世語超言

牧養會眾 Shepherd Flocks

感謝讚美上帝,我們在 Tracy 的分堂在上星期日有兩個初熟的果子,有兩位新朋友決志信主。請大家為他們的信心在知識和見識上多而又多祈禱。我們在 Peninsula 的分堂即將於 四月十四日正式開幕。讓我們祈求上帝同樣賜福那裡的工作,能吸引更多慕道的朋友和在附近的基督徒一起來建立這個福音據點,為上帝結更多的果子。

隨著教會事工的發展,我們需要聘請更多教牧同工帶領和牧養眾弟兄姊妹。在過去一個月,教牧同工和教會的領袖們分別和好幾位應徵的候選人會面,相信很快會有進一步的決定和大家分享。請大家繼續為教會這個需要祈禱,讓我們能聘請到最合適的人選來配合教會的發展。

其中有一位家長問到來應徵的一個傳道人。三藩市灣區的生活指數很高,他可有甚麼顧慮。傳道人的答案是他師母一直都有做工,只為了幫助他在教會的事奉而拒絕遷升責任更高和要求時間更多的工作崗位,而且他相信若有上帝呼召和帶領,他不擔心上帝會虧待他。

我為著這傳道同工的信心感謝讚美上帝,但也觸動我思想這家長的問題不應是給來應徵的傳道同工,乃是給我們教會的領袖和弟兄姊妹,讓我們好好思想應如何讓新同工,特別是來自外州的同工無需為生活憂慮,可以專心事奉上帝和牧養會眾

我從剛信耶穌到現在,都深深經歷和體會到聖經的教導是多麼實在。只要每個以匯點為家的基督徒都作十一奉獻,我們的上帝就會敞開天上的窗戶,傾福與我們,甚至無處可容。我們教會也必能供應教牧同工生活的需要,讓他們享有接近一般弟兄姊妹的生活方式。

招牧師


Praise to God that we harvested 2 “ fruits” from our Tracy Campus last Sunday. Two new visitors accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Please pray for their new found faith in Jesus will continue to grow. Our Peninsula Campus will be officially opened on April 17th. Let’s ask God to bless this new work as well that many seekers and Christians in the area will be drawn to build up the church and bear fruits for the Lord.

As our ministry continues to expand, we need to call a few more pastoral staff to help lead and shepherd our congregations. Our staff and leaders had interviewed a few candidates in the previous months and I believe that we will share with you our decisions in the near future. Please pray that God will bring us the most fittest people to help developing the church.

A Parent asked one of the candidates last Sunday whether he would worry about the high cost of living in San Francisco Bay Area. The answer was as long as God confirms it is His will for bringing the family to Bay area, he won’t worry that God will mistreat him. Also, he shared that his wife has been his great supporter. She declined promotion from her work so that she could have more time and energy to help her husband’s ministry. He believes that his wife probably could get a job here in Bay Area.

I praise and thank God for the faith of this candidate. The question however stimulated me to think that it should not be a question posted to the candidate, but to the church leaders and members of the church. We should seriously contemplate on how should we compensate our staff so that they do not need to worry about living but focus on their call to ministry and shepherd their flocks.

From the very beginning of my faith in Jesus till now, I have experienced and witnessed how true the Bible is in its teachings. If everyone who considers Crosspoint as their spiritual home and commits to give their tithe, Our God in Heaven will open the floodgate from Heaven and pour out blessings to us. We surely will have more than enough to provide the needs of our pastoral staff and let them enjoy a similar lifestyle of the majority of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Pastor Chiu