To Glorify God by reaching people for Christ; adding them to the family of believers; bringing them to Christ-like maturity; and equipping them for service
本教會起源於1975年復活節，當時有一位牧師Ronnie McCracken及一位弟兄 Nai Bob Cham一起在貝爾法斯特作了些華人福音事工，這些華人基督徒就是當年貝爾法斯特華人團契(BCCF)的骨幹。
The church’s origin dates back to Easter 1975, when Reverend Ronnie McCracken and Mr. Nai Bob Cham started evangelistic work amongst the local Chinese in Belfast. This group of believers became known as the Belfast Chinese Christian Fellowship (BCCF).
The fellowship met at the Methodist Chaplaincy on Elmwood Avenue beginning in 1979. As the fellowship grew, a bigger meeting place was needed. In June 1988, Windsor Baptist Church, on Malone Avenue, opened their church for our Sunday service. We still hold two baptismal services every year at Windsor Baptist, as our existing church building does not have a baptismal pool.
By 1994, the church work had expand to such an extent that meetings were held on almost every day of the week, whether in the church or at various homes.
In 1996, we purchased the current church building on Lorne Street (which was originally the Ulsterville Presbyterian Church Hall). In the same year we officially became the first Chinese church in Northern Ireland and changed our name to “Belfast Chinese Christian Church” (BCCC).
In the 2001 Census it was calculated that there are over 4,000 Chinese in Northern Ireland. The Chinese Welfare Association N.I. estimates that there may now be upwards of 7,000 Chinese here. As BCCC is the only Chinese church in the province, we have a great duty to preach the gospel to them.
BCCC currently has about 250 people in our congregation. Compared to the total number of Chinese living locally, we make up only a very small proportion. By extending our church building we will be able to better serve our existing congregation and carry out the Great Commission to reach those who do not yet know Christ.
建堂計劃 Project Program
在最初的階段，我們要選擇建築師來幫助我們建堂。經過考慮了3間不同的公司，我們聘請了20:20建築師。他們與我們有過多次的會議，而則師 Sam Thompson 更為我們及會眾提供了工作坊，及出席教會的聚會來回應弟兄姊妹對建堂的問題。
With God’s grace the church is growing and we anticipate that the church will continue to grow as we walk together with God. As a result The BUILD Team was formed in September of 2009 to identify the need of the church to expand and how we can accommondate future growth.
The initial stages were to select architect to assist us in the building project. After meetings with 3 different architects; 2020 Architects was chosen. The team had numerous meetings with 2020 and the Architect, Sam Thompson, had also provided the team and the whole congregation with workshops and attended church meetings in answering questions from fellow members.
In the next stage of the BUILD Project, the Team and the congregation were given different options to vote on to progress to the next stage by 2020 Architects . And in March 2010 an SGM was called to vote on the various options. On the day, ‘Option C’ were chosen for the next stage of the project with 92% of the vote.
And in June 2010 pledge forms were given and received to build the foundation of the commitment by each of the member of the congregation.
籌募目標 Funding Target
Budget Estimate: £950,000 to £1,150,000
Option C: Major Refurbishment
Retain and modify the existing sanctuary to give a range of new rooms. Demolish the remainder of the building from the existing sanctuary to the rear hall. Build new sanctuary, foyer, kitchen, utility rooms, stores and create an upper balcony.