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Modern Church History Professor: Dr Dieter Mitternacht Student: Wendy Cheung Date: 27.4.2010 Topic: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong.

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1 Modern Church History Professor: Dr Dieter Mitternacht Student: Wendy Cheung Date: Topic: The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong

2 The Lutheran Church of Hong Kong  the Chinese Rhenish Church the Chinese Rhenish Church the Chinese Rhenish Church  the Tsung Tsin Mission Tsung Tsin MissionTsung Tsin Mission  the Lutheran Church-Hong Kong Synod Lutheran Church-Hong Kong SynoLutheran Church-Hong Kong Syno  the Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church Hong Kong and Macau Lutheran ChurchHong Kong and Macau Lutheran Church  the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong

3 The First Lutheran Missionary to China  Karl F. Gutzlaff ( )  joined the Dutch Missionary Society to Asia.  A secretary for Chinese Affairs in H.K. Government. Government.  Contributions: 1. stressed the principle of self-propagation. 2. translation of Christian literature. 3. Promotion of China Missions

4 The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (ELCHK) The Beginnings  based on the 16th century Martin Luther’s Reformation.  Lutheran missionaries from Germany, Northern Europe and the United States to China.  In 1920, the Chinese Lutheran Church was formed, along with a seminary and the Lutheran Publishing House.

5  The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Shekow, moved to Hong Kong in (Tao Fong Shan)  In 1955, the LTS moved to Pak Tin Village, Shatin.  students graduated, the work of spreading the Gospel expanded throughout Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.  In 1954, at Tao Fong Shan to formally establish the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hong Kong (ELCHK).

6  The first church was Tong Lo Wan Lutheran Church (predecessor of Living Spirit Lutheran Church) in Shatin, which began worship on 20 October  The first church in Kowloon was the Mandarin Union Lutheran Church (predecessor of Truth Lutheran Church).

7  The first church on Hong Kong Island was Saukiwan Lutheran Church (predecessor of Faith Hope Lutheran Church).  Ma On Shan Lutheran Church was the first church to have a specifically built building (predecessor of Yan Kwong Lutheran Church) in the New Territories in  The ELCHK established the first primary school in Shatin in 1950, the predecessor of today’s Shatin Wo Che Lutheran School.

8 The Development A. Church Structure i. Head of the ELCHK Peng Fu Wu Ming-Chieh  Peng Fu, Wu Ming-Chieh, Jiang Zhong- Yuan, Charles Guo, Paul Hu, Xie Yue- Han (John Tse) and Gai Yin-Kui (Koy Ying-Kwei).  President change to Bishop from  Dr. Tai Ho-Fai is the first Bishop.

9 ii. Organization  Annual Assembly  Representative Assembly  Church Council  Administration iii. Others  ‘Ten-Year Self-Support Scheme’  In 1989, Ms. Chan Sik-Moi was ordained to a pastor, the first pastor of Chinese woman of the Lutheran churches in Hong Kong.

10  In 1996, elected Ms. Josephine Tso as a president, the first woman to head the ELCHK, the first woman to become top leader of all mainline churches in Hong Kong.  Evangelism Outreach  the ELCHK has 52 congregations with a membership of over 15,000 and almost 100 evangelists and pastors as co-workers, including about 10 missionaries.

11  Overseas Mission  In 1999, we had sent Rev. Ip Ching-Wah and his family serving in Thailand.  In 1998, ELCHK sent Rev. Ian Cheung and family to serve the Chinese community in Germany.  In 2003, we sent Rev. Tsang Kwok-fai and family to Fiji Island to serve the Chinese community there.  In 2007, we sent two lay missionaries, Ms. Lam Wing-man and Au-Yeung Suet-ling to serve in Thailand.  In 2008, we also commenced our mission in Phnom Penh, Kampuchea.

12 B. Education  5 secondary schools  7 primary schools  7 kindergartens  In the 2008/2009 school year, we have a total of 8,300 students and 532 teachers. C. Social Services  early 1950s, the ELCHK has actively taken part in the refugee relief programme of Lutheran World Service in Hong Kong.

13  in August 1976, with the establishment of a youth centre in Shatin.  Other community services: school social work, hostels for the elderly, child care centres, children and youth centres, outreach teams, homehelp teams, and services for the mentally handicapped.

14 D. Theological Education  The Lutheran Theological Seminary (LTS) was first established in Shekow, Hupei Province in  in 1948, LTS was moved to Hong Kong.  1953, the Lutheran Bible Institute (LBI) opened in Tai Po to meet an urgent need for more evangelists.  In 1968, when the Rev. Wu Ming-Chieh was the president, the LBI and the LTS merged.  In 1971, Dr. Andrew Hsiao was the first Chinese LTS president.

15  LTS moved to its new campus on Tao Fong Shan in E. Literature Work  Taosheng Hong Kong began operating independently.  Taosheng is one of the oldest Chinese Christian publishing agencies outside mainland China.  Taosheng Publishing House is the publishing arm of the ELCHK.  Taosheng specializes in books for theological education, personal and spiritual guidance and Lutheran theology.

16 F. Church Co-operation  ELCHK was a member of the Hong Kong Christian Council and the LCC-HKA in  a member of the LWF in 1957 - the first Chinese Lutheran church to join that world organization beside the LCC.  keeps close relations with other mainline churches and also takes part in activities of conservative evangelical churches.

17 Mission partners  The Lutheran World Federation The Lutheran World Federation The Lutheran World Federation  The Hong Kong Lutheran Federation  Hong Kong Christian Council Hong Kong Christian Council Hong Kong Christian Council  Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union

18  Belief  The foundation of the Lutheran Church: Holy Bible, Creeds and Confessions.  Holy Bible: Holy Bible is the highest norm of the church.  The Three Ecumenical Creeds: The Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed.  Lutheran Confessions (Book of Concord): The Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Large and Small Catechism, the Schmalkald Articles and the Formula of Concord.

19 The End Thank you! Thank you!Good-bye!


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