Welcome to Chinese Bible Church of Maryland Chinese School
Chinese Education in this metropolitan area is well established. Many parents have strong desire for their children to learn Chinese. English-speaking adults also feel the need to learn Chinese due to the development of China in recent years. Our church established a Chinese school on September 9, 2007 for some of the above reasons. We have received warm reception from those at our church, parents of the previous Chung Hwa Chinese School, and others in the community. The number of students registered exceeded our expectation: we have 163 students in 12 classes which meet on Sunday afternoon. We have a teaching team with love, patience, and enthusiasm. Their rich teaching experiences enrich students with a high quality Chinese education.
- 小學部(包括幼兒班, 共六班))使用斯坦福教材，簡繁並行，並以漢語拼音輔助教學。
- 中文會話班有成人，青少年，與MSL(Mandarin as Second Language四班。
At the present, our Chinese school education can be divided into 3 systems:
- Elementary (including preschool, 6 classes in total): using Stanford materials, including both simplified and traditional characters, and Chinese phonetic.
- Middle school and high school (2 classes in total): follow the direction of SAT II with self-edited materials with traditional characters only.
- Conversation classes (4 classes in total): including adults, teens, and MSL (teaching Mandarin as a Second Language) A & B.
We also offer cultural classes including Chinese Chess, Singing, Tong-Soo Do, and Calligraphy.
As a Chinese church, we feel the need to help our younger generations to understand some Chinese culture. Others may differ from our view in having children learn Chinese. However, as learning Chinese becomes a popular trend, there is value in knowing Chinese. By offering Chinese education in a Chinese church, we attempt to help our next generation to properly understand Chinese culture from a Biblical viewpoint.
中文學校同時也積極開辦課外活動課程，來幫助有需要的家長們與社區人士。目前共有十七位參加二胡班 也有三十位家長們參加英文班 課外活動課程以服務家長與社區人士為主。希望透過這些課程與社區結合，使更多的朋友願走進教會。週日下午，在熙來嚷往的人群中，您會看見許多您不認識的朋友，這些都是您可交談的福音對象。
CBCM-CS also offers many extracurricular activities which aim is to enrich parents and others in the community. We have 17 signed up for Er-Hu class and 30 parents in the English class. When you see unfamiliar faces on Sunday afternoon, please feel free to chat with them and befriend them.
CBCM-CS has a PTA (Parent-Teacher Association), which is a crucial link in a Chinese school. Its main function is to assist the school in its teaching and other activities. From 1:45 pm each Sunday afternoon, parents on duty help set up tables, chairs, TV/DVD in the classrooms, ringing the bell, preparing tea and calligraphy materials, cleaning up and supporting in-school and inter-school activities. The enthusiastic participation of parents enhances the growth of the school. Parents may choose to participate in the extra-curricular activities or help the school after they drop off their children. CBCM-CS also provides much convenience to those from our church as they save much travel time transporting their children.
We trust CBCM-CS has a significant part in our church’s long-term vision, especially in reaching out to the Chinese community, participating in short-term missions. In addition, Chinese School plans to cooperate long-term with our children department by supporting VBS in the summer and provide language teaching and cultural activities to strengthen the ministry among children.
We also believe CBCM-CS have a positive influence in the Chinese community. As our church attempts to implement the five ministry foci, Chinese School can become a means in reaching out to the community through participating in their activities, and as a result become salt and light among people so to reach our goal of community evangelism. In a sense, CBCM-CS helps us move from being focus inward to outward in the community. According to the 2004 census, Montgomery County had a population of 42,000 who speak Chinese and 120,000 to 150,000 in the Washington Metropolitan area, yet there are less than 5,000 who attend church any given Sunday. Our community is a huge mission field.
On Sunday afternoon, you may hear Chinese spoken everywhere in our church. You can tell:
Students learn Chinese enthusiastically.
Teachers teach Chinese diligently.
Parents participate wholeheartedly.
Coworkers serve passionately.
Should you need more information about CBCM-CS, please contact Mr. Fon-Nein Lin.