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President of "China Focused" Theological College Resigns
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Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:50:05 +0800
Taiwan Church News 2661, March 2, 2003
Reported by Lin Yi-ying. Translated and rewritten by David
Rev. Chen Lei, president of Tao Sheng Theological College in
Taipei, recently announced his resignation in a letter sent to
college donors. Ms. Li Ming-an, who heads the college's board,
said that Rev. Chen would not be re-appointed. On February 23rd
the board's executive committee appointed one of its members, the
Rev. Hong Jen-huei as president. Rev. Hong is a retired minister
of word and sacrament in the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)
and has been serving as the president of the Galilee Mission
College, a PCT school.
The reason given for the resignation was a difference in
mission vision between Rev. Chen and the board of Tao-sheng, a
non-denominational college that has traditionally focused on
preparing evangelists to work in China.
Ms. Li and the board plan for the college to devote more of
its resources on care for the elderly. Rev. Chen, intent on the
China mission, has other ideas. Since August of last year he has
been working to set up a competing school, The China Mission
Theological College, to continue his vision.
The letter sent from Mr. Chen and those on the "college side"
of the disagreement reflected on the past 15 years of the
school's work. It pointed out the portion of the college's
resources devoted to China mission, and noted that the board had
recently decided to scale back this aspect of its work. For this
reason, Rev. Chen decided to leave.
Li Ming-an is 80 years old. The college's founder, Li
Pang-cho, passed away five years ago, leaving all responsibility
as board chair to her. She says, however, that she has no idea of
the organization's financial or property affairs. She has always
left such details to the president.
She says that a complete review of the college's financial
affairs will be made, and in the meantime all records will be
available from the treasurer and auditor. The college will
re-focus its work on care for the elderly, and asks the prayers
of all for her wisdom and ability to follow the God on the road
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