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What is Christian social concerns

Apr 2004    

WHAT is the biblical perspective for Christian social concerns? What is “social holiness”? How do you even start reaching out to the least among us?

The Rev Dr Daniel Koh, a lecturer at Trinity Theological College and District Superintendent (West) of Trinity Annual Conference, will address these topics at the Christian Outreach and Social Concerns Conference to be held at Wesley Methodist Church on April 26 and 27, 2004.

Organised by Wesley Methodist Church, the conference will feature a special exhibition and information display by various TRAC churches on Christian Social Concerns, the Methodist Welfare Services (MWS) and TRAC Crisis Relief.

It will also challenge church members to reclaim their Wesleyan heritage. John Wesley, founder of Methodism, believed that the commandment to love one’s neighbour went beyond merely loving the “soul”. He felt that one must also care for the physical needs of the neighbour.

A special video produced by the MWS will make its debut at the conference. A long-time social concerns volunteer will also be sharing her testimony.

Registration forms are now available at all church offices. The conference is free for Christian Outreach and Social Concerns volunteers and students. Working adults need to pay a nominal $7, while retirees and those not working pay $4 each. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.wesleymc.org/coscconference or call Ms Anita Tan at 68379211, email anitat@wesleymc.org

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