The Conference on Pastoral Youth Work in Hong Kong 2005 organized by HKCC, Social Service Department of Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Christian Institute is going to be held from April 23 through April 24.
During this conference, Christian leaders and educators are going to discuss the “Culture of Youth Since 1997” to respond and to open various modes for youth ministries.
The main speakers include Dr. Lap-yan Kung, Associate Professor of Theology Division of Chung Chi College (CUHK), Dr. Wai-ching Wong, President of Asian Christian Council, Dr. Kenneth Chan, Assistant Professor of Department of Government and International Studies of Hong Kong Baptist University, and other pastors and scholars.
Two lectures on youth shepherding and political participance will be the only exception within the main topical discussion of “Culture of Youth Since 1997.” Along with that, a conversation titled “When Youth Meet Church”, and twelve different discussion groups focusing on gender, politics, poverty, ethic, internet and religion will take place.
The youth ministries in Hong Kong are making remarkable progress in recent years. As the churches seek to develop new ways to shepherd the youth, more and more teenagers and youths are joining services and Bible studies. According to the 5th Hong Kong Church Research which was held last year, in the past five years, while the number of teenage services increased by more than 100%, the number of teenage attendees grew by more than 200%.