福音。IndoPartners的使命就是使用现今的科技,透过不同的数码平台来接触普世的穆斯林,让他们可以听到耶稣的信息。当一个人接受了基督为他的救主之后,当地一些受过训练的同工就会继续跟他们联络,造就他们成为主的门徒。教会有一些弟兄姊妹已经接受了训练,可以参与在网络上传福音的工作,也可以为穆斯林祷告。我们会在这里跟大家分享IndoPartners每星期的最新消息和代祷需要。

 

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EWC0v0ODUUVGjad1_4jbG1EBgO_jPSkIWV4TX3sq7UOXAw?e=lzJLp6

 

蒙古联合圣经神学院 (UBTC)

蒙古是一个成立不长时间的国家。在1991,只有少数的基督徒。今天基督徒的人数仍少于2%。牧者们能有充实的训练对蒙古教会的增长是非常的重要。核桃市教会与蒙古神学院的配搭就是要提供奬学金给有需要的神学生,他们毕业后,我们希望能继续在服事上跟他们保持联系。其中一位支助的神学生将跟我们分享他的见证和他计划将来如何服事神。

 

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短宣旅程

Jason 的分享

Jason Wang弟兄回应神的呼召,在2019年到西非的尼日宣教。Jason将分享他这短宣的旅程。

 

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EYowlNpwrbtNvXLE6Edk6f8BvNM1LLdH5U8nQOdQlH5eGQ?e=SngRtA

在宣教工场上的故事

神在宣教士当中工作,也借着他们成就祂的事。他们会遇到因听到神的话语而生命得改变的人。他们也会有很特别的经历,显明神的手在工作。这些都是我们所支持的宣教士的故事和见证。

 

疫情中香港青年归主协会的事工

核桃市教会自1985年开始支持朱忠仁夫妇 (David and Louise Chu)。他们在1972年开始在香港的青年归主协会服事。事工主要是在学教,街头和小区中布道。

 

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EWOiSYpSQEVIqGdA1LgWHT0BODDAuqeM8e-8u0Y5pqA-xw?e=6th9yn

 

跟随神的声音

John Van Meter 主要是服事那些成为了基督徒的边缘人士。他提供灵命塑造的训练和借着建立友谊和举办退修会来栽培他们工人。John用一位从人口贩卖中被救出来的姊妹为例子来帮助我们思想神如何吸引我们到祂跟前。

 

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EYk-GafFg_1Nih8h0R_KGygBpkKOBV4OyCjZuQh6_YKUlw?e=2VFCav

 

聚焦中国

虽然封城已是过去,但生活仍没有恢复常态

世界新冠病疫带给美国人民很多的焦虑、悲痛和不确定,同样地也带给中国在心理上一个很大的打击。Lisa的职责是同工关顾,她在这篇文章中将从多位在中国心理辅导员的角度去看新冠疫情后的「新常态」对人广泛的影响。虽然家庭、婚姻和个人都做成很大的破坏,但其中却带来一线机会去服事那些因这危机而生命受颠覆的人。

 

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报告

2022年短宣机会

虽然在2020年,因新冠疫情,教会的短宣队不能成行。2021年短宣的计划在不确定的情况下也受到影响。我们盼望弟兄姊妹可以在2022年离开教会的四面墙,到外面服事。海外基督使团为我们安排了多个短宣的机会,请您把这些放在你的计划中,预备好参与神放在您心里的一些服事。

 

台湾穚头儿童外展事工

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EZ2BYKXUoLtDowJK76uiQwMBjvNH4BRAd4eECgSHA5xOKQ?e=MzXNTg

 

台湾儿童外展事工

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/EeR0dstKWeFKklrUGulFxJ4BOar_tYH-UAcv_-MoO_klaA?e=MBMOXg

 

蒙古基督教学校和第三文化儿童 (宣教士的子女) 的关怀事工

https://fcbcwalnut.sharepoint.com/:b:/s/MissionBoard/Ef9IRDzTJwFKqxdBQRjeu6wBzTK9ueI3-CWRBgBW5mjDFQ?e=NbTwg8

 

 

 

 

Looking for more?

Contact Gaylan (Mission Board) at [email protected]