教會簡介-Church Introduction

Church Introduction-教會簡介

Our church

 

1.     Organization

The BCEFC is a congregational church. Major decisions regarding church affairs are made by congregational meetings. The pastoral team, deacon board, and ministry team leaders coordinate and take care of the operations of the church. The pastoral team consists of a senior pastor and a youth pastor. The ministry teams include those for worship, evangelism, teaching, caring, administration, youth ministry and children’s ministry. Most of the ministry team leaders are also deacons. The youth ministry is led by the young pastor. 

2.     Current and former pastors

The church calls two full-time pastors: a senior pastor and a youth pastor.

Our current senior pastor, Eric Lin, was called and joined BCEFC in January 2019.

The position of youth pastor is currently vacant/to be filled since our long-time youth pastor, Kyle Murphy resigned in July 2019.  Pastor Kyle Murphy came to us in 2009 after graduation from Colorado Christian University and served full-time in BCEFC youth ministry until July 2019.

Former senior pastor Bright Hua was called to serve in BCEFC full-time in November 2010 and retired in December 2018. 

3.     Board of deacons

The deacon board is the administrative and executive body of the church. The deacons are elected by church members. At present, BCEFC has seven deacons: Brother Wilson Yang (Chairman), Brother Ming Hu (Clerk, Mission), Brother Xiangjiang Huang (Teaching), Brother Donghua Dai (Worship), sister Guofang Xu (Care), Sister Jing Yi (Finance) and Brother Hongli Wang (General affairs). 

4.     Congregation

The attendance of our Sunday Chinese (mandarin) worship service is around 90. The attendance of the youth/English worship service is around 20, and the number of children attending Sunday school is about 15.

The majority of the congregation is made up of families working in Boulder County and the surrounding areas. There are also a number of college students attending the University of Colorado and Chinese scholars visiting the national laboratories in the region. In the past ten years, some of our families have moved to other states, and some new families have joined. In general, the average age of the congregation has been increasing, and the current estimate is around 40-50 year-old. 

5.     Fellowship

The church currently has six fellowship groups: New Melody Fellowship, Church Bible Study Fellowship, Cantonese Bible Study Fellowship, Campus Evangelical Fellowship, Trinity Family Fellowship, and Longmont Life Fellowship. Over 85% of the congregation participate in one of the fellowships. There is also a monthly joint fellowship for seniors and women.

Our community

1.     Boulder

Boulder, Colorado, situated in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is home to the University of Colorado Boulder, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is also adjacent to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other research institutions. Over the past two decades, many companies, especially high-tech companies, have risen or established branches here. Boulder and its neighboring Denver are one of the national technology hubs (please read two related reports: Entrepreneurship Center, Technology Center). The ethnic Chinese population and the gospel ministry opportunities have grown rapidly.

 

2.     Ethnic Chinese and Chinese Christians

In the past two decades, many ethnic Chinese have moved into Boulder and neighboring cities. As a result, the mainstream jobs of the Chinese-speaking population in the region have shifted from academia, scientific research and study to professional engineering and enterprises. According to conservative estimations, there are at least 6,000 ethnic Chinese in Boulder and its neighboring areas. For example, the number of ethnic Chinese in Boulder increased from 2,400 in 2000 to 4,300 in 2015. There were 215 Chinese students at CU Boulder in 2009, and by 2016, the number had increased to 1,080. In addition, there were 208 Chinese visiting scholars in CU Boulder in 2015. The number of ethnic Chinese now has definitely further increased. There are two Chinese churches in Boulder (BCEFC and Boulder Chinese Baptist Church), and about two to three hundred ethnic Chinese Christians. The rapid expansion of ministry horizons has brought many changes as to who attend the church and whom the church tries to outreach and minister to, and the church is gearing up to meet the opportunities and challenges.

 

3.     Outreach and mission work

The BCEFC outreach ministry mainly consists of Campus Evangelical Fellowship, evangelical meetings and supporting domestic and overseas missionaries.

Campus Evangelical Fellowship: meets at the Colorado University Boulder campus, and mainly serves college students/postgraduates, postdocs, and visiting scholars

Support for domestic and overseas missionaries: Every year, the church dedicates one-tenth of its regular budget on the support of domestic and overseas missionaries. In 2017, the church supported a total of nine missionaries and mission agencies with a sum of $19,100.

 

 

我們的教會

 

1   教會組織

報德華人播道會是會友制教會,重大決定由會友大會投票決定。牧者團隊, 執事會,和事工團隊同工協作,負責教會各項事工的運行。牧者團隊由主任牧師 青少年傳道組成;事工團隊有崇拜,傳福音,教導 , 關懷, 管理, 青少年事工, 兒童事工。事工團隊協調人通常由執事擔任。青少年事工由青少年傳道負責。 

 

2.   現任和前任牧師

本教會原有倆位牧師:主任牧師和青少年牧師,青少年牧師於2019年七月份辭職Kyle Murphy.

現任主任牧師林春藤(Eric Lin)牧師於20191月蒙神乎召加入BCEFC全職事奉.

前任主任牧師 花長燦(Bright Hua)牧師於201011月蒙神乎召在BCEFC全職事奉,至201812月退休離職。

前任青少年牧師 Kyle Murphy 傳道於2009年從Colorado Christian University畢業后加入BCEFC全職事奉青年事工,至2019年七月。  

 

3.   執事會

執事會為本教會的行政執行機構。教會執事由教會會友選舉產生。目前教會有七位執事:楊緯祥弟兄(執事會主席),胡銘弟兄(秘書,宣教執事),黃湘江弟兄(教導執事),戴東華弟兄(敬拜執事),徐國芳姊妹(關懷執事),易靜姊妹(財務執事)王洪利弟兄(總務執事) 

 

4.   會眾

教會主日中文成人崇拜人數大約在90人左右, 英文青少年崇拜人數大約在20人左右, 兒童主日學人數大約在15人左右.

會眾中大部分是在科州報德縣周邊工作的家庭,另有少部分是來科羅拉多州立大學和國家大氣實驗室訪學的學生和學者們。在過去十年中,教會有一些家庭搬去外州,也有一些新的家庭加入,會眾的平均年齡在逐年增加,估計現在大約在40-50多歲左右。 

 

5.   團契

本教會共有6個週五團契:新歌團契, 教會查經團契, 粵語查經團契,校園福音團契,三一家庭團契,Longmont 生命團契,參加的比例在85%以上,另有每月一次的長青和婦女的聯合團契。 

 

我們的社區

 

1.  波德(Boulder

科羅拉多的波德(BoulderColorado)在洛基山(Rocky Mountains)東麓,有科州大學主校區 (University of Colorado Boulder),美國國家大氣研究中心 (NCAR), 國家海洋和大氣局(NOAA), 與美國國家標准及技術研究所(NIST). 鄰近還有國家可更新能源實驗室(NREL)與其他研究機構。過去二十年﹐許多公司﹐特別是高科技公司在這裡興起或建立分支。波德與鄰近的丹佛是全美科技重鎮(請點閲兩項有關報導:創業中心,科技中心)。總人口與華人的福音工場快速增長。 

 

2.  華人,華人基督徒比例 

近二十年來,許多華人相應搬入波德與其鄰近城市﹐至使這裡的華人構成從以學術﹑科研﹑求學為主流改變到專業工程﹐企業為主流。據保守估計﹐報德及其相鄰地區華人已不下6,000人。舉例:波德華人由2000年的2,400人增加到2015年的 4,300人。 科大中國學生在2009年有 215, 到了 2016年,人數增加至1,080人。此外中國訪問學者在2015年也有208人。現在華人的人數必定更多。波德有兩間華人敎會(本會與華人浸信會),華人基督徒大約有二丶三百人。福音工場快速增長, 這對教會會眾的構成﹐福音事工的對象及相應的挑戰均帶來很大影響。 

 

3.   福音機構及宣教事工

教會福音事工主要包括校園信望愛查經班,特別聚會和對國內和海外宣教士的支持。

校園信望愛查經班: 科羅拉多州立大學報德校區聚會,主要服侍對象是大學生/研究生、博士后以及訪問學者.

對國內和海外宣教士的支持: 教會每年會用常費預算的十分之一來支持美國國內和海外宣教士。教會2017年支持了共九位宣教士和宣教機構,總預算是$19,100.