Pastors Renewal Ministry 教牧更新事工

Pastoring in Australia is an even more challenging experience today than a generation ago. Pastors are called to provide effective leadership to their congregations for church growth and proclamation of the gospel. The physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual demands on the pastors are always exceedingly high. Clergy burnout, high stress and loss of focus/direction are commonly experienced by pastors in the course of their ministry. A close relationship of support and encouragement with more experienced pastors can enable pastors and their spouses to serve the church and their communities more effectively on a continuing basis.
 
In pursuit of its broader harm prevention objectives, FLC establishes and maintains a new “Pastor Renewal Ministry” to support the pastors and their spouses in Australia.  
 

Objective

To prevent burnout, depression and other harmful behaviours among pastors and the community.
It is anticipated that the pursuit of the above goal will also have the following beneficial, ancillary results:
  • renew the ministry and leadership capacities of pastors. 
  • strengthen the pastors in fulfilling their calling to serve and lead their ministry in reaching out to their communities.
 

Activities

To provide a free and confidential service to pastors and their spouses by a team of experienced pastors:

  1. prayer, support and encouragement. 
  2. biblical and theological advice or suggestions to deal with ministry issues.
  3. problem-solving and conflict resolution skills/strategies in the ministry.
  4. necessary referral to appropriate services.
  5. support to enhance their spiritual growth.
  6. support to enrich their marriage, family and interpersonal relationships.
  7. consultation on personal and ministry direction.
  8. educational support
 

Components of Ministry

  1. Prayer
  2. Encouragement
  3. Counselling  
  4. Consultation
  5. Educational Support  (including conference, seminar & retreat camp, etc)
 

Team of Pastors

Rev Joseph Fung & Dr Nancy Fung   (Founding Pastors, pro bono)  

 

Rev Joseph Fung migrated to Australia when he was 15 years old and became an active Christian during his mechanical engineering degree at Sydney University. He worked at University of New South Wales for 13 years. During these years he was active in student outreach, before being called to be a full-time pastor. Joseph’s ministry has centred on bringing the gospel to Chinese-Australians. Joseph and his wife Nancy planted several Chinese churches and he has been one of the founding members of the Sydney Combined Chinese Churches Evangelistic Committee (now SCCCA) from its very beginning, now the Chief Executive Officer. Joseph has also been involved in pioneering the first Chinese migrant social programs with the Council of the City of Ryde and the Chinese Theological College Australia. 
 
Dr Nancy Fung moved to Australia when she was 17 and has since been very involved in education and ministry. Initially, Nancy studied Nursing and worked in Nursing Education, including completing three master degrees in Education, Nursing Administration and Counselling. However, following her husband Joseph entering full-time ministry, Nancy felt called to leave her Senior Lecturer position to provide full-time support to Joseph. To better equip herself for her ministries, Nancy completed a Bachelor of Theology and a PhD focused on theological education. Currently, Nancy is an adjunct lecturer at the Chinese Theological College Australia, a senior counsellor at First Light Care and a cross-cultural chaplain with Joseph at Moore College. 
 
With decades of experience in Christian ministry and church planting, Rev Joseph Fung brings wisdom and insight that will help other pastors and church leaders find the support they need as they serve and lead their churches. Having spent decades working together to serve the church and its leaders, they are well-qualified to help pastors, church leaders and their spouses build not only strong churches, but strong leaders and strong families too.
 

Service Fee 

  • Free of charge to pastors and their spouses.
  • Donation will be appreciated (Donation of $2.00 or over to “First Light Care Fund” is tax-deductible)
 

Location of Service  

  • At appropriate premises/venues that will protect confidentiality.
  • Will be advised on making an appointment with the team. 
 

For Appointment or Enquiry

Mail:  Pastors Renewal Ministry, First Light Care 
          P.O. Box K1012, Haymarket NSW 1240, Australia 
 
 
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Pastors Renewal Ministry 教牧更新事工

Counselling Service 輔導服務

 

Counselling pastors, theological students and their spouses on 

輔導牧者、神學生與他們的配偶 :

  • relationships issues 關係問題
  • mental health issues 精神健康問題
  • pre-marital issues 婚前問題
  • marital and family issues 婚姻舆家庭問題
  • pastoral care needs 教牧關顧需要
  • aged care needs 老年護理需要

 

Dr Nancy Fung 馮陳念恩博士

Senior Counsellor 資深輔導員

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Christian Counselling
  • Credentialled Mental Health Nurse
  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
  • Registered Nurse
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Diploma of Ministry
  • Master of Nursing Administration
  • Associate Diploma of Clinical Nursing Science (Gerontology)
  • Master of Arts (Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education)

 

Language 言語:  Cantonese / Mandarin / English 粵語 / 國語 / 英語

Service Fee 

  • Free of charge to pastors, theological students and their spouses.
  • Donation will be appreciated (Donation of $2.00 or over to “First Light Care Fund” is tax-deductible)
 
Location of Service  
  • At appropriate premises/venues that will protect confidentiality.
  • Will be advised on making an appointment with Nancy. 
 
For Counselling Appointment or Enquiry
Mail:   Pastors Renewal Ministry, First Light Care 

          P.O. Box K1012, Haymarket NSW 1240, Australia 

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