|Article 1 Name
The name of the Church shall be Chinese Christian Church of
- 建立基督的身體，使信徒得到肢體的交通、供應和造就，一同事奉 神。
Article 2 Purpose
The purposes of the Church are:
- 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 the Bible.
- Spreading the gospel, with emphasis on leading non-believing Chinese to the Lord.
我們相信新舊約全部聖經都是 神藉聖靈所默示的話語，完全正確，毫無錯誤，是基督徒信仰及行為的最高權威和准則，是 神對人類救恩的完全啟示。
- 我們相信聖潔、公義、慈愛、全能、無限、永在、三位一體的 神，祂是創造並管理天地萬物的主，是我們敬拜、事奉和頌讚的父。
- 我們相信聖靈是三位一體的 神中的第三位，來到地上為耶穌基督作見證，並住在每個信徒裡面，幫助教訓，引導進入一切真理。
我們相信，所有信徒都是主寶血所救贖成為屬 神的人，應當脫離世俗和罪惡，並在世上作光作鹽，為主作美好的見證，榮耀 神。
我們相信，教會是 神選召出來的人藉著聖靈的洗成為基督的身體，是 神的家和聖靈的殿，應當分別為聖成為真理的柱石和發光的燭台，並且是基督榮耀的見證，所有信徒都當有分於教會的事奉和工作。
|Article 3 Faith
- 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 complete 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, comes 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 our God.
- 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.
|Article 4 Ordinances
As stated in the Bible, it is the commandment and the teaching of Jesus Christ and the apostles
that Baptism and the Lord's Supper should be observed by the whole church as a testimony to God and
man, and in the remembrance and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ.
|Article 5 Organization
All believers are members of one universal church in spirit, but believers in the same area should
be united to form a local church to worship and serve the Lord and to have fellowship together.
- He who professes Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and has been baptized can become a
member of the Church.
- In accordance with Scriptural teachings, the Church needs to have deacons, elected among
members, responsible for the operation of the Church. The Church should elect elders in due
time to assist church ministry and care of believers.
- God also raises all kinds of workers in every church, each with different gifts, to
establish the church and edify the believers. The pastor and teachers are the most needed
among the workers.
|Article 6 Ministry
The ministry of the Church should abide by Scriptural teachings and examples. The main functions
- To edify believers
- To spread Gospel
- To manage Church finances
- To provide ministries
- To maintain Church buildings
- To receive God's workers
- To help the needy
|Article 7 Management
The congregation has the responsibility to oversee its pastor(s), elders and deacons. The
pastor(s), elders and deacons also have the responsibility of shepherding the flock, admonishing
those who err, rebuking those who sin, and excommunicating those who do not repent. (1Th 5:14, 2Th
3:6,15, 1Ti 5:20, 2Ti 3:10,11, 1Co 5:9-11).
CCCBR Constitution Bylaw
- 1. 會友
- 2. 執事
- 3. 長老
- 4. 牧師
- 5. 同工
- 6. 司庫
- 7. 文書
|Article 1 Organization
- 1. Membership:
- All who believe in Jesus Christ as their savior, have been baptized and attend church
service regularly, may apply for membership. All members shall abide by the teachings of the
Bible and seek spiritual growth through daily devotion, Bible studies and prayers. They shall
actively participate in various services and works of the Church and make offerings (not
limited to tithe).
- 2. Deacons:
- Any Church member regularly attending Church meetings, willing to serve God, and having the
qualifications stated in the Bible can be nominated by a special nomination committee and
elected to office by vote at a General Congregational Meeting for a term of two years. A
deacon may be re-elected for one more term. After that, there must be a lapse of at least one
year before he or she can be nominated again. Half of the deacons on the Board of Deacons
shall be re-elected each year.
- 3. Elders:
- In the course of church growth, elders can be elected to assist the pastor to nurture the
spiritual needs and growth of believers. An elder should be selected among deacons or
ex-deacons, preferably excluding women deacons. The election of elders shall be by the
recommendation of the Board of Deacons and approved by a two-thirds majority vote at a
General Congregational Meeting. The ordination of the elders should be administered by the
pastor of the Church or a designated pastor. An elder has a term of three years, and can be
re-elected. The dismissal of an elder shall also be by the recommendation of the Board of
Deacons and approved by a two-thirds majority vote at a General Congregational Meeting.
- 4. Pastor (including Associate Pastors):
- a. Hiring: The call of the pastor shall be by the recommendation of
the Board of Deacons and approved by a two-thirds majority vote at a General
Congregational Meeting. Unless mutually agreed upon in advance, there is no specific
term for this office. The dismissal of the pastor shall be by the recommendation of the
Board of Deacons by a two-thirds majority vote and subsequently passed by a two-thirds
majority vote at a General Congregational Meeting.
- b. Contract-renewal：The Elder and Board of Deacons will decide on the
term extension for pastor six months before the term expires. The decision should be
made after earnestly seeking God's will and in conjunction with members' input. Should
the Board decide unanimously to extend the term, the Board will submit a written offer
to the pastor for another fixed or indefinite term. Should unanimous approval not be
reached but more than one third (including 1/3) of the Board members agree to the term
extension, the Board should call a General Congregation Meeting to vote on the terms of
extension. Term extension should be granted subject to the approval of two thirds
(including 2/3) majority of attending members. The length of term extension should be
decided by the Board. However, if less than two thirds (not including 2/3) of attending
members approve, the Board will notify the pastor in writing of the decision to
discontinue the contract. Should less than one third of the Board members agree to
extend the term, the Board will notify the pastor of the decision to discontinue the
- 5. Co-Workers:
- In addition to the pastor, deacons and elders, the Board of Deacons can invite some members
to be co-workers, to participate in various services and works in the Church. The terms shall
be decided by the Board of Deacons.
- 6. Treasurer:
- The treasurer shall be elected among the deacons, responsible for the financial matters of
- 7. Secretary:
- The secretary shall be elected among the deacons, responsible for keeping meeting records,
producing income and expense reports, and correspondence.
|Article 2 Board of Deacons
- Members: The Board of Deacons shall be comprised of the pastor, elders and
deacons. The number of deacons, of which the women deacons should preferably not exceed one
half, shall be decided according to the prevailing need of the Church.
- Meetings: The Board of Deacons shall meet once a month. However, the
frequency of the meeting can be changed with the consent of the chairman of the Board and
other deacons, according to needs. The chairman of the Board shall be elected by the deacons
for a term of one year, and may be re-elected for no more than two terms. The chairman of the
Board should not be a woman deacon.
- Responsibility: The Board of Deacons is responsible for the operation,
administration, finance and personnel of the Church. Decisions made by the Board can be
carried out by one or several individuals. All decisions should be approved by a majority
vote. The pastor, elders and deacons carry one vote each. Co-workers invited to attend the
meeting may make suggestions, but can not participate in the voting.
- Unfinished Terms: In the event a deacon resigns or is dismissed, his or her
unfinished term shall be filled by an alternate, who is recommended by a two-thirds majority
of the Board of Deacons and approved by a majority vote at a General Congregational Meeting.
|Article 3 Co-Worker's Meeting
- Members: Church members who are willing to serve can be invited by the
Board of Deacons to be members of the Co-Worker's meeting. There is no limit on the number of
- Meetings: Co-worker's meetings are called by the Board of Deacons according
to needs. Co-workers may be invited to attend the Board of Deacons meeting, but can not
participate in the voting.
- Responsibility: Co-workers shall assist in all aspects of the Church works,
such as serving in the Sunday worship as chairman, ushers, interpreter or pianist. Co-workers
may also participate in teaching, visitation, evangelism, transportation, hospitality,
library and other Church activities or functions.
|Article 4 Nominating Committee
The members of the nominating committee shall
include the pastor, two incumbent deacons and four co-workers. The committee shall be formed before
the first of November of each year to nominate deacon candidates. The list of candidates should be
completed before December 1, and an election shall be held at a General Congregational Meeting
before December 31.
|Article 5 General Congregational Meeting
The General Congregational Meeting
shall be held at least once a year. The date of the meeting is decided by the Board of Deacons.
Attendance by over onehalf of the members shall constitute a quorum for the General Congregational
Meeting. The General Congregational Meeting can approve or reject major decisions made by the Board
|Article 6 Amendments
The constitution or bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds
majority vote of the members present at a General Congregational Meeting, provided the amendments
shall be drafted, and duly presented to the Congregation at least twice by the chairman of the
Board of Deacons in Sunday Services.