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1. 教會歷史

台南東門巴克禮紀念教會是台灣基督長老教會所屬1,200間長老教會中的一間,創立於1903年5月,到今年已有108年的歷史。,以下簡單作一個介紹:

  本會創設於主後1903年5月,由英國宣教師巴克禮牧師夫人,為特別關心新樓醫院工作人員,以及在宣教師家中擔任傭人們的信仰生活,借用台南神學校教師宿舍舉行夜間聚會,開設佈道所。三年後成為太平境教會之支會,十八年後,於1921年3月9日昇格成為堂會。

  本會的歷史可劃分為四個時期。第一期為「創設期」(自1903年創立至1926年完成獻堂止)。第二期為「建設期」(自1927年至1944年光復前止)。第三期為「轉變期」(1945年自光復後至1970年止)。第四期為「現代期」(自1971年至今)。在創設初期,牧會者均為英國宣教師兼任,這些宣教師都是神學校的院長、教授。這時期不僅熱心宣教,也對當時落伍的不良風俗如纏足、吸鴉片、娶細姨等大力改革。在第二時期的建設時期,完成大禮拜堂的建設(這是當時南部最大的禮拜堂),並購買對面幼稚園土地一千多坪。這時期較注重主日學的建設以及長榮中學、長榮女中住宿的學生傳道工作。學生每主日參與本教會禮拜的活動,直到1972年才改在長榮女中禮拜堂聚會。在這段時期經歷中日戰爭及二次大戰的砲火,信徒生活困苦及受壓迫。在第三時期的轉變時期,漸漸以學生為中心的傳道轉變為以社區為中心的傳道,並走過P.K.U(倍加運動)的十年,注重全家歸主運動。在第四個時期的現代時期,比較注重對社會的關懷及鄉土的愛護,並建築堂皇的教育大樓來發揮教會更大的功能,發展松年大學及社區的事工。

  本會因位處於新樓醫院、台南神學院、長榮中學及長榮女中之間,故一百零八年來,與這些學校醫院之間關係非常密切。可以說東門教會是這些學校的場地,這些學校則是東門教會的資源。

  本會設教一百零八年來,歷九任十五位牧師共同耕耘這區上帝的葡萄園。他們是:第一任黃俟命牧師(黃彰輝牧師令尊,台南中會首任議長)。第二任潘道榮牧師(先為副牧、再為主牧、潘牧師曾為台灣基督長老教會主日學主任)。第三任楊士養牧師(曾任台南神學院教授、南部大會議長、總會聖詩委員會主委、創作聖詩約33首)。第四任梁秀德牧師(曾任台南神學院教授,中會議長,晚年開拓數間教會於北部)。第五任歐進安牧師(曾任第八屆總會議長,在任近二十年,是牧會最久的一位,也是把教會帶向多方面進展的一位)。第五任另聘有副牧陳主顯牧師(東南亞神學研究院倫理學博士,曾任台南神學院教授)。第六任陳崑南牧師(曾任台南中會51屆議長)。第七任陳博誠牧師(曾任第32屆總會議長,總會教育委員會主委)。第八任王明仁牧師,另聘有羅啟宗牧師(現任子會德光教會牧師)及李王淑娟牧師為「教育牧師」。第九任羅仁貴牧師(現任)。

  本會一百零八年來,共分設七間教會。最早是1933年,為慶祝設教三十週年,分設「高砂町佈道所」(即南門教會)。1936年,宋尚節博士來會佈道,興起傳福音熱忱而分設「後壁厝佈道所」(即仁德教會)。1961年分設「東寧教會」,以向大專師生傳福音。1963年,為慶祝設教六十週年,分設「後甲教會」。1976年,認養台南中會傳道部開設的「富強教會」。1987年接納「長榮教會」為支會,設教九十週年時,再分設一間德光教會。這七間教會分設後,各個教會都非常壯大,這是母會的光榮。歐進安牧師曾這樣形容東門教會:「東門親像一隻老母雞,雖然落毛,猶久會生蛋」。這實在是上帝的恩典。

  在過去一百零八年的歷史中,東門教會創造了不少教會歷史上的第一。例如:在清朝時代,首先提倡改革當時的不良風俗,如纏腳、娶細姨、吸鴉片等。這間禮拜堂在1926年落成時,是台灣最大間的教會,可容納500人以上。台灣第一間設立女長老的教會,她們是龔瑞珠和潘蘇秀二位女長老,於1926年設立。最早關心學生傳道的教會,並經營學舍施行學生宗教生活訓練。1927年成立聖歌隊(當時稱東門教會讚美團),由長榮中學和長榮女中學生當中特選音樂成績優良者所組成,這是當時南部教會首創和人數最多的聖歌隊,外國人稱台灣教會為「歌唱的教會」(Singing church)從此而來。台南中會首任議長係本堂首任牧師,即黃俟命牧師於1930年當選台南中會議長。台灣第一間聘有二位牧師的教會,即1930年黃俟命牧師在任中,增聘潘道榮牧師為副牧。台灣教會第一張鉛印週報:東門教會週報於1932年元月出刊。本會出身之黃彰輝牧師於1949年就任台南神學院院長,這是第一位台灣人的神學院院長。台灣基督長老教會第一位海外宣教師陳效贊牧師(父為陳金然牧師)係本教會出身,於1959年派往北馬登嘉樓宣教。一間教會有三人四次擔任總會議長,這也是台灣教會唯一的紀錄,他們是:黃彰輝牧師擔任第4、12屆總會議長,歐進安牧師擔任第8屆議長,陳博誠牧師擔任第32屆議長。1997年8月本教會出身宋泉盛牧師(曾經擔任台南神學院院長)當選世界歸正教會聯盟(W.A.R.C)的主席,這是第一位台灣人當選國際宗教組織的最高職位(該聯盟有164個國家的221個教會組織所組成,信徒約八千多萬)。
Tainan East Gate Barclay Memorial Church is one of the 1,200 Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Presbyterian Church belongs, was founded in May 1903, this year has 108 years of history. The following is a brief for an introduction:

This Council the creation in May the Lord after 1903 years, the British declared teachers Buck officiating priest his wife, opened particularly concerned about the new building hospital staff, and declared teachers' home served as maid who's faith life, to borrow Tainan Theological Seminary teachers quarters to hold night party, sermon. Three years after the Pacific territory of the Church 18 years later, upgraded to a church on March 9, 1921.

This will be the history can be divided into four periods. The first phase of the creation of (since only founded in 1903 to the 1926 completion of the offering hall). The second phase of the construction period (since the 1927-1944 war that ended). The third period is the "transition period" (After the retrocession of Taiwan, from 1945 to 1970). The fourth for the "modern period" (1971-present). In the initial creation, animal husbandry are British missionaries serve as dean of the school of these preachers are God, Professor. This period is not only enthusiastic about the mission, also was outdated bad customs such as footbinding, opium, married mistress radically reformed. Period of construction in the second period to complete the construction of a large chapel (which was south of the Chapel), and buy across the kindergarten land of 1000 square meters floor area. This period more emphasis on the construction of the Sunday School and Evergreen Middle School Evergreen Girls' Senior High School students to stay missionary work. Students every Sunday to participate in the activities of the church Sunday, did not change until the 1972 Girls' High School in the Evergreen Chapel gathering. In this period through the fire of the Sino-Japanese War and World War II, the believers living in poverty and oppression. In the third period of the transition period, gradually transition to student-centered preaching to community-centered preaching, and through the PKU (doubly movement) years, focusing on the whole family for Christ movement. In the modern era of the fourth period, and pay more attention to the love and concern for society and local and stately building of the education building to play a greater church's function, Chung-nin, universities and community development ministry.

This Council in the new building Hospital, Tainan Theological College, Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen Girls, it is 108 years, a very close relationship between these schools, hospitals. East Gate Church is the venue of these schools, these schools the resources of the Church of the East Gate.

Will be set up to teach the past 108 years, by calendar nine fifteen pastor to God's vineyard cultivation in this district. They are: first yellow as soon as the life pastor (Rev. Huang Chang hui your father, Tainan will be any speaker). Second Pan Daorong pastor (first deputy animal husbandry, re-based, animal husbandry, Pan pastor who the director of the Taiwan Presbyterian Church Sunday School). Third YANG Shi Yang pastor (former Tainan Theological Seminary professor, speaker of the southern part of the General Assembly, the chairman of the Federation of hymns Committee, creation hymn 33). Pastor fourth Ren Liangxiu Germany (a former professor at Tainan Theological College in meeting the long twilight years to develop a number of churches in the north). Fifth European security pastor (former Speaker of the Eighth Federation of animal husbandry, the oldest one in any of the past two decades, is the church with one to many of progress). The fifth hire another deputy, animal husbandry, Chen Epiphany Pastor (South East Asia Graduate School of Theology Ethics Ph.D., a former professor of Tainan Theological College). Sixth Ren Chenkun South pastor (former Speaker of Tainan in the 51st). Seventh Chen Bocheng priest (a former 32nd Federation of Speaker of the Federation Board of Education chairman). Eighth Wang Mingren pastor, hire another have the Luo Qizong pastor (now sub Deguang church pastor) and Li Wang Shujuan pastor for education pastor. The ninth term of Luo Rengui pastor (currently).

108 years of this Council, consists of seven churches. First in 1933, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the church was divided into "Takasago-cho sermon" (South Gate Church). In 1936, Dr. Song Shangjie will sermons, the rise of the gospel enthusiasm and divided into the posterior wall of the house sermon (Rende Church). 1961 divided Dongning Church, to preach the gospel to college students and teachers. For Education in 1963, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary is divided into "A church of". 1976, adoption of the rich and powerful Church "the Tainan mission will be opened. Acceptance of 1987 Evergreen Church "as the Council for Education 90th anniversary, and then divided the a Tekong church. Divided seven churches, the churches are to grow, this is the glory of the mother church. Ou, the pastor once described the East Gate Church: "East Gate pro like an old hen, while Romaine, Utah for a long time to lay eggs". This is really God's grace.

In the past 108 years of history, the East Gate Church has created a lot of church history. For example: in the Qing Dynasty, the first advocate to reform the bad customs, such as foot-binding, married mistress, opium. This chapel completed in 1926, Taiwan's largest inter-church, can accommodate more than 500 people. Established by the first female elders of the church, they are the Gong Ruizhu and Pan Suxiu two female elders, was established in 1926. The first concern of the student missionary Church and operates the House for the purposes of student religious life training. Hymns team was established in 1927 (at that time known as the East Gate church praise group) from Evergreen Middle School and Evergreen female high school students among the special election music score good by the composition, was south of the church's first and number up to the hymns team, foreigners, said Taiwan's Church as the "singing Church "(Singing church) never came. Tainan in any of the first Speaker of the Church's first pastor, yellow as soon as the life pastor in 1930, he was elected in Tainan in meeting long. Taiwan employed two pastor of the Church, the 1930 yellow as soon as the life pastor in any additional Pan Daorong pastor as deputy, animal husbandry. Taiwan churches letterpress printing Weekly: East Gate Church weekly in the January 1932 issue. Pastor Huang Chang-hui took office in 1949, this origin of the president of the Tainan Theological College, which is the first Taiwanese Seminary. The pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan first overseas missionaries CHEN Xiao Zan (parent Pastor Chen Jin contingent) of the Church was born in 1959, sent the Jia Louxuan North Marden taught. A church three people four times as the Federation of the Speaker, which is the Church the only records they are: Huang Chang hui pastor as 4 and 12 session of the Federation of Speaker, Ou, Pastor served as Speaker of the 8th, Chen Bocheng priest as the first 32nd Speaker. S. Song pastor of this church was born (in August 1997 has served as president of the Tainan Theological College) was elected President of the World Alliance of Reformed Church Union (WARC), which is the first Taiwanese elected to the highest office of international religious organizations (the alliance of 164 countries 221 church organizations consisting of believers about 8000 million).