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Inventory of the National Conference of the Chinese churches in America
GTU 96-3-02  
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Description
Original papers (carbon copies, photocopy); transcripts of taped discussions; published proceedings; correspondence.
Background
This collection contains the proceedings of the first conference, held in San Francisco, May 1955, the second conference, 1958, and "The Chinese in the United States and the Chinese Christian churches" by Horace R. Cayton and Anne O. Lively, a survey conducted prior to the first conference to provide information and points of discussion. C.C. Hung discusses the beginnings and purpose of the conference (see File Folder 2), "We all have a sustained interest in our ministry. We all need to share our problems and experiences. There are many things that we cannot do as a single church or a single denomination, but in unity and cooperation we can achive our goal. We should not be discouraged if we cannot find a solution for all our many problems, but at the very least we will have a better understanding of the existence of the problems and face them more realistically." Papers and discussions included evangelism, worship styles, leadership, differences between China born and American born Chinese, the teaching and use of both Chinese and English, social service needs in the community, and stewardship and financial issues.
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Graduate Theological Union. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Graduate Theological Union as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.