We want to invite you to become part of Chungdong First Methodist Church, English Ministry's CATS program in 2022. “CATS" is an acronym for Chungdong Academy for Theological and Spiritual Formation. Through CATS, EM is committed to providing opportunities for the people of faith to grow spiritually, be empowered through the knowledge of the Word of God, and experience a vibrant and purposeful life as followers of Jesus Christ. The CATS program is practical, informative and transformational. As in our logo - you will be informed to be transformed.
The CATS program comprises:
· Talk Concerts: Thought-provoking and inspiring open lectures presented by
experts in their fields of study.
· The Bible in Practice: Our annual Seder Supper is a practical enactment of the
Last Supper, as seen from a Jewish perspective. It is realistic, profoundly
spiritual and theologically sound.
· Spiritual Formation: The Winter Spiritual Retreat annually in December is the
highlight of the CATS program.
· Training Sessions: Intensive teacher’s training sessions by specialists in the
field of children’s ministry will precede Chungdong EM’s Summer and Winter
Vacation Bible Schools (VBS).
· Mentorship Program: The current mentorship program for staff members will
be extended to a mentorship program for lay leaders.
· The Bible as GPS Course: During 2019, we’ve started with the first module of
the Bible as GPS. Follow-up modules will continue in 2020. This intensive and
exciting course will empower you with the basic skills of exegesis, hermeneutics
and homiletics. It can change the way you read the Bible and apply it in real life.
Don’t miss this course. Each module takes ten weeks to complete and for the
duration of the course, lectures take place on Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30.
More details of the 2020 courses are available in this publication.
· CATS Table Talks: During the break times of The Bible as GPS courses, current
theological and biblical matters are the topics of our weekly Table Talks
conversations. Pastors and experts in their fields will lead these one-hour talks
in Wesley Hall Office. Look out for more information on our website and on the
English Ministry homepage.