China Ministries International (CMI) will be hosting part three of "Urbanization and the Chinese Church" conference series on September 24, 2005 at Westminister Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference will be "Gospel Ministries in Urban China: Contexualize without Compromise."
Because cities in Chinas are rapidly developing, the Chinese society during this transition has faced many side effects. CMI has held the "Urbanization and the Chinese Church" conference twice, last year and this year during May, with the purpose to explore the challenges that urbanization will bring forth to the Chinese church, and also to learn from the experiences of how the North American churches have delt in working on urban ministries.
CMI commented that the third conference will "advance the Chinese ministries of today and tomorrow, and search for a scripture based and socially responsive path. The establishment of Chinese seminaries, and the developments of the Chinese churces deserves our concern. Therefore it has also become the core of this conference's discussions."
Under the theme "Gospel Ministries in Urban China: Contexualize without Compromise," there are two sub-themes: "Urbanization and Establishment of Chinese Seminaries," and "The Chinese Church in the midst of Urbanization." Trinity Christian Church of Greater Philadelphia (TCCGP) deacon Dr. Andy Hwang was the chair for the first conference, the second was chaired by Life University Theological Education's supervisor and missiology professor Dr. Xiang En Zhao. Guest speakers for the conference include CMI president Rev. Edwin Lee, other CMI staff, Westminister Theological Seminary professor Dr. Jeff Lue and Dr. William Edger, and also pastors from TCCGP and Rutgers Community Christian Church in New Jersey.
For more details on schedule and registration, refer to CMI website at www.cmi-usa.net