Campus News

Board of Directors

  • The Board held their annual general meeting in the morning of June 25. Officers were elected as follows: Mr Patrick Nip (Chairman), Mr Patrick Yuen (Vice-Chairman), Rev Chung-Ching Choi (Secretary), and Prof Chung-Ming Lau (Treasurer).  
  • We welcome three newly-elected members: Rev Compeyson Lee (MDiv 1993), Rev Ip-Wah Yuen (MDiv 1997), Ms Suet-Ching Tang (DipCS 1998). Four members stepped down: Rev Shan-Ho Ng, Elder Daniel Chiong, Rev Youngman Chan, Dr Ching-Ching Lau. We are thankful for their contributions over the past years in leading the School forward.

 

The President Office

  • July 1-5: President Stephen Lee visited Toronto to preach and went on to Washington DC to visit CGST supporters.
  • July 25-29: Vice President Luke Cheung attended the Triennial General Assembly of Asia Theological Association in Korea.
  • August 3-16: President Lee went to Auckland of New Zealand, Melbourne and Sydney of Australia to preach at public lectures, pastoral seminars, CGST revival meeting, preaching at Sunday service and visit supporters.
  • August 12-14: President Lee was invited by Logos Christian Conference Association to be the keynote speaker at their 2016 Sydney Chinese Christian revival and Bible study meetings.

 

Faculty Engagements

  • May 2: Dr Joyce Sun was invited by Sheung Kwai Church Network to speak at their Joint Bible Study Camp.
  • June 20: Dr Bernard Wong was invited to the Rev Dr Jason Yeung’s Retirement Conference as a respondent. Dr Wong spoke in the area of Scholar-pastor and pastoral ministry practice under social dilemma.
  • July 3: Dr Bernard Wong attended the Inauguration of General Secretary of Wycliffe Bible Translators (Hong Kong) cum Dedication Ceremony of New Testament e-Bible in Romblomanon.
  • July 15: Dr Joyce Sun was invited by The Worldwide Bible Society to be the speaker of the Bible seminar on the First Epistle of Peter.
  • July 22 – Aug 12: Dr Bernard Wong was invited by Fellowship of Evangelical Students to lead a series of seminars about Christian life in a high-tech society.
  • July 24: Dr Jean Lee was invited by Christian Communications Limited to speak at the Hong Kong Book Fair in the area of marketplace ministry.
  • July 24: Dr Annie Pan Ng was invited by Christian Communications Limited to speak at the Hong Kong Book Fair on the topic “Encounter in Metropolitan Pilgrimage.”
  • Aug 22-26: Dr Jean Lee, Dr Bernard Wong and Dr Esther Xue attended the 9th Chinese Congress on World Evangelization in Taipei. Dr Wong shared the message “Sola Fide: Return to God’s Sovereignty” in the session “500 Years of Reformation.”
  • August: Dr Jean Lee’s article on outreach and vocation was published in the book about social work for marginalized youth authored by our alumnus Ms May Kwok.

 

Limited Term Chair

  • June: We are deeply thankful to the love gift of Mr Christopher Li, Washington DC Regional Council member, to establish a limited term chair. Our Board endorsed the nomination of Rev Dr Kin-Yip Louie for “Heavenly Blessings Associate Professor.”

 

Staff News

  • May 6-9: Mr Kwok-Kuen Leung preached at Word of Life Bible study class and worship service in Beijing.
  • July 1: Mr Albert Wong was retired from his 16-year of service at CGST. We are thankful to him for his service.
  • August: Dr Pui-Sum Ip resigned from his position as the Director of Theological Education (TEE) by Extension. We are thankful to him for his service.
  • September: Dr Yuen-Han Lai Chan was appointed as Coordinator of TEE cum Acting Director of TEE.
  • July 6: Rev Dr Song Jun was invited to speak at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Beijing China Christian Seminary. “Viewing the current Chinese Church context from history” was the theme of the annual meeting.
  • July 30-Aug 9: Mr KK Leung went to New York and New Jersey to preach at revival meetings and Sunday services.

 

Theological Training Programs (Putonghua)

  • We welcomed around 100 Mainland Chinese students to study at the two-week summer term between July 11 and 23. Four courses were offered: “The Church in Mission” by Dr Wing-Yan Chan Mok; “Family Ministry” by Rev Dr Brian Lam; “Old Testament Theology” by Rev Dr Stephen Lee; “Expository Preaching” by Rev Dr Song Jun.

 

In Memoriam

  • June 23: The retired Australian board member Mr Ernest Liu went to be with The Lord. The memorial service was held at Praise Evangelical Free Church of Australia on July 2. Our deepest sympathy is with the Liu’s family.

 

New School Year

  • The 2016-17 academic year was kicked off with a series of activities: Orientation Day for new part-time students in the evening of August 26, Orientation Camp for part-time students on August 27 and for full-time students from August 30 to September 1, and the Commencement Service on September 5, during which Dr Ka-Leung Wong addressed our community.

 

Prayer Requests

  1. Pray for our new students. May God strengthen their hearts for ministry, and help them focus on preparing for their study starting in September.  
  2. Pray for our new school year. May God lead our School’s ministries through His grace and faithfulness, to serve believers in local and overseas through theological education, and to equip them to serve God. Pray for our faculty, that God will give them extra strength and wisdom in their teaching work.  
  3. Pray for the new TEE Certificate of Soul Care and Certificate of Life Renewal programs. May God enlighten and bless students through these programs.

 

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General Fund Financial Report

May to Jun, 2016

       
      US$
General Fund    
     Donations   688,035
     Tuition & other income         512,972
      1,201,007
Expenditure   (1,122,457)
Surplus     78,550
Surplus from Jan to Apr 2016           25,740
Accumulated Surplus     104,290
       
Outstanding mortgage loans as at Jun, 2016         US$ 2,090,730

 

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