Aug 6, 2010

West Coast Christian Conference(WCCC) 2010

West Coast Christian Conference is a conference organised by some churches at the west coast of USA and Canada. It has been held yearly since 1986. As far as I know, the emphasis and focus of this conference is placed on God's eternal purpose. Main speakers in this conference in these years include Stephen Kaung, Lance Lambert, Christian Chen, Hoseah Wu, Dana Congdon, Godwin Sun and Kwok-Hin Wong. The conference is usually held in Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco. The languages used are English and Chinese.

This year it was held in Los Angelos and just ended on 1st of August. The theme was "The Road of recovering the Testimony of Jesus Christ". The main speakers were Stephen Kaung, Dana Congdon, Kwok-Hin Wong and Godwin Sun.

The messages are now available for download as MP3 file:

Jun 25, 2010

Video Webcast Live of 2010 Christian Family Conference

2010 Christian Family Conference will be held in Farmville, Virginia from June 27 to July 1. The theme is "They Overcame". The main speakers are Stephen Kaung, Lance Lambert and Dana Congdon.

The conference is planning to video webcast live during the sessions. The video webcasts will be available during and immediately after the sessions.

This is the first time they do this webcast live.

It's a good news for those who really want to join the conference but cannot go to Farmville for any reason. You can now join the conference through the webcast.

You can go to the website of Christian Testimony Ministry for this service.

Related Post:
Christian Family Conference 2009

May 3, 2010

Audio Files on the School of Prayer by Lance Lambert

I bought the book The School of Prayer in 1996. It was a transcription of a series of messages on corporate prayer given by Lance Lambert. The messages inside the book really took me to another realm.

Then I got a burden to translate this book into Chinese so that those Chinese-reading christians could get the benefit from it as well. In the meantime, I really desired to get the audio tapes to listen. However, I couldn't get them. The Chinese translation of this book was finally published by Cedar Publisher last December. (Click here to see)

Yesterday, when I browsed the personal website of Lance Lambert, I found the audio files of this series of message were available! That's really a pleasant surprise to me. Even though being one of the translators, I am so familiar to these messages, I still would like to listen to them as soon as possible.

They can be downloaded for free. Click here.

Related Posts:
Lance Lambert's Middle East Update
Lance Lambert's Personal Testimony
Coporate Prayer: by Lance Lambert
Messages on Coporate Prayer and Intercession
Common problems in Corporate Prayer

Jan 24, 2010

Life and organization (by Stephen Kaung)

Concerning the matter of church and service, my feeling is that the biggest problem lies on our paying too much attention on the outward things. Oftentimes we only think of how to make the church go forward, how to make the work more successful, but overlook the fact that these two issues lies on the matter of life, but not just the outward arrangements. The problem of christianity today is on this very point ... .

When our Lord was on the earth, after his resurrection and ascension, and during the beginnings of the church, we did not see any outward arrangements, organization, or planning. The attention was paid on how the life grew and developed naturally. Both aspects were connected with the development of life, not just individually, but also corporately. In other words, this is not a matter of outward organization, but a mater of growing process of inner life.

Oftentimes we say that church is not an organization, but an organism. Yet this does not mean that church does not have any organization. Everything is in chaos and everybody acts according to what he thinks right, just like the siutation in the Book of Judges. Strictly speaking, the organization of our body is more closely knitted together than any outward organization. Yet the difference is that in outward organization, it is organized from without, so it is legalistic, it is letter. The inner organization is the growth and development of life. The organization from within is of life whereas the organization from without is mechanical. This is the difference between the church and the world.

Unfortunately, in these two thousand years of christianity, the development from inner life was degraded into the development from outward organization. Today, what is christianity trying to research? They are trying to find out how to make the church prosperous and multipy, how the work can suit man's needs, how to help people according to their needs. Strictly speaking, this is not the way of the Lord we see from the Bible. The Bible lets us see that everything in the church begins from within and then develops without. If there is nothing within, and we just pay attention on the outward things, thinking on how to make the church go forward, how to make the organization more closely knitted together and more effective. Yes, in this way, it seems to be more effective, but shall these things be approved before the Lord in future? That is a big question. ...

Translator's note:
1. This is a portion of the sharing by Stephen Kaung. He shared this in Chinese with some saints in Hong Kong in December of 2009. The transcription was already published in the "Question and Answer" in the booklet "The Salvation of the Soul".
2. The Chinese version can be seen here.

Jan 23, 2010

The 16th Christian Conference on Service

The 16th Christian Conference on Service(its shortform is 16th CCS) was held from 15th to 19th of December 2009 in Singapore.

The theme of this conference was "Christ-centered Service". The speakers of the theme were Dana Congdon, Christian Chen and Stephen Kaung. They shared from three aspects, namely, "Service according to Christ as the Way", "Service according to Christ as the Truth" and "Service according to Christ as the Life" respectively.

The messages can be downloaded at the following website in MP3: