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Christian Leadership Renewal Center. Albert Yeh. CLRC vision Background Rationale Ministries Principles / Core values. Brief CLRC history Current status/plan CLRC needs. Agenda. Vision.

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Christian Leadership Renewal Center

Albert Yeh


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CLRC vision

Background

Rationale

Ministries

Principles / Core values

Brief CLRC history

Current status/plan

CLRC needs

Agenda

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Vision

  • CLRC is dedicated to help Chinese churches in developing and strengthening their leaders to realize their full potential in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century in fulfilling the great commission. CLRC provides facilities for a holistic, threefold ministry approach of

    • Focused leadership training

    • Co-workers fellowship retreats

    • Personal retreat and renewal

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Background

  • God’s working in my life

  • MGS research project

    • Scriptures

    • Review of over 50 Christian literature sources on leadership and various aspects of Chinese churches

    • Comprehensive survey of church leaders

      • 44 ranking / comments questionnaire

      • 4 typical Chinese churches and 5 distinguished Chinese Christian leaders

      • Critical church needs/problems

      • Critical personal needs/problems

      • Proposed solutions

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Rationale for CLRC

  • Biblical

    • Centrality of church in God’s plan (Mt 28:19-20; Eph 3:10-11…)

    • Importance of qualified spiritual leaders (Eph 4:11-12; 1 Ti 3:1-12; 2 Ti 2:2…)

    • Need for continuous training (1 Ti 4:7-8)

    • Need for genuine and disciplined fellowship (He 10:24-25…)

    • Need for personal renewal / refreshment (Ex 20:8-11; Mk 6:31…)

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Rationale for CLRC (cont.)

  • Critical needs / phenomena in majority of NA Chinese churches

    • Leadership crisis

    • Lack of teamwork/Internal conflicts

    • Limited impact on the community

  • Significant trends

    • Growth of Mainland Chinese population worldwide and their gospel receptivity coupled with explosive Church growth within China

    • China becoming a world power and its increasingly open policy by the government

    • The urgent need to pass the baton from last generation spiritual leaders to the current

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Rationale for CLRC (cont.)

  • Historical /cultural factors

    • Small size / independent nature of an average church

    • Lack of systematic training for average lay leaders

    • Diverse and complex multi-ethnic and sub-cultures

    • Low priority for leadership development by overworked pastors/leaders

    • Certain Chinese subculture / tradition orientation

    • Influence of secular professionalism

    • Faulty concepts of pastor’s role

    • Adaptation of immigrant pastors from older generation

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Ministries (I) : Specialized Leadership Training

  • Content

    • Spiritual maturity / Character building

    • Basic biblical doctrine / contemporary issues

    • Leadership skills

    • Mentoring by mature / experienced Christian leaders

  • Periodic, short-duration, introductory to advanced seminars or resident programs

  • Small classes (up to 20 attendees)

  • Specially selected teachers / instructors building

    • Basic biblical doctrine

    • Leadership skills

    • Contemporary issues

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Ministries (II) : Co-workers Fellowship Retreats

  • Corporate devotion and worship

  • Developing trust

  • Genuine sharing

  • Ministry networking / partnership

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Ministries (III) : Personal Retreat and Renewal

  • Spiritual disciplines

    • Solitude, silence, meditation, prayer and fasting…

    • Self knowledge, reflection & goal setting

  • Physical refreshment

    • Periodic getaway

    • Relax & Recreation

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CLRC Principles & Core Values

  • Integrity and devotion

  • Bible based

  • Emphasis on training and prevention

  • Holistic approach

  • Innovative, flexible, and practical teaching methods and materials

  • Cooperation with local Bible believing churches and other evangelical organizations

    • Filling the gaps

    • Coordination and support

  • Priority to Chinese churches and potential lay leaders

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Brief History of the CLRC Vision

  • God’s working in my life

    • Baptized in 1954 in Shanghai, China

    • Church experiences in Hong Kong, Japan

    • Founded and served at the Mid-Hudson CBSG / MCCC, Poughkeepsie, NY.

    • Ministry at RCCC, Raleigh, NC (BOE,BOD…)

    • Early retirement from IBM after 25 years

  • Lessons learned in Chinese churches

  • Further study at Moody Graduate School (1994-1999)

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Brief History of the CLRC Vision(cont.)

  • God’s guidance / provision for CLRC

    • Site location and purchase (1997)

    • 1st phase building (1999-2000)

      • Speakers’ lodging, classroom, library, dinning…

  • Various preparations (2004 – present)

    • Physical facilities (library, media equipment…) and ground improvements

    • Brochures, application, website, organization, programs…

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Current Status & Plan

  • Thanksgiving/Dedication(4/30/05)

  • IRS non-profit tax-exempt status approved(9/05)

  • 2nd phase building(2005-2006)

    • 20+ persons dormitory, boat dock…

  • Leadership training seminars

    • March 24-26, 2006 : Personal Devotions and Spiritual Renewal

    • April 26-28, 2007 : principles and process of church leadership training

    • April 24-26, 2008 : implementation of church leadership training

    • April 23-25, 2009 : the pastoral ministry of a church

    • April 22-24, 2010 : prayer

  • Co-ordination / co-operation on training programs with other evangelical organizations / extension courses / local churches

  • Co-workers’ fellowship and personal retreats

  • Programs to meet your needs

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CLRC Needs

  • Part time manager and volunteers for program / operations / finance / public relations / technology co-workers

  • Support for maintenance and further facility improvements

    • Tax deductible contributions

    • Volunteer / regular workers

  • God’s continuous guidance and your prayerful support

    • Prayer/News letter

    • Co-workers prayer meeting

    • Commitment and cooperation

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Volunteer Services

  • Facility: Ground/facility maintenance (clean, weed, clear, spray…)

    • Repair/paint storage shed…

    • Landscaping (design/implementation)

  • Technology: Library organization, translations…

    • A/V/Network setup / maintenance; computer input

    • Website maintenance, update…

  • Program: topics, speakers, schedules…

  • Finance: bookkeeping…

  • Public Relations: Promotions, flyers, registration…

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CLRC Logowww.clrcrenewal.org

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Personal Background

  • Saved and baptized (1954) in Shanghai, China

  • Active in the Chinese churches in Hong Kong and Japan (1956-1961)

  • Founder and ministry at the Mid-Hudson CBSG/MCCC in Poughkeepsie, NY. (1968 -1982)

  • Ministry at Raleigh Chinese Christian Church, since 1982 (teacher / trainer, Deacon, and Elder)

  • Early retirement after 25 years with IBM in 1992

  • Completed study (MA Min) at Moody Graduate School in 1999

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