Convened by Apostle Lawrence Khong, Senior Pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) in Singapore, and Pastor Yang Ningya, Senior Pastor of Taipei Truth Lutheran Church, the first "Asia Media Forum" was held in Taiwan on April 19th to discuss how to practice the Great Commission and establish partnership through the use of media in the era of the rapid technology development.
About 30 representatives from Christian media and organizations attended the meeting from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, etc. Media and organizations include the Media Evangelism Limited, Taipei Truth Lutheran Church, Overseas Radio & Television Inc., Good TV, etc.
At the meeting, there was discussion about the media influencing every aspect of society nowadays, therefore, they look forward to establishing an alliance between Christian media in Asia to spread the culture and values of Christianity throughout the region. To do so, wisdom from God is needed.
Apostle Lawrence Khong stressed that the so-called "alliance" is not self-seeking, it is only for completing the mission from God. He also pointed out, "Connections bring prosperity and produce fruit." Some participants hoped that forming a media alliance could help find the vision from God together, which is "we are the salt and light of the world."
Apostle Khong believed that we have a calling as people who belong to God. We should carry salt and light into the cities, societies and communities to bring a positive influences and blessings.
He contended that, in order for churches to influence countries and societies, they needed to go outside of the church and allow others to know what churches actually do. Churches need to enter the societies and the mainstream of all aspects to deliver heart warming stories, values of the truth and the profession to solve problems. Therefore, media outlets from all around the world need to form an alliance.
Pastor Yang had an additional view on forming the alliance between Asian media. He believes that it is worth pondering on how to bring the concerns of the countries, churches and Christians into the care of Christians. In particular, problems related to family issues may involve political and economical development. He hoped that the forum could confirm visions and strategies in the future, then set up small groups to implement and promote them.
(Source: Gospel Herald)