教會歷史-Our History


創會植堂簡史:

報德華人播道會是在曹吳津弟兄及當地美國播道會的牧師 Bob Culbertson 的禱告中孕育而來的。他們用了許多年時間去祈求主賜一間中國教會給這個地區。 至1986年,曹吳津夫婦及杜國治夫婦一起帶領的查經班因人數增加,已超過這兩個家庭能關懷的,有一間教會的需要便更明顯及迫切。當時這兩個家庭都在報德市的美國播道會 (Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church) 參加崇拜。有一天播道會洛磯山區的區監督 (Rev. Leroy Grimm) 來這美國教會講道後,他接受了希望區會協助成立中國教會的挑戰,在區會的協助下, 周達恆牧師被邀請來與本地的弟兄姊妹見面。事後,雙方都認同上帝的呼召是要周牧師來扮演創會牧師的角色。周牧師與家人在1987年的8月從加拿大亞省卡城移居報德市。 在1992年11月1日,教會在第一次崇拜後的五週年, 正式成為獨立的教會。


創會建堂時期大事記:

11/01/1987: 首次主日崇拜
02/21/1988: 首次浸禮
11/01/1992: 教會行政獨立
10/24/1999: 教會現址的動土禮
04/15/2000: 獻堂禮

 

Brief History of Establishing Period:

The Boulder Chinese Evangelical Free Church was born out of the prayers of Dr. Nelson Tsao-Wu and Rev. Bob Culbertson, who asked the Lord to give Boulder a Chinese church. By 1986, the Chinese Bible study co-sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Tsao-Wu and Dr. & Mrs. Peter Tu has grown beyond their time would allow them to give to the care of those who come and the need of a church is very much in evidence. At that time both these two families attended Calvary Bible Evangelical Free Church and after one worship at which Superintendent Leroy Grimm spoke, he was challenged to have the Rocky Mountain District help start a Chinese church for Boulder. With the help of the District, Rev. Henry Chou was asked to come to meet with the group and after the group and Pastor Chou decided it was God's will for him to serve as its founding pastor, Pastor Chou moved from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Boulder, Colorado, in August 1987 with his family. The church became autonomous on November 1, 1992, five years after its first Sunday worship. 


Milestones During Establishing Period:

11/01/1987: First Sunday Service

02/21/1988: First Baptism

11/01/1992: Autonomous Administration

10/24/1999: Church Building Ground Breaking Dedication

04/15/2000: Church Building Dedication