Wives and Ministers Gathered in Vancouver, Canada

Wives and Ministers Gathered in Vancouver, Canada

A gathering of ministers and their wives was held in Vancouver over dinner on January 15 2018.  It was hosted by Rev. and Mrs. Abraham Chiu.  Rev. Chiu was the past President of the CBF while Mrs. Chiu is co-head of the Ministry to Wives of Ministers Support Group.  The purpose of the gathering  was to promote the 20th Biennial Conference, to pull together Chinese Baptist pastors from the different churches and to promote the Ministry to Wives of Ministers.  At the meeting Pastor Abraham shared about his ministry experience at Crosspoint Church in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The group of 14 had a great time connecting one with another, getting to know each other better and encouraging one another. Deacon Jady Lo, a member of the Executive Committee of the CBF also attended.  At the end of the evening, it was everyone’s hope that more of such opportunity be had more often.

The wives, in the meantime, look forward to a gathering just for them at the 20th Biennial Conference on board the cruise ship “Carnival Inspiration” sailing from Long Beach California to Ensenada Mexico from September 24-28 2018. Many have indicated their interest in attending.

For more details about the Conference and Registration information, please CLICK here.

 

牧師及師母在加拿大的溫哥華聚首一堂

2018年1月15日,一眾牧師及他們的賢內助在加拿大溫哥華聚首一堂。這次聚會是由招世超牧師及招師母主持。招世超牧師是「美加華人浸信會聯會」前任主席,而招師母是「支援傳道人配偶事工」之支援小組聯席負責人。這次的聚會有三個目的: 分享有關第20屆「美加華人浸聯會年議會亅; 讓從不同浸信教會的傳道人有機會同聚一起; 及令師母牧師們開始留意有師母關怌事工的存在和需要。當中招牧師也分享他在三藩市灣區匯點教會牧㑹的經历。

這聚會中的十四人彼此愉快地交流,相互了解,互相鼓勵。此外,「美加華人浸信會聯會」的執行委員會成員盧余玉梅執事也有出席。 到旁晚,聚䬸結束的時候,每個人都希望以後有更多這樣的機會,一起聚集,彼此支援。

此刻,師母們期待著在2018年9月24日至28日期間,在每兩年舉行一次的年議㑹, 再次重聚。這次第20屆「美加華人浸聯會年議會亅將會在「嘉年華靈感號」(Carnival Inspiration) 遊輪上舉行。屆時,參加者將乘坐遊輪從加州的Long Beach前往墨西哥Ensenada。她們中許多位師母都表示有興趣參加。
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支援師母事工 Ministry to Wives of Ministers

CBF recognizes the sacrifices that wives make in order that their minister husbands are able to fulfill the calling God has for them in the church. Some of them are home makers but many of them have careers of their own and yet they are supportive of their husbands in carrying their share of the min­istry load be it in the different areas of ministry, visitation, caring, counseling and the list goes on.
They serve as “tag along” ministers who have no job description and yet there are unspoken expectations that come with being “the wife”. Invariably, they are sometimes the ones who are the least appreciated and affirmed. But they are the most important and indis­pensable partner for a minister. CBF seeks to minister to this group of partners in ministry for our ministers and we have created a Supporting Ministry that seeks to reach out to Pastors/Ministers and to their wives.
The Supporting Ministry to Wives of Ministers is headed by Mrs. Sarah Chiu of Milpitas, CA. and Mrs. Kate Leong of Houston, TX. Their plan is to host periodic gatherings of wives of ministers regionally to provide mutual support and encouragement among them. They are in the process of raising funds to pay for such gatherings. For more informa on, please contact: Sarah Chiu (schiu4678@gmail.com) or Kate Leong (kate.k.leong@gmail.com).
Praise God for the gathering of 24 wives of ministers in the San Francisco Bay Area on December 16 2017. It was a great time of connecting, mutual encouragement and support over High Tea. The ladies enjoyed it immensely. Please click here to read report and view pictures.
「美加華人浸信會聯會」明白到傳道人的配偶往往作出很大的犧牲來幫助作為傳道人的丈夫完成神在他們身上的召命和服侍。這些傳道人配偶中,有些是家庭主婦。但有更多是有自己的事業,亦需同時支持丈夫在教會的事奉。她們在各個領域的事工上積極地分擔和參與。例如: 兒童、青年和成人事工,探訪,關懐和輔導等。還有其他方面的服侍,不能盡述。
這群師母協助牧者,同心肩並肩地事奉,完全不計較名銜、崗位或職能及回報。總之,幫得就幫,全心全意地付出,支持丈夫和教會。此外,這個「師母」的
身份,或許因對她們存有過高的要求和期望,而附加更多無形的壓力。無可否認,在一些人的心目中,師母所付出的一切是理所當然的,並不需受到重視、欣賞或肯定。然而,師母確實是牧者最重要和不可缺的事奉夥伴。因此,「美加華人浸信
會聯會」致力尋求途徑,支援在前線事奉的牧者,同時也支援牧者的配偶。
支援傳道人配偶事工」是由加州Milpitas市的招世超師母及德州休士頓市的梁德舜師母合力帶領。她們計劃按地區,定期舉行傳道人配偶聚會。藉此,讓傳道人配
偶互相支持和鼓勵,現正積極籌募經費。如果你想獲取更多資料,或了解詳情,請發電郵給招世超師母(kate.k.leong@gmail.com)或梁德舜師母(kate.k.leong@gmail.com)。
為 12月16日在三藩市湾區舉行的聚會感恩。有二十四位師母參加這次的荼聚 (High Tea) 。請點擊閱讀這次活動的報道。