New Building has been completely done!
Lutheran Seminay has been completely done and we just finished the first phase check and acceptance. Praise to the Lord! He always watch every processure and item of this huge construction project inculding the
great amount of construction expense.
Visitors from FELM
On 26th Oct, there are six FELM friends visiting CLS. Rev.Tuula Sääksi
(FELM Deputy Director and Director of Department of Mission), Ms. Ulla-Maija Säärilahti(Regional Coordinator), Dr. Pirkko Lehtiö(Retired Seminary Professor) and one young couple Mr. Antti Nironen(theological student) and his wife Mrs. Maija Nironen. Ms. Ulla-Maija was very excited about this new build because last time she went to CLS, it was under construction by digging the basement!
The Library of China Lutheran Seminary has revealed its brand new and fashionable style on Oct 15. Praise be to God! We really appreciated that a lot of volunteers from church congregation, Hsinchu Branch of Prison Fellowship Taiwan and Drug Rehabilitation Village of Miao-li offered their energy and time with us to finish moving around 30,000 volumes of books one day.
Moving from Old library
Uploadding from Moving Cart to Stacks of Books
We are also indebted to the late Dr. Louise Robbert, the wife of Dr. George Robbert, for her willingness to donate her husband's personal library to the new library. Rev. Thomas Yu, President of CLS, donated his personal library to school as well. We hope all the readers can catch the wisdom of God's words from this theological treasury....繼續閱讀
Friends from Southern Taiwan--Lutheran Church of Taiwan
CLS Construction Project
-A Building for Theological Education and
Church Resources Center
A General Description
1. A 7-story multi-purpose building with a bi-level
basement will be constructed:
a. Total budget is NT$200 million (US$6.7 million).
b. Projected date for groundbreaking is July 2005.
c. Projected date of completion is September 2007.
d. Total floor area : 9240 ㎡
e. Three Section of Muiti-purpose Building
1st Section: China Lutheran Seminary Campus
-A theological digital library with capacity
of 60 to 100 thousands books
- Research Center for Traditional
Chinese Religions and New Religious
Movements, which meets the needs of
-Professors with solid theological
background and Study Rooms for
- Lay-people training courses and Lodge
- Graduate School in Luther Studies
with solid theological foundation
- Plain but comfortable dormitory for
single and married students
- Mission Center - Halls for social
intercourse and Dinning Hall
2nd Section: Campus Church
- Medium Church with 480 members
3rd Section: Joint Offices for Church
Organizations - Contains 7 Para-church
f. Building Introduction:
4F-7F the Fellowship Training Center,
the Faith Training Center, Student
Dormitories and the Social Center
3F Classroom, Teachers, Study Room,
the LutherTheological Research Center,
the Religion Center
1F-2F the Digital Theological Library, the
Community Center for Cooperative
Offices Outdoor Athletic Field
B1F Multi-Function Assembly Hall (with
480 seats for audience), Conference
Rooms, a Dining Hall and a Kitchen
B2F Indoor Parking Space, Storerooms
Human Resource and God's Kingdom
by Thomas Yu (CLS President)
Global Views Monthly once had a catchy heading: “Man power is the power of a nation”. It reported on the survival strengths of Israel that makes the best use of its human resources under the shortage of natural resources. The same principle applies to a private corporate whose creativity and prosperity rely heavily on its investment on human resources....繼續閱讀
How great and faithful our God is!
This Tuesday (March 13th ), Mr. Joseph Lu, the Director of Administration, led all the faculty and students to the construction site after the chapel service. While we saw the building and we all witnessed how great and faithful our God is. From the groundbreaking and the adding of each floor, now the building amazingly stands in front of us.
Knots and cross--God's amazing work!
Higher, higher and higher
Thanks be to God! The construction is rapidly approaching to the end and this June the whole building will almost be finished. When the fall semester starts, students will move to the new dormitory and use new classrooms and facilities.
Missionary from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thailand Visited CLS
by Joseph Lu (CLS Construction Project Director)
Why do we start the expansion project? What can the Taiwanese churches benefit from the project? What can it do for evangelical mission, growth of the Christian community or the Taiwan society as a whole?
Today's society puts unreasonable emphasis on "Self"(self-centeredness), "Success"(self-realization). "System" (efficiency, quantification, measurement, and control), and "Diversity" (mixing and compromise). Lots of people struggle to reach the top of the tidal wave and get lost in their aimless pursuit.
The fundamental mission of China Lutheran Seminary is to "preach the Gospel of righteousness by faith and to train God's servants with the spirit of the Cross." This mission stems purely from the truth of God and keeps streaming down with everlasting significance. The seminary determined not to follow the pattern of the world and not to indulge its students in the so-called "success-ism". It determined to educate its students to aim solely at Jesus Christ and the Bible, to seek solely His grace and faith, and to serve the Lord whole-heartedly as their life-long goal.
I have witnessed how such a theological learning (learning to be Christ-like) has renovated broken churches and workers, released frustrated and depressed believers. It teaches all Christian soldiers who is the commander what we are fighting for. The truth-abiding theological vision of the seminary points out the correct direction of the Church and provides the real cure of the Chinese society. It is a "pearl" that has been sought by all the churches, but not yet fully discovered as it might be buried with limited resources.
With a clear visionary mission, China Lutheran Seminary has being growing and transforming over the past 40 years. More active and supportive efforts should now be made to complete the last phase of its reconstruction. The expansion of the seminary ensures an expansion of the theological foundation whereby all the churches are built and facilitates an integration of evangelical resources whereby all the churches can be united and work together to fulfill the Great Commission....繼續閱讀