Church Camp - May 26th - 28th

One Family Under God

Simpson University, Redding, CA.

About Church Camp



Every year we have people asked the question, “Why do I want to go to the church camp?” The answer will depend what you ask of yourself. Most people ask, “What do I gain or what can look for if I go to the church camp?” If this the question you ask, there will be many reasons to dissuade you from going. But if God says to you, “I am going to speak to you,” then you would certainly go and I know He will if you are seriously seeking to hear from Him.

Church camp is an annual retreat away from life’s day-to-day routine to connect with God and with one another in a different setting. It is an opportunity to gain a fresh perspective through focused preaching of God’s Word. The weekend away allows attendees to deepen their relationship with God and with one another. Going to church camp is not just to hear from God; but it is also about being “One Family under God” as this is the theme of our church in 2018. The speakers will be teaching us how to be such a church. We have speakers who are familiar to us too. We have Alton To, our English speaker and Enoch Chow, our Cantonese speaker. They both were once our church members before answering the call of God to serve in their respective churches. The third speaker is our Mandarin speaker, Stephen Kwan. All these servants of God will be used by Him to speak to us.

We are looking forward to interact with you as “One Family Under God” at this year’s church camp again.

每年人們都會問, 「為什麼我會想去教會退修會?」 答案視乎你怎樣問自己。 大部分人會問:「 我去教會退修會 可以得到什麼?」 若你這樣問,你會有很多理由讓你卻步。 但若神對你說 : 「我要對你說話。」 你必定會去。 我深信,若你認真尋求神的說話, 祂必會對你說話。

教會退修會是每年一度聚會,讓我們暫時放下每天繁囂的生活,與神、與其他人一起在一個特別的環境中彼此連繫。退修會裡的主題信息分享讓我們的心志從神的話語中得到更新。這個週末退修會能讓人進深他們與神、與他人的關係。

參加退修會 ,不單只是去聽神的話語, 而且是經歷 「上帝之下、 主內一家」 。 這是我們今年教會的主題。講員將會教導我們如何作一間教會。 當中有講員是十分熟悉我們的。 我們有英語講員 Pastor Alton To; 周啟諾傳道 (粵語講員), 他們二人都曾是我們教會的成員,然後接受神呼召到他們個別教會事奉。 第三位是 國語講員 Stephen Kwan。 神將會使用這三位他的僕人去對我們說話。 我們盼望一起在今年的退修會中經歷「 上帝之下、主內一家」 。


Speakers

Pastor Alton To

English Speaker

Born and raised in Sacramento, Alton is now a proud resident of the city of San Francisco. By the Lord’s grace working through believing friends, he became a Christian during his teenage years. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego (’04), Alton began pursuing vocational ministry at the Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, where he received an M. Div. (’08). Upon graduation, God called him to the Bay Area, where he’s been faithfully serving ever since. Alton began shepherding the flock at BMC in 2016. He is married to his wife Charissa, and in his free time, enjoys running, reading, and loyally following his favorite sports teams, in both victory (SF Giants), as well as defeat (Sacramento Kings).

Minister Enoch Chow   周啟諾傳道

Cantonese Speaker

周啟諾傳道生長於香港,來美就讀高中。1993年受浸,同年進入UC Davis 大學就讀。在大學期間開始在團契事奉。畢業後於信息技術服務界工作,並在本教會聚會和參與不同事工及靈命被造就。2010年順服神的呼召,接受裝備,全職事奉。於達拉斯神學院獲神學碩士學位。於2015年春加入奧斯汀華人教會的聖職人員行列,成為粵語堂牧師。啟諾與敬安夫婦育有兩子以德 (Ebenezer) 和以誠 (Emmanuel)。

Pastor Stephen Kwan 關國瑞牧師

Mandarin Speaker

關牧師出生於香港,是全家第一個信主的基督徒。1969年蒙主呼召作全時間傳道事奉,並放下職業,於香港海外神學院受造就。1973年神學畢業後,同年即前往菲律濱中華基督教會事奉,共達十五年之久。中華基督教會在菲國有超過二十間堂會和分會,牧師在來美國前曾擔任該總會主任牧師之職共五年。然後受邀於北美加州灣區基督之家事奉,至今共有三十年之久。曾為北美加州灣區 Cupertino 市基督之家第五家的主任牧師。現仍於基督之家第五家任榮譽牧師之職.

Program

11:30am – 1:30pm – 2:00pm – Registration & Lunch
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Opening Ceremony
3:15pm – 5:30pm – Special Interest Workshop & Freetime
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Seminar
9:30pm – 11:00pm – Hospitality & Fellowship

7:00am – 8:00am – Morning Devotion
7:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am – Joint Worship & Group Picture
10:30am – 12:00pm – Seminar
12:00pm – 1:30pm – Lunch
12:00pm – 5:00pm – Hiking
1:30pm – 5:30pm – Freetime
2:00pm – 5:30pm – Special Interest Workshop
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Seminar
9:30pm – 11:00pm – Hospitality & Movie Night

7:00am – 8:00am – Morning Devotion
7:30am – 9:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – 10:30am – Seminar
10:30am – 12:30pm – Joint Communion & Closing Ceremony
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

Fees