The NEEC 2015 to be held from August 17-20, 2015 is a high-level event to strategies and formulate a sustainable and coherent plan for the empowerment of the impoverished indigenous Christian communities of Malaysia with the objective that they may regain control over factors, decisions and opportunities that affect their lives and assets.
A follow-up to the Sibu Consultation in April 2014, the NEEC 2015 intends to be a definitive effort to bring together, in close cooperation and unity, all Christians across the Malaysian national church to address a most critical issue facing the indigenous church – that of abject poverty and vulnerability. The desired outcome of this conference is to catalyse and facilitate the community by developing and prioritising a practical, coherent and sustainable framework that can be implemented through the optimal sharing and utilization of resources across the Christian community, with a commitment to urgent action in the light of the current challenging circumstances.
WHO SHOULD COME?
Those who are burdened to work alongside the indigenous church or already involved. We welcome Innovative and creative thinkers, industry experts, business leaders, practitioners, social entrepreneurs, church leaders and pastors, heads of mission and evangelism, and educationalists are urged to come.
Please register at http://www.malaysiancare.org/neec-2015/ to confirm your attendance and for payment instructions.
Rev Canon Dr Vinay K. Samuel – an Indian Anglican minister, is recognized internationally as a missiologist and theologian. Trained in India and Cambridge, he is the founder and past Executive Director of the Oxford Centre of Mission Studies and The International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians. He is the founding editor of Transformation, a social ethics journal, and has edited and authored numerous books on Christian mission. He also co-ordinates the Network of Anglicans in Mission and Evangelism, an initiative of Anglican Bishops worldwide. He and his wife, Colleen, have extensive experience working with both urban and rural poor in India and in parts of Africa.
Bishop Emeritus Hwa Yung was the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia from 2004-2012. He studied Tasmania, London and Asbury Theological Seminary (USA). Over the years he has served as a pastor, and as a seminary lecturer in STM and Trinity (Singapore). He is active in various ministries internationally, including the Lausanne Movement. His academic writings focus largely on contextual theology and Asian Christianity.