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Collection 579 Records of the Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism

 Collection
Identifier: CN 579

Scope and Contents

Audio and paper copies of speeches, and newspaper coverage of the Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, which was a regional meeting following up on the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism, sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Dates

  • Created: 1968

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Historical Information

Regional Evangelical conference; held in Singapore, November 5-13, 1968; funded by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and held to develop ways to implement the proposals of the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism; attended by 1100 representatives of twenty-four Asian countries.

Conference name: Asia-South Pacific Conference on Evangelism

Conference venue: Singapore

Conference dates: November 5-13, 1968

Conference theme: Christ Seeks Asia

Conference background: The Congress, organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, was a regional response to the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism held in Berlin, Germany. Participation was by invitation only. Complied papers were published in the book Christ Seeks Asia

Conference purpose: The Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, convening in assembly in Singapore, November 5-13, 1968, asks the guidance of God as it seeks through prayer, study of the Scriptures, and mutual consultation:

To discover ways of implementing the proposals of the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism in our area challenged by an exploding population and social upheaval;

To expound the relevance of the Christian evangel and stress the urgency of its proclamation to the two billion people living in this region;

To study the obstacles to evangelism inherent in the diverse cultures of Asia and to find specialized methods which will effectively overcome them;

To share in discussion the tools and techniques of evangelism which we may successfully employ to cope with our unique problems and opportunities in Asia today; i.e., the growing influence of youth, rapid urbanization, poverty and economic needs, the primary role of the family, etc.;

To evaluate existing evangelistic programs and policies in the light of contemporary conditions and explore ways of vitalizing the programs and up-dating the policies;

To summon the Church corporately and its members individually to recognize and accept the priority of evangelism;

To challenge the churches and Christian organizations to a bold cooperative program of evangelism and missionary outreach.

(Congress Purpose from the book Christ Seeks Asia)

Attendance figures:

1,100 Asians from twenty-four countries

Conference figures:

Director: W. Stanley Mooneyham, USA (coordinating director)

Rev. Max Ottenda, Philippines (associate coordinating director)

Executive Committee:

Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Korea, chairman Bishop Chandu Ray, Pakistan, vice-chairman

Bishop Onofre Fonceca, Philippines, secretary Bishop Arthur John "Jack" Dain, Australia Rev. Akira Hatori, Japan Rev. Khoo Siaw Hua, Singapore Rev. Subodh Sahu, India

Dr. A.M. Tambunan, Indonesia

Rev. Philip Teng, Hong Kong

Rev. Wu Yung, Republic of China

Program Committee:

Dr. G.D. James, chairman

Rev. Neville P. Anderson, Australia

Chua Wee Hian, Hong Kong

Basil Pullenayagam, Ceylon

Prof. Theodore Williams, India Rev. J. B. de Fretes, Indonesia

Rev. Noboru Hara, Kiodan, Japan Dr. Helen Kim, Korea Rev, Donald A. Kirkby, New Zealand

Prof. Daniel Bakhsh, Pakistan

Rev. Greg Tingson, Philippines

Rev. Doan Van Mieng, South Vietnam Chi-Fang Chang, Republic of China Rev. Sook Pong-noi, Thailand Financial support:

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

Extent

1 Box (DC)

17 Audio Tapes

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement of Material

[Note: In the Arrangement section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "Box 2, Folder 5"]

Series: Papers

Arrangement: Alphabetical and chronological

Date Range: 1968

Volume: 0.02 cubic feet

Boxes: 1

Type of documents: Newspaper clippings and speakers presentation papers Notes: Speaker's papers (folder 1-1) included in this collection are listed below along with the audio tape number on which the message is on. Edited version of the messages have been published in the book Christ Seeks Asia, edited by W. Stanley Mooneyham. Two other paper items in the collection are a survey form, "Your Organization and Evangelism," and a flier titled, "Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism, Literature Supply." Additional information on the Congress is in Collection 17 - BGEA: Crusade Activities and Collection 345 - BGEA: Records of the Media Office.

Speakers' Papers:

"An Assessment", Dr. Carl F. H. Henry

"The Asian Churches and Their Mission" (Part 1), Theodore Williams (Tape 15)

"The Asian Churches and Their Mission" (Part 2), Dr. Helen Kim (Tape 15)

"Asia's Future and Our Response" (Part 2), Dr. G. D. James (Tape 16)

"Asia's Future and Our Response" (Part 1), Petrus Octavianus (Tape 16)

"The Encounter of the Early Church", Alan Cole (Tape 5)

"The Evangel and Social Upheaval" (Part 1), Dr. Donald E. Hoke (Tape 13)

"The Evangel and Social Upheaval" (Part 2), Benjamin E. Fernando (Tape 13)

"A Theology of Evangelism", Dr. Akbar Abdul-Haqq (Tape 2)

"Witnessing in a Resistant Culture", Dr. M. A. Qayyum Daskawie (Tape 9)

Newspaper Clippings:

Eastern Sun

October 20, 1968

October 27, 1968

November 3, 1968

November 7, 1968

November 8, 1968

November 10, 1968

November 13, 1968

The Straits Times

October 30, 1968

November 7, 1968

November 9, 1968

The Kosei Times

August 1968

October 1968

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Series: Audio tapes

Arrangement: Chronological

Date Range: November 5-13, 1968

Volume: 17 audio tapes

Notes: Tapes contain raw footage of the daily sessions including songs, announcements, special music, and speaker messages. Some of the messages were simultaneous translated into English or another language. Edited versions of most of these messages are in the book, Christ Seeks Asia, the official reference volume of the Congress.

T1. Side 1, opening session of the Congress on November 5, 1968. Welcome, opening remarks, and introduction of executive committee and others by Dr. W. Stanley Mooneyham. Message by Dr. Chandu Ray God so Loved the World. Message continues on Side 2 followed by a devotional by Dr. Kyung Chik Han.

T2. Side 1, morning session on November 6, 1968. Track 1. Message by Dr. Marcus L. Loane, The King of Glory. Track 2, blank. Side 2, Track 3, Dr. Abdul-Haqq gave his strategy paper on A Theology of Evangelism. Only parts of the message was given because of time limitations. Side 2, Track 4, blank. Track 1 has been copied on a cassette tape. T3. Side 1, evening session on November 6, 1968. Message by Rev. Subodh Sahu, Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Side 2, blank.

T4. Side 1, morning session on November 7, 1968. Bible Hour message by Archbishop Marcus Loane The Church Without Love. Side 2, technique paper by Timothy Yu Evangelism Through the Mass Media of Communication. Sound fades in and out at beginning of his message and them completely fades out and later returns at a very low volume. Strategy paper by Dr. Jong Sung Rhee Theological Dilutions which Hinder Evangelism. Almost all of his message is impossible to understand. Session continues on T5-Side 1.

T5. Side 1, continuation of morning session from T4-Side 2. Birthday greeting to Billy Graham on his 50th birthday and message by Dr. Alan Cole, Encounter of the Early Church With the Non-Christian World. Message continues on side 2.

T6. Side 1, morning session on November 8, 1968. First of six Bible studies by Rev. Philip Teng on the churches in Revelations. The title of his message is Failure and Judgment of the Seven Churches. Technique paper by Dr. F. Alton Everest, The Christian Film - Instrument for Evangelism. His message continues on T7-Side 1. Morning session on November 9, 1968. Continuation of message by David Claydon from T7-Side 1. Message by Dr. Akbar Adbul-Haqq The Dynamics of Conversion. Closing song and prayer on T7-Side 2.

T7. Side 1, morning session on November 8, 1968. Dr. Everest message from T6-Side 1 continues on this tape. The first five minutes were taped over with classical musical. Strategy papers by Chua Wee Hian, The Challenge of Asia's Youth, and David Claydon, The Challenge of Asia's Youth. Claydon's message continuing on T6-Side 2. Continuation from T6-Side 2, closing song and prayer from the evening meeting of November 8, 1968.

T8. Side 1, morning session on November 9, 1968. Bible Study by Philip Teng, Problems and Trials of the Seven Churches. Side 2, technique paper by David H. Adeney, The Cell Group: Means of Growth and Witness.

T9. Side 1, Morning session on November 9, 1968. Testimony of Batine [sp?] Bat Cow, chairman of Eastern Sun newspaper. Strategy paper by Dr. M. A. Qayyum Daskawie, Witnessing in a Resistant Culture. Side 2, a special afternoon session with a messages by Dr. Carl F. H. Henry Christ and the Crisis of Our Age.

T10. Side 1, evening session on November 9, 1968. Special music and message by Bishop Onofre Fonceca. This message is not printed in the book Christ Seeks Asia T11. Side 1, evening session on November 10, 1968 with testimonies by Begam Bilquis Sheikh and Daniel S. C. Liu, Chief of police of Honolulu. Message by Dr. Koji Honda Cooperation for the Advancement of the Gospel.

T12. Side 1, morning session on November 11, 1968. Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng, Strengths and Victories of the Seven Churches, and Rev. B. A. Prabhakar Literature for Asia's Millions. The last part of message is missing. Side 2 contains a continuation of Benjamin E. Fernando's message, The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2) which was read by Rev. Basal Roger Singham. This is a duplicate of the last part of message on T13-Side 1.

T13. Side 1, morning session on November 11, 1968 with strategy papers by Rev. Donald E. Hoke The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 1) and Rev. Benjamin E. Fernando The Evangel and Social Upheaval (Part 2). Fernando's paper was read by Rev. Basal Roger Singham. Side 2,evening session. Introduction of various staff members and technique papers by Rev. Reuben Lores Evangelism-in-Depth: A Study in Penetration Evangelism.

T14. Side 1, morning session on November 12, 1968 with Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng Opportunities and Challenges of the Seven Churches. Side 2, special reports by Daniel Bakhah on Pakistan, by Mr. U. Van on Viet Nam, and by Rev. John De Fretes on Indonesia.

T15. Side 1, morning session on November 12, 1968. Strategy papers by Theodore Williams, The Asian Churches and Their Mission, and Dr. Helen Kim The Asian Churches and Their Mission (Part 2). Side 2, evening session with special messages by Dr. Kyung Chik Han, Structuring the Local Church and Evangelism, and Dr. Benjamin Chew The Unique Role of the Family in Asian Culture.

T16. Side 1, morning session on November 13, 1968 with Bible study by Rev. Philip Teng Resources and Promises of the Seven Churches. Side 2, strategy papers by Petrus Octavianus, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 1), (Octavianus gave the main points of his paper not the entire message), Dr. G. D. James, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 2), (abbreviated version of his paper message), and Bishop A. Jack Dain, Asia's Future and Our Response (Part 3). Prayer and announcements continue on T17-Side 1.

T17. Side 1, morning session on November 13, 1968. A few minutes of overlap from T16-Side 2, prayer and announcements. Bishop Chandu Ray leads Congress delegates in reading the Congress Declaration and Bishop Onofre Fonceca announces Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism Executive Committee resolutions. Closing meditation message by Dr. Kyung Chik Han.

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Billy Graham Center Archives by Hudson T. Armerding in 1981 and congress director W. Stanley Mooneyham in 1988.

Accession 81-80, 88-70

March 19, 2003

Wayne D. Weber
Title
Collection 579 Records of the Asia-South Pacific Congress on Evangelism
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Roman Script

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