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首頁 Home > 傳媒宣教 Media Mission > 廖天柱 總幹事 的話 From Hector Liu, Founder President


1965年移居英國,眼見華人移民潮日增,華人卻因語言、工作、文化背景不能參加聚會,「誰來向千萬海外同胞作福音廣播呢?」身為通訊工程師的我,便利用工餘學習錄音技能。1979年參加在荷蘭舉辦的歐洲華福大會後,回應呼召。內子成為第一位全時間華播同工。由一無所有開始,20年來經歷到「在神沒有難成的事」。

我們相信「信道是由聽道來」,藉傳媒科技的發展,福音必要廣傳至地極。「華播」的異象,是見到天國全民皆兵。教會的挑戰是:福音不單要傳到學生、專業人士、青年當中,也要往上傳給父母、年老無依的一代、勞工大眾和正在異鄉重建家園的群眾當中。近年更有大批中國勞工,在不同的國家工作,當前急務是有力地把救贖的福音帶到他們當中,並供應初信造就的工具。讓這班在人生曠野流浪的百姓,看到生命的指標,因為主耶穌是道路,真理和生命。今日神要使用傳媒的科技,透過信徒的生命,將生命的活水流入每個家庭,流入人的心坎裡。深信率領我們的主,必定叫我們看見祂更大的作為。

「我要教導你,指示你當行的路,我要定睛在你身上勸戒你。」 ~詩32:8 「主啊,你所造的萬民,都要來敬拜你...因你為大,且行奇妙的事...」 ~詩 86:9-10

新世紀的另一現象是社會人口「高齡化」,更多老人需要有人關心他們的靈魂,這是信徒的好機會。家鄉方言受老人家歡迎,「卡宣」事工將要繼續,祈求神供應有更多方言的節目,想到21世紀中葉,高齡人口將佔全中國人口27%,我們怎能不回應這個禾場呢?!

20年前,誰會想到多倫多那以香港移民為主的都市,今天下城的華人教會都需要國語崇拜聚會?一向以粵語及台山話經營的紐約唐人街,近年的福音嘉年華會,要用國語及福州話傳講,好叫街上華人聽懂福音信息。神豐盛的智慧,人無法測度。

在資訊科技的時代,不單工商界、娛樂界,甚至很多異端異教也迅速運用媒體及網路。難道福音派的我們,反而白受恩典、作個收割時沉睡的貽羞之子?求主叫我們心意更新,肯放下一些老習慣,有勇氣、能謙卑學習新知識,網路上的人群也是未得之民,知識不等於智慧,世人的心靈會越來越空虛,世界會有更多的苦難。誰給網路上的漫遊者生命的指標呢?「網路」也是傳揚主的諸般智慧之一。

現在的青年人都有電郵地址、個人網頁,以圖文、聲音表達自己的興趣和感受,渴望有人了解他們的心聲。向網上一族,福音廣播是要有更大發展。我們迫切禱告,祈求教會及團契一起參與,神的靈動工,才會開花結果。



傳媒宣教: 

  • 用不同媒體傳遞一個福音信息: --  例如卡帶 - 電台 - 網絡 - 光碟 - 單張。 
  • 由淺入深,將福音信息推薦給未信者。

Media Mission:

  • Using different media to convey the same Gospel message: e.g. audio cassette, radio, Webcasting, CD and tract.
  • Using simple to more advance contents, introduce the Gospel message to the unbelievers. 

"Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." ~John 4:35

In 1979, we began a journey with the Lord. We rejoice and sing "How great are thy works, Lord!" The harvest is indeed ready with today's communication technology; mission opportunities are at our doorstep as well as overseas. The Lord has already set the stage for worldwide broadcasting through the Internet. The potential of this new medium will surpass all other media. For instance, it has taken radio and television several decades to build the size of audience that the Internet has garnered in just the last few years. Great and mighty works of the Lord will be seen in the new millennium. At CGBC, we are asking the Lord for wisdom as we work on the cutting edge of high-tech ministry. After all, technologies are a means to an end. Then, what is our end?

"Jesus Christ did not say, "Go and save Souls." The salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God. But, He said, "go and make disciples of all nations" Yet you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples returned from their first mission, they were filled with joy because even the demons were subject to them. But Jesus said, in effect, "Don't rejoice in successful service, the great secret of joy is that you have the right relationship with Me."~ see Luke 10:17-21~ The missionary 's great essential is remaining true to the call of God, and realizing that this one and only purpose is to disciple men and women to Jesus. Our inspiration is Jesus Himself." ~My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers~

We thank God for using imperfect people to participate in His perfect plan for humanity. He also uses ordinary people to fulfill an extraordinary mission. The great challenge for us is how to balance using the technology and trusting the divine power to accomplish any task. Technology, whether television or the Internet, is neutral as a medium. It is the users, people and our values that make the difference. All kinds of people with different gifts are important, yet not indispensable. The great factor is not our usefulness and contribution. Our objective is to be true to Jesus and to carry out His plan and fulfill the creative and redemptive mandates.

Since late 1995, we have learnt to build the Internet computer system and use it to broadcast our programs. We have involved students to work as a team in our urban mission setting. The X generation is full of vitality and creativity, as well as high-tech savvy. These young people are gifts from God. They are precious to the churches and mission fields. When we grew up in the sixties as students, the Lord used many faithful servants to be our role models. Now in turn, we should mentor our young people. They need to see what it means to be a living sacrifice. ~Roman12~ God has blessed us the baby boomers, and we have raised a new generation of well-trained and highly educated specialists in almost every field. To provide training for them in the communication and broadcasting field is my call for the new millennium.

We thank God for fax, e-mail, Intranet, and Internet. We can work together in ways we never imagined to be possible before. If God's people are mindful of the Father's business, we can share the Good News to the ends of the earth in no time. It is the command of Jesus that we "go and make disciples". The Lord is still looking for people to feed the hungry very much the same as 2000 years ago when the disciples and the little boy brought the fish and the loaves to Him.

By His grace, we want to share resources with anyone around the world. It is still our goal to continue production and serve as a mission resource center.