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About Fullness in Christ Fellowship
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To minister to women so that
the image of God can be restored in
them, and that they may live out the
abundant life as promised by Christ.
- To develop Christian women leaders and promote the health and growth of the total person so that they can become effective witnesses for Christ at home and at Church, in the market place and the society at large.
- To provide a platform for woman ministers, seminarians and pastors’ wives to support and share with each other.
- To serve girls and women who are abused and oppressed by providing spiritual and emotional counseling and healing, and provide educational and vocational training to rebuild their lives.
Statement of Faith
- We believe the whole Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God and the final authority for all Christian faith and life.
- We believe the Triune God is the only true God, Creator and Ruler of heaven and earth. Jesus Christ the Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, died on the Cross as an atonement for our sins and rose again on the third day. He ascended into heaven and will return to establish new Heaven and Earth. God the Father prepared the Salvation, the Son accomplished it and the Holy Spirit executes it.
- We believe that human beings, both male and female are created in the image of God, but in Adam we are all sinners in need of God’s salvation. Only by faith in Christ can we be justified and receive eternal life.
- We believe the church is the Body of Christ. Christ is the Head of the Church. In Christ all people regardless of race, class or gender receive the same spiritual Inheritance and the same calling to faithfully use their gifts and resources to build up God’s Kingdom.
Board of Directors:
- Lily Yang
- Lily Lee
- Carmen Tsui
- Melvin Wong
Team of Co-workers:
- In 1997, the book, Passion for Fullness, coauthored by Dora Wang, Cecilia Yau and Lily Lee was published by China Graduate School of Theology. It created much discussion and awareness of the situations women ministers were facing in North America.
- In 1998 a fellowship group of women ministers in San Francisco Bay Area was started.
- In 2001, a group of 17 Chinese women ministers and seminarians from California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Texas attended CBE (Christian for Biblical Equality) Conference together and hosted a post-conference retreat. FICF was formally established during the retreat.
- In 2003, a recovery and healing retreat for women ministers was hosted in San Diego.
- In 2004, new local fellowships were initiated in New York and Los Angeles. An anthology of articles written by Yau, Wang & Lee and responded by eight well-known pastors and seminary professors were collected in a book, Gender Reconciliation—Men and Women Become One in Christ. The second edition of Passion for Fullness was published in the same year.
- In November of 2005, Northern and Southern California fellowships had a joint retreat at Dancing Horse Ranch in Paso Robles, California. Thirty-four sisters attended the two-day retreat and the majority of them wanted to have a retreat every year. Since then we have a retreat every year.
- In 2006, the San Diego chapter was established.
- In 2009, FiCF was incorporated as a non-profit organization with tax-deductible 501(c)(3) status.
- In 2010, Debbie Choy was sent out as a missionary to start a ministry for young female victims of human trafficking in Cambodia. She will set up an informal school and a woman center.
- In 2012, Hong Kong Branch Office was set up and registered as a non-profit organization with tax deductible status.
Caring and Training:
- Foster mutual support and prayers for each other through regular regional support groups for church and para-church ministers.
- Organize annual retreats for sisters to explore issues of womanhood and service. Encourage women to develop and use their gifts for the kingdom of God.
- Provide healing and counseling services for women who are wounded in the ministry.
Education and Literature:
- Encourage woman writers to write Bible study materials and Sunday School curriculums relating to woman issues.
- Sponsor seminars or classes relating to growth and service for Christian women.
- Encourage the Chinese churches and leaders in N. America to provide equal opportunities for sisters to serve full-time in the Church.
Social Justice for Women
- Research and publish studies on domestic violence, sexual abuse, prostitution and human trafficking.
- Social Action－serve female victims of violence and oppression.
Communication and Networking through website and blogs
Annual Financial Reports
FiCF is registered in the USA as a non-profit organization with 50 1(c )(3) status. All donations are tax-deductible.