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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Chi Kao

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Chi Kao
Chi Kao

Campus Staff
China Outreach Ministries
Mechanisburg, PA
(510) 545-6479
bFATsheep@yahoo.com
FATsheepFamily.COM
www.ChinaOutreach.org

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

B.A. in Economics from Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1981. M.A. in Economics from State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1986. M.A. in Mathematical Statisitcs from State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1987. Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Department, University of Iowa, IA, 1994.

I have been a campus staff of China Outreach Ministries since 2008 and a full-time salaried biostatistician in health policy studies affiliated with UCSF since 1994.

OTHER EXPERIENCES which qualify you to teach the proposed workshops:

My passion to serve the Lord, love of providing for people’s deeper needs, and my determination to devote my life to God – all these keep me going even when I am encountered challenges.

Since 1994, I have attended workshops hosted at Chinese for Christ Church (CFC) of Berkeley such as “Discipleship Training,” “What is and How to Worship”, “Four Spiritual Laws” and "Leading Small Group Bible Study".

I took a five-month Evangelism Explosion III (www.eeinternational.org) training course in 1996, which equipped me in sharing the Gospel more effectively. The Bible verses memorized in this course have been very useful in addressing questions from not-yet-Christian people as well as in discussions among Christians from time to time.

I had served as a Stephen Minister for two years (2004-2006) after a nine-month Stephen Ministry (www.stephenministries.org) training through First Presbyterian Church at Berkeley. Through this experience, I have learned better and deeper about myself and how to grow to be a more matured Christian. And I have has started to listen better and learned to identify with others’ feelings, therefore becoming less judgmental. Most importantly, I truly experienced that God is the only Healer and the crucial key to any ministry is my direct relationship with and personal devotion to Him.

I took a one-semester course “Bible Interpretation” in spring 2006 from one of our church’s training courses taught by Pastor Ken Carlson at CFC. I also took the courses “Isaiah,” “Grace Theology,” and “Counseling for Pastors” in seminary schools at different times in the last few years in northern California. I have also finished Old Testament course in December 2009 and New Testament courses in July 2010 through a partnership that CFC commited with Bible Training Centers for Pastors (BTCP). And I am finishing up a two-year Staff Development Training from China Outreach Ministries.

Most importantly, the special blessing and privilage that God grant me to outreach students and scholars from China since 2004 have given me precious opportunities to grow deeper and stronger in Him. The experience serving with a group of very experienced and faithful Christians make me understand deeper about being humble. All the challenges that I have encountered become surprisingly valuable experience in serving in His Kingdom more effectively.




2012 Workshops

College: From Planting to Harvesting Among China's Future Leaders

3/3/2012

The many Chinese who are either studying or doing research on American campuses are very open to Christian friendship and surprising interested in God’s Word and Jesus’ teaching. This group especially the visiting scholars who are faculty members in major universities from China have their unique influence on China's future. I will share experience in reaching out to this very unique group whom God send to our doorsteps but will almost surely go back to their homeland in a very short time. I will also share what I learned first-hand from individuals who have their unique struggles about becoming a true follower of Christ.

2011 Workshops

College: Outreach to Students and Visiting Scholars From China

3/5/2011

The many Chinese who are either studying or doing research on American campuses are very open to Christian friendship and the gospel. However, this group, especially visiting scholars who are faculty members in major universities from China, have their unique influence on China's future. We will share our experience in reaching out to this very unique group and the challenge of building partnerships with local churches.

College: Outreach to Students and Visiting Scholars From China

3/5/2011

The many Chinese who are either studying or doing research on American campuses are very open to Christian friendship and the gospel. However, this group, especially visiting scholars who are faculty members in major universities from China, have their unique influence on China's future. We will share our experience in reaching out to this very unique group and the challenge of building partnerships with local churches.