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Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism (1968 : Singapore) (1968) | Archival Collections at Wheaton College

Name: Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism (1968 : Singapore) (1968)

Historical Note:

Conference name:    Asia-South Pacific Conference on Evangelism

Conference venue:    Singapore     

Conference dates:    November 5-13, 1968     

Conference theme:    Christ Seeks Asia             

Conference purpose:    The Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, convening in assembly in Singapore, November 5-13, 1968, asks the guidance of God as it seeks through prayer, study of the Scriptures, and mutual consultation:                To discover ways of implementing the proposals of the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in our area challenged by an exploding population and social upheaval;         

To expound the relevance of the Christian evangel and stress the urgency of its proclamation to the two billion people living in this region;         

To study the obstacles to evangelism inherent in the diverse cultures of Asia and to find specialized methods which will effectively overcome them;                         

To evaluate existing evangelistic programs and policies in the light of contemporary conditions and explore ways of vitalizing the programs and up-dating the policies;         

To summon the Church corporately and its members individually to recognize and accept the priority of evangelism;             

To challenge the churches and Christian organizations to a bold cooperative program of evangelism and missionary outreach. 

(Congress Purpose from the book Christ Seeks Asia)     

Attendance figures:    1,100 Asians from twenty-four countries

Conference figures:

          Director:    W. Stanley Mooneyham, USA (coordinating director)       

          Rev. Max Ottenda, Philippines (associate coordinating director)   

          Executive Committee:

                    Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Korea, chairman   

                    Bishop Chandu Ray, Pakistan, vice-chairman   

                    Bishop Onofre Fonceca, Philippines, secretary   

                    Bishop Arthur John "Jack" Dain, Australia   

                    Rev. Akira Hatori, Japan   

                    Rev. Khoo Siaw Hua, Singapore   

                    Rev. Subodh Sahu, India   

                    Dr. A.M. Tambunan, Indonesia   

                    Rev. Philip Teng, Hong Kong   

                    Rev. Wu Yung, Republic of China

          Program Committee:

                    Dr. G.D. James, chairman   

                    Rev. Neville P. Anderson, Australia   

                    Chua Wee Hian, Hong Kong   

                    Basil Pullenayagam, Ceylon   

                    Prof. Theodore Williams, India   

                    Rev. J. B. de Fretes, Indonesia   

                    Rev. Noboru Hara, Kiodan, Japan   

                    Dr. Helen Kim, Korea   

                    Rev. Donald A. Kirkby, New Zealand   

                    Prof. Daniel Bakhsh, Pakistan   

                    Rev. Greg Tingson, Philippines   

                    Rev. Doan Van Mieng, South Vietnam   

                    Chi-Fang Chang, Republic of China   

                    Rev. Sook Pong-noi, Thailand

          Financial Support:

                    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

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