Every One Can Be InvolvedAlfred Chui
/Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Simply Mobilizing (SM) may not yet have gained the same level of recognition as the Kairos course, but it is the backbone of why Kairos courses are conducted. As people learn and understand what God has been doing to redeem the creation he loves, many are inspired to get involved in missional work or to live missionally.
This is the fruit of the Kairos course.
However, the commitment to the Kairos course may not be feasible for all members of local churches. For that reason, the Interface seminar was developed by Simply Mobilizing to be a tool for a mobilizer to walk alongside churches to build missional churches.
A Church Story
Church S, in Vancouver, is a Chinese church with a mix of Cantonese and Mandarin speaking members and a small English congregation of their next generation. Over the past three years, a few of their members participated in the Kairos course and, two years ago, the church also participated in the Interface seminar. Due to the pastoral staff situation, the church was focused on other matters and the message of Interface was not conveyed to the congregation at large.
One of the leaders of Church S is also a facilitator for the Kairos course. She helped a Mandarin Kairos course which was completed in April 2023. Then she joined a Mandarin Mobiology 101, a training seminar from Simply Mobilizing, in early June and was inspired by the vision of seeing Simply Mobilizing as a movement. As her church was planning to resume in-person summer camp, she invited the writer, with the approval of her lead pastor, to run the Interface seminar for the entire summer camp from July 21-23, 2023.
The responses were encouraging and exciting!
- From different ages to different educational and professional backgrounds, all participants heard the message of the ministry of all believers loud and clear.
- They were excited to learn how they could be empowered by the Holy Spirit in their environment to witness Christ.
- Many kept saying that they wanted to hit the bull’s eye of the “right target”- to be on mission with God - as they were inspired by the story of the shooter in session one.
This is the story of Church S in the beginning of their journey toward being a missional church. Hopefully there will be more stories to tell about this church in the future.
Alfred Chui practiced physical therapy for over 25 years before he joined North Edmonton Alliance Church in 2009, first as the English Pastor & then in 2013 as the Senior Pastor. In 2019, Alfred & his wife Charis relocated to Richmond, B.C. and Alfred joined Outreach Canada as the Simply Mobilizing (SM) Canada Chinese Language Coordinator - implementing, maintaining and expanding the Kairos and other SM courses to mobilize Canadian Chinese diaspora Christians and their next generations to reach and disciple all nations.
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