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Free online training offer to reach East Asians 

OMF (UK) are offering a free online training course to churches and individuals who are interested in reaching East Asians with the gospel, across the street or across world.

OMF are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus in all its fulness with the people of East Asia wherever they live.
 
Tim Jenkins, OMF rep for the East of England, said: “Global migration means there are people from all over the world right on our doorsteps. For example, at least 130,000 people from Hong Kong are expected to migrate to the UK from there this year alone.
 
“This movement of people presents a fantastic opportunity to share the gospel. We believe that to make the most of this we need to understand our neighbours’ cultures. This allows us to build bridges to deepen friendships and communicate the gospel more effectively.”
 
OMF have developed a three-part course to enable you to do just that. The course can be run as a one-day seminar or as a series of modules across a number of weeks.
 
Course content
Understanding Your East Asian Friends – Pt 1

An introductory session unpacking the opportunities to reach East Asians living in the UK, as well as establishing tools for understanding differences in culture.
 
Understanding Your East Asian Friends – Pt 2
Digging deeper into some of the themes of part 1. Exploring the ideas of guilt and shame in many East Asian cultures, and how the religions and worldviews shape everyday life and experience.
 
Helping Your East Asian Friends Understand The Bible
Drawing on the principles covered in parts 1 and 2 this session explores how differences in culture and worldview shape how people might understand the Bible, as well as how they expect to learn and explore new ideas.
 
OMF offers the training free of charge, it consists of three sessions of about an hour, and is currently held on Zoom.  Find out more here: omf.org/uk/worldview
 
If you’re interested in attending this training, contact Tim at tim.jenkins@omfmail.com for more details.
 
To find out more about the migration from Hong Kong and being a church ready to welcome migrants, click here: ukhk.org/church
 

Keith Morris, 06/03/2021

Keith Morris

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