Brief History 教會簡史
The predecessor of Chinese Christian Church of Baton Rouge (CCCBR) was a campus Bible study group. It met regularly on Friday night as early as 1979, and became more organized with elected coworkers in 1980. Beginning in 1983, monthly Sunday worship services were held in addition to the Bible Studies. In 1985, we formed a non-profit organization, Chinese Christian Fellowship of Baton Rouge, and registered with the government. The church was formally founded in March, 1986. In August of that year Rev. James Tien joined the church and became the first pastor. During his tenure, the congregation continued to grow, and a need of a larger meeting place arose. We purchased the building at the current location in September 1990. Rev. Tien retired in 1993. Afterwards, Rev. James Chen (1993 - 1999), Rev. K.C. Chen (2000 - 2014) and Steve Hsia (2014 - ) successively served as the church pastor: all three of them were one time laymen of the church, and later became full-time ministers through God’s grace.
When the church was first founded, church members were mainly Chinese from Taiwan, Hong Kong and other Southeast Asian countries. The main focus of church ministry was to evangelize among Chinese students and scholars in LSU and other nearby campuses. With time, both the composition and the ministry of the church became diversified. Currently, about two-thirds of the Chinese congregation of the church consists of Chinese from the mainland, with the remaining one third from Taiwan and elsewhere. Evangelizing among campus students and scholars is still an important ministry, but we also use various means to reach out to an increasingly larger Chinese population in the community. As we spread the Gospel and build up believers, many ministries, such as worship, discipleship, missions, fellowship, children and youth ministries, have all grown over the years.
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Our Missions 本教會的宗旨
- Building up the body of Christ in which all believers can
have fellowship and be well equipped to serve the Lord.
- Disseminating and holding firmly all truths revealed in
- Spreading the gospel, with emphasis on leading non-believer
Chinese to the Lord.
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Faith Statement 信仰告白
- The Church firmly believes that the bible, consisting of
66 books in the old and new testaments, is inspired by God.
It is the perfect truth. It is infallible, and is the ultimate
basis and authority for doctrine and deed. It is the completed
revelation of God's plan for salvation.
- The Church firmly believes that God is holy, righteous,
loving, omnipotent, immortal and everlasting. He is the God
in Trinity. He is the creator of the heavens, the earth and
all mankind. He is the Father we worship, serve and praise.
- The Church firmly believes that Jesus Christ is God's only
begotten Son since the beginning, conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary. He was sinless, but was crucified
and died on the cross to atone for the sins of man. He resurrected
on the third day, ascended into heaven and is the high priest
and mediator between God and man. He intercedes for us and
will descend from heaven to receive the believers.
- The Church firmly believes that the holy spirit is the third
Person of the Trinity, come to earth to witness for Christ.
He abides forever with the believers, helping, teaching and
leading them into the truth.
- The Church firmly believes that all men are sinners. Christ
is the only savior, and he who believes in Him will be saved.
Sins are forgiven through the redemption of Christ's precious
blood. And we are justified through His resurrection.
- The Church firmly believes all believers are redeemed through
Christ's precious blood to God. They should not only be separated
from the world and sin, but also strive to be salt and light
to the world to bear good witness for the glorification of
- The Church firmly believes that the Church is composed of
people who are chosen by God through the baptism of the Holy
Spirit. The Church is the body of Christ, the house of God
and the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Church should be sanctified
as the pillar of the truth, the illuminating lamp-stand and
the glorious testimony of Jesus Christ. All believers should
participate in the work and service of the Church.
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CCCBR Constitution 教會章程
Pastoral Staff 教牧員工
Fellowship Groups 團契