About CCCMD’s Adult Caring Ministry
Lift Jesus higher! That is the purpose and goal of the Chinese Christian Church of Maryland. We desire to seek the Lord, to have a closer fellowship with Him, to serve Him and to bring people to Jesus. However, it is clear that we can do nothing on our own. All we can do is exalt Christ, who alone can draw all men unto Himself.
Since the start of our church, we have spent Saturday mornings waiting upon the Lord and seeking the Lord together. In addition to Bible study, we have also read selected books. These meetings provide the very essence of our – waiting on the Lord, seeking the Lord, praising the Lord, studying His word, praying, being filled by the Holy Spirit…all so that we may go deeper into this sweet fellowship and union with Him. We long to be filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit so that we can live in His presence moment by moment. We also have weekly prayer meetings, Friday night Bible Studies, Sunday school, Sunday worship, sisters’ prayer meetings, and annual retreats.
As we grow in our walk with God, He shares with us His burden for lost souls. After being inwardly filled with God’s love, that love naturally overflows from the church unto unbelievers around us. We have evangelistic meetings, and participate in missionary work through prayer and financial support. Brothers and sisters display their love for lost souls by opening their homes for small evangelistic meetings and through personal witnessing. In these end times, the fields are ripe for harvest. People are hungry for God and their hearts are ready to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
Reaching our kinsmen in Mainland China is a burden of our church. We direct a large portion of our missionary fund there. The first Sunday of each month is Missionary Sunday. All the offerings that are not specifically designated are sent to mission fields around the world. We are supporting missionaries in Africa, China, Virgin Island, Europe, Mexico and Taiwan. We also minister to the churches in China in person.
The church is the family of God. As we see through His eyes, we can see the needs of our brothers and sisters. We aim to care for each other, forgive each other, pray for each other, help each other, and share our burdens as well as joys. There are 5 regional caring groups and 5 fellowship caring groups, which provide small group caring and support both physically and spiritually.
All members are encouraged to serve God with whatever gifts and talents He has bestowed to them. God has consistently risen up people to fill the needs of the church. Most families, including young people and children, are serving in different capacities. Behind every ministry and service there is a prayer meeting. He provides us with the desire, strength, wisdom and joy to serve. “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”
Praise the Lord! Everything that we do, we do it for Him and through Him. All we desire is to be empty vessels, and to allow Jesus to live His life out through us. We are nothing. Yet, as we offer ourselves to him, He is able to do far beyond what we could ask or think. We thank God that as He is lifted up, He draws our hearts to seek Him and serve Him with simplicity, purity and joy. As time passes, we trust that God will give us a greater hunger for Him, and obtain a greater fullness of Jesus Christ. Our desire is for Him to will and to do in each one of us according to His good pleasure. It is so true that nothing is important but Jesus and abiding in Him. Lift Jesus higher. May He draw all men unto Himself.