·What is 《Building Church Leaders》or BCL-Chinese.net?
·What is available?
·I do not read or speak Chinese, how can I of help to this ministry?
·What is 《Building Church Leaders》 or BCL-Chinese.net?
《Building Church Leaders》 is one of the ministry focus of OCM (Overseas Campus Ministries, Inc.) , a ministry organization targeted their ministries serving Chinese intellectuals and Chinese churches, both in mainland China and overseas. For more information on OCM and its ministries, please go to www.oc.org.)
《Building Church Leaders》is a ministry intended to provide Chinese churches a wide variety of leadership Training Tools in Chinese via downloads through the website www.bcl-chinese.net. These Training Tools are translated, with permission, from those available in English through the website www.BuildingChurchLeaders.com. The English versions were developed by the editors of Leadership Journal and Christianity Today International, drawing upon the wisdom of some of the top Christian leaders of our time.
The downloadable, easy-to-use Training Tools are intended to provide everything pastors and church leaders need to prepare a relevant training session in a matter of minutes. At the present time, only limited number of these Training Tools has been translated and available in Chinese. You can pass out these downloads to your leaders, or use them for your own development. Each resource is designed with church boards, committees, staff, or volunteers in mind. You select the topical tool that fits what you want to accomplish, download it, make up to 10 copies for each of the downloads, if needed, and lead a discussion with your team.
In addition to translating Training Tools available from www.BuildingChurchLeaders.com, we plan to indigenize these tools in the near future after testing the use at Chinese churches, both in mainland China and overseas. Secondly, related reference materials from OCM publications are available from the site to supplement these tools. The reference materials will be further expanded to include published articles from other Chinese publications. Thirdly, 《Building Church Leaders》offers selected training courses by experienced trainers for the use of these Training Tools. The goal is to train the trainer as opposed to replacing the church leader’s direct involvement in its own training. We will accept invitations by churches and/or ministry organizations where such training is feasible.
Each ready-to-download resource offers practical Christian wisdom from a trusted source
This site provides many options, so you can pick what fits your team's needs, your leadership style, or your time constraints. There are different formats available, such as Training Themes, PowerPoint Presentations, or Assessment Packs.
Each resource comes professionally designed and ready-to-use. You have permission to make up to 10 copies per download and distribute them to your team to spark lively discussions. This leadership training also can be done at your regularly scheduled meetings and you'll still have plenty of time for prayer and other organizational concerns.
You select the training resource that fits your leadership development plans and then use it in church meetings. Have a leader's retreat coming up? BCL-Chinese.net resources expand easily for use in this setting as well. Or give particular articles or handouts to leaders who need specific advice or help.
Biblically Based Ideas
Every handout identifies applicable Bible passages to ground your leaders in Scripture and to give you the option to go deeper on the topic discussed. Plus, every Training Theme includes an in-depth Bible study and a devotional.
What is available?
The English versions of the Training Tools from www.buildingchurchleaders.com have available close to 1,000 titles in the following categories. For the Chinese version from www.bcl-chinese.net, the initial rollout includes over 20 titles translated, with practical use in ministries. The translation and upload of additional titles will continue over time to broaden the number of titles available, with a target of over 50 by the end of 2012.
Assessments: Collections of handouts designed to help you and your leadership team measure where you are in different areas and develop goals based on your results.
Best Church Practices: Need new church forms and policies, but don't want to create them from scratch? Now you can download the best forms and policies from a variety of churches and denominations, customize them to suit your ministry needs, and print out the copies you need.
Cartoons: Hilarious cartoons written by church leaders, for church leaders, that help you and your team laugh about church life. Each cartoon can be cut and pasted into your newsletters, bulletins, or presentations.
Case Studies: Real-life, common church situations built to invite your team's discussion. Your leaders will be better prepared to analyze problems and make effective decisions for your church in the future.
Certificates: When your members or leaders need to be recognized, you can download these handy and professionally designed certificates to acknowledge and encourage them.
Church Administration: Use these resources, adapted from Church Law and Tax materials, to safeguard your church physically, legally, and practically.
Church Research: Accurate and complete reports that provide ministry insights and statistics. They'll give you and your leaders the latest trends on church and culture.
Orientation Guides: Give new staff members and volunteers guidelines for their specific duties, or give a refresher to those who've already been serving loyally.
PowerPoint Presentations: These PowerPoints provide a colorful overview of each Training Theme, offering an interactive, visual experience for your team. Each can be used alone or with the Training Theme. You'll also find a script for the leader so he or she can guide the team through the experience.
Practical Ministry Skills: Practical how-to handouts that accelerate the training process for church leaders and volunteers who take on new responsibilities. These include checklists and step-by-step strategies offered from seasoned leaders.
Survival Guides: For urgent needs or big decisions at church, these guides give you immediate professional and technical advice when you don't have the time for extensive research.
Training Themes: Each Training Theme gives you 12 to 16 professionally designed handouts: assessments, case studies, devotionals, Bible studies, activities, how-to articles, and more to plan your next training session, meeting, or retreat. All the information you need is prepackaged and ready for you to copy and distribute.
Urgent Care Tools: When crisis strikes, these useful tools provide specific steps to take, talking points, and even case studies from other leaders who've faced similar difficult situations. These are designed to get you through, or help you prepare for, the toughest and most sensitive times in your church.
Maximize the worship experience for your church and minimize the planning difficulty for you and your staff with these guides. Get best practices, forms, and advice on a variety of aspects of the worship service, such as music and other arts, sound and lighting, stage presentation, and more.
Children's Ministry: Use these tools to develop and equip the leaders and volunteers in your children's ministry. Your ministry leader can download these tools, copy them, and lead a training session with little time or effort.
Women Leaders: Women in the church will appreciate these tools designed to deal with the specific needs of female leaders in the church, from garnering respect to balancing church and family duties. These tools can be used just like other training guides—just copy and distribute or use for your personal growth.
Small-Groups Ministry: These training tools help your small-group leaders plan and lead meetings, as well as improve the organization of this special ministry and handle issues when they arise.
I do not read or speak Chinese, how can I be of help to this ministry?
Indeed, this is a ministry website in Chinese only. However, the primary source of the Training Tools came from the website in English www.BuildingChurchLeaders.com. If you are interested in obtaining these materials in English, please to the website to obtain the materials you want.
On the other hand, you can be of help also to introduce this website to your Chinese friends for their access of these valuable Training Tools and related reference articles. If you like, you can also help support this important ministry with contributions as follows.
1.You can contribute via the use of credit card via Paypal by click on the icon.
2.You can contribute via personal checks pay order to OCM and mailed to the address 1753 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501, indicating for the support of the ministry.
3.You may also contribute via other forms such as wire transfer, stocks, and so on. Please contact OCM (Tel. 310-328-8200 x116, Fax. 310-328-8207; Email: email@example.com)
For further information, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 310-328-8200.