120 clergy and lay ministers from the Diocese of Egypt held their first Clergy and Lay ministers Conference at El Hamra, Wadi Natroun, from the 5th to 8th September 2016. The speaker was The Most Revd Ng Moon Hing, the Archbishop of the Province of South East Asia who spoke on the theme of “Discipling a whole Church”.
Sharing from his wealth of experience gleaned over decades of parish ministry and as a Bishop, he spoke of the importance of making disciples in a continuing way. This should include prayer meetings and Bible Studies. He also stressed the importance of giving responsibilities to laity to work in different ministries. Participants were inspired to begin to identify what they hope to see their Church look like in 10 years’ time. They were encouraged to work towards developing a vision for their respective Churches. The praise and worship times were vibrant. We also enjoyed the bible study and the prayer groups.