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2004-2007 Workshops and Conferences

In June 2007, SMF held a one-day spiritual discipline training for brothers and sisters of all member churches. The theme was "Building up a Meditative Life" led by Dr. Jan Johnson. The retreat included worship, teaching, and personal meditation. The afternoon personal meditation time was held in a beautiful garden environment conducive to meditation and prayer.


In November 2006, SMF held a one-day spiritual discipline training. Dr. Jan Johnson spoke on eight topics of spiritual disciplines based on her Bible study book series. The eight book series are in the process of translating into Chinese. They were published in 2007 and 2008.


In 2005, SMF held 9 times of phase 2 spiritual direction trainings. Each training consisted of a one day retreat of worship, teaching, personal silent time, spiritual direction session, and group sharing. In June, 2005 a one day public conference was held with the theme "Marketplace: Mission Field or Mission?" The speaker was Dr. R. Paul Stevens.


In January 2004, SMF held a joint weekend conference along with Renovare. Dr. Richard Foster, Dr. Siang-Yang Tan, and Dr. Chi-Hok Wong were the main speakers. SMF also held spiritual direction trainings for both phases 1 & 2. A one day training was given for introduction followed by two weekend retreats. There were small group gatherings in between the retreats.


Receiving Grace, Growing in Grace - A Renovare Regional Conference in Partnership with First Evangelical Church Association (January 16-17, 2004)

- Richard J. Foster, author of Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home (New York: Harper, 1992)

- Rev. Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D. author of Lay Counseling (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990)

- Dr. Chi-Hok Wong, author of Experience God: A Guide to Retreat (Hong Kong: Logos, 1993)

- English translated into Mandarin.



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