Tao Fong Shan Spirituality Ministry
As early as 20 years ago, the former director of Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre’s Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, Dr. P.C. Tam, Ekman, has started promoting experiential learning. Today, we adhere to his dream and have since laid the foundation of spiritual formation and spiritual direction.
We focus on cultivating spiritual directors
Today, many pastors and reverends choose and come from all over the world to study at the Centre for its experiential learning teaching philosophy. Unlike academic learning, experiential learning emphasizes the journey to faith through the heart around spirituality, meditation, contemplation, and creating deeper experience with God. Because we believe that spiritual formation is not something you can achieve by reading a few books, it can only achieve by submerging in the experience; it can be described as a man tangled with God and the world, to love, to grow, and to bear before God, those who respond with their heart in their practice are bound to achieve spiritual orientation and formation.
There comes spiritual direction after spiritual formation, which is the new ministry that Christianity is most in need of. The graduates of our graduate diploma are the spiritual directors (or spiritual companions), the wonderful relationship they experienced with God can infuse a life’s force of deeper love for the Lord into the churches.
Certificates and graduate diplomas
As of today, we have nurtured countless pastors and lay leaders to become spiritual directors and companions, many of whom have since led devotions at Tao Fong Shan while continued to serve as pastors.
Our spiritual directors
Reverend Dr. Chan Shing Tung, Johnathan
BSc, MDiv, DipSD, DMin
As the director of the Spirituality ministry at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, Rev. Johnathan graduated from McGill University in Canada with a B.S. degree, followed by a Master of Divinity from the China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong and graduate diploma in spiritual formation and spiritual direction from Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre through which he obtained a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF).
Reverend Dr. Robinson Leung
BPhil, MDiv, DipSD, DMin
After graduated from Northcote College of Education and University of Birmingham with a PGDE and degree in Philosophy of Education, and teaching at primary and secondary schools for many years, Rev. Robinson was called by God. He studied at China Graduate School of Theology, Haggai Institute, Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, and Lutheran Theological Seminary for further study and received his MDiv (Counselling), a Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, and DMin with a concentration in Spiritual Direction. Prior to serving as a Spiritual Director at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, Rev. Robinson provides pastoral care at Tai Wai Church Kowloon Tong Alliance Church, Sha Tin Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Church of Living Grace – Cheung Sha Wan for many years before he retired in 2007.
Reverend Dr. Lau Man Leung, Philze
DipCS, MDiv,DipSD, DMin
As a Chinese culture enthusiast, Rev. Philze graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan University with a B.A. degree in Chinese language. He was then called to advocate spirituality ministry and later founded the Life Gospel with the help of a few experienced pastors, which is committed to promote spiritual intimacy with God to believers. In 2000, Rev. Philze came to Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre to study for Dr. P.C. Tam, Ekman’s Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Direction, followed by a master’s and doctorate in divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Dr. Wong Siu Man, Susan
DMin, MCS, BMusic
Dr. C. Y. Li, Jean
DMin, MTh, MA (Theology), MCSS, MCS, PFP
Dr. Lam Y. M., Kathy
DMin, DipMFT, MCE, MCS, BATESL
Ms Wong Y. M., Connie
MDiv, MCE, DipSD
A personal experience at Tao Fong Shan
Since the conception of Tao Fong Shan, we have been helping our sisters and brothers find peace in the calmness and comfort of the nature and build a closer relationship with our Heavenly Father. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our contact form and your needs, we will be in touch shortly.