11.6.2017

差传主日 Mission Sunday

宗教改革 500 周年纪念 500 Years of Reformation

 

 

 

Ready Set... Go !

Moving Forward in God's Mission

Offer your Heart, Resources, Participation

迈向宣教

激发众教会的宣教心

献心、献金、献工

 

城市宣教 City Mission

 

Urbanization, the phenomenon of the metropolis, is one of the most important fields that today's missionary workers cannot ignore. Because the world is urbanizing at an unprecedented rate. In 1900, only one in 20 people lived in the city. Today, one in two lives in the city. By 2020, three-quarters of the world's population will live in cities.

 

City evangelism is a great threshing floor, mainly because:

1. There are many people from new villages who move to cities, especially the younger generation.

2. There are many foreign workers looking for life from overseas.

3. It is one of the factors of planning a new church.

 

城市化、大都会化现象,是如今日宣教工作者所不能忽视的一个最重要视野;因为世界正在以一个前所未有的速度,全面都市化起来。按估计1900年时,每20个人中只有一个住在城市。今天,两个人中就有一个住在城市;到了2020年,全世界四分之三的人口都将住在城市里。

 

城市宣教是一个庞大的禾场,主要原因是:

1.有许多外地新村的人往城市移居发展,尤其是年轻一代。

2.有许多从海外到城市寻找生机的外劳。

3.它是教会推动植堂计划的因素之一。

 

In 2011, the LEAD Centre of The Lutheran Church Malaysia, received government approval of 34,000 square feet land to build up a church in Mont Kiara. Our proposed church building is modern and innovative architecture design to integrate into the upscale residential community. The church's construction budget estimates nine million Ringgit Malaysia. This area is English speaking residential area, so we will start a English ministry in this area.

 

2011年,马来西亚基督教信义会之信义励德楼 (LEAD Centre)获得政府批准在 Mont Kiara 一片34,000为平方尺的地段上建造一所教堂。我们所拟出的教堂建筑模式,属于现代化新颖设计,以融入高档住宅社区。这教堂的建造工程预算需要马币9百万。这地区是以英语为主要媒介,所以我们将在这个地方开始一个以英语为主的事工。

 

 

外劳事工 Local Migrants Mission

 

Since the 18th century, the concentration of human settlements has been concentrated in cities. The era of urbanization and the metropolis has also started. With the need of industrialization and the mets, a large number of workers moved into the city, and the vast majority of workers are from the God’s gospel unreached group, the group is also belongs to the window of the 10/40. The 21st century is the era of unwalled missionary work. Therefore, to make a difference today, you don't need to send the missionaries far away; The church will be able to preach the gospel to the people of all nations in this town or within its own church. This is a phenomenon that the church of the last century did not expect! Today, Malaysia is a region with such a great opportunity! As a result, the churches in Malaysia must hold on to such a good opportunity.

 

Here are the four reasons why the church should have a foreign worker ministry:

1. The foreign labour is a resident, they are the objects that the bible orders us to care for.

2. Foreign labor is a "people" in the great mission. They are the people we preach.

3. They are mostly evangelistic and are the most important target of the church today.

4. They can serve as a bridge and a mission to our people.

 

Malaysia has about 2.9 million foreign workers working in various places in the country. They foreign workers are mainly from Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Philippines. We used to pray, hoping that The Lutheran Church Malaysia would start the foreign workers ministry. We thank God, we finally started the first Burmanese ministry in Pudu area, Kuala Lumpur, led by Pastor Richard Ai Maung, and Nepali ministry - the second foreign workers ministry in Petaling, Cheras, Semenyih and Balakong, led by Selangor District.

 

从18世纪工业化时代开始,人类的聚居地便集中到城市。城市化、大都会化的时代也自然降临。随着工业化与大都会化的需要,大量劳工涌入城市,而绝大多数的劳工都是来自福音未得之地的福音未及群体,也就是在10/40之窗内的人民群体。21世纪是一个无墙界宣教工场的时代。所以,今日做差传,不一定需要把宣教士差派到远方;教会只需在本城里或是在自己的教堂内,就可以向各民各族传福音了!这是上个世纪的教会与差会所未曾料到的一种现象!今日的马来西亚,就是一个具有如此绝好机会的地区!因此,我认为马来西亚的教会必须紧紧把握如此良机,不容错失。

 

以下,我提出教会为何要开设外劳事工的四大理由:

一、外劳是寄居者,他们是圣经吩咐我们必须特别关怀的对象。

二、外劳是大使命中的 “万民”,他们本是我们宣教的对象。

三、他们大都是福音未及群体,是今日教会最须关注的宣教对象。

四、他们可以成为我们走入福音未及之民的桥梁与宣教伙伴。

 

马来西亚近来大约有2百90万的外劳在本地工作。他们主要是来自缅甸、尼泊尔、孟加拉、印尼、菲律宾等。我们曾经不断祷告,期望信义会能开拓外劳事工。感谢神,我们终于在吉隆坡半山芭一带地区,开拓了第一个缅甸事工,由来自缅甸的Richard Ai Maung传道带领,并第二间在于八打灵市区尼泊尔事工,由雪州教区带领。


媒体宣教 Multimedia Mission

 

This is also the Lutheran Church vision, looking forward to set up "the Lutheran media evangelism and education centre", combining with the "Lutheran theology, the arts, the media" three in one together, hopefully in the future the centre produces new media talents in Canaan the beautiful place. We hope that every church can be a "media evangelism", and every Christian will become "new media man", which will affect society and change the world!

 

这同样是信义会的异象,盼望能设立「信义会媒体宣教中心」,结合「路德神学、艺术、媒体」三合一,将来能成为建造国度新媒体人才的迦南美地。我们期盼每间教会能够一起成为「媒体宣教教会」,每个基督徒成为「新媒体人」,藉此影响社会,改变世界!

 

 

海外宣教 Overseas Mission

 

There will always be an active promotion of overseas evangelism, and at the same time sending missionaries abroad. Today we mainly support the needs of the missionaries through two kinds of means:

 

总会一直以来都积极推动海外宣教事工,并同时差派宣教士到海外宣教。

如今我们主要透过以下两类方式来支援宣教士的需要:

 

1. 伙伴宣教 Mission Partners

 

1. Mission Partners

We build partnerships with different body to sent our body abroad as a long-term mission in pastoral area and become a local missionary, and in the care and financial support on the two aspects of missionaries. The places are in Burma, China, Vietnam, etc.

 

 

我们与不同差会一起建立伙伴合作关系,共同差派本会牧区肢体到海外作长期宣教,

成为当地宣教士,而且在财政和关怀两大方面上支持宣教士。

宣教士的工场分别在缅甸、中国、越南等。

2. 资助宣教 Mission Support

 

Each year, we will support some of the missionaries, to express our support for their work. We also hope that through these support, the congregation will know more about the area of evangelism, so that more people can pray for these missionaries, so that they will be able to do their work.

 

我们每年都透过象徵式和定额去资助其他差会的一些宣教士,以表达本会对其事工的认同和支持。

我们也盼望藉著这些支持,使会眾认识更多的宣教地区,让更多人能为这些宣教士祷告,

使他们得力为主作工。

 

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LCM Oversea Mission Committee

 

 


新村宣教 New Village Mission

 

For the past few decades, the Northern Malaysia has been experiencing the glorious time of the tin mining industry and rubber industry. The unproductive economy in Chinese villages caused many youngsters decided to move out, being transferred to other places, and the population remains only senior citizens. Some family had only two grandparents living in, but if one of them passed away, his/her spouse will be home alone. I have been noticed that in Ipoh area, there are many old folks staying alone in the Chinese villages.

 

The above mentioned situation reflects that in the churches located in a Chinese village area, the believers / worshippers are majority over the age of 50 or 60. There are only a few youngsters in the church. This may hinder the church’s development in the long run. Many church ministry works had been cancelled due to no person in charge. Our late ex-Bishop, Rev. Gideon Chong used to start up ministry work at grass root level. Rev. Gideon Chong said that Chinese village culture was a miniature of Chinese Malaysian culture. He analysed that Chinese villages reserved Chinese culture, such as kopitiam, original flavoured cuisine, and the function of Chinese village housing structure in helping us look through the uniqueness of culture about the way of communication among Chinese society.

 

The Future Vision of Chinese Village Church Ministry:

1. Continually reserve the culture and record the history of Chinese villages.

2. Provide training to pastors and retirees for Chinese village churches ministry.

3. Combining Chinese village churches, launching musical classes, reading activities, old folk caring ministry, medical care information, donation, etc.

 

这几十年来,马来西亚北马一带经历了锡矿业盛衰及橡胶业的洗礼,又因着新村的经济活动不多,所以北马区面对年轻人外流,搬迁,人口老化的现像;而大多数的新村居民的是65岁以上的老年人,惟恐日后将演变成孤寂的“老人村”。在一些新村大街有不少老店已空缺多时,也有一些还保留原貌的木板屋,屋里只住着中老年人,而大部分的年轻人已经外流,有些在外国打工(跳飞机),也有些到其他州的城市打工;只有在佳节时期,许多游子回乡过年,村子才变得热闹起来。在北马有不少的新村因为缺乏理想的就业机会与环境,孩子长大后纷纷都选择离乡就业,有些家庭只留下老年人在照顾孙儿,也有些家庭只剩下两个老人家,当其中一名老伴去世后,剩下一个老人无奈独居;据我所知,现在怡保区的新村有不少的独居老人。

 

以上的新村状况真实反映了一般新村教会的光景,因为新村教会的信徒普遍上也是超过五六十岁的老年人和儿童,只有少数的年轻人;这导致大多数的教会都是年老的弟兄姐妹在事奉,这对教会的发展造成不少的阻拦,因为有很多事工和活动都因为没有人负责及推动而被取消。已故前任会督张景州是从基层或草根开始他的牧职工作,所以他对新村有更为深切的体认与思考。他认为新村即便是普遍城市化的扩张,但是华人文化的本质仍然与新村有一种血缘上割舍不了的关系。有感于马来西亚华人社会的不断变化,现在的新村发展与命运和福音布道,它们究竟存着怎样的关系?根据已故张牧师的分析,他认为新村文化是马来西亚华人文化的缩影,他深入探讨新村社会如何保留了重要的华人文化资源,尤其是新村的咖啡店,古早美食,新村屋子的结构性能,我们就可以看到华人社会文化独有的交流模式和精神的潜能。

 

 

新村事工的未来展望:

1. 继续推动新村华人社会文化和历史。

2. 招募基督教机构传道者、退休人士到新村教会事奉。

3. 合并新村教会,一起推动活动和事工,如:音乐兴趣班、陪读班、老人关怀事工、医疗资讯、施赠贫穷等。

 

 

 

How the fund of The Lutheran Church in Malaysia be used ?

马来西亚基督教信义会所筹获的差传基金将会用在什么地方?

 

Local evangelism RM 90,000
(including: city, new village, foreign labour, media)

本地宣教 RM 90,000(城市、新村、媒体、外劳)

Oversea evengelism RM 90,000
(including: China, Myanmar, Vietnam)

海外宣教 RM 90,000(中国、缅甸、越南、差派宣教士)

 

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10: 15a)

Please concern and support local and overseas mission ministries, ministries include: Vietnam, Burma, China's ethnic minorities, the urban ministry, planning new church ministry, local labour ministry, courses and training classes, etc. We hope that through your generous donation and funding short-term missionary ministries, perhaps in the future they will be called by God to become full time missionaries and co-workers, and continue to participate in the mission to serve.

 

若没有奉差遣,怎能传道呢 ? (罗马书 10章 15a节)

请大家关心和支持本地及海外宣教事工,事工包括:越南、缅甸、中国少数民族、

城市事工、植堂事工、本地外劳事工、培育与门训等等。

 

盼望透过你的慷慨捐献,并资助短期宣教事工,也许有一天他们会被神呼召,
成为全职的宣教士及同工,继续参与宣教事奉。


Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. (Psalms 126: 5-6)

 

流泪撒种的,必欢呼收割!那带种流泪出去的,必要欢欢乐乐地带禾捆回来!
(诗篇 126篇, 5 至 6节)

 

您的奉献,不仅可以支持信义会宣教圣工,更可造就信徒的灵命、
福音被广传!欢迎教会及个人参与这永恒宣教事工。

Your offering, not only supports the mission work of LCM, but also edifying the believers and the proclamation of the Gospel! We welcome all churches and individuals to participate in this work.

 

支持以下宣教事工
Supporting of the following Mission works :

 

海外宣教 Overseas Mission Fund(缅甸、越南、中国 Myanmar, Vietnam, China)

 

外劳宣教 Migrants Mission Fund (本地;尼泊尔、缅甸 Local :Nepal, Myanmar)

 

城市宣教 City Mission Fund(励德楼、植堂、网络传媒  L.E.A.D. Centre, Church planting, Multimedia)

 

新村宣教 New Village Mission Fund(施赠、培育 Giving alms, Education)

 

奉献支持方式
Offering Mode

1.支票抬头请填写 “Lutheran Church in Malaysia”

Cheque offering is to be made to “Lutheran Church in Malaysia”

 

2.直接将汇款存入银行户口(请将存款单据寄回或电邮)

或电子转账 (务必电邮告知转账日期、数额) Maybank A/C :014169325999

If you were to mail the cheque (Please indicate ‘Mission support’ behind the cheque) to Lutheran Centre or bank in into our May Bank account, please mail or email us the receipt. If your payment is made online, kindly email us the receipt as well.

 

 

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ENQUIRIES
Kindly contact the national office during
office hours: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Lutheran Church in MalaysiaLuther Centre, Level 6, No. 6, Jalan Utara,
46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7956 5992 / 0014    Fax: +603-7957 6953email: hq@lcm.org.my


(including: city, new village, foreign labour, media)

本地宣教 RM 90,000

Oversea evengelism RM 90,000
(including: China, Myanmar, Vietnam)

海外宣教 RM 90,000

 

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10: 15a)

Please concern and support local and overseas mission ministries, ministries include: Vietnam, Burma, China's ethnic minorities, the urban ministry, planning new church ministry, local labour ministry, courses and training classes, etc. We hope that through your generous donation and funding short-term missionary ministries, perhaps in the future they will be called by God to become full time missionaries and co-workers, and continue to participate in the mission to serve.

 

若没有奉差遣,怎能传道呢 ? (罗马书 10章 15a节)

请大家关心和支持本地及海外宣教事工,事工包括:越南、缅甸、中国少数民族、

城市事工、植堂事工、本地外劳事工、培育与门训等等。

 

盼望透过你的慷慨捐献,并资助短期宣教事工,也许有一天他们会被神呼召,
成为全职的宣教士及同工,继续参与宣教事奉。


Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. (Psalms 126: 5-6)

 

流泪撒种的,必欢呼收割!那带种流泪出去的,必要欢欢乐乐地带禾捆回来!
(诗篇 126篇, 5 至 6节)

 

您的奉献,不仅可以支持信义会宣教圣工,更可造就信徒的灵命、
福音被广传!欢迎教会及个人参与这永恒宣教事工。

Your offering, not only supports the mission work of LCM, but also edifying the believers and the proclamation of the Gospel! We welcome all churches and individuals to participate in this work.

 

支持以下宣教事工
Supporting of the following Mission works :

 

海外宣教 Overseas Mission Fund(缅甸、越南、中国 Myanmar, Vietnam, China)

 

外劳宣教 Migrants Mission Fund (本地;尼泊尔、缅甸 Local :Nepal, Myanmar)

 

城市宣教 City Mission Fund(励德楼、植堂、网络传媒  L.E.A.D. Centre, Church planting, Multimedia)

 

新村宣教 New Village Mission Fund(施赠、培育 Giving alms, Education)

 

奉献支持方式
Offering Mode

1.支票抬头请填写 “Lutheran Church in Malaysia”

Cheque offering is to be made to “Lutheran Church in Malaysia”

 

2.直接将汇款存入银行户口(请将存款单据寄回或电邮)

或电子转账 (务必电邮告知转账日期、数额) Maybank A/C :014169325999

If you were to mail the cheque (Please indicate ‘Mission support’ behind the cheque) to Lutheran Centre or bank in into our May Bank account, please mail or email us the receipt. If your payment is made online, kindly email us the receipt as well.