Over the past 10 years that Jane and I were called to lead the Hong Kong Church of Christ, we have gratefully witnessed God raising up of a number of mature evangelists and women's ministry leaders. This allowed us to embark on a new journey, starting with the formation of our Hong Kong Leadership Team.
From this unity and partnership evolved this historic new step, where our future church leaders are selected from the existing evangelists and their wives, for a three-year term, with a maximum of three terms of service. This new process of generating a church leader is based on our conviction and experience that having fresh top leadership with a predetermined time frame to serve can bring about the best in a large church, especially in a patriarchal and Chinese culture like ours.
We are excited to announce that through much prayer and fasting of the entire staff, our selection committee comprised of elders and evangelists were led by the Holy Spirit to select Godwin and Crystal Chan to lead the church for the next term. They were both converted and raised up in the Hong Kong church, faithfully serving as regional leaders for the last 20 years. Their children are both faithful and fruitful disciples.
The Chans will officially begin their term on July 1st, with a hand-over ceremony at our upcoming 30th anniversary in November of this year. Jane and I will continue to lead our Island Region, as we assist and support their new Leadership Team. We truly believe that through their passion and love for God, the Chans will take the church to a new era of growth as we focus on the next generation and reaching Hong Kong for Christ.