Missions

Then Jesus came to them and said… Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…  (Matthew 28: 18-20)

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Our missional origins

 

Union Church was founded by Dr James Legge as a missional church. Sent to Hong Kong by the London Missionary Society, Legge reached across Hong Kong society, preaching in English and in Chinese, forming a diverse and inclusive Christian community. This firm foundation influences our Christ-centred focus to the present day. 

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Missional living

Jesus’ teachings help us to live missional lives, sharing the Good News of Christ Jesus in all walks of life – in the home, workplace, at school, and on the mission field too. We are all witnesses to the abiding love, power and faithfulness of God in our lives.

Learn more about Union Church's Faith in the Marketplace

Watch our video, Being missional at Union Church.

Our Missions Partners

Union Church partners with over 20 Hong Kong-based and international organisations who are committed to fulfilling the Great Commission through evangelising, compassion, and discipleship. All partners are selected through a process based on prayer, relationship and thorough vetting. Organisations identified as Friends of Union Church are not currently on our list of Missions Partners; however, we have close and long-standing relationships with these groups. 

Local Partners

Alpha Hong Kong

Impact for missions

Alpha offers the opportunity for people to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. If done in an open and friendly way, lives can be transformed.

Alpha Hong Kong website

Asian Development Ministries (SALT)

Impact for missions

SALT is dedicated to creating Biblically sound materials that are tailor made for its target audiences so that nationals become the primary teachers equipping church leaders.

Asian Development Ministries (SALT) website

Chung King Ministry

Impact for missions

Chung King Ministry serves as the hands and feet of Christ in outreach to the elderly, the poor and the asylum seekers from many nations

Watch Chung King Ministry video

Filipino Fellowship Conference

Impact for missions

At Chinese New Year, the Filipino Fellowship Conference provides teaching, discipleship, fellowship and encouragement to the members of the Filipino Fellowship at Union Church

Filipino Fellowship Conference

Home of Loving Faithfulness

Impact for missions

HOLF aims to provide lifelong care in a Christian family setting for those children and adults with moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities. HOLF also seeks to be a loving home for aging parents who have dedicated their lives to caring for their special-needs child.

Home of Loving Faithfulness website

Inner City Ministries

Impact for missions

Inner City Ministries engages the South Asian community, to equip them and bring life transformation  through Christian Ministry.

Inner City Ministries website

Kun Sun Prison Ministry

Impact for missions

Kun Sun helps prisoners, rehabilitated persons, and their families experience a rebuilding of life and reconciliation through proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ and manifestation of Christ's love.

Kun Sun Prison Ministry website

Lutheran Theological Seminary

Impact for missions

LTS is one of Hong Kong’s preeminent seminaries, serving not only students from Hong Kong and China, but also those from Southeast Asia, greater Asia, many of whom worship at Union Church.

Lutheran Theological Seminary website

Mu Min Network Service Center

Impact for missions

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St. Barnabas' Society and Home

Impact for missions

St Barnabas' Society and Home brings God’s love and hope to the poor, homeless and elderly.

Top needs

Since the departure of the Center Director for about a year, the Board is praying for a new leader with servant heart to take care of the day-to-day operations

St. Barnabas' Society and Home website

Sons & Daughters

Impact for missions

Sons & Daughters helps those caught in sexual exploitation to reclaim a life of love, family, and freedom. They actively seek and develop relationships with men and women involved in the sex industry.

Top needs

Volunteers! They  need bakers to prepare items to pass out during outreach, and volunteers to go into different districts of Hong Kong and develop relationships with women and men involved in the sex industry. They also need volunteers for their drop-in centre to befriend and disciple people they meet during outreach. They  hold classes of all sorts at the drop-in centre (e.g., Bible study, Alpha, exercise, cooking, sewing, computer skills, language). If you have a talent or skill you’d like to share, they could use you. They need your prayer support as well! And please consider supporting Restore, their social enterprise (https://www.restoreshop.org/) when shopping for a gift.

Sons & Daughters website

YWAM

Impact for missions

This vibrant community of God-worshippers reach the lost, welcome in and send out teams and individuals, and serve the body of Christ in fulfulling its call to missions.

YWAM website

International Partners

4.20.20 Foundation

Impact for missions

Aims to eliminate the Old Testament gap so that the whole bible is available to everyone in every language.  It trains mother tongue translators in biblical Hebrew so that they will have begun OT translation into every language by 2033.

Top needs

God’s empowerment to develop the full distance learning curriculum. Protection for the launch of new programs this year amidst the COVID uncertainties.

4.20.20 Foundation website

Bawing Church, Philippines

Impact for missions

Bawing Church is bringing people to Christ and discipling Christian leaders in Mindanao, Philippines. Union Church has had a thriving partnership with Bawing Church for decades. 

Bawing Church Facebook

CAMACOP Sogod, Philippines

Impact for missions

To make Christ known and intercede for the community.

CAMACOP Facebook

Desert Rose Mongolia

Impact for missions

Desert Rose is a Mongolian NGO with an emergency shelter for young women.

Desert Rose Mongolia Facebook

Faith Comes By Hearing, USA/Asia

Impact for missions

Its Vision 2033 aims to see that the Word of God is recorded and freely provided in every language that needs it by the year 2033, working to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission in this generation.

Top needs

Pray for Vision 2033 can be completed. Also, FCBH Asia needs volunteers especially those who have skills in social media.

Faith Comes By Hearing website

FCOP International, Cambodia

Impact for missions

FCOP International is a church planting movement that cares for widows, orphans, and separated children in need.

FCOP International website

Flourishing Future Mongolia

Impact for missions

Flourishing Future partners with families to sustain them amidst physical, financial and emotional hardship. Flourishing Future addresses needs brought on by COVID-19, other medical requirements, orphan care, family hunger and education.

Flourishing Future Mongolia website

International Care Ministries (ICM), Philippines

Impact for missions

ICM has been providing help, inspiring hope, and creating change for families living in extreme poverty in the Philippines since 1992.

International Care Ministries (ICM) website

International China Concern (ICC), China

Impact for missions

International China Concern is a Christian development organization that provides love, hope and opportunity to children with disabilities and strives to end abandonment by keeping families together.

International China Concern (ICC) website

Light of the World Church and Preschool, Myanmar

Impact for missions

This Yangon-based church evangelises the local Buddhist community and disciples believers. They serve their local community and members in need with compassion and practical assistance. Through their preschool ministry, they teach children the good news about Jesus, and this provides further outreach opportunities to entire families.

Top needs

Prayer support for the political situation in Myanmar. May God grant them peace. Prayers for personal protection for Pastor Vum, his family, church members, and preschool families, from persecution, violence, and the pandemic.

Light of the World Church Preschool Facebook

SAT-7, Cyprus

Impact for missions

Sat-7 provides churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to witness to Jesus Christ through inspirational, informative and educational television services.

SAT-7 website

Shekinah Alliance, Philippines

Impact for missions

Shekinah Alliance is a Bible college in Buayan, General Santos, Philippines, that trains and equips Christian leaders.

Shekinah Alliance Facebook

Friends of Union Church

China Coast Community

Impact for missions

China Coast Community is a unique care and attention home in Hong Kong. It provides residential care for English speaking elderly persons regardless of their financial circumstances.

China Coast Community website

Crossroads

Impact for missions

Crossroads is a non-profit organisation serving global need. Crossroads believes that, in a broken world that sees too much suffering, they should do all they can to link those who are in need with those who can provide help. They do this through Global Distribution, Global X-perience, Global Hand, and Global Handicrafts.

Crossroads website

ImpactHK

Impact for missions

ImpactHK’s goal is to provide the homeless with a connection to friends, society and a safe and comfortable home.

ImpactHK website

LOVE 21

Impact for missions

LOVE 21 is a charity dedicated to bettering the lives of those living with Down syndrome and autism in Hong Kong through physical activity and nutrition.

LOVE 21 website

Mother's Choice

Impact for missions

Mother’s Choice is a local charity serving the many children without families and pregnant teenagers in Hong Kong, giving hope to vulnerable girls and babies. Mother’s Choice’s vision is to see every child in a loving family.

Mother's Choice website

Mission trips



Visiting our overseas Missions Partners shows us the heart of God, deepens our faith, and blesses us as much or more than the people we go to serve.

Union Church plans several mission trips annually for individuals, families and youth. As the pandemic recedes, we will once again “go and make disciples of all nations”. Look for updates on future trips.

Giving

It is our prayer that individuals and our church generously give time, talent and financial resources to our Missions Partners and projects – because He has been so gracious and generous with us.

You may give directly to our Missions Partners, or you may donate through Union Church to any Partners on our approved Local and International Partner list. Follow the instructions for giving here and identify your preferred Missions Partner.

US taxpayers may wish to make tax-deductible donations through Friends of Hong Kong Charities, Inc.

Watch our video Giving to Missions.

Our Governance

We want to be effective and good stewards of God’s provision. Union Church has established strong structure, accountability, transparency and governance.

The church’s Committee of Management (COM) and the Deacons are directly involved in the work of the Missions committee, and COM oversees and approves Missions policies and practices.

All Missions Partners go through a detailed vetting process to promote impact and effectiveness.

For further information, please contact us.