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哥林多後書 5:20 (和合本)
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God
making his appeal through us. We implore you on
behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
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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 The Planning Committee 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 (2018 PC Committee Member)...........................
Front Line Servants (2018 EC Committee Member)................................
The Challenge Goals For 2019...........................................................
WCCCC 2019 Preview .......................................................................
Share Your Testimony ...........................................................................
Conference Time Table..........................................................
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Messages from Our Chairpersons
Dear brothers and sisters,
What an honor it is for me to welcome you to our 49th annual West Coast Chinese
Christian Conference! It’s a joy to see everyone here, together, learning and
growing in Christ. We are truly blessed to have you in our midst.
Our theme this year is “Be Reconciled to God” and we will take the next 4 days to
better understand what that looks like. My hope is that you will take with you into
the new year what you have learned and bring forth change in your life and in the
lives of those around you. Grab hold of every opportunity that may allow you to
get to know more about who God is and in turn, who you are in Him. May you be
blessed and leave equipped to serve our God.
In His love,
Executive Committee Chair
Welcome to the 2018 West Coast Chinese Christian Conference (WCCCC)! Greetings
in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
We are truly honored to have all our speakers, the worship team, translators, and YOU
to be part of our conference this year. WCCCC is always a place for me to meet many
brothers and sisters from different churches. Seeing what God has done in different
places always amazes me, reminding me how much He loves us.
I also want to praise the Lord for our wonderful Planning Committee. 2018 has been
a very difficult year for myself and for our Planning Committee, but I know that our
planning team tried their best to deliver a great conference for all of you. I pray that you
can experience the love of God and the truth of God in WCCCC this year.
All the glory to our highest King, Jesus Christ! Enjoy your time with God in the coming
Planning Committee Chair
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ALL conferees must check-in with the Registrar, Erik Lui.
December 28, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9:45 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Location: Youth Memorial (map D-5)
December 29 & 30, 2018
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Aspen 26 (map F4)
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 Eric Szeto, 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
Eric Szeto Susanna Lu
General Affairs First Aid Team Leader
Buckeye 16 Aspen 15
(626) 824-5529 (415) 205-1837
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Your name tag is your Meal Ticket. If you lose it, see the Registrar, Erik. If you or a cabin
mate are too sick to attend a meal, “take outs” are available. Ask a dining room server
Lost and Found
The Lost and Found is located at the side of the Multipurpose Room (MPR).
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 multipurpose room 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 (MPR), 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 churches.
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
Pastor J.S. Park
Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS)
B.A. in Psychology from University of South Florida (USF)
Pastor Park 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 hu-
man 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 and ChurchPlants. 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 book including “How Hard It Really Is: A
Short, Honest Book About Depression” and “Cutting It Off: Breaking Porn Addiction
and How To Quit For Good”.
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Rev. Lawrence Fung
Lawrence serves as Acting International Director of Gospel Operation Inter-
national (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.
He served as Senior Pastor of CCPC for over 20 years. Rev. Fung later earned
his Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree while he was serving at GOI. Rev. and
Mrs. Loretta Fung have 2 adult children (married) and 3 grandchildren.
Doctor of Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary
Doctor of Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (GGBTS)
Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
崙長老會事奉。先後在該校獲取神道學碩士(1984) 和教牧學博士 (1989) 學
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Workshop: A1 - Knowing God’s Will When He is Quiet
Workshop: C3 - Evangelism in Everyday Life
A 3rd generation Chinese American, Ken was born and raised in
Sacramento, CA. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1976 with a
degree in biology. After graduating, he served as youth director for
two years at First Chinese Baptist Church (Sacto), his home church.
After a year as an M.Div. student at the American Baptist Seminary
of the West (Berkeley), he felt led to transfer to Fuller Theological
Seminary, graduating in 1981, and then again in 1990 with his
D.Min. in Asian American church growth. He joined the pastoral staff
of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles (then in East LA; later
moved to Rosemead) and helped guide it to become ostensibly the first
English-only Japanese/Chinese American church in the country. After
a “friendly split” in the mid-90s, Ken was called to lead EBCLA as the
senior pastor. He bravely pioneered several cutting edge ministries,
not the least of which was to extend God’s kingdom-hospitality to AAPI
Christians who identify as LGBTQ. He was the main Bible expositor at
Urbana 2000 and has served on the boards of a number of non-
profits. He retired in July 2017 from pastoring, but continues to teach
as an affiliate associate professor of Asian American church studies
at Fuller. Since May 2015 he has served as the host and co-producer
of Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast, which has attracted listeners
throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries. He is an avid cyclist
and now a professional photographer. He lives in Sierra Madre, CA,
with his wife Sharon and their daughter Janessa.
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Workshop: C2 - Can I be the True “Me” in Church?
Pastor Jim was born and raised in Hong Kong. He studied at Dallas
Theological Seminary, from where he received a Master of Theology
degree with high honors and the J. Ellwood Evans Award (Pastoral Ministry
Department Award). He was also elected by the seminary faculty as one of
the four Senior Preachers who demonstrated the best expository preaching
discipline among the graduating class of 2008. Pastor Jim continued his
theological training in the Expository Preaching track at Talbot School
of Theology while serving at the Lord’s Grace Christian Church. With a
clear vision and conviction from the Lord, Pastor Jim began a new church
planting ministry and founded Skywalk Bible Church in the San Francisco
South Bay area in 2015 with several fervent Christians, aiming to connect
people in the community to God and build up disciples of Christ.
Pastor Jim is certified in “Evangelism Explosion” training. He is also a
certified “Follow Up and Nurturing Ministry” Clinic Instructor and the
representative of Youth For Christ (H.K.) in the North America region.
He has been helping different churches in building up discipleship and
Workshop: B2 - Can I Lose My Salvation
He was born in Shanghai, China and grew up in Hong Kong. He went to
University of the Illinois in Chicago to study Information Engineering. After he
accepted the Lord in his junior year, his life changed including 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 Chi-
nese 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 southern California the position of
Adjunct Research Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery.
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Workshop: A2 - Follow Your Gifts or Your Passion?
該校獲取神道學碩士(1984) 和教牧學博士 (1989) 學位.曾任該
博士學位 (2011)。馮 牧師跟倪彩環師母育有兩位已婚的兒女
開始建立了「 天行聖經教會」Skywalk Bible Church，旨在幫助該社
Workshop: B1 - Can I be the True “Me” in Church
余榮富牧師 (Maurice Yu) 於2005年開始在羅省華人聖經宣道教會
Workshop: B3 - How to Keep Seekers Engaged at Church
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Workshop: A3 - Be a Blessing in the Workplace
Christine Hsia 楊玉玲
Christine was born and raised in Taiwan. She came to US to study and
received master degrees in Microbiology and Computer Science. She
completed her graduate study diploma at Western Seminary. Ms. Hsia
has been a software engineer for more than 20 years. Currently she is
working for a financial institution. She also serves as a worship leader,
translator and small group leader at Friendship Agape Church in San
Workshop: C1 - The Making of a Leader
Brother Ken Law accepted the Lord in 1971 when he was attending
college in Illinois. He began teaching young adult Sunday school at the
First Chinese Baptist Church of Los Angeles in 1977. His passion since
the early 80’s has been training Bible Study leaders and Sunday school
teachers. He is married and has 2 daughters, currently residing in Cer-
ritos and a member of First Chinese Baptist Church of Fountain Valley in
the Southern California. He is also an avid tennis player.
查經和主日學教導很有負擔. 他已婚並育有兩女兒, 現時居住南加
州喜瑞都市, 為芳泉谷第一華人浸信會會員. 他也很熱衷打網球.
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George Shen 沈壽康
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
Tracy Tam 譚鳴鳳
Tracy Tam was born in China and came to the US at the age of 12. She
came to Christ during her last year of college through her classmate.
She earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering, and is currently working on her
M.Div. in Logos Evangelical Seminary. It’s been her passion to share the
Gospel, teach Sunday school, disciple young Christians and, of course,
translate for God’s messengers.
Tracy is the blessed wife of Peter Lau, and the proud mom of their 5
year-old daughter, Joy Lau, with special needs. Her calling is to become
an encourager and comforter to God’s people.
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joyful noise Xpress (jnX)
joyful noise Xpress (jnX) is a non-profit missions organization that serves
churches all over the world. They use worship and music training to help
believers cultivate a worshipful life that is pleasing to God.
Through worship training and worship meetings, their desire is to lead other
people into God’s presence, become His worshipers, and to experience the
life-transforming power of God and His wondrous love. As they continue to grow
in their spiritual lives, they continually share God’s blessings enthusiastically to
other people and seek to build a true community around following Christ.
In addition, they provide training to those who minister through music, helping
to develop their gift of music more effectively, and to partner with them as they
spread the Gospel.
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Evening Message 1
REV. LAWRENCE FUNG
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Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler
Matthew 19:16-26 (ESV)
Good morning. We thank God for letting us get close to Him by
reading His words this early morning. The theme of this year’s con-
ference is “Be Reconciled to God.” We hope that today’s morning
devotion can help you think about your current relationship with God.
Please find a quiet place to read the following bible passage three
times and open your heart to hear God’s words.
The Rich Young Man
And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good
deed must I do to have eternal life?” 17
And he said to him, “Why do
you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If
you would enter life, keep the commandments.” 18
He said to him,
“Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not murder, You shall not
commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as
The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What
do I still lack?”21
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell
what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in
heaven; and come, follow me.” 22
When the young man heard this he
went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficul-
ty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 24
Again I tell you,
it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a
rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 25
When the disciples heard
this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but
with God all things are possible.”
morning devotion 1
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The young man asked Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life,
and Jesus answered that he needed to obey the commandments. Ac-
cording to passages from other books in the Bible, we know that he
was a rich young ruler (Mark 10:22, Luke 18:18). He obeyed the
commandments since he was young (Mark 10:20), but he was still
uncertain about eternal life. He came to Jesus and hoped to get the
assurance of eternal life, but Jesus replied that he needed to sell all he
had and give it to the poor in order to have treasure in heaven. Even-
tually this young man went away because he had great possessions.
1. How did this young man interpret eternal life differently from
Jesus? Why did Jesus ask him to sell everything and give it to the
2. What aspects of your life are preventing you from obeying Jesus
wholeheartedly? Please pray about those obstacles.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for coming down to the earth, living with us for thirty-
three years, and allowing many of your deeds to be recorded in the
Bible. It is because of God’s word that I’m able to understand what
You have done for us and for God’s kingdom. Thank you for guiding
me to West Coast Chinese Christian Conference this year to reflect
on you and your Word. Please remove anything and everything that
prevents me from coming close to You so that I may have a spiritual
renewal by the end of the conference.
In Your Powerful Name I pray, Amen.
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“Why have you troubled us? The Lord will
trouble you this day.”
To reconcile with God, the church must purge any evil within them.
1. Why wouldn’t the Lord warn the Israelites about the sin of Achan?
2. Why would God let thirty-six innocent people die during the siege
because of Achan’s sin?
3. Between damaging His name and allowing sin to be within his
people, which one did the Lord choose? Why?
4. Why was it so complicated to search for Achan? Why didn’t the
Lord just tell Achan’s name to Joshua instead?
5. Why did Achan’s family have to be stoned for the sin of Achan?
1. As shown in the above passage, one’s sin has great impact to the
community and would lead to God’s wrath on us. Therefore, what
can we do if God does not tell us that people are sinning among
2. How can we avoid suffering from the consequences of the sins
committed by others?
bible study 1
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Is Online Dating APPropriate For Christians?
Finding true love is SOOO HARD! Online dating has become popular in our modern
society. Many Christians try to find their significant others through dating apps. Should we
recommend fellow Christians to use these apps? Share your thoughts!
a Penny for your thoughts
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A2 FOLLOW YOUR GIFT OR YOUR
A3 BE A BLESSING IN THE WORKPLACE
Speaker: Ken Fong
“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.”
There are times in our life when God doesn’t answer our prayers. What should be our re-
sponse when we are waiting for God?
Speaker: Rev. Lawrence Fung
Sometimes in serving, it can be difficult to decide what to take on and what not to. One may
feel a passion in a certain area of serving, while having a gift in another. Whether to pursue
our passion or our gift from God is something we will learn in this workshop.
Speaker: Christine Hsia
What is a Christian’s role in the workplace? We are called to be representatives of God. If we
can’t share the Gospel with other coworkers directly, how can we glorify God through our
A1 KNOWING GOD’S WILL WHEN
HE IS QUIET
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B1 CAN I BE THE TRUE “ME” IN CHURCH?
B2 CAN I LOSE MY SALVATION?
Speaker: Kaho Jim
Sometimes, we feel like we have to act a certain way in church because of other’s expecta-
tions of us. It is difficult to be fully honest in church, but the Bible teaches us to speak truth in
love. In this workshop, we will talk about how the Bible wants us to live as who we are in
Speaker: George Shen
At one point in every Christian’s life, we question whether or not we are saved. What is the
biblical perspective on salvation? Once you become a believer, can you lose your salvation?
Come and join us to learn about different perspectives on the assurance of salvation!
B3 HOW TO KEEP SEEKERS ENGAGED AT
Speaker: Maurice Yu
People of different backgrounds go to church looking to learn more about Jesus. How can we
challenge and encourage them to continue their search for Christ? Come and learn different
ways we can make church life relevant and engaging to seekers.
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Being an Ambassador for Christ
2 Corinthians 5:11-21(ESV)
Good morning everyone. Did God talk to you through yesterday’s
sermons and/or devotion? Are there any areas you would like to im-
prove in your relationship with God? Let’s pay attention to what God
wants to speak to us about today. Please find a quiet place, read the
following passage three times, and reflect on the ministries God has
given you in your communities.
The Ministry of Reconciliation
Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But
what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your
We are not commending ourselves to you again but
giving you cause to boast about us, so that you may be able to
answer those who boast about outward appearance and not about
what is in the heart. 13
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if
we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14
For the love of Christ controls
us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, there-
fore all have died; 15
and he died for all, that those who live might no
longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was
From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the
flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we
regard him thus no longer. 17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself
and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19
that is, in Christ God was
reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against
them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. 20
we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21
sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might
become the righteousness of God.
morning devotion 2
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The author reminds the readers to let go of the old things and em-
brace the new (2 Corinthians 5:17-20) and to live a God-centered
life. We are called to serve God because He has saved us from sins
by grace. The author calls us ambassadors for Christ. This term might
seem a little vague. Think about the Chinese ambassador to the United
States. Although they are in the US, they are protected by the Chinese
government and are responsible for protecting Chinese within the US.
Similarly, as ambassadors for Christ, we are protected by God and
are responsible for protecting God’s people. We are not exempt from
the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).
1. How are we reconciled to God? In the scripture, it says, “There-
fore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things
passed away; behold, new things have come.” Because Christ
died for us, we are counted righteous in God’s eyes. Are there
any “old things” in your life that you are holding onto? Pray to
God that He will give you strength to overcome them.
2. God’s grace is sufficient. Are you living as an ambassador for
Christ? How has God used you to bring reconciliation to others? If
not, what is holding you back?
3. Reflect on your life. How has your life been transformed after
committing your life to Christ? How would you be able to share
this as a life testimony to help others reconcile with God?
Lord, I’m so thankful that your grace never runs out on me. You
created my innermost being; you knit me together in my mother’s
womb. I can pray to you today because of your grace. Please renew
my innermost being so people will know that I am your child. Please
grant me courage to be an ambassador for Christ.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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Anyone who acts against the Lord within a community can lead to
God’s wrath upon the whole community. Therefore, to reconcile
with God, the community must be vigilant of the sins they commit. At
the same time, the community should also be careful not to wrong
brothers and sisters for sins they did not commit.
1. What did Joshua say to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half
tribe of Manasseh?
2. What did the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh do when they settled down at Gilead?
3. What were the concerns of the Israelites’ leaders? Why?
4. What explanation did the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-
tribe of Manasseh give? Why did they build the altar?
5. What caused all these misunderstanding and disunity among the
people of Israel?
1. Why would God’s wrath fall on the whole group when only a
small part of these people sinned against God? What can we do
to avoid God’s wrath falling on the whole community?
2. What can we do to avoid misunderstanding and disunity within
3. How can we stay vigilant to avoid misunderstanding and disunity
among our community?
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“Today we know that the Lord is in our midst.”
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JOIN The Planning
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 side of the MPR)
endorsed by two nominators.
• Nomination forms should be submitted to a current PC member.
• Nomination will be closed at noon on December 30th, 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. 49)
STEP 2: PRAY
STEP 3: Fill out an application form
STEP 4: Submit your application to one of our staff
Student - Karen Yu
Young Adult - Raymond Lee
STEP 5: Be ready for your interview at the election location early
Student - Brookside
Young Adult - MPR
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!
Conferees should ask PC candidates questions to be fully informed before voting for next
year’s PC team members
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 THE MAKING OF A LEADER
C2 CAN I BE THE TRUE “ME” IN CHURCH
Speaker: Ken Law
Contrary to the common notion, most people think that a title is required for one
to be a leader. However, according the biblical leadership master teacher Dr. J.
Robert Clinton, “Leadership is a dynamic process in which a man or woman with
God-given capacity influences a specific group of God’s people toward His pur-
pose for the group.” This workshop will explore the five stages of a leader’s life-long
development. We will focus on what God’s purpose upon us is; what our God-giv-
en capacity is and see how one’s inner life growth will affect one’s life time ministry.
This workshop is for all those emerging leaders that want to be faithful to the Lord not
just for a short endeavor but their whole life.
Speaker: Kaho Jim
Sometimes, we feel like we have to act a certain way in church because of other’s
expectations of us. It is difficult to be fully honest in church, but the Bible teaches us
to speak truth in love. In this workshop, we will talk about how the Bible wants us to
live as who we are in Christ.
C3 EVANGELISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Speaker: Ken Fong
God commands us to proclaim His name and make known what He has done
among the nations. As Christians, we are commanded to fulfill the Great Commis-
sion. No matter where we are or what we do, how do we direct others around us
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Another Helper - The Holy Spirit
John 14:15-24 (ESV)
Good morning everyone. Today is the last day of the conference.
Please find a quiet place and spend two minutes thinking about what
you have learned in the conference. Read the following passage
three times and meditate on Jesus’ promises to the disciples.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16
And I will ask
the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forev-
even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because
it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with
you and will be in you. 18
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come
to you. 19
Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you
will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20
In that day you will
know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21
has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And
he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and
manifest myself to him.” 22
Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how
is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23
answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my
Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home
with him. 24
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And
the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
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The author says in verse 15: “If you love Me, you will obey My
commandments.” The word “obey” appears four times in the passage,
showing the importance of obeying the commandments. Obeying the
commandments is to love Jesus (v21). Loving Jesus is also to be loved by
His Father. Jesus knew that the world did not accept him and his followers
(John 1:10-11). Therefore, He gave us the Holy Spirit as another Helper. In
this passage, Jesus clearly points out that the Holy Spirit is with the person
who believes in Him (v16). The believers are able to understand the truth in
the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit.
1. What is Jesus’ promise for those who keep His commandments?
Although Jesus is not physically in the world, He gave us the Holy
Spirit as another Helper to stay with us. Do you feel the presence of the
Holy Spirit in your everyday life?
2. What are your challenges in obeying the commandments? Can you
write down these challenges?
3. The passage mentioned that we need to obey the commandments if
we love God. However, many people have challenges obeying the
commandments in their daily lives. Are you willing to overcome your
challenges by relying on God? Please pray for your challenges.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you Lord that I have come to know You
deeper in this conference. Thank You for Your grace and love for us. I rely
on the Holy Spirit to live in my daily life, so that I can have the courage to
spread Your gospel to others who haven’t heard from You before.
In Your Powerful Name I pray, Amen.
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“Forgive us our debts, as we ourselves
have forgiven our debtors.”
God will not forgive us if we do not forgive our brother from our heart.
1. According to Jesus, how many times should one forgive others?
2. How much did the slave owe to his king? How much is that worth
3. How much did the fellow slave owe to the slave? How much is
that worth today?
4. How did the king react when he heard what his slave did to the
fellow slave? Why would the king do that?
5. What did the king expect from his slave after he had freed him
from his debt?
1. What does God expect from us provided that now we are
forgiven of our sins?
2. With that said, how can we meet God’s expectation?
3. Why would God not forgive us if we do not forgive our brothers?
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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 2018 PC Team below.
*Planning Committee Chair
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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
At each December conference, 6 members are elected to
replace 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
Social Media Public Relations
Transportation Cordinator North
Calvin FanInternal Webmaster
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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)
Student and Young Adult
Young Adult VC
Kwok Yeung Tsang
Here’s our 2018 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.
Area Representatives (San Francisco)
Area Representatives (South Bay)
Area Representatives (East Bay)
Area Representatives (Sacramento)
Area Representatives (Central Cal)
Area Representatives (Los Angeles)
Area Representatives (West San Gabriel Valley)
Area Representatives (Orange County)
Area Representatives (San Diego)
Area Representatives (Las Vegas)
Area Representatives (Seattle)
Area Representatives (Portland)
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 and
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GOALS FOR 2019
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Dr. Chloe Sun
Dr. Chloe Sun was born in Beijing, China and grew up in Hong Kong. During her
education in the US, she received a Ph.D. with a focus on Old Testament Studies
at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005. She has been a professor teaching about
the Old Testament at Logos Evangelical Seminary since 2004. Her experiences in
ministry include being an English Ministry coworker at Evangelical Formosan Church in
Alhambra, a Youth Director in First Chinese Baptist Church in Dallas, and a Minister at
Southbay Chinese Baptist Church in San Jose. Dr. Chloe is also an adjunct professor at
the following seminaries: Fuller Theological Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological
Seminary, Global Enrichment Theological Seminary, Carey Theological Seminary
(Vancouver, British Columbia), Carey College (Auckland, New Zealand), and Seminario
Teologico Servo de Cristo (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Dr. Chloe has a passion for teaching, preaching and writing about the Old Testament
from fresh new perspectives so that lives can be transformed. In her leisure time, she likes
reading, traveling, watching movies, jogging and swimming.
謝挺博士在北京出生, 香港長大。在2005年, 她在美國 Fuller Theological
Seminary 獲哲學博士學位, 精研舊約。她自2004年一直在 Alhambra 市
Logos Evangelical Seminary 擔任舊約教授。她事奉經驗包括在 Evangelical
Formosan Church 負責英語部事工, 在 Dallas 市 First Chinese Baptist
Church 擔任青年事工主任, 及在 San Jose 市 Southbay Chinese Baptist
Church 傳道。謝博士還在以下神學院擔任客座教授: Fuller Theological
Seminary, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Global
Enrichment Theological Seminary, Carey Theological Seminary
(Vancouver, British Columbia), Carey College (Auckland, New Zealand),
及 Seminario Teologico Servo de Cristo (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
謝博士熱愛從不同角度教授, 講道, 和寫作關於舊約聖經, 以至使人的生命能夠改
變。她興趣包括閱讀, 旅行, 看電影, 慢跑, 和游泳。
wcccc 2019 preview
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EVENING BIBLE EXPOSITOR
Pastor Jim was born and raised in Hong Kong. He studied at Dallas Theological
Seminary, from where he received a Master of Theology degree with high honors and
the J. Ellwood Evans Award (Pastoral Ministry Department Award). He was also elected
by the seminary faculty as one of the four Senior Preachers who demonstrated the
best expository preaching discipline among the graduating class of 2008. Pastor Jim
continued his theological training in the Expository Preaching track at Talbot School of
Theology while serving at the Lord’s Grace Christian Church. With a clear vision and
conviction from the Lord, Pastor Jim began a new church planting ministry and founded
Skywalk Bible Church in the San Francisco South Bay area in 2015 with several fervent
Christians, aiming to connect people in the community to God and build up disciples of
Pastor Jim is certified in “Evangelism Explosion” training. He is also a certified “Follow
Up and Nurturing Ministry” Clinic Instructor and the representative of Youth For Christ
(H.K.) in the North America region. He has been helping different churches in building
up discipleship and nurturing ministries.
的信徒一同開始建立了「 天行聖經教會」Skywalk Bible Church，旨在幫助該社
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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 others, and influence
those around you.
WHAT TO DO?
Guidelines and Rules
In order to give everyone a chance to share, please abide by the following
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 testimony time.
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WCCCC 2018 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)