CLRC leadership training seminar was held from 4/28-30/2016 with the topic, The Principles and Practice of a Healthy Growing Church. The speakers were Elder Peter Liu from New Jersey and Pastor Albert Lam from San Diego, CA.
CLRC’s annual leadership training retreat was held at Lake Gaston on April 23-25. We had about 20 brothers/sisters attending the retreat from North Carolina and Virginia. The theme of the retreat was: Mentoring and Discipling. We had three speakers: Pastor Peter Chow, Prof. Chuck Kwok and Dr. Stacy Rinehart.
Praise God for His guidance and providence during the CLRC’s annual leadership seminar retreat on 4/24-26, 2014. Over 30 pastors/elders/deacons/co-workers from different churches in VA and NC attended. We thank God for bringing Pastors John Hsu and Jian Zhu to teach on the subject of “The Spiritual Life and Character of a Christian Servant Leader.”
Note: Message 6 and 7 are not available.
Date: 4/25/2013 – 4/27/2013
2013 CLRC leadership training seminar retreat was held on April 25-27. The speaker was Pastor 黃子嘉牧師 on the topic of “聖靈在教會和信徒身上的工作”.
Date: 4/26/2012 – 4/28/2012
CLRC’s leadership training seminar was held on April 26-28 (Thursday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday 5:30 pm), 2012 at the Lake Gaston facility. The theme of this year’s seminar is Bibilical inerrancy, and the speaker is Pastor Luke Lu.
Date: 4/28/2011 – 4/30/2011
CLRC’s leadership training seminar was held on April 28-30 (Thursday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday 5:30 pm), 2011 at the Lake Gaston facility. The theme of this year’s seminar is Team Leadership.
The two speakers are Pastor Albert Lam and Dr. Wright Doyle.
Date: 4/22/2010 – 4/24/2010
CLRC’s leadership training seminar was held on April 22-24 (Thursday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday 5:30 pm), 2010 at the Lake Gaston facility. The theme of this year’s seminar is prayer and its various aspects.
The two speakers are Pastor William Ko and Pastor Paul Bucknell.
Date: 4/23/2009 – 4/25/2009
CLRC’s leadership training seminar was held on April 23-25 (Thursday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday 5:30 pm), 2009 at the Lake Gaston facility. The theme of this year’s seminar is “The Shepherding Ministry of a Church”, so as to help us understand better the role and ministry of church pastors in a more in-depth and systematic way for more effective service in unity.
The topics covered include “Am I Fit to be a Pastor”, “What Should a Pastor be Doing?” , “The Caring Ministry of Pastors and Members of a Church”, “The Preaching Ministry,” “One’s Qualification, Preparation and Service Prior to, At the Beginning, and During the Pastoral Ministry,” “Training Young Co-workers”.
The two speakers are Brother Bian Yun Bo (邊雲波) and Dr. John Hsu (許道良).
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Date: 4/24/2008 – 4/26/2008
CLRC’s leadership training seminar was held on April 24-26 (Thursday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday 5:30 pm), 2008 at the Lake Gaston facility. The theme of this year’s seminar is “The Implementation of Church Leadership Training”, which is a continuation of last year’s seminar with an emphasis on the practical aspects of church leadership training. The topics covered include “Spiritual Maturity”, “Team Leadership”, “Conflict Resolution”, and “Church Fellowship and Discipline.” The two speakers are Brother Bellman Lin (林三綱) of NYC and Dr. John Hsu (許道良) from Seattle.
The theme of the seminar is “The Principles and Implementation of Church Leadership.”
Mature spiritual leadership is a critical factor in the health and growth of any church. During the three years of our Lord’s ministry on earth, Jesus prepared and taught His disciples to be future church leaders through daily living and lessons of lives. After the resurrection, Jesus instructed His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, and shepherding His flock. Paul was called not just to be an apostle of the gospel among the Gentiles, he also developed and trained many fellow co-workers of various ages and circumstances while shepherding. In the letters that Paul wrote to various churches, he emphasized that church leaders must equip and develop the saints consistently and continuously. There is a general shortage of Christian workers among many Chinese churches. This shortage highlights the urgent need to have a long term and multi-facet process designed to equip the saints and develop our future church leaders in the context of local churches. In the past most churches have depended heavily on the various seminary institutions for pastor/leader training. The Chinese churches and their pastors/leaders must bear a greater responsibility to equip the saints and develop our future Christian workers. We hope through this seminar retreat every participant may learn and see the principles and implementation of church leadership training from a biblical perspective. More importantly, all participants can and will apply what they learn in their own church settings, resulting in building a truly spiritual leadership team after the heart of God.