基督書院50週年-歷史文物展 English

Chronicle of Christ College


Initial stage of founding the institutionfrom 1957 to 1977:

1、購地(台北縣淡水埔頂山地);建樓(行政大樓、宿舍);訂校名為基督書院:賈嘉美博士(Dr. James R. Graham Jr.)為第一任院長;招生授課。
Purchased estate (hillside land in Pu-Ting, Tan-Shui Township, Taipei County. Administration and dormitory buildings were constructed). Named the school as Christ’s College.  Dr. James R. Graham Jr. was the first president.  Began recruiting and teaching.

Established “Juridical Person of Free China Foundation Taipei County, Taiwan Province” (hereinafter refereed to as Christ’s College); and acquiring the approval by Ministry of Interior to set up “American Presbyterian Christ’s College”

Designated December 12th as the Founder’s Day of Christ’s College.

“Library”, “Language Center”, and “Chaplain’s Office” were set up. “Chapel”, “Tennis Court” and “Gymnasium” were built.

Founded outdoor Sunday School. Evangelical Groups, such as Aboriginal Association, Plane Association, Haka Association as well as Overseas Evangelical Mission were formed. Set up Glory Kindergarten and Tzu-Chiang Church to preach gospels more extensively.

The number of students was increased from 73 (at the founding year, 1959) to 600 in 1976.

7、成為 Presbyterian Church in America差會 Mission to the World        之下的機構。
As an organization, Christ’s College was adopted by Mission to the World of Presbyterian Church in America.


From 1978 to 1988:

1、創辦人賈嘉美博士妻賈沙拉師母(Mrs. Sarah Graham)蒙主恩召安息(民國67年3月16日)。
Mrs. Sarah Graham, wife of the Founder, Dr. James R. Graham Jr., rested in the Lord in March 16th, 1978.

2、創辦人賈嘉美博士(Dr. James R. Graham Jr.)榮退,由白大衛博士接任(Dr. David C.  White)代理院長。
Dr. James R. Graham Jr. was retired and Dr. David C. White became Interim President of Christ’s College.

Built and deployed “Chung-Cheng Hall”, the indoor gymnasium. Added “Alumni Liaison Section” in Secretarial Office.  “Dr. James R. Graham Jr. Memorial Hall” (as Academic Building) were built and put to use.   Faculty and Staff housing was built.

4、賈嘉美博士(Dr. James        R. Graham Jr.)蒙主恩召安息(民國71年6月18日),白大衛牧師(Rev. David C. White)接任代理院長,由鄭士昶博士接任第二任院長,再由白大衛牧師(Rev. David C. White)接任代理院長,繼由趙天恩博士接掌第三任院長職務。
Dr. James R. Graham Jr. rested in the Lord in June 18th, 1982.  After Dr. David C. White’s tenure as the Interim President, Dr. Cheng Shih Chang succeeded as the second President of Christ College.  Later, Dr. David C. White was substituted for Dr. Cheng as the Interim President.  After that, Dr. Jonathan Chao succeeded as the 3rd President.

5、與美國田納西「聖約學院(Covenant College)」締結姊妹校;成立「種籽工作會」。
Established sister school relationship with the Covenant College, Tennessee. Set up “Seed Evangelical Association”.

6、董事會訂頒「財團法人台灣省台北縣美國基督教効力會基督書院教育宗旨」;並通過  「基督書院的信仰」、「基督書院立案立場」。
The Board announced “the educational aims of Juridical Person of Free China Foundation of Taipei County, Taiwan Province”, and agreed on “the Christ’s College Doctrinal Statement” and “the Christ’s College Standpoint Regarding Registration”.

The number of students exceeded 700 by 1987.


From 1989 to 1999:

The board approved the “Christ’s College Governing Values” and “Christ College Mission Statement”.

The board chose Benjamin Wu to be the vice-president of Christ’s College.  Later, he worked as the Interim President.  After that, Dr. Joshua Yeh assumed the 4th presidency.  After that, Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng was assigned to be the acting president.

3、與美國「日內瓦學院(Geneva College)」締結為姊妹學校。
The school built sister school relationship with Geneva College.

The board validated the “Strategic Plan for Long-Term Development from 1992 to 1997”.

The Spiritual Development Office developed overseas evangelic missions such as short term missions in Mainland China and mission works in Myanmar.

The church music program organized a concert tour for the first time; and the Spiritual Development Office formed “Graham Jr. fellowship”.  “Archives Room” was set up.

The College celebrated 40th Anniversary Founder’s Day.

The College joined Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.


From 2000 to 2002:

Redacted the “Christ’s College Mission Statement” and 8 Strategic Objectives were set up.

The board approved the “Operation Manual of Christ’s College”.

3、與美國基督教大學 Dallas Baptist University 合作開企管碩士班課程。
The M.B.A. curricula were opened through the cooperation between Christ’s College and Dallas Baptist University.

The College attended the 25th Annual Meeting of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Christian students from Christ’s College were chosen work in American churches as interns.

5、增設靈務副院長職位,由白大衛博士(Dr. David C. White)擔任職務,由張正博教授擔任行政副院長職務。
A new position, Vice-President for Spiritual Affairs, was added and was taken charge by Dr. David C. White.  Professor Cheng-Po Chang assumed the role of the administrative Vice-President.

The Tien Lan Hall was inaugurated and deployed.

7、與美國基督教大學 Azusa Pacific University合作開英語教學(TESOL)碩士班課程。
The curricula for TESOL master degree were opened through the cooperation between Christ College and Azusa Pacific University, USA.


8、舉行創辦人賈嘉美博士(Dr. James R. Graham Jr.)安息廿週年追思禮拜(民國91年6月15日)。
The 20th anniversary memorial service of the Founder of Christ’s College, Dr. James R. Graham Jr., was held on June 15th, 2002.

The number of students exceeded 900 by 2002.


From 2003 to 2005:

1、申請「國際基督教大學院校協會 (TRACS)」認證。
Christ’s College applied for by the accreditation of Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools(TRACS).

The college finished the process of transferring “Elim Property”

The Board approved the “Christ’s College Ethical Values and Standard” and the “Christ’s College Academic Freedom Statement”.

The college applied for registration with Ministry of Education. Thereafter, Ministry of Education came and reconnoitered the College along with other relevant officials.

5、與美國基督教大學 Regent University 合作開大眾傳播碩士班課程。
The master degree curricula of Mass Communication were opened through the cooperation between Christ College and Regent University, USA.

6、曾天俊院長與 Dr. Quentin Nantz 前往印度參加國際基督教高等教育推廣協會 (IAPCHE)會議,並在會中發表論文。
President Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng and Dr. Quentin Nantz went to India to attend the conference of International Association for Promotion of Christian Higher Education (IAPCHE) and presented papers.

7、Dallas Baptist University首席副校長一行八位拜訪學校。
The executive vice-president of Dallas Baptist University, along with 7 staff members, visited Christ College.

The representatives of Council for Christian Colleges & Universities visited Christ’s College and gave lectures in the “integration of faith and learning” seminar.

The Board adopted “Christ’s College Statement of Nondiscrimination”.

From 2006 to 2009:

The investigators of Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and School(TRACS)came to Christ’s College for inspection and then gave the accreditation to Christ’s College.

Christ’s College became one of the inaugurator members of Taiwan Christian Universities and Colleges Alliance (TaiCUCA).

The Ministry of Education approved Christ’s College to establish “Christ’s College of Humanities and Management”.

The Board of Christ’s College of Humanities and Management was formed.

In consideration of the uncertainty about whether the mission and beliefs of Christ’s College could be maintained after accreditation, the Board decided to suspend from applying accreditation on March 29th 2008, and organized Special Committee to examine the pros and cons of different approaches to resolve issues related to the registration with Ministry of Education.

6、曾天俊校長請辭校長職務,由聶坤廷博士(Dr. Quentin Nantz)接任代理校長。
Dr. Tien-Jiunn Tseng resigned his post as president.  Dr. Quentin Nantz was assigned the role of Interim President.

7、主辦國際基督教高等教育推廣協會(IAPCHE);加入『國際基督教高等教育推廣協會 (IAPCHE)』成為會員之一。
The College hosted the conference of International Association for Promotion of Christian Higher Education(IAPCHE)in Taipei.  She joined the membership of International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education(IAPCHE).

On Aug. 30th 2008, after hearing and discussing on the report of Special Committee the Board resolved to apply to register with the Ministry of Education as a Religious College.