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Current Status of the Divine Work in the UK

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Current Status of the Divine Work in the UK


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The UKGA has been striving to increase the spiritual knowledge of the brethren and strengthen their ability to serve. As in previous years, we organised a number of national seminars and fellowships this year.

Pastoral and Evangelical Work
The national fellowships held this year included the Married Couples Fellowship (with 180 participants), Evergreen Fellowship (with 129 participants) and Sisters Fellowship (with 207 and 94 participants on the first and second day respectively). Thanks be to God that Elder Yung Ji Lin not only worked alongside with our UKGA preachers to provide training but also made pastoral visits to local churches during his two-month stay.

From early April onwards, each local church began holding their evangelical and spiritual convocations. Various evangelical events such as hymnal fellowships and outreaches, street leafleting as well as gospel open days were also arranged.

During the hot summer holidays, the National Student Spiritual Convocation was held in London and Leicester with 115 students attending. The RE Teacher Training held in Newcastle at the end of August was split into two classes this year―one for the current English-speaking teachers (66 attending) and the other for the Mandarin-speaking brethren (30 attending) assisting in RE in the places of worship.

Various Training
The national fellowships held this year included the Married Couples Fellowship (with 180 participants), Evergreen Fellowship (with 129 participants) and Sisters Fellowship (with 207 and 94 participants on the first and second day respectively). Thanks be to God that Elder Yung Ji Lin not only worked alongside with our UKGA preachers to provide training but also made pastoral visits to local churches during his two-month stay.

We thank God for His love and grace that the many national training courses held this year have gone smoothly, namely:

  1. Africa Ministry Training Course ― apart from the 30 UK brethren, there were 35 brothers and sisters from the US, Canada, Europe and South East Asia attending;
  2. Youth Ministry Training ― 63 youths from all over the country went to Sunderland to receive training on “Servitude and Mentorship”;
  3. Adult Theological Training Class ― this was held in two classes at Leicester Church with 50 participants attending;
  4. Minister and Worker Spiritual Cultivation Seminar ― an average number of 70 participants attended this three-day seminar held with the theme “Be a Faithful and Wise Servant”;
  5. Youth Theological Training Course ― the three-week course was held at Edinburgh Church and Sunderland Church. The number of participants was 65, including youths from abroad;
  6. Literary Ministry Seminar ― this workshop-based seminar was held in Newcastle with the theme “One True Church”. There were 36 members attending.

Overseas Ministry
The UKGA workers have been continuing to participate in the overseas ministry with the opportunities given by God. This year some were sent to visit Russia and South Africa to pastor local churches there. They were not only assigned to make pastoral visits to the countries in East Africa and West Africa and provide training there, but were also responsible for the evangelical and pastoral ministry in pioneering areas. Moreover, they assisted in the spiritual convocations and seminars held in the neighbouring continental Europe. May the Lord increase their strength so as to faithfully fulfil the mission entrusted by Him.

Other Divine Works
At the end of 2017, the church delegate conference approved a project with Newcastle Church to jointly develop and construct the UKGA Building and a chapel on the Longbenton site in Newcastle. The UKGA intends to increase the space for parking by purchasing a piece of land adjoining the Longbenton site and discussions with the local council are ongoing. In addition, the first round of fundraising for the UKGA Building Project from local churches was also completed this May. We pray that the Lord bless and guide us to enable construction to begin soon.



1. National Minister & Worker Seminar



2. National Youth Ministry Training



3. National Married Couples Fellowship




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Created at 6/21/2005 1:55 PM by Grace Lin
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