Church Planting Ministry

 

2020 FECA Church Planting Committee Report:

 

In 2019, our church planting goal was to plant 5 new churches in the US, 5 new community centers in Taiwan, and 10 new churches overseas. The effort to expand community centers in Taiwan was led by a foundation consisting of FECSGV members. FECA’s church planting committee was mainly supportive. This program was moved out of church planting and came under Association Missions Committee (AMC). FECA’s church planting goal was revised in 2020 to plant 5 new churches in the US and 10 churches overseas by 2025.

 

In the US, all 5 member churches have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Church planting has basically been put on hold. Part of the FECA church planting fund was redirected to the member churches as a temporary reduction of membership dues.

 

Outside of the US, there have been no new church plants in China. Although some churches have stopped Sunday worship services or are considering doing so, we continue to encourage local leaders to move from the large gathering house churches to small group fellowships.  Training effective small group leaders is a key to small group church model. A third campus in the St. Petersburg church has been started. We have partnered with an organization – Serving Foundation International (SFI), who shares similar goals of church planting in India. We also started supporting a local church in N. Iraq through Habibi International (HI). There are exploratory trips to Germany and Belize but no concrete plans have yet been formulated. 

 

The streamlining of how FECA manages its church planting operations was completed in 2020.  Overseas church planting is funded under the Missions fund. Within the US, church planting is funded under the church planting fund which derives its budget from a percentage of the membership dues collected from member churches within the United States. 

 

Church planting in FECA continues to face many challenges and, at the same time, opportunities. We need wisdom from above to stay focused and to seize new opportunities as we continue to rely on the Lord to carry out His mandate in His Kingdom.

2020「聯會」植堂事工委員會報告

  

在2019年,我們的植堂目標是在美國建立五所教會、在台灣建立五個社區中心以及在海外建立十所教會。由聖迦谷羅省基督教會成員主導下,在台灣已擴展了社區中心的事工。而其間「聯會」植堂事工委員會的角色主要是支持該事工。目前,該事工已移交到「聯會」宣教委員會管理。「聯會」的植堂目標在2020年進行了修訂:於2025年前,在美國建立五所教會及在海外建立十所教會。

 

在美國,「聯會」的五間會員教會,都受到新冠肺炎病毒大流行嚴重影響。植堂事工基本上已暫停。部分的植堂基金被重新分配到各會員教會,暫時充作減少會員教會的會費。

 

在美國以外,中國沒有新的教會建立。儘管國內有些教會,已經停止或正考慮停止週日的崇拜聚會,但我們繼續鼓勵當地的領袖,從大型的家庭式聚會轉變為小組團契。培訓有領導能力的小組領袖是小組教會成功模式的關鍵。聖彼得堡教會的第三個校園事工已經開始。我們與Serving Foundation International (SFI)成為事工新夥伴,SFI在印度建立教會,與我們的植堂目標相似。我們也透過Habibi International (HI)來支持北伊拉克的一家本土教會。德國和伯利茲的探索之旅已經開始,但尚未制定具體計劃。

 

「聯會」在簡化其植堂監督管理的工作已於2020年完成。海外植堂經費由宣教基金(Missions Fund)資助。在美國,植堂的經費來自植堂基金,該基金的預算是從美國各會員教會所收取的會費中扣除。

 

「聯會」植堂事工依然面臨許多挑戰,但也同時帶來了機遇。我們需要來自主的智慧來保持專注並抓住新的契機,因為我們繼續依靠主在祂的國度中履行祂的使命。