TENTH NATIONAL CHURCH CONFERENCE
The Tenth Annual National Church
Conference of the U.S.A. was
held November 28-30, 1985, at the True Jesus Church in Garden Grove, California.
Those attending were Paul Wang
from Chicago Prayer House; Andrew Chu from Dallas Prayer House; Paul Wong from
Houston; Keui-Chan Chang, John Yeh,
Luke Loh, Lowan Wang from
New York District; Jessie Chu-Kuang Lee, Kenneth
Tar-Ming Lin, John Lin from Northern California; John Kim, Zion Lin, James Wu,
Faith Yiu from El Monte; Nai-Hsin
Chen, San-Pao Li, Jeffrey Lin, Michael Yang from
Garden Grove; John Lo, Shyh-Kuang Yang from E.C.C.
Several observers attended - D.H.
Jung, Simon Hsu, Derren Liang
from the International Assembly; Roxane Lee and
Audrey Niau from Hawaii; Huang-Mao Yang, Wen-Tung Yang from Garden Grove.
Pastor John Lo and Deacon John Lin
were elected Chairman and Vice Chairman.
Deacon Simon Hsu and Sister Alice McVay were
Following are some of the
resolutions in brief:
Pastor Derren Liang is to become a full-time Minister for E.C.C.
effective January 1, 1986.
Preacher Yung-Chi Lin, Taiwan General Assembly,
will be in the U.S.A.
from July 1, 1986.
Individual Evangelizing Training Programs in
each local church to be sponsored by E.C.C.
Develop guidelines to enhance the atmosphere of
reverence and solemnity during services conducted in the chapels of the
Local church boards and/or full-time ministers,
at their discretion, may officiate at funeral services for a deceased, who is
not a True Jesus Church member, utilizing these opportunities for preaching the
Gospel. Funeral services must be
performed according to our church practice.
Full-time Ministers of the True Jesus Church are
to be addressed as "Pastor" in English, "Ch'uan
Tao" in Chinese.
EleventhAnnualNationalChurch Conference will be held in the
True Jesus Church, Elizabeth,
The total E.C.C. budget for 1986 is $99,675.
The name "New YorkDistrictChurch" will no
longer be used. New
YorkDistrictChurch will be called True Jesus Church, Elizabeth, New
Jersey. A new
True Jesus Church in Queens,
New York has been established.
The following English versions of the Bible were
adopted as standard/approved versions: For Church Sermons and Publications-New
King James Version or Revised Standard Version.
For Bible Study-The Interlinear (contains Hebrew-English and
Greek-English), King James Version or New King James Version or Revised
For other purposes-New
A Religious Education Textbook Committee was
A list of 100 most-quoted,
practical and useful verses are to be compiled and printed for use as a
handy tool for individual evangelism.
The year 1986 was declared and is to be
recognized as the Year of Prayer.
Detailed job descriptions of each department of
local church boards are to be developed.
The name of the "Evangelism-Coordination
Council of the True Jesus Church in the U.S.A." is to be changed to
"General Assembly of the True Jesus Church in the U.S.A." effective
January 1, 1986.
At the Sabbath Service of November
30, the Delegates attended Church services in the two Churches of Southern
California and shared wonderful testimonies which brought great encouragement
and edification to the members. The
Executive Board meeting of General Assembly was held in the morning of December
1. The Conference went smoothly under the guidance and the blessing of God from
the beginning to the end. All the
participants, out of love toward the Church, were of one mind in discussing issues
pertaining to the Holy Work. The youths
and members of the church in Garden
Grove demonstrated their love to God and man by
providing hospitality --preparation of name tags, meals, snacks and drinks
served during the Conference, transportation, accommodations, and maintenance
of a quiet atmosphere during the Conference.
The bright future of the True Jesus Church was unmistakably witnessed
during this event. May all the glory be