With special focus on young working Asian Christians, some Christian ministries in Canada jointly host a conference to address how to share a Christian life at workplaces.
Organized by the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Chinese Christian Business and Professional Association (CCCBPA), the theme for the conference on July 2-3 will be "Come, Follow Me- An Invitation to Kingdom Living." Ambassador for Christ (AFC) Canada, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Gracious Light Christian Centre, a local Chinese Christian community outreach centre, will co-sponsor the conference with CCCBPA. The conference also marks the 4th biennial conference of CCCBAP.
Dr. Glenn Smith, Executive Director of Christian Directions, Montreal, is invited as the keynote speaker. He is expected to exhort young Christians on how to follow Jesus in our everyday lives as well as in the marketplace through the book of Matthew.
Planned workshops include "the Inner Life of a Christian" by Dr. Glenn Smith, "Starting Well to Finish Well" by Director of Multi-ethnic ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Canada Donna Doug, and "Work Life Balance" by Emmanuel Nicolaides from Christian Life coach.
A special inter-generational forum is planned for the evening of July 2 in which the younger generation can share their perception as to the barriers to their involvement in God’s kingdom and participation in Christian service at the local church level. Dr. David Liang, chairman of AFC USA; Randy Poon, director general of Department of Canadian Heritage, Federal Government of Canada and Gabriel Chan, executive director of AFC Canada are going to be presented.
CCCBPA is founded after a national Chinese Christian missionary conference in 1992, a group of Chinese professionals got together and started planning for a national network. In the loose structure, various chapters were linked together by a common statement of faith and a general understanding that we are to serve God in our different careers.
CCCBPA has also given birth to the Project Contempo. Contempo has become a national movement with other cities showing interest to reach out to their young career Christian. The biennial national conferences have been held since 2000. The past keynote speakers for the conferences include Dr. James Hudson Taylor III from OMF, Dr. Philemon Choi from Youth Commissioner of Hong Kong and Dr. Don Page, vice president of Trinity Western University.
For further details of the conference, please visit the website http://www.magma.ca/~eng/index.htm.