短宣中心異象分享晚宴暨畢業典禮

致教會牧長、長執、教會傳道部與差傳部同工,與各信徒們:

我們誠意邀約您們參加短宣中心第二十九週年異象分享晚宴。今年晚宴的主題是:「福音廣傳: 更多的深度.更廣的闊度
教會愈是渴想往前奔跑,事工反思的功課定不能少。以下關於今年晚宴的簡介中,會伴同一些英語字句,與大家一起探討。我們聽到傳福音有所謂的「硬」、「太硬」,何謂軟(soft) ,又何謂硬(hard)呢?此外,傳福音裡,單以聖經為例,到底有多少種佈道的模式呢(paradigm)?如若是超過一種以上,你我又能靈活運用那一種佈道模式,以達致作個得人漁夫呢?於聖經真理的反思中,我們常說:「兩約一聖經(Two Testaments, One Bible)。」在佈道中,我們能否把新舊約的教導全用於教會的佈道聖工上呢?

如過往每年的異象分享晚宴一樣,其內容都是十分精彩。今年藉這晚宴的題目,我們還要與大家分享:
1. 操中文的大學生福音事工 (廣東話與普通話的青年福音工作)
2. 民區佈道
3. 華人商戶佈道
4. 暑假期間舉行的耶穌愛華埠
5. 大多市,與滑鐵盧市聖誕短宣佈道週 (其它衛星城市的佈道也有可能)
試問,在我們各人教會方圓幾公里以內的民區,我們能否有效地每家每戶都叩門探望?在教會方圓幾公里以內的商戶(可先從華人商鋪開始)、教會鄰近的專上學院,或是華人集中的地方,我們會否主動關心他們,繼而把福音傳講給他們呢?其實關係的建立,箇中存在著被動與主動。今天普世教會的情況,你我認為我們多是處於主動,還是被動的狀態呢?

每一年異象分享晚宴過後,我們發現不少參加者都得著激勵。這對教會來說,又多了一顆顆熱熾的佈道心靈。只要教會多派人來,我們在主的恩典與祂的話語下,我們為教會又培訓多一位佈道人才。為了方便不同教會,與及肢體們不同的需要,今年的晚宴日期分別是5月25日(週六晚上),與26日(主日晚上)。教會及肢體們請按著自己方便的時間報名參加!

祝願您我為主多結福音果子!

多倫多短宣中心總幹事
彭偉賢牧師 敬約
二零一九年二月十四日

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Dear pastors, deacons, coworkers in the mission, evangelistic, and outreach departments and all brothers & sisters:

We sincerely invite all of you to attend our 29th annual Vision Sharing banquet. The theme of this year’s banquet is “Spreading of the Gospel with more depth and width”.

As churches long to move forward, it is vital for us to have our ministry reflection often. In the introduction of our banquet this year, we would bring along some words, so that we can explore together. When people talk about Gospel sharing, we often heard them mentioned “hard sell” and “soft sell”. What do “hard” and “soft” really mean? In addition, while sharing the Gospel message, how many paradigms can you find in the Bible? If there are more than one, which paradigm can you apply flexibly, so that you can become a fisher of men? Upon reflecting on the biblical truth, we always say, “Two Testaments, One Bible.” During evangelism, can we fully apply the teaching of the two testaments in our outreach ministry?

This year’s banquet is going to be amazing. Through this year’s theme, there are several ideas we hope to share with you:
1. Chinese speaking students Gospel ministry
2. Residential outreach
3. Evangelism in Chinese stores with merchants and store workers
4. Jesus Loves Chinatown in the summer
5. Christmas Short Term Mission week (In the GTA & the city of Waterloo)
Have you knocked on and visited every single household within a radius of few kilometers of your own church? Within that radius, you can find many neighbouring shops, post-secondary institutions, or places that are densely populated with Chinese people. Would you take the initiative to care for your neighborhood, so that you can share the wonderful news of the Gospel with them? In order to develop a meaningful relationship with your neighbors, you can either engage it passively or take real action. Looking at the churches worldwide, do you think we tend to be more active or passive in reaching out to the lost?

During each banquet, it has touched the hearts of many participants. New hearts are ignited to share God’s love in the church. When the churches bring more brothers and sisters to us, we can train them to become Gospel ambassadors by God’s grace. In order to accommodate the needs of many brothers and sisters in all different churches, we will set our annual banquets on the evening of May 25th (Saturday) and May 26th (Sunday). You are welcome to select the date that is most convenient for you!

May all of you bear much fruits for the Lord in this coming year!

Toronto Chinese Christian Short-Term Mission Training Centre
General Secretary: Rev. Dr. James Wai-Yin Pang

多倫多短宣中心異象分享晚宴暨畢業典禮2019
地點:皇家御宴 648 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough
日期:5月25日(週六)
5月26日(週日)
時間:下午五時恭候、六時正開席
主題:福音廣傳:更多的深度. 更廣的濶度
點擊此處,或電話416-291-0200報名。