Campus News

Board of Directors

  • The first Board Meeting for the year 2014-2015 was held on June 28. We welcome three new directors: Prof. Lau Chung-Ming, Ms. Yvonne Chua and Mrs. Blossom Mo. The following officers were also elected: Dr. Michael Chiu (Chairman), Mr. Patrick Yuen (Vice Chairman), Ms. Shirley Loo (Secretary) and Mr. Patrick Nip (Treasurer).
  • The School is grateful for the long-term support and contribution of the following retiring directors: Mr. Victor Lee, Rev. Yiu Kin-wai and Mrs. Poon Yu Miu-wan. May the Lord continue to bless their ministries.

 

The President Office

  • August 4 – 5: Vice President Luke Cheung attended the 60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service and Commemoration event of The National Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China in Shanghai.
  • September 1:  President Lee was the speaker at the Commencement Service of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • September 21:  President Lee was the speaker of the revival meeting for college students organized by The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong.
  • September 30 – October 2:  President Lee spoke at the Taipei Bible Conference evening revival meeting. During his stay, he was invited to preach at the morning chapel of the China Evangelical Seminary, and visited Taiwan Campus Evangelical Fellowship.
  • October 6 – 9:  President Lee was the keynote speaker at the 2014 All Europe Chinese Pastors and Church Leaders Consultation Conference in Dublin, Ireland.
  • October 16:  President Lee and Vice Presidents Kang and Cheung attended the Inaugural Service of Professor Ying Fuk-Tsang as President of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • December 20: The Hong Kong Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Union and the C&MA  Shatin Church announced the ordination service of President Stephen Lee to be held at the C&MA Hebron Church. Dr. Lee was baptised at Hebron Church in 1969, and he served as the founding pastor of C&MA Shatin Church in 1983-86. While teaching at CGST 1994-2004, Dr. Lee also conducted expository preaching series at the Sunday worship services of the Shatin Church. Since 2005, he has served as the consulting pastor of the church planting project of C&MA Abundant Grace Church. Dr. Lee now preaches regularly at Hebron, Shatin, and Abundant Grace.

 

Faculty Engagements

  • August 18 – 20: Assistant Professors Dr. Simon Cheung and Dr. Joyce Sun attended the International Congress of Ethnic Chinese Biblical Scholars in Hong Kong. Dr. Cheung presented the paper entitled: “Forget Your People and Your Father’s House: The Theological Message of Psalm 45 and Its Canonical Position in the Hebrew Psalter”; Dr. Sun presented the paper entitled “The Theological Shaping of Behavioural Instructions in the Petrine Household Code.”
  • President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Carver Yu was invited by ScholarLeaders International to join the Editorial Committee of their new journal, Insights for Global Theological Education.
  • August 2014 – January 2015: Associate Dean Dr. Jean Lee has been on leave for research and writing.
  • August 2014: We welcome Dr. Sarah Shea (MCS 2004) to become our Assistant Professor of Practical Studies. Dr. Shea received her PhD from the University of Aberdeen earlier this year.
  • August 2014: We also welcome Dr. Esther Xue (MCS 2007 / ThM 2010) to join our faculty as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. Esther went to McMaster Divinity College in Ontario, Canada for her PhD in New Testament studies, and has passed the oral examination this July.
  • September 18: Associate Professors Dr. Raymond Au and Ms. Ellie Chan attended the pastoral seminar on mid-life single adults organized by The Hong Kong C&MA Church Union and the Evangelical Free Church of China. Dr. Au spoke on the area of pastoring single men; Ms. Chan shared about pastoring single women.
  • October 16 – 20: Associate Professors Dr. Daniel Lee and Rev. Dr. Kin-yip Louie attended the international research project of “Theo-Politics? Conversing with Barth in Western and Asian Context” at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. Dr. Lee was one of the responding speakers, and Dr. Louie presented the paper entitled “Public Theology and Christian Social Actions in Hong Kong”.
  • October 18: Assistant Professor Rev. Timothy Au was invited to address the 2014 Joint Prayer Meeting of theological students coming from 15 seminaries in Hong Kong.
  • October 29 – November 1: Rev. Timothy Au attended the Vision 2020 Global Forum in Seoul, Korea on the theme “Discipleship-Driven Cross-Cultural Mission” organized by the Chinese Coordination Center of World Evangelism.

 

Staff News

Mr. Albert Wong, our staff of Development Initiatives, attended our Canadian Board Annual General Meeting in Calgary on September 13. He also attended our US Board Annual General Meeting in Boston between November 6 and 8.

 

Graduate School

Beginning September 2014, our Graduate School welcomes 133 new students, giving a total of 830 students for the year 2014-2015. Assistant Professor Dr. Jane Mann addressed the CGST community at the Commencement Service on the theme of “First Love”.

 

Congratulations

Second year MDiv student Yuen Ching-Wan was recommended by the faculty to receive the 2014 Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union Scholarship.

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

  1. Pray for teachers and students who are preparing for their end of semester teaching, assignments and exams. May God grant them strength and wisdom.
  2. Departments are now planning next year’s ministry development and budget. Pray that God will give all department heads wisdom as they embark on a new phase of ministries.
  3. Pray that God may continue to guide those who attend the Dedication Camp coming up in February 2014 to discern their vocation and calling from above.

 

Financial Report

Jul to Aug., 2014
       
      US$
General Fund    
     Donations   737,837
     Tuition & other income         387,009
      1,124,846
     Expenditure   (1,198,202)
     Deficit     (73,356)
     Surplus from Jan to Jun., 2014              3,384
     Accumulated Deficit   (69,972)
       
Outstanding mortgage loan as at Aug, 2014         US$ 2,698,002

 

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