Marketplace and Civic Exchange
美中资源峰会 US-China Business Matchmaking Summit 2017
关于职场与民间交流部 Marketplace & Civic Exchange Division
为了对外方便于各项交流项目的开展，此部门的全称为北美教会大陆事工使团职场及民间交流部，简称为职场民间交流。英文是，Marketplace and Civic Exchange, North America Mainland Chinese Mission, or Marketplace Civic Exchange (MCE).
Marketplace & Civic Exchange Division (hereinafter referred to as MCE), formerly known as the America China Civil Exchange (ACCE), originated in 2000 and was formally established in 2001. It was initiated by Pastor Jian Zhu and a group of Christian elites and business professionals, and has cooperated with professional, entity and non-profit organizations in various fields for more than 20 years. MCE has had effective fruits such as education, business, investment, tourism, music, film & television, high-tech, large-scale exhibitions and community development and other marketplace-resource matchmaking and services.
The pandemic seriously affected ACCE's continuation of its business. Therefore, ACCE decided to close its legally registered organization in 2020 and transfer all its resources and functions of marketplace and civic exchanges to North America Mainland Chinese Mission (NAMCM). The important reason for this is that both NAMCM and ACCE were established because of the vision of "Kingdom connection" given by God in 1983. That vision has an important part called dual or twin missions: the Gospel and culture missions.
At present, the MCE's vision & mission, purpose & goal, registration & internal controls, conform to all legislation and regular procedures. Its decision-making and operation are still coordinated by Pastor Jian Zhu and the original leaders, and Brother Lewis Lu is the executive director.
After the pandemic, the MCE has been developing projects such as international exchanges and matchmaking of middle-school and university education, international talent training, community development in developing countries, online education, business matchmaking for international sister cities, international trade and logistics, business consulting, etc.
After the merger of the dual missions, the only difference is that the function of marketplace & civic exchange is no longer embedded in ACCE to act as a non-profit organization, but a department of NAMCM whose authority and autonomy are based on NAMCM's bylaw and subject to NAMCM's purpose and bylaw.
In order to facilitate the development of various exchange programs, the full name of this department is Marketplace and Civic Exchange, North America Mainland Chinese Mission, or Marketplace Civic Exchange (MCE).