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[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] Anglicans in Hong Kong will share successful evangelism and mission strategies with each other when they gather this weekend for a provincial Mission Conference. Organised by the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui – the Anglican Church in Hong Kong – the conference will bring together church members from across the province to learn how to do evangelism better.
“The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the parishes [and] mission churches to share with each other their successful efforts in mission and evangelistic work during the past few years,” the province’s Standing Commission for Mission said. “Through such sharing, it is hoped that our vision on evangelism can be strengthened, and that better collaboration on mission work in the province can be fostered.”
Participants at Saturday’s conference at the Diocesan Girls' School in Kowloon will hear a keynote speech from the Primate of Hong Kong and chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, Archbishop Paul Kwong; before attending workshops on themes ranging from overseas short-term missionary experience to the use of children’s choirs to “provide opportunities for children to develop themselves and build connection with the church.”
The workshops will also cover evangelism resources such as Emmaus and Alpha as well as larger evangelistic events. There will also be a workshop on the Life Pottery Program – a life development program for youths involved in the Church.