The 1,400 participants in the 4th CCOWE gathered in the Philippines to focus on Following Christ, Reaching All Peoples and Marching towards AD2000.
Following Christ: There were different kinds of worship and prayer meetings in the morning session of the Congress.
Reaching All Peoples: This is a session of Thematic Case Study. Well-informed and brilliant Chinese and non-Chinese speakers addressed on Local Chinese (by Rev. Lo Kenneth), overseas Chinese (by Dr. Gail Law), the unreached in the first and second worlds (by Dr. Samuel Kamaleson and Mr. John D. Robb) and the world's two-thirds unreached people (by Rev. Luis Bush) so that participants would get a brief picture of the peoples' situation and could even come up with appropriate actions responding to their needs.
Marching towards AD 2000: Topics of this evening session included "A World of Diversity" (by Dr. Philemon Choi), "A World of Secularity" (by Rev. Stephen Tong), "A World of Hardship" (by Dr. John Chang), "A World of Information" (by Prof. Peter Lin), "A World of Spirituality" (by Rev. Chow Shen-chu) and "A World of the Unreached" (by Rev. Thomas Wang). All were aimed at showing the participants the complexity and challenge of gospel ministry in 1990s.