CBM Field Staff John and Ruth Chan, who have been serving in Germany among Chinese students since 2008, have been appointed the new Chinese Ministries Team Leaders, effective immediately.
John and Ruth bring many gifts to the role. Their background in business, matched with their wider connections within the Chinese-Canadian Baptist family, make them a great fit for their new role. They effectively straddle the cultural and geographic lines of China and Hong Kong, Europe and Canada, and are committed leaders able to work with senior Chinese leadership while also relating well to the next generation of influencers.
Team Leaders have an important role within CBM. They help the team reach organizational ends by directing, coaching and empowering our Field Staff and assisting our national partners in the accomplishment of our shared objectives. They promote their sphere of ministry both on the field and here in Canada and help shape the agenda for the future.
We remain committed to the three axes of our Chinese Ministries: encouraging Canadian Baptist churches to be engaged in Asian ministries, outreach among the Chinese diaspora, and developing strong integral mission centres and theological resources for church leaders in Asia.