West Coast Chinese Christian Conference - 2017 Handbook
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(Finish at least 12 items throughout the entire conference individually):
1. Take a pic with your cabin sharing group - Instagram/
2. Form a human pattern of the word “follow” with fellow
conferees - Instagram/FB
3. Take a pic with your bible study group - Instagram/FB
4. Get an autograph from both main speakers on the
5. Get a picture with at least two workshop speakers -
6. Get the contact info from all of your members in cabin
sharing group and stick it to your handbook
7. Like/Follow W4C FB page and Instagram
8. Attend PC elections (Student/Young Adult) - Sticker
9. Check-in on FB and tag three of your fellow
10.List 4 worship songs that we sang at the conference in the
11. Take a picture with two worship team members - Instagram/FB
12.Meet and greet at least 10 new friends and get their
contact info stickers in the handbook
13.Proof of morning devotion for at least two days (notes, etc.)
14.Get to know and write down three fun facts about one
Planning Committee Member - handbook
15. Visit any Display Booths and get a souvenir.
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利未記 19: 1-2
“For you have been called for this purpose, since
Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example
for you to follow in His steps,”
1 Peter 2:21
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Table of Contents
Day 1 Evening Message 1 Notes.......................................................
Day 2 Morning Devotion 1 (English and Chinese)...........................
Day 2 Morning Message 1 Notes......................................................
Day 2 Bible Study 1 Material (English and Chinese)........................
A Penny for Your Thoughts....................................................................
Day 2 Workshop A & B Description...................................................
Day 2 Evening Message 2 Notes.......................................................
Day 3 Morning Devotion 2 (English and Chinese)...........................
Day 3 Morning Message 2 Notes......................................................
Day 3 Bible Study 2 Material (English and Chinese)........................
Join Our Team.......................................................................................
Planning Committee Election...............................................................
Day 3 Workshop C Description..........................................................
Day 3 Evening Message 3 Notes.......................................................
Day 4 Morning Devotion 3 (English and Chinese)...........................
Day 4 Morning Message 3 Notes......................................................
Day 4 Bible Study 3 Material (English and Chinese)........................
Behind The Scenes (2017 PC Committee Member)...........................
Front Line Servants (2017 EC Committee Member)................................
The Challenge Goals For 2018............................................................
WCCCC 2018 Preview .......................................................................
Share Your Testimony ...........................................................................
Conference Time Table..........................................................
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Messages from the Chairpersons
“It is truly my honor to be able to serve you all this year! As I am serving in this ministry, I’m
learning to be humble and to work as a family in Christ. I believe that God brought you to this
conference for His reason! Be ready to receive what He wants you to experience through the
conference. I pray that this conference will not a routine for you, but a life changing experience
between you and God! Let’s enjoy these 4 days together!”
In His Love,
2017 Excutive Committee Chairperson
“Welcome to West Coast Chinese Christian Conference 2017!
I thank God for bringing you all here safetly from various parts of this vast country and also
from our neighboring country. We, the Planning Committee members, are so excited to
welcome you. Even before you arrived, we have been praying for you, that the Holy Spirit will
have a special blessing prepared for you and that He will open your mind to understand what
God is trying to tell you.
2017 brought a series of devastating natural disasters, from powerful hurricanes to raging
wildfires. While we are amazed by a total solar eclipse, the worst mass shooting on the other
hand has brought us to tears. Our confusing world desperately needs Jesus to come and
make it new. t’s our prayer that through this weekend you will be equipped to exercise care in
passing down what you have learned from our LORD Jesus, the three key elements of authentic
discipleship: self-denial, carrying one’s cross, and following in the footsteps of the Master.
May the good Lord bless this conference and make it fruitful. Through which, our Christian faith
becomes a “living faith”. “
2017 Planning Committee Chairperson
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ALL conferees must check-in with the Registrar, Daniel Fan.
December 29, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Newton Memorial - Cascade Room (upstairs, map B-4)
December 30, 2017 December 31, 2017
10:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 10:40 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Lakeside 621 (map C-3) Location: Lakeside 621 (map C-3)
Parking lots are located on Conference Drive, the main road to Mt. Hermon.
Parking is available adjacent to most cabins. Avoid parking on private property. Do
not park at the Post Office or in the loading zone.
Contact Marc Leong, our General Affairs staff, if there are conditions that arise
with your cabin such as lack of heating, proper lighting, water leakage, or other
we suggest that you save these contacts on your cellphone
Executive Committee Chair
Administration Vice Chair
First Aid Team Leader
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Your name tag is your Meal Ticket. If you lose it, see the Registrar, Daniel. If you or a
cabin mate are too sick to attend a meal, “take outs” are available. Ask a dining room
server for assistance.
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located at the back of the Auditorium.
Just a few friendly reminders...
• Please be on time.
• Please always be aware of your belongings, and do not leave valuables in your
• Please be respectful to the camp site, help keep common areas clean.
• Please conserve electricity. Turn off the lights and lower the thermostat
when a room is vacant. Avoid setting the thermostat above 72°F.
• Smoking, alcohol, illicit drugs and gambling are prohibited.
No mahjong, please!
• Open flames are prohibited.
• Do not move (or remove) furniture (especially pianos) without permission
from Mt. Hermon staff.
• Please turn off all personal mobile devices in the auditorium and
• Please stay in your own cabin after 11pm.
For any emergencies, please contact WCCCC or Mt. Hermon staff member immediately.
In case of an earthquake, fire, storm, landslide, or other emergencies:
During mealtime (Dining Commons) or worship time (Auditorium), please remain calm and
stay where you are until further notice from the staff. During any other time (quiet time, or late
night), please go to the nearest designated location indicated on the map (Recreation Field,
Victory Circle parking lot near Rustic Dell, etc.) and remain there until further notice from the
LOCAL MEDICAL FACILITIES:
Scotts Valley Urgent Care - (831) 458-6330
Doctors On Duty - (831) 425-7991
Dominican Hospital - (831) 462-7700
FIRE OR AMBULANCE: 911
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WCCCC began in 1969 when a group of foreign-born Chinese Christian
students gathered for fellowship over the Christmas break. This winter retreat
continued up through 1971. In 1972, the winter retreat planning committee
placed their efforts in the planning of the North American Congress of Chinese
Evangelicals (NACOCE). After the NACOCE meeting, this winter retreat began
its transformation into a full-fledged “Winter Conference”. From this beginning,
WCCCC has grown into a regional conference ministering to students and young
adults, both foreign and American born, from over 100 different groups and
WCCCC’s vision is to co-work with West Coast Chinese churches to bring about a
grass roots revival.
The primary mission of WCCCC is to plan, organize, and deliver an annual
conference for West Coast Chinese Christians that will:
• Stimulate conferees to grow in their walk with God;
• Equip conferees with the knowledge and skills to fulfill their spiritual calling;
• Enrich conferees with a knowledge and understanding of current and past
events and movements relevant to Chinese Christians;
• Promote conferees’ awareness of their social responsibilities.
West Coast Chinese Christian Conference is an evangelical
fellowship of Chinese Christians committed to challenging and
equipping God’s people to serve on campuses or in the workplace,
at the local church or on the mission field. Through a network of
resources, training and encouragement, WCCCC aims to serve the
West Coast Chinese Christian community.
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A Community Within Diversity
Conferees come from throughout the West Coast representing diverse
backgrounds. Through group Bible studies, cabin sharing and other activities,
fellowship is fostered to promote a genuine community.
A Wealth of Perspectives
Conferees are challenged and stimulated through interaction with our
numerous speakers on a broad range of topics regarding spiritual growth, Christian
service and contemporary issues.
An Opportunity for Training
Conferees are offered practical workshops to build leadership and evangelism
skills, as well as in-conference opportunities to lead Bible study and to practice
spiritual discipline. Committee members develop important strategic and tactical
skills that provide a valuable foundation for future ministries.
Although we come from various church denominations, the leadership of West
Coast Chinese Christian Conference holds to the following statements of faith:
• We believe that the Bible is uniquely inspired by God, and in its
trustworthiness and authority.
• We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His true humanity
when He lived among us.
• We acknowledge the necessity of Jesus’ substitutionary death on the cross for
the redemption of the world.
• We hold that salvation is by faith and through God’s grace alone.
• We believe in the historic fact of the resurrection.
• We acknowledge the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of
• We fully expect the personal return of Jesus Christ in the future.
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MORNING BIBLE EXPOSITOR
Dr. Gil Stieglitz
Executive Pastor, Adventure Christian Church (Roseville, CA)
Professor, Western Seminary
President, Principles to Live By
Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theological
Doctor of Ministry from Talbot School of Theology
Dr. Gil Stieglitz is an author, speaker, catalyst, pastor, professor, and leadership
consultant. He has helped Christians, churches, and leaders all over the United
States and around the world maximize their impact. He is the executive pastor at
Adventure Christian Church in Roseville CA, a professor at Western Seminary, and
President of Principles to Live By.
He was a Senior pastor in Southern California at Twin Lakes Community Church
for 17 years and denominational executive for the EFCA for 13 years. His skills and
passion include helping people, organizations, and leaders maximize their potential
for God’s glory. He now resides in Roseville, California, with his wife Dana and
their three daughters.
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Rev. Mitchell Herring
Rev. Mitchell Herring remembers that as a small child, his father would take
him and his younger brother to visit their grandparents every Sunday morning.
They would pass a church with a huge sign reading “Christ died for our sins.”
Even then he often wondered what that meant. Later, while a student at Rutgers
University, he read the Gospels for himself and was deeply moved by the purity
and holiness of Christ and by His promise, “…and behold, I will be with you
always, even unto the end of the world.” Believing the Bible’s declaration that
it was his sin that separated him from the holy and eternal God, and that it was
Christ who paid the price for his sin by His death on the cross, he came to Christ
as his Savior and Lord in 1974.
Pastor Herring came to know many Chinese friends at Rutgers and took his
first Chinese course as an elective in fall of 1972. His great interest led him to
continue in Chinese studies. After coming to Christ, he was introduced to and
became involved with the Chinese Student Bible Study Group on the Rutgers
Campus. Upon the conviction of the Lord’s call into full-time ministry, in 1982
he entered China Evangelical Seminary in Taipei, Taiwan as the only American
student in a school of over 100 Chinese students.
Pastor, Rochester Chinese Christian Church (RCCCC)
Master of Divinity from China Evangelical Seminary (Taipei, Taiwan)
Master of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Workshop: A2-UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS
Dr. Samuel Ho
Samuel Ho 聖言資源中心副會長 聖言講道學院副院長兼教務長 學歷：PhD
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA. PhD Trinity Theological
Seminary USA. DTS Columbia Evangelical Seminary USA. STM Yale
University Divinity School USA. 道學碩士 香港中國神學研究院 1986 哲學碩士
香港中文大學 1983 文學士 香港中文大學 1981 事奉簡略：美國基督工人神學院 教
務長、系統神學副教授、教牧學博士課程主任2011-15 澳洲維省宣道會宣信堂 創堂
宣教士及堂主任 1987-1990 西雅圖華人宣道會 主任牧師 2004-2011 加拿大恩道
華人神學院 客座教授 2011至今 加拿大克理威廉神學院 客座教授 2006至今 香港
中國神學研究院 副教授兼中國文化研究中心研究員 1998-2003 香港基督徒藝術
協會 主席 1998-2009 著述：Faith and Practice: Liturgical Renewal in Chinese
Churches, (主編1998)《名畫與聖誕》(CD, 1998)《心弦蜜語：傳道書的幽默與真善
Rev. Kaho Jim
Skywalk Bible Church，旨在幫助該社區的人能夠與神聯
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Workshop: C2-A BIBLICAL APPROACH TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Dr. Melvin Wong
Dr. Wong was born and raised in Hong Kong but educated and stayed in
the U.S. since 1970. He was Honorary Director of the Pastoral Counseling
Program at the Hong Kong Baptist Theology Seminary as well as co-worker
at CCM中信and CFFC家新. He was Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
at UCSF school of medicine and Attending Psychologist at SF General
Hospital: African-American Psychiatric unit 6-B. He has done volunteer
teaching at many universities and seminaries in Asia and China. He
has completed 6 years of earthquake relief work in Sichuan as well as
volunteer work in Cambodia where he assisted/supervised the prevention
and aftercare of human trafficked victims. 25% of his time is for missional
volunteer work abroad in Leadership Development, Clinical Training and
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Workshop: A1-LOCAL MISSIONS
Pastor Roger Huang
Founder of San Francisco City Impact, Roger has been serving in the
inner city of San Francisco for 33 years. After overcoming the odds to
escape an abusive home, he fought through homelessness and loneli-
ness to find the American dream and his French bride, Maite. Right
in San Francisco’s most impoverished district, the Tenderloin, Roger
witnessed a traumatic event happen to a young boy, which prompted
him and his wife to pass out 50 sandwiches the very next day. This
simple act to intervene turned into what is now City Impact’s Rescue
Mission, K-8 school with roughly 100 students, a food bank, health
and wellness center, adopt a building initiative, a thrift store and a
school of ministry. Roger has led many in discovering the power of
prayer, fasting, and serving hands-on in a community starved for
hope. He is now witnessing the next generation of leaders come
through San Francisco City Impact to serve and be trained in the inner
city of San Francisco.
Workshop: B1-OVERSEAS MISSIONS
Rev. Mark Tsujimoto
Rev. Mark Tsujimoto is a mission mobilizer for Gospel Operation
International. He is an ordained minister who previously served as
children/youth minister for two Chinese churches in the Bay Area.
His passion is for Christians and churches to find their unique role in
building God’s Kingdom. He does this through mentoring, writing and
Workshop: C1-HAS GOD PREPARED “THE ONE”
FOR ME? WHAT IS MY RESPONSE?
Brian and Charlene Wong
Brian and Charlene have been married nearly 9 years. They currently reside
in Roseville, CA with their two boys, Joshua and Jake. Before moving to Ros-
eville, they lived in beautiful San Luis Obispo and were advisors for Chinese
Christian Fellowship at Cal Poly. They were involved in mentoring/discipling
a number of students, including several in romantic relationships. They love
sharing their story of God’s work in their marriage and family.
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Workshop: A3-PROGRESSIVE REVELATION OF GOD’S KINGDOM
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He was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in Hong Kong. He went
to University of the Illinois in Chicago to study Information Engineer-
ing. After he accepted the Lord in his junior year, his life changed and
it also included a major change to Materials Engineering. Between his
BS and MS program at U of I, he went to study at Moody Bible Institute
in Chicago for a year where he met his future wife Lois. He worked as a
New Product Development Manager and Clinical Affairs on orthopedic
implants for Bristol Myers’ subsidiary Zimmer and holds 5 patents. After
moving to California, he worked as a sales rep of orthopedic implants
for Zimmer, Pfizer and Stryker. He has served as a Sunday School
teacher since college and translator at Chinese churches, conferences
and books for many years. George is a member of the Global Edenics
Team in Chinese and contributed to the book “The Origin of Speeches,
Intelligent Design in Languages”. He has co-authored articles on dental
prosthetics, orthopedic implant and archeology. He retired in 2015 but in
May 2017, he received an appointment from a Medical School in south-
ern California the position of Adjunct Research Instructor of Orthopedic
Paul Pham was born in Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon), Vietnam
to Chinese parents in a nominal Christian home. In 1975, God mi-
raculously brought him and his family to the U.S. as refugees. He then
was able to study Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. After his
graduation, he proceeded to work as a Pharmacist in California and
Minnesota. Sometime during the 1980s, he got saved and born again.
He ultimately was able to continue his studies at Oral Roberts University
in Theology and Ministry. After becoming a Christian, he got involved in
various ministries and short-term mission trips. He is currently serving in
an in-home prayer ministry, adopt-a-block at the L.A. Dream Center as
well as ministers as an interpreter and in the choir.
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Association of Christian Music Ministry – Los Angeles (ACMLA)
ACMLA (Association of Christian Music Ministry – Los Angeles) was estab-
lished in 2015 as a subsidiary of HKACM to host annual evangelical concerts in
the Southern California area. Through collaborating and serving with different
churches and Christian organizations in Los Angeles, ACMLA aims to help local
worship/praise teams advance their technical skill sets and musical knowledge/
disciplines. Team members are constantly learning to disciple each other through
these close interactions – and to influence and transform lives in the community
– one at a time.
As a music crusade that believes in the Statement of Faith, ACMLA uses different
musical channels (i.e. via contemporary music and various ministries) to draw
people to God; help spread HIS scripture and love; and to equip fellow Chris-
tians with enhanced knowledge and skills. Working with local organizations and
musicians, ACMLA also serves as a coordinator and catalyst to help promote
Christian music in the bigger Southern California community.
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Evening Message 1
Rev. Mitchell Herring
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Jesus’ Intentions (Matthew 9:9-13)
Good morning! Let’s thank God that we can wake up early and draw
close to Him by reading His Word. The theme of this conference is
“Follow in His Steps”. We will read Matthew 9:9-13 (ESV) and reflect
on our current mindset of following Jesus. Please read the passage
closely and slowly three times:
Jesus Calls Matthew
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax
booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 10 And
as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners
came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees
saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors
and sinners?” 12 But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need
of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire
mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
morning devotion 1
There was an obvious distinction between the Pharisees and
those regarded as social outcasts (e.g. tax collectors and sin-
ners). To be in one group or another basically sets the stage
as to how society sees that person. Jesus’ intention was to
heal the sick and the broken; He addressed each kind of sick
and broken as He saw fit. He was also here to glorify God by
expressing His love to all people. Despite their social differ-
ences, the Pharisees and the social outcasts were all one and
the same in Jesus’ eyes: sick and broken.
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Reflection and Prayer
1. It is an inevitable truth that we are all broken and lost in one form or another.
Do you recognize it within yourself?
2. If society’s standards, or even your own standards, do not matter to Jesus, what
is stopping you from accepting your brokenness and coming before Him?
3. Is it important to be a highly regarded person in the eyes of others so that you
can be accepted? How can you live a life that lines up with the Word of God,
not the social and cultural norm of the world?
Good morning Lord!
I am so thankful that You have drawn me close to You and have called me to do
Your will on earth. I am grateful for Your plan of salvation through Jesus, and the
power You bestowed upon me from Your Holy Spirit. Please give to me a clear
mind, a pure heart, and a touch of Your wisdom to do what is good and right in
Your eyes today. May my life glorify You and be pleasing in Your sight.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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morning Message 1
Dr. Gil Stieglitz
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“Take up your cross and follow Me”
Conferees will understand that following Christ requires setting our
minds, time, and priority completely to God and towards His redemp-
tive plan of the Gospel. If we follow Jesus, we must be prepared to
experience suffering and persecution just like Jesus did.
1. Who revealed the identity of Jesus to Peter? Why would he reveal
this to Peter?
2. What is the Rock the Church built upon? Why does that make the
power of death not able to overpower the church?
3. Why doesn’t Peter want Jesus to go to His death?
4. According to Jesus, what is the basic requirement to be His diciple?
5. Between the cross and gaining the whole world, which one does
the disciples prefer?
1. What crosses are you carrying today?
bible study 1
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1. 誰向彼得透露了耶穌的身份？ 他為何要告訴彼得？
2. 教會的盤石是建基在什麼之上？ 它如何使死亡的能力不能勝過教會呢？
bible study 1
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DID GOD CREATE THE WORLD IN 6 DAYS?
a Penny for your thoughts
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A1 LOCAL MISSIONS
A2 UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT
A3 PROGRESSIVE REVELATION OF GOD’S
Speaker: Pastor Roger Huang
Let’s learn about important social issues that impact our local community. Interactive work-
shop challenges us to take action.
Speaker: Dr Samuel Ho
We often hear of different denominations for churches like Alliance, Baptist, Nazarene, and
Presbyterian. What are the differences between them? How does each denomination serve
the body of Christ in diversity and unity?
Speaker: George Shen
The term Kingdom of Heaven has been used frequently in sermons and books but little is
known about it. The Gospels spoke of it as a mystery. The Lord’s Prayer mentioned about ask-
ing God for His Kingdom to come. Is there a difference between Heaven and the Kingdom of
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B1 OVERSEAS MISSIONS
B2 LIVING IN A BROKEN WORLD:
HOW DO WE INFLUENCE THE WORLD?
Speaker: Rev. Mark Tsujimoto
Are you ready to be used by God: anywhere, anytime? Explore the challenges of short-term
(and longer) overseas mission trips.
Speaker: Rev. Ka Ho Jim
Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
How can we maintain our spiritual identity as God’s chosen people despite the overwhelm-
ing pressure to conform? How do we participate in God’s world-repairing project?
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Evening Message 2
Rev. Mitchell Herring
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The Requirements of Following Jesus
Good morning! Please take three minutes to reflect on what you have
gone through yesterday. Did you allow God to begin working in you
in order to do what is pleasing in His sight? This morning’s scripture
reading is from Luke 9:57-62 (ESV). Please read the following pas-
sage closely and slowly three times:
The Cost of Discipleship
57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will
follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have
holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no-
where to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he
said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to
him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and
proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you,
Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said
to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit
for the kingdom of God.”
morning devotion 2
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Reflection and Prayers
This passage describes three different conversations with Jesus:
1. One person wants to follow Jesus, but Jesus replies by saying
“... the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (v57-58)
2. Jesus invites a person to follow Him, but the man needs to
bury his father first. (v59-60)
3. One person offers himself to Jesus, but has other priorities he has
to take care of first. (v61-62)
Jesus gave up His honor and prestige in heaven to walk among His
people, only to come to Earth despised and rejected. He humbled
Himself while He was on Earth, but ended up being nailed onto the
cross. If we follow Jesus, we will be despised and rejected as well.
How are you preparing yourself to follow in His steps knowing full
well that you will be rejected by the world?
Sometimes when Jesus calls us, we give ourselves time to tie up any
loose ends or to make sure the rest of our life is stable before we
answer His call. Answering Jesus’ call is never about being on our
time, but on His time. Write down the priorities you are placing above
Forgive me when I’ve put my own priorities in front of You. Many times I’ve treated You
more like a servant or an equal rather than my Sovereign King and Lord. Forgive me and
have mercy on me. Please help me to answer without any excuse when You call. Although I
constantly waver on how to live a God-centered life, I ask for Your help and strength to be a
disciple You can count on.
In Your powerful Name I pray, Amen.
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morning devotion 2
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morning Message 2
Dr. Gil Stieglitz
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Learning Objective: Conferees will understand that true followers of
Jesus requires a complete surrendering of their heart, soul, mind, and
strength. The commitment to follow Jesus should be a highest priority,
even above oneself.
1. Why did Jesus say that one cannot be his disciple unless he “hates his own father
and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even his own life”?
2. What did Jesus mean when He said that someone must “carry his own cross and
come after Jesus”?
3. Why does Jesus emphasize that someone has to give up all his possessions in order
to become a disciple of Jesus?
4. Why are there “Christians” who give up midway? Why are they not able to finish
building their tower? Why were they unable to win the war?
5. What is the “saltiness” of a Christian? What happens when a Christian loses this
6. Which aspects in your life have you not fully given to Jesus?
1. What drives you to become and continue to be a Christian? What can you do to love the
Lord with all your heart, life, and strength?
2. What should you do to maintain your commitment in Jesus as the highest priority in
3. Do you think you have “saltiness” in yourself? What can cause you to lose your
“saltiness”? What can you do to increase/regain your “saltiness”?
bible study 2
“He Who Has Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear.”
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bible study 2
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JOIN OUR TEAM!DUTIES & QUALIFICATIONS
• Plan for the functions of the Conference (e.g. in-conference program,
speakers, budget, publicity strategy etc.)
• Plan for the spiritual contents of the Conference (e.g. conference theme, long-term
• Attend monthly PC meetings throughout the term
• Complete individual or group assignments prior to the monthly meetings.
• Maintain open and effective communication with the team for mutual
support and facilitation of conference planning.
• Full-time conferee with passion in WCCCC ministry
• Born-again Christian
• No major conflict with other Christian service commitments during the term.
• Attending (and serving) in a local church.
• Committed to carry out PC duties.
• Maintaining a healthy spiritual life.
• Each nominee should fill out a nomination form (available at the back of the
auditorium) endorsed by two nominators.
• Nomination forms should be submitted to a current PC member.
• Nomination will be closed at noon on December 29th, unless the total number of
nominees is fewer than eight.
• Each nominee should prepare a brief summary on why you want to serve.
• The respective election host will briefly introduce the nominees.
• Each nominee will share why he/she wants to serve, followed by Q&A
session from the floor.
• All full-time conferees are eligible to cast their vote during the election.
• If there are 3 or less nominees, those who get two-third of the
votes will be voted in.
• If there are more than 3 nominees, the top 3 candidates who received the
most votes will be voted in.
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HOW TO BECOME A PC?
STEP 1: Read the qualification and position description carefully (P. 50)
STEP 2: PRAY
STEP 3: Fill out an application form
STEP 4: Submit your application to one of our staff
Students - Paul Materum
Young Adult - Maisie Chan
STEP 5: Be ready for your interview at the election location early
Student - Brookside
Young Adult - Auditorium
STEP 6: PRAISE GOD (no matter what the result is)
INTERVIEW, ASK QUESTIONS, & VOTE!
All full-time conferees are qualified to vote for next year’s planning committee members.
So, they should attend their respective PC election!
When you are not running, it’s important that you ask the questions you need to decide the
best candidate for the planning committee team.
Here are some sample quesitons to get you started:
Please describe your current spiritual walk with God.
What is your potential greatest asset to the PC team?
What the thing you’d like to improve most about WCCCC?
Why did you come to WCCCC this year?
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C1 HAS GOD PREPARED “THE ONE” FOR ME?
WHAT IS MY RESPONSE?
C2 A BIBLICAL APPROACH TO
Speaker: Brian and Charlene Wong
Has God prepared a specific person that I am destined to marry? If there is “THE
ONE”, why do many Christians still break up? How do we approach dating in a
way that glorifies God?
Speaker: Melvin Wong
As Christians, there are many times when we are caught in an argument or are put
into a position to act as a peacemaker between two people. What is the biblical
approach to resolving conflict?
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Evening Message 3
Rev. Mitchell Herring
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Sacrifice and Take Up Our Cross
Good morning! Today is the last day of conference. We will meditate
on one verse of scripture today from Luke 9:23 (ESV).
23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his
cross daily and follow me.
Those who are use to reading this verse tend to overlook the magnitude of its meaning and
let it fall into a Christian jargon. Don’t let your ingrained experience take away the impact
and value of this verse. Let us reflect on the cost of following Jesus with a fresh mind.
morning devotion 3
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Reflection and Prayer
1. Does taking up your cross and following Jesus
mean being willing to die for Christ in order to follow
Him? What does this sacrifice mean to you?
2. It is a tough call to completely surrender yourself.
What hope do you have in the Lord to endure this hard
3. How has your mindset changed in the past three days
about your readiness in taking up your cross daily?
4. Write down at least one thing that you would do to
follow Jesus after leaving the conference.
Thank You for sending Your Son to earth in the form of a
child. I am humbled by the sinless life in which Jesus led in
human form; overcoming all temptations and sacrificing
His life for my sins. Please continue to change and mold
me so that I can have a heart like Jesus. Your Word tells
me that, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good
is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or
forfeit his very self?” (Luke 9:24-25). Thank You for giving
me strength so that I could focus on Your precious and
matchless reward. Lord, please help me focus more on
You and Your presence in my life and less on me.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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morning devotion 3
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morning Message 3
Dr. Gil Stieglitz
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1 Peter 2:11-25
“Follow in His Steps”
Learning Objective: Conferees will understand that we should live a
righteous life with joy and freedom. Therefore, all Christians must strive
towards righteousness even if it causes them to suffer. Our suffering
for His sake is minimal compared to the love that Christ showed us by
bearing our sin on the cross.
1. How should Christians see themselves in this world? What should
they do in response to this view?
2. How should Christians treat governmental authority in the world?
Why should they do so?
3. How should Christians, who are servants, treat their master(s)?
Why should they do so?
4. According to this passage, why is a person called to be a
Christian? How do we follow in Christ’s steps?
5. What was Jesus’ response when He faced unjust opposition? Why
would He do so? What did Jesus do that led to this suffering?
6. What do you need to do in order to follow the steps of Jesus?
1. What are the right things to do that would lead to suffering in these
days? Are you doing it? How can you do it?
2. What are your responses to these sufferings? What are the right
ways to respond to suffering?
bible study 3
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BEHIND THE SCENES
Every year, amazing volunteers work together to bring you WCCCC. This
year, 10 Planning Committee (PC) members worked very hard throughout
the year to prepare this winter conference. It is a challenging commitment,
but there are many reasons for brothers and sisters to join the team year after
2nd year PC 1st year PC
Get to know your 2017 PC Team below.
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The Planning Committee consists of 12 members (6 students and
6 young adults) who take up the responsibilities for planning and directing
future conferences. Those elected will serve for 25 months.
At each December conference, 6 members are elected to
re-place the 6 outgoing members: 3 to be elected from and by the student
conferees, 3 to be elected from and by the young adult conferees. It is
customary for PC members to continue serving in the execution phase to put
together the conference that they planned.
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FRONT LINE SERVANTS
YOUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Display Booth Coordinator
Transportation Cordinator South
Info Processing Team Leader
Prayer Session Coordinator
First Aid (Team Leader)
Data Entry Team Leader
Mass Media/ Video Production
Graphic Template Provider
Social Media Public Relations
Transportation Cordinator North
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Morning Devotional Coordinator
NorCal ST Small Group Coordinator
SoCal YA Small Group Coordinator
SoCal ST Small Group Coordinator
Counseling & Follow-up Coordinator
Bible Study Coordinator
Publicity VC (North)
Publicity VC (South) Bithiah Hon
Student and Young Adult
Young Adult VC
Kwok Yeung Tsang
Here’s our 2017 EC Team. Each one of us joined the team at different times, with
different backgrounds, but for the same reason - to use the gifts given by our God to
serve His ministry. We sincerely invite you to contact us if you are interested in joining
us next year, we promise it will be a journey full of blessings and miracles!
Area Representatives (San Francisco)
Area Representatives (South Bay)
Area Representatives (East Bay)
Area Representatives (Sacramento)
Area Representatives (Central Cal)
Area Representatives (Los Angeles)
(West San Gabriel Valley)
(East San Gabriel Valley)
Area Representatives (Orange County) Area
Representatives (San Diego)
Area Representatives (Las Vegas)
Area Representatives (Logan)
NorCal YA Small Group Coordinator
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LET’S KEEP IN TOUCH!
Every year, WCCCC continues to serve as a great networking platform
for our conferees. We encourage you to keep in touch and continue forward
with your spiritual journey with the support and love from your brothers
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GOALS FOR 2018
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wcccc 2018 preview
MORNING BIBLE EXPOSITOR
B.A. in Psychology from USF and M.Div from SEBTS
From Devout Atheist to Skeptical Pastor
J.S. Park (or Joon, pronounced “June”) is a former atheist/agnostic turned pastor,
blogger, and a chaplain-in-training. He is a 5th degree black belt, a recovered porn
addict, intense introvert, and loves Jesus. In 2012, he gave half his salary to One Day’s
Wages to fight human trafficking, a check for $10,000, and matching contributions
raised another 10k. He’s a contributing blogger for X3Church, a renowned nonprofit
that fights porn addiction, and writes for ChurchLeaders andChurchPlants. J.S. graduated
from USF with a B.A. in Psychology and from SEBTS with an MDiv. He runs a Q&A style
blog for skeptics and skeptical Christians. He married the love of his life in December of
2014. He’s also written a few books.
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Rev. Lawrence Fung
奉.先後在該校獲取神道學碩士(1984) 和教牧學博士 (1989) 學位.曾任該教會
Lawrence serves as Acting International Director of Gospel Operation International
(GOI). He was born and raised in Hong Kong. He began full time ministry at Hong
Kong Youth for Christ after college, serving as their Deputy Executive Director and Asian
Training Director. He went to Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (GGBTS) in
San Francisco for theological training, and began serving in Cumberland Presbyterian
Chinese Church (CPCC) since 1981. Rev. Fung earned his Master of Divinity (1984) and
Doctor of Ministry (1989) from GGBTS. He served as Senior Pastor of CCPC for over
20 years. Rev. Fung later earned his Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree (2011) from
Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, while he was serving at GOI. Rev. and Mrs.
Loretta Fung have 2 adult children (married) and 2 grand-children.
Director of Mobilization Gospel Operation International USA,
(La Puente, CA)
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SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY!
WCCCC consists of brothers and sisters that continuously support each other
in their walks of faith. Sharing your testimony is one of the most effective
things you can do to express your gratitude, inspire, and influence those
WHAT TO DO?
Guidelines and Rules
In order to provide opportunities for more conferees to share,
please abide by the following guidelines:
Be sensitive to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
If, for any reasons, you cannot share your testimony with us during the
testimony time, we will still love to hear from you after the conference. Please
write to us at email@example.com. With your permission, your sharing may
appear in future WCCCC newsletters!
3 min. max. Be concise!
English, Cantonese or Mandarin
Please keep it directly related to the conference. We
want to know how the conference has influenced you! Also,
we love songs, but we would like to leave them out of the
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WCCCC 2017 TESTIMONY FORM
Please submit this form to staff before testimony time to participate!
MY TESTIMONEY IS ABOUT
IMPACT OF THE CONFERENCE ON YOUR LIFE
ENGLISH CANTONESE MANDARIN
ENCOURAGEMENT RECEIVED DURING THE CONFERENCE
LESSON(S) LEARNED FROM THE CONFERENCE
COMMITMENTS MADE AS A RESULT OF THE CONFERENCE
OTHERS (PLEASE SPECIFY)
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CONFERENCE TIME TABLE
2:00 - 5:45
6:00 - 6:45
6:00 - 6:55
6:00 - 6:55
9:00 - 9:30
2:45 - 4:15
2:45 - 4:15
4:25 - 5:55
12:30 - 1:15
12:30 - 1:15
12:30 - 1:15
4:15 - 6:00
A PENNY FOR
1:00 - 2:35
10:45 - 12:20
10:45 - 12:20
10:45 - 12:20
+ Group Picture
1:20 - 2:35
8:00 - 8:50
8:00 - 8:50
8:00 - 8:50
9:00 - 10:30
9:00 - 10:30
9:00 - 10:30
1:20 - 2:35
6:50 - 9:20
7:00 - 9:30
6:50 - 9:00
10:15 - 11:15
9:40 - 10:40
NEW YEAR’S EVE
9:30 - 10:00
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