历史 | CCL & CCS History

1865年
戴德生先生和他创立的中国内地会以福音单张、大字报、海报来作个人及街头布道。后来中国内地会的文字事工在离开中国后成立了「证道出版社」。

1907年
在上海庆祝马礼逊来华传教一百周年纪念席上,与会者建议成立一个主日学事工机构,「中国主日学和会」(「和会」)由此诞生,开始编译主日学课程及教员培训材料,并探讨教学方法。

1949年
「和会」委员会通过在台湾及香港设立分会。

1951年
基于政治因素,台湾分会独立与上海总会,并易名「中国主日学协会」(「协会」)。后来,香港分会交由内地会宣教士费恩华教士(Miss Grace S. Jephson)负责,主力编译美国福光(Gospel Light)主日学课程。

1967年
费教士退休,由薛孔奇先生负责「协会」的工作。不久,香港分会独立,

1971年
香港「中国主日学协会」与「证道出版社」合并为「福音证主协会」。

「福音证主协会」(「证主」)秉承两个机构以文字事奉与圣经教导的精神,继续服事华人教会,先后于台湾、美国、加拿大、新加坡及马来西亚成立证主,服事各地华人教会。

「国际福音证主协会」(「国证」)在1990年组成,与此同时,各地区之证主机构成为了「国际福音证主协会」属下之区会。「国证」的主要功能是负责协调、统筹各区会之工作,目的为增强资源及事工上之搭配及事奉之效能。「国证」办事处现设于香港。

区会是为了确实达到帮助各地华人教会的建立,在尊重各地华人教会本身的文化、传统、社会环境的空间及局限性下,透过不同地方的华人教会的领袖,在全球较多华人聚居的地区成立的办事处。

1973年
在台北成立 「财团法人基督教福音证主协会」。

1982年
在美国旧金山成立 「美国福音证主协会」, 后迁至休斯顿。现时,除了总办事处外,亦分别与芝加哥及洛杉矶设立办事处。

1989年
在加拿大多伦多成立 「加拿大福音证主协会」。现时除了多伦多办事处外,亦在温哥华成立办事处。

1990
「新加坡福音证主协会」(「新证」)成立,本着‘藉圣经教导,建立坚强教会’的宗旨,透过基督教教育、文字和中国事工与教会紧密合作,一同建立有活力、有见证的华人教会。

1994年
在马来西亚成立了 「马来西亚福音证主协会」。

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Year 1865

China Inland Mission, founded by Hudson Taylor, greatly used literature for evangelism and other ministries for building up the churches in China. Later, Christian Witness Press was formed by CIM and continued the literature ministry.

Year 1907
At the celebration to mark the centenary of the arrival of the missionary, Robert Morrison, in China (China Centenary Missionary Conference, Shanghai 1907), the participants proposed to set up a Sunday school ministry organisation. The “China Sunday School Union” (hereafter as  “Union”) was thus born and began to compile Sunday school curriculum and training materials for Sunday school teachers, as well as explore teaching methods.

Year 1949
In 1949, the committee members of the Union approved the setting up of branches in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Year 1951
In 1951, due to political factors, the Taiwanese branch was separated from the main body in Shanghai and was renamed “China Sunday School Association” (hereafter as  “Association”). Later, the responsibility for the Hong Kong branch was entrusted to a missionary from the Mainland, Miss Grace S. Jephson, who was the main force behind the compilation of the American Gospel Light Sunday School curriculum.

Year 1967
Pastor Jephson retired and was succeeded by Mr Xue Kongqi. Not long after, the Hong Kong branch obtained its independence.

Year 1971
The Hong Kong Sunday School Association merged with Christian Witness Press to form the “Christian Communications Ltd”.

The Christian Communications Ltd (thereafter referred to as “Christian Communications”) adhere to the spirit of word ministry and Bible teaching of the two previous organisations and continue to serve the Chinese churches. It help to set up Christian Communications in Taiwan, United States, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia so that the Chinese churches worldwide can be served.

The Christian Communications International Ltd (thereafter referred to as “CCI”) was formed in 1990. At the same time the Christian Communications organisations in the various locations were re-grouped to come under CCI. The main function of the CCI was to coordinate and to plan the works of the various districts, with aim of enhancing resources and the coordination and effectiveness of the ministry.  The administrative office of CCI is located in Hong Kong.

To ensure that Christian Communications at the various location assist in the establishment of local Chinese churches, base on respect for the local Chinese churches’ culture, traditions, social environment, space and limitations, and through the leadership of these churches, the local Christian Communications have set up offices in locations where there are more Chinese residents.

Year 1973
Office in Taiwan was formed.

Year 1982

USA Office was formed

Year 1989

Canada Office was formed

Year 1990

Singapore Office was formed.

Year 1994

Malaysia Office was formed.

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