Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Wesleyan Quadrilateral 卫斯理约翰的四大神学支柱

Bishop’s Exhortation 会督的话

My dear Co-workers and Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
  Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

                 I count myself a real blessing that God chose me to be part of the Methodist Church. Our worldwide Methodist family has such a rich and distinct heritage that we must truly grasp and apply what is distinct to Methodism. I would like to bring to you in the simplest manner an importance Wesleyan heritage to raise awareness of the distinctiveness on how we are to live out our Christian faith.
        我承认自己蒙神呼召成为卫理公会的一分子是蒙福的 我们分布在世界各地的卫理教会拥有非常丰厚和独特的传统,而我们也需要真正的去认识这些传统并操练这宗派的独特教导 我要以最简单的方法告诉你们这个重要的卫理总传统,好让我们能透过这特别的教导豁出我们的基督教信仰。
               Our Methodist preaching and teaching is grounded on Scripture, informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in personal experience and tested by reason.

      The Holy Bible is our primary source for Christian doctrine. Biblical authors testify to God's self-disclosure in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as well as in God's work of creation, in the pilgrimage of Israel, and in the Holy Spirit's ongoing activity in human history.
       圣经是我们基督教教义的主要资源 圣经的作者证明上帝自己显明在耶稣的降生、受死、复活中、上帝的创造、以色列民的经历,以及圣灵在人类历史中持续地工作

      Our attempt to understand God does not start anew with each generation or each person. Our faith also does not leap from New Testament time to the present as though nothing could be learned from all Christian thinkers and preachers in between. We learn from traditions found in many cultures, but Scripture remains the norm by which all traditions are judged.
         我们要认识神的方法不需要从一个新的时代或人开始 我们的信仰也不是从新约直接到现代仿佛不能经历从中间那段日子的基督教思想家或布道家学习 我们从不同文化的传统中学习, 但是圣经仍然是判断不同传统的重要基础

        In our theological task, we examine experience, both personal and church-wide, to confirm the realities of God's grace attested in the Scripture. Experience is the personal appropriation of God's forgiving and empowering grace. Experience authenticates in our own lives, the truths revealed in Scripture and illumined in tradition。
        在我们神学的事奉当中,我们从个人和全世界的教会的经验中探讨并应证圣经中所叙述的神的恩典 经验是个人经历上帝的赦免以及祂丰盛的恩典。经验印证在我们的生活当中、真理则在圣经及传统中被启示及显现。

         Although we recognize that God's revelation and our experiences of God's grace continually surpass the scope of reason, we also believe that disciplined theological work calls for the careful use of reason. By reason we read and interpret Scripture. By reason we determine whether our Christian witness is clear. By reason we ask questions of faith and seek to understand God's action and will.

         My fellow co-workers, and brothers and sisters of the CMCA family, let us apply the Wesleyan Quadrilateral in living out our faith as we endeavour to spread Scriptural holiness across this land where we belong (Matthew 22:37-39).    亲爱的同工,和在澳洲卫理公会的弟兄姐妹,让我们都能将卫斯理约翰的四大神学支柱活出自己的信仰,特别是在这块土地上传扬圣经的圣洁生活。
Servant of the Lord主仆,

James Kwang

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Program & Timetable of AC年议会程序及时间表

10th Session of the ANNUAL CONFERENCE
24 - 27 November 2011           
地點 VENUE: Comfort Inn, Dandenong, 124-126 Princes Highway, Dandenong, VIC. 3175

22 November (Tuesday) 11月22日(星期三)

9.00am - 5.00pm                职部会议Board on the Ministry Meeting
23 November (Wednesday) 1123日(星期

2pm - 9pm                        禁食祷告会Fast and Prayer Meeting

24 November (Thursday) 1124日(星期
1:30pm – 3:00pm            註冊Registration
3:30pm- 5:30p.m.            Lay Delegates Session
6:00pm – 7:00pm            晚餐Dinner 
7:30p.m.              開幕與聖餐(介紹新同工、接收試用,副牧,長牧)
        Opening of the 10th Session of the AC & Holy Communion
      讲员Speaker: To be advised.    
7:00pm – 10:00pm       各部会议Board Meetings  
25 November (Friday) 1125日(星期
6:30am – 7:00am           集体祷告Corporate Prayer
7:00 am– 7:45am              早餐Breakfast
7:45 am– 8:15am             會前靈修Morning Devotion
                     Leader: To be advised
          讲员Speaker: To be advised 
8:15 am– 9:00am           歡迎Welcome
                                          點算出席人數Roll-call : Official Attendance of AC
                                          選計鋻委員會Election of Conference Credentials Committee
                                          選會議記錄審查委員會Election of Committee on Scrutiny of Conference      
                                              選助理文書Election of Assistant Secretary
                                          通過第九届年會會議記錄Adoption of 9th AC Session Minutes
                                          通過第屆會議議程Adoption of 10th AC Session Agenda
9:00am – 9:30am              會督演辞Episcopal Address  
9:30am12:30pm 各堂牧者代表報告Reports from Ministers/Delegates:
               澳西教區長Australia West(DS), 蒙恩堂Kingsway MC, 神恩堂Immanuel MC,
               感恩堂Grace MC, 柏斯城市宣教中心Perth City PC
(10:00-10:15am)         澳南教區長Australia South (DS), 思恩堂Goodwood MC,
 Tea-Break                 圣恩堂Holy MC, 謝恩堂Camberwell MC, 三一堂Trinity MC,
                              沐恩堂City Light MC, 普利斯頓佈道所Preston PC,頌恩 Praise MC,
                              荷伯特布道所Hobart PC, 思源堂Monash MC.
12:30pm – 1:30pm      午餐Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00pm        休息Recess
2:00pm – 6:00pm 各堂牧者代表報告Reports from Ministers/Delegates :
澳東教區長Australia East (DS), 救恩堂Carlton MC,
主恩堂Sherwood MC, 福恩堂Eight Mile Plains MC,
坎培拉佈道所Canberra PC
                           年会议事Conference Business :
(3:30 – 3:45pm)           執行部Executive Board
 Tea-Break                  財政報告Report from the Treasurer
                                 經濟部Board of Finance
                                 文字事業部Board of Literature
                                 基督教教育部Board of Christian Education
                                 宣教部Board of Missions
                                 牧職部Board on the Ministry
6:00pm-7:00pm       晚餐Dinner
7:15pm-9:00pm       植堂讲座Church Planting Seminar                                         

26 November (Saturday) 1126日(星期
6:30am – 7:00am      集体祷告Corporate Prayer
7:00 am– 7:45am      早餐Breakfast
7:45 am– 8:15am      會前靈修Morning Devotion
                                       Leader: To be advised
        Speaker: To be advised
8:15am-10:00am         年会议事Conference Business:
  年會婦女團契 AC Women’s Fellowship
  年會成人團契 AC Adult’s Fellowship
                                  年會青年團契 AC Youth Fellowship
                                  年會青少年指導Director of Youth
                                  統計部Board of Statistics
                                  長牧會議 Elders’ Meeting
                                  會友事工部Board of Laity
                                  產業部Board of Property
                                  教會發展基金部Board of Church Development Fund
                                  崇拜與音樂部Board of Worship &Music
                                  司法部Judicial Board
                                  制理事部Board on Episcopacy
                                  法規修改部 Board of Discipline Review  
                 城市發展委員會Board of Urban Ministry
                                  社會關懷部報告Board of Christian Social Concerns
                                  查究部Board of Investigation
 佈道部Board of Evangelism
 信托部Board of Trustees
                                 神學基金部報告Board of Theological Scholarship Fund 
10:00am – 10:30am  茶點與攝影Tea Break & Group Photo
10:30am– 12:30pm   提案討論Discussion on Proposals
12:30pm 1:30pm    午餐Lunch
1:30pm– 2:00pm       休息Recess
2:00pm – 6:00pm      提案討論Discussion on Proposals
               (3:30-3:45pm Tea-Break)
6:00pm– 7:00pm       晚餐Dinner
7:00pm –                   委任部會議Board of Appointment Meeting
27 November (Sunday) 1127日(星期日)
6:30am – 7:30am       個人靈修Personal Devotion
7:30am – 8:30am       早餐Breakfast
10:00am                     主日崇拜暨年會閉幕典禮
                  Sunday Worship Cum Annual Conference Closing Ceremony
                                                讲员: 李顺长牧师
                                                    Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gordon Lee
1.          接受試用Acceptance of MOT
2.          按立牧者Ordination
3.          傳道師合唱團献诗Pastors’ Choir Anthem
4.          宣讀委任表Announcement of Appointments
5.          鳴謝部致謝Vote of Thanks: Board of Courtesy
6.          授權執行部辦理未完成事務Authorization of the Executive Board to execute Conference outstanding matters
7.          十一屆年議會地點Conference Venue for the 11th AC Session
8.          宣告年會結束Official Closing of the Conference Session 
12:30 pm                                 午餐Lunch