The Second Session of Training on Social Service Held in Chengdu

Training on social service capability building (the second session), organized by CCC/TSPM, was held in Shangxiang church in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, from August 14th to 17th. Forty-five pastoral staffs from churches of thirty-three counties and areas in Sichuan attended the training.



The theme of the second session of the training was “service capability building”. Dr. Wang Ruihong, assistant professor and the deputy director of the department of social work of East China University of Science and Technology and the chairman of Shanghai Chunhui Social Workers Firm was invited to the training to give a lecture “project operation of social work”, including social transformation, social problems, social work and social administration, Christianity and the ideas of social work, project management of social work and brand innovation. Another lecturer Mr. Shen Li, assistant professor of Shanghai Normal University and the deputy director of research institute of urban social work, gave a lecture “the situation and challenge of Chinese Christian social service”. Pro. Shen talked about the relationship between Christianity and social work, China’s reform and opening and the development of Christian church, the strengths and contains of Christian social service and analyzed the future direction of social ministry. Pro. Shen also mentioned the marriage and family problem in today’s society, and explained the differences between male and female, marriage, family life and work in layman’s language.


Fan Min, a deputy director of Bureau of Religious Affairs of Sichuan Government, Pastor Wei Kang and Li Dong, leaders of Sichuan provincial CC/TSPM, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.



The trainees clearly found the entrance of church social ministry, sincerely recognized the responsibility and mission of church social service, and also learned the knowledge of the procedure, methods and sustainable development of project operation of social work through the training. They are ready to find local problems, write project report of social work and organize the implement of project together with brothers and sisters to benefit the society and glorify the Lord.




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