About

中大九院中崇基獨有的校牧室

非一般辦公室⋯⋯’

她可是你生命中奇妙的旅程的導航室;

她引領你探索心靈世界的起點;

她亦是在校園裡開拓信仰領域新天地的起步點;

她可能是開掘你生命潛能的好去處;

同時是讓你要思考人生問題的地方;

 

在崇基的生活,讓你把握機會,找著你的校牧,

一起去探索吧!

 

崇基學院的禮拜堂是目前全中國公立大學校園內最早及最大一座獨立建築的教堂。教堂聖壇兩旁排列前中國(一九五一年前)十三間基督教大學的校徽木刻,是世界上唯一見到這十三間大學的校徽的教堂,見証崇基學院的基督教高等教育的承傳和使命感,如校歌第一節所說:

 

南天海嵎,四方人士,同興此學府。

崇奉基督,勵志篤行,修業勤是務。

漫漫長夜,屹立明燈,使命莫辜負。

學成致用,挽救狂瀾,靈光照寰宇。

校牧室主要工作如下:

 

(一)學院週會  週會是校牧室的主要工作,上課期間每星期五之第四節及第五節於禮拜堂舉行。校牧以詩歌、讀經、禱告開始週會,作為學生道德教育、心靈建設,使跟著通識教育的專題演講有一種價值向度。

(二)信仰輔導  信仰與人生有非常密切的關係,同學及同事在信仰及生活所遇到的挑戰,都是校牧所關心並樂意提供適切的支持。

(三)主日崇拜  崇基禮拜堂主日崇拜是向校內人士及鄰近社區提供崇拜的方便,作為本學院對大學團體及社會人士的一項宗教服務,逢主日上午十時半舉行。另在節期(如聖誕節)均有特別崇拜活動。大學講章以粵、普、英三語進行,目的是在校園中建立信仰與文化對話的語言,引起學生、教職員對信仰的興趣和探索。另一方面,大學講章堅固信徒的信仰周延性和理性依據,在心志上作大人 (In Understanding Be Man, 林前14:20)。

(四)團契活動  大學有不同的同學團契組織,並舉辦多種宗教活動,校牧室與校內各團契、宿舍細胞小組保持聯絡,並給與支持,但非直接參與活動;各團契按照自己的方式,實現各自的目標。週一至週五借用校牧室設施聚會的計有中大基督徒樂隊、中大基督徒詩班、中大學園傳道會、中大團契、中醫學院團契、法律學院團契、崇基團契、醫科生團契。

(五)週年活動  校牧室負責統籌每年十月底舉行的校慶感恩節崇拜及十一月舉行的崇基畢業禮,並每年十二月舉行校園報佳音及於十二月二十四日平安夜舉行燭光歌頌崇拜。

(六)教職員基督徒團契  通常每年十月至五月的第四個星期四中午有午餐崇拜及講座。

(七)內地生事工  為幫助內地生適應校園生活,並提供牧養關顧,校牧室因應需要,設立每周普通話團契及查經班;同時,成立短期廣東話班及生活輔導,好讓他們早日投入香港的生活。

(八)音樂事工   校牧室積極舉辦音樂活動。學期間逢星期一下午一時三十分均舉辦二十五分鐘之「午間心靈綠洲」,以洗滌心靈的合唱音樂及器樂作品,為校園內埋首於知識寶庫的老師、同學及公務繁重的各部門職員提供一片使心靈得蒙滋潤的綠洲。教職員、學生、校友及教職員子女可參與各項音樂活動,包括主日學兒童詩班及崇基禮拜堂詩班。禮拜堂內的管風琴是由德國比勒費爾德的Detlef Kleuker建造,擁有兩排鍵盤,機械操作。此風琴在學生的演奏訓練和禮儀培訓上乃是不可或缺的一員。

(九)學生互訪/交流  透過華人大學校牧協會的安排,每年暑假在香港、台北、台中、台南輪流舉行港台基督教大學生領袖交流營,一起學習、分享、服事和慶祝。

(十)國際學生會議  校牧室先後在二ΟΟ二年(亞洲基督教大學的改變與挑戰)及二ΟΟ五年(全球倫理與基督教高等教育)舉辦了兩次國際學生會議,讓來自亞洲不同學生領袖交流經驗,彼此學習。

(十一)尋根團  校牧室組織尋根團,連同本地及台灣基督教大學,訪問前國內基督教大學校園,二ΟΟ二年訪問了福建協和大學(福建師範大學)、華南女子書院;二ΟΟ四年華西協和大學(四川大學);二ΟΟ五年齊魯大學(山東大學);二ΟΟ九燕京大學(北京大學);二Ο一二年滬江大學(上海理工大學)、聖約翰大學(華東政法大學)、之江大學(浙江大學之江校區);二Ο一六年南京大學(前金陵大學)、南京師範大學(前金陵女子大學)蘇州大學(前東吳大學)、金陵協和神學院。

(十二)婚禮  崇基教堂於二ΟΟ二年刊憲成為合法結婚場所。凡中文大學校友可申請在崇基教堂舉行婚禮。有關詳情可登入校牧室網頁查詢及下載資料,網頁為www.cuhk.edu.hk/ccc/chaplaincy。

學院要求同學尊重校內的基督教禮儀、傳統及自由開放的信仰特徵,學院也同樣尊重各同學的個人宗教信仰。

 

The Chaplain’s Office

It is unique among the nine colleges in the University.

Not an ordinary office…

It may be the pilot room of your life’s wonderful journey;

Or the starting point to embark on the exploration of your own spiritual world;

It is a vintage point to accord you the vista of expanding horizon of faith;

It is a chamber where you feel comfortable to discover your potential;

It is a place to think about the questions of life;

We invite you to drop by and meet our chaplains.

 

At the moment the college chapel is the earliest and largest independent sanctuary for worship on the public university campus in China. The engraved emblems of former thirteen Christian Universities in China on the chancel wall bear witness of the rich heritage and mission of Chung Chi College as an institution of Christian higher education. As the first stance of the college anthem states:

 

Men from four seas founded Chung Chi so that here might youth

Honor Christ, eternal teacher, who Himself is truth.

Through the long night keep the torch bright and the work begun

Till the lights of faith and knowledge show the world made one.

 

The main ministries of the Chaplain’s Office include:

  1. College Assembly – The College Assembly is one of the major events of Chaplain’s Office. It is held during the 4th and 5th teaching sessions on Fridays during school term. When the assembly begins, the Chaplain leads a ten-minute worship in hymns, Scripture reading and prayer related to the topics of the assembly, and set the tone for the subsequent talk. The worship time provides pastoral care, moral education and spiritual formation for students and staff.
  2. Spiritual Counseling – The Chaplain is available to meet with students and staff who seek spiritual counseling and on matter related to personal faith.
  3. Sunday Service – The Chaplain’s Office conducts Sunday Service on Sunday mornings. The worship service provides spiritual nourishment and fellowship time to the community of both campus and the neighborhood. The service is conducted in Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua and English. The University Sermon provides a forum for dialogue of faith and culture, and deepens the congregation understanding of Christian faith.
  4. Student Fellowships – The Chaplain’s Office maintain constant contacts, liaise and support  various student fellowships and cell groups on campus. Student groups may operate according to their own distinctiveness and to accomplish their own goals. Currently, Chung Chi Student Fellowship, Fellowship of Evangelical Students, Medical Students Fellowship, CU Campus Crusade for Christ, Nursing Fellowship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Christian Choir, School of Chinese Medicine cell group and other cell groups are having their regular meetings at Chung Chi Chapel.
  5. Annual Celebration – The Chaplain’s Office is responsible for organizing the annual Founders’ Day Thanksgiving Service on the Last Friday of October and the Graduation Ceremony in November. The Chaplain’s Office also organizes the Christmas Eve Carol Singing and Candle Light Service in the evening of December 24.
  6. Campus Christian Fellowship – During term time, the Chaplain’s Office, in conjunction with the Campus Christian Fellowship Committee, presents monthly luncheon talk (on Thursday).
  7. Ministry for Students from Mainland China – To assist students from Mainland China to adapt campus life as well as to provide pastoral care for them, the Chaplain’s Office organizes weekly Putonghua Fellowship and Bible Study. There are also short-term Cantonese classes and relevant assistances in order to help them being integrated into the Hong Kong lifestyle smoothly.
  8. Music Ministry – The Chaplain’s Office maintains an active music program. Every Monday at 1:30pm during the school term, “Midday Oasis” provides a 25-minutes breathing space for students, teachers and staff to refresh and refuel themselves with beautiful vocal and instrumental music. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and children of staff also participate in music ensembles including the Sunday School Children Choir and Chung Chi Chapel Choir . Home to a two-manual mechanical pipe organ built by Detlef Kleuker from Bielefeld, Germany, the organ at Chung Chi Chapel is essential for training of student organists in performance and liturgical function.
  9. Student Visitor/ Exchange Programs – As a member of the Federation of Chinese University and College Chaplaincies, an annual summer exchange camp is organized for students of local and Taiwan Christian Universities. Students from thirteen member institutions come together to learn, to share, to serve and to celebrate.
  10. International Student Conferences – The Chaplain’s Office had organized two international students conferences in 2002 (Changes and Challenges in Christian Higher Education in Asia) and 2005 (Global Ethics and Christian Higher Education) respectively for student leaders from Christian universities in Asia.
  11. Root-seeking Trip – The Chaplain’s Office organizes root-seeking trips with related Christian universities in Taiwan to visit former Christian University campuses in Mainland China. We had visited Fukien Christian University (Fukien Normal University) and Hwa Nan Women’s College in 2002; West China Union University (Sichuan University) in 2004; Cheerloo University (Shandong University) in 2005; Yenching University (Peking University) in 2009; University of Shanghai (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology), St. John University (East China University of Political Science and Law) and Hangchow University (Zhijiang Campus, Zhejiang University) in 2012; Nanjing University (Private University of Nanking), Nanjing Normal University (Ginling College), Soochow University and Nanjing Union Theological Seminary in 2016.
  12. Wedding Ceremonies – Since 2002, the Chung Chi College Chapel was authorized to be a place of administration of holy matrimony. CUHK alumni and staff may visit the webpage of the Chaplain’s Office at www.cuhk.edu.hk/ccc/chaplaincy for further information.

The College respects the personal faith of students and staff but expects their reciprocal deference for the College Christian heritage. We consider our Christian tradition an added value to our education.