About Us 关于我们

CMCA Vision:  Glorifying Our God, Edifying His People
CMCA 异象:荣耀上帝,造就子民

2017-18 Theme 主题 :

Reforming the Church, Transforming the Community 转化教会 改变社体

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A Brief History

​The CMCA is very unlike any other Methodist Church in modern times. Usually, a Methodist Church in any country other than Great Britain is established by a clear missionary effort from a sponsoring Conference. All the Methodist Conferences in America, Europe, Africa and Asia were given life this way, as can be seen from their respective Historical Statements. So was the former Methodist Church of Australasia, now one of the component parties of the Uniting Church. For Methodist churches originating this way, their Methodist character was stamped on them from the very beginning.

In the case of the Methodist Church in Australia, however, its earliest Local Churches were formed as independent local churches. The earliest among them was the was the Kew Chinese Christian Church, founded by Rev. James Ha in 1986 (later registered as Chinese Methodist Church In Australia, Melbourne in 1991). Rev. Ha, being given the recognition as a missionary of the Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference, began to plant Brisbane Chinese Methodist Church in 1989 (the current Eight Mile Plains Methodist Church), and more preaching centers in New South Wales and South Australia follow.

While this was taking place, a Methodist local church was established by Rev. Joel Siaw from the Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference in Western Australia. These local churches then came together to form the Mission Conference of the Methodist Church in Australia in 1994 with its “Constitution” adapted from the Book of Discipline of the Methodist Church in Malaysia, the Provisional Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Australia was constituted in 1998, finally the Annual Conference of the Chinese Methodist Church in Australia in 2002.

澳洲基督教华人卫理公会简史

澳洲基督教华人卫理公会和任何一间现代卫理公会都有所不同。通常,英国本土之外的任何一间卫理教会都是由一个差会的海外宣教事工来建立的。从各教会的历史中,可以看到美洲、欧洲、非洲和亚洲的卫理教会都是这样建立的。同样,先前的澳洲卫理公会也是如此,如今已成为联合教会的一员。因着这样的建立方式,这些卫理公会一开始就有着鲜明的卫理特征。

然而,澳洲基督教华人卫理公会却起源于早期的本地教会。最早的Kew华人基督教会是由夏长华牧师于1986年建立(之后于1991年在墨尔本注册为澳洲基督教华人卫理公会)。作为马来西亚砂捞越华人年议会认可的宣教士,夏牧师于1989年开始在布里斯本建立华人卫理教会(即现在的福恩堂),随后又在新南威尔士州和南澳建立更多布道站。

同时,砂捞越年议会的萧昭和牧师也在西澳建立了一间卫理教会。这些本地教会于1994年合并成为澳洲卫理公会宣教议会,其建立架构是引用马来西亚卫理公会法规。澳洲卫理公会临时年议会于1998年成立。最终,澳洲基督教华人卫理公会于2002年成立。

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