Welcome to Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church
Our Vision Statement
Rooted in Christ to reach out to the world
A very warm welcome to Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church! We value building community and fellowship as we study God's Word together. Our English congregation has a variety of activities for children, youth and adults. Please take a look below for more details.
- Children's Service -
Every Sunday starting at 9am
- Introduction to Children's Ministry -
Children are a blessing from the Lord. With these blessings also come responsibilities. As stewards of God’s children, parents are responsible for helping children grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Churches have a responsibility toward children, too. We want to provide an environment in which children are safe, are taught at an age-appropriate level, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We minister to the spiritual needs of our children through a children’s ministry program. The need for this program is evident in that many young people reach adulthood and decide not to follow Christ. They had not been prepared to accept him as their Saviour. One reason for this is that some churches do not have an effective ministry to children — do not have a program to help them receive Jesus into their lives.
Why is a Children's Ministry important?
For so many families in today’s world, life revolves around the kids. If you have kids, your calendar is probably full of events related to them. And it’s certainly not a bad thing that you love your kids and make them important. Parents will likely attend church where their kids want to go and, hopefully, where their kids get loved and discipled. As a Children’s Minister, I want your kids to be loved. I want the best for their future. I want the Gospel to invade the next generation of leaders. I want churches to reach kids, draw them in, and to equip parents to disciple their children well! I want them to love the time they spend at church so they are excited about showing up and learning about Jesus. So if you want to reach families, engage kids!
Here are five reasons why children’s ministry at your church matters so much:
1. Kids need a solid spiritual foundation.
As humans, we go through stages of life that require different methods of learning. Kids are in a beautiful stage in which they are open to hearing and receptive to truth. They desire to learn because they are in a stage of seeking knowledge. They are curious.
Scripture tells us to build up their foundation, and children’s ministry allows us to teach God’s truth early in life. We desperately need mature Christians, but before we mature, we need spiritual milk (1 Peter 2:2). In children’s ministry, we seek to build a basic foundation that will produce fruit when it is tested (James 1:3).
2. Kids are the next generation of leaders.
Today they seem wild and irresponsible but they will be the next generation of church leaders, community leaders, and world changers. And if we pray and seek God’s face, they can be even more effective in leadership than our current generation. This is exciting stuff!
How do you stop gossip among believers? Love kids well. How do you get Christian men to love their sisters in Christ? Love kids well. How do you impact the divorce rate among Christian couples? Love kids well. Love them well today and impact a whole generation of adults tomorrow.
3. Kids are learning to form relationships now.
Life happens in relationships. Not only is church a great place for your kids to build godly friendships with other kids that can last a lifetime, it’s also an opportunity for kids to connect with adults and leaders. This happens through mentoring or disciple-making relationships, often through children’s small group leaders who hang out with them every Sunday.
We all need Christ-centered relationships, and the church is best positioned to make these relationships happen in intentional ways.
4. Parents need to be equipped for family discipleship.
In children’s ministry, I love to teach the gospel, to share God’s love, and to see life change. But even more, I desire to see families excited about discipling their kids. We can’t stop teaching after a child receives Christ. That special moment is just the beginning of a whole new life. Afterward, we get to disciple them and deepen their beautiful relationship with Christ. We have the privilege of watching that relationship grow and flourish.
No one is better equipped for the work of discipling children than parents. One of our biggest jobs in children’s ministry is to equip parents with the tools and resources to disciple their kids beyond Sundays.
5. Kids need to experience the unconditional love of God through us.
As church leaders, we want to share God’s love with people. It’s our goal every single week! It’s simple, it’s genuine, and it’s radial and life-changing. Encourage your children’s ministry volunteers and love them well. They are the life blood of ministry. And as you love those leaders, encourage them to pass that love along to the kids you serve every chance they get. Let’s love kids well!
Our Pastors and Staff
English Ministry Pastor
Chris was born in Brisbane but raised in Sydney. He's married to Grace and they have a daughter, Naomi. After initially graduating from a Computer Science degree, Chris worked in IT. Chris has been serving as the English Pastor since 2012 after graduating from Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Grace has worked in IT and in church ministry, and is currently pursuing studies in intercultural studies and counselling. Chris is a fan of sports, Xiaomi, and board games.
Acting Senior Pastor
Pastor Samuel Suen was born in Hong Kong. He devoted himself to God and entered China Graduate School of Theology in 2003. After receiving a Master of Divinity degree in 2006, he accepted the position of pastor at Western District Evangelical Church. In April 2017, he was led by God to assume the pastorate of our church. Pastor Suen and his wife Harmony have 2 sons, Hanoch and Nathan.
Brisbane Living Water Alliance Church Pastor
Thomas graduated from the Brisbane School of Theology in 2013 and joined the Pastoral Staff of Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church in the same year. He actually began attending BCAC back in 2001 when the church was still Antioch International Church. Prior to this, he worked in a Christian bookstore in Hong Kong. Thomas is married to Daphne and they have two lovely daughters, Karis and Alisa.
Rev. Daniel Lam
Rev. Lam graduated from the Hong Kong Overseas Theological Seminary and the Philippine Asian Theological Seminary. He was a missionary of the Missionary Association. From 1973 to 2009, he successively went to Cambodia, East Malaysia, South Australia and New Zealand to open, teach, train and establish Churches; Rev. Lam was a former lecturer at Biblical Theological Seminary in the Philippines and Bible Training Centre in the South; He settled in Queensland in 2009 and is now serving as pastor in the Mandarin and Cantonese ministry.
Cantonese Ministry Pastor
Pastor Jacob was called by God in 1999. He studied a Bachelor of Theology at Bethel Bible Seminary in 2005. After that, he served in Sharon Lutheran Church to promote Evangelism and Hospital Christian Ministry. In 2014, he was led by God to serve overseas in a chinese church in Australia. Pastor Jacob loves ball games. He married his wife Joey in 2011. God has given them two lovely daughters, the eldest daughter being Joselyn and the younger daughter Jovia.
Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.
[ Psalm 127 : 3 - 5 ]
- CHURCH LIFE -
A very warm welcome to Brisbane Chinese Alliance Church! We value building community and fellowship with one another as well as studying God's Word together. The English Ministry have a variety of activities for Children, Youth and Adults. Please take a look at the sub-menus for more details