attending a church

Finding a Church

If you are thinking of finding a church, CONGRATULATIONS!  

You are about to join God’s kingdom and family on earth.   According to 1 Timothy 3;15, God gathers His children to become a Family, that we can worship, love and support one another!

1 Timothy 3:15

 The family of God is the church of the living God. It is the pillar and foundation of the truth.

attending a church


If you have never attended a church before, it sounds scary to go to a church and meet someone you have never met before.  Don’t worry.  I have some useful tips for you:

  1. Talk to a Christian Friend, saying that you want to find a church – You don’t need to commit.  Just take a time and visit his church, joins a service and see how it goes.  Most likely, you will like the church and keep going.  Otherwise, just tell your friend you would like to visit other churches before making a decision.
  2. Look around your neighborhood or search from the Internet – Find a church near you can be a good starting point.  You don’t need a long travel time, and if you keep going, you can participate more in the church since it is not far from your home.  
  3. Open your heart when selecting a church – It is not about finding a church that suits you, it is about how you can know more about God, grow in Christ, and serve with brothers and sisters in a church.  There are three questions you may ask yourself:
    • About God – Can I learn more about God in this church, through worship, sermons, and talk to brothers and sisters?   The church is not about a religion.  Its message must focus on God and how people can follow God.
    • About Church – Do you feel welcome by brothers and sisters in the church, would like to be part of them, and learn and serve God with them?
    • About Yourself – Pray to God and ask for His guidance.  Do you like to go again?   If so, go again.   When you attend and participate, you will learn that no church is perfect.   But some churches are more caring, more energetic in witnessing Christ, and more focused on the growth of Christians.   

Below are some of the English speaking churches in Hong Kong.   They are listed in Alphabetical Order.

Hong Kong Island

Ambassador International Church, Central, Hong Kong
We’re an independent Christian church serving the English-speaking community in Hong Kong. Our emphasis is on Biblical teaching, worship, and helping people to follow Christ.

Church of All Nations (CAN) Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
CAN is a vibrant congregation of people in the midst of one of the most unique parts of God’s world, both southeast China and southeast Asia. People who affiliate with our English-speaking parish come from 12-15 countries at any one time. CAN is located on the southern part of Hong Kong Island in Repulse Bay, on the grounds of Hong Kong International School. The congregation formed over thirty years ago when the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod founded HKIS.

Community Church Hong Kong Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
We are an International, Inclusive, Multi-denominational, Christian Congregation which welcomes all people. We value tradition and creativity and honor the personal stories and talents of every participant. We aim to share the Good News of the Holy Scriptures and to challenge Hong Kong people to live life more fully by honoring God, following the Lord Jesus Christ, and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our Church, Community and World.

Emmanuel Church, Anglican Church  Pokfulam, Hong Kong
Daughter Church of St. John’s Cathedral. A friendly, inclusive, English speaking church in the Anglican tradition. Emmanuel Church – Pokfulam meets every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at: Bethanie, 139 Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong. The congregation come from a variety of backgrounds and denominations. People of all church backgrounds, or even no church background, are welcome.

Evangelical Community Church, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The church is an interdependent organism that makes relationships its priority. We use four key words to define our relational identity. Our mandate is to prepare people for God in Hong Kong and beyond, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Faith Community Church Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Faith Community Church is an inter-denominational, international English speaking church. We warmly welcome people of all ages and from every background to worship with us.

Grace Evangelical Church  North Point, Hong Kong
A Chinese Evangelical church located in North Point, in the Eastern district of Hong Kong Island. The church was founded sixteen years ago and has a wide-range of Christian fellowships for all ages. Their mother church is the Shau Kei Wan Evangelical church.

International Baptist Church of Hong Kong   Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Our calling to live the Christ life is not a one time choice, but moment by moment living by faith in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. When people come in contact with IBC members living the Christ life, they should smell the aroma of Christ and see the light of His word. It doesn’t take a university or a theological degree to live the Christ life. Therefore, we at IBC are wholly devoted to helping you live the Christ life to the glory of God. We want to help you live joyfully in the midst of any circumstance that you have in your life.

International Christian Assembly  North Point, Hong Kong
We have a number of worship services on Sunday and meetings during the week that are conducted in English, Cantonese, Filipino, Thai, Sri Lankan and Indonesian.

Island Baptist Church  Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
We are an English-speaking international church. We are also a local independent Baptist Church. We are not a perfect church. Frankly, we need each other to fulfil God’s will for our lives. God has given each and everyone of us spiritual gifts to be used to build up His people. We are to be an encouragement to one another and provoke one another to a better walk with God.

Island Evangelical Community Church  Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
We believe in building an authentic community of believers that are truly excited about service, fellowship, and living for Jesus Christ. Here at Island ECC, our desire is to see the body of Christ growing in Hong Kong.

Methodist International Church  Wanchai, Hong Kong
We treasure our place within the Methodist Church, Hong Kong, as we seek to serve an international community in this place of Hong Kong, ‘Asia’s World City.’ Our fellowship is made up of people from all over the world, who are either living in or visiting Hong Kong. Some come to Hong Kong for many years and have made Hong Kong their home; others are here on a more short-term basis. Some are from a Methodist background, most are not. We welcome people of any Christian background to worship and fellowship. We seek to communicate biblical truths that are unchanging but in a way that is relevant for our people’s situation. We seek to serve the whole people of whatever age, race, colour or Christian experience.

Sky City Church  Wanchai, Hong Kong
Sky City Church is a young and exciting international church in the centre of Hong Kong. Driven by a heart for worship, hunger for the Word and outreach into the community, Sky City Church is passionate to see the people of Hong Kong loved and cared for with the gospel.

Solomon’s Porch  Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
A Christ-like family that seeks after God’s heart, and transforms lives, communities and nations through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

St. John’s Cathedral  Central, Hong Kong
Deeply rooted in the traditions of Anglicanism and yet at the same time exercising ministries which reach out into the wider life of the community, St. John’s Cathedral is a much used and much loved building.

The Vine Church  Wanchai, Hong Kong
An independent Christian Fellowship with an emphasis on contemporary worship, practical teaching, and ministry for the whole family.

Union Church Hong Kong  Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
An international, interdenominational church established in Hong Kong in 1844. The congregation is diverse in nationality and ethnicity, yet united in its dedication to spiritual growth and genuine support to its members and the larger community.

Watermark Community Church   Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Watermark Community Church, the daughter church of Island ECC, is an English-speaking international church seeking to impact Hong Kong in a powerful way through the life changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have no denominational ties, and are committed to maintaining doctrinal purity, while being culturally relevant.


Calvary Church Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Calvary is Full Gospel and Charismatic in both doctrine and practice, and is affiliated with Praise Chapel of California. The church was pioneered in February 1989 through street outreaches and a lot of hard work. God has richly blessed us, and currently membership is diverse, over 20 nationalities and counting! We would love for you to join us in worshipping God.

Kowloon International Baptist Church  Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Kowloon International Baptist Church (KIBC) has English-language services every Sunday and Wednesday. We have many ministries and activities throughout the week to involve every member of your family. If you are looking for a church to visit, or if you are looking for a new church home, we hope that you will come and see us at KIBC.

Lighthouse Ministries  Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
An International Church in the heart of Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong. A friendly fellowship emphasizing the teaching and studying of God’s Word, that welcomes all races, all classes of people. The web site is packed with good Bible resources and other relevant resources to help you find what you need.

St. Andrew’s Church (Anglican-Episcopal)  Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
A multi-cultural, international, English-speaking family church, blending the contemporary and traditional in Spirit-filled worship.

New Territories

Shatin Anglican Church  Shatin, N.T.
We are an international and interdenominational community bound together by a common language (English), a common home (Hong Kong) and a common love for the Lord Jesus. Although nominally Anglican, less than 4% of the congregation have an Anglican background. Members come from a very wide range of denominational or pagan backgrounds.

Resurrection Church  Sai Kung, N.T.
Formed by an international community comprised of varying life and religious stories, we have welcomed all to join our services for the last 30 years in Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay. We are an English speaking, family friendly church and our morning service will always have something for children of all ages.

Jesus read with you

How to Read the Bible

This is a very good, and, an important question.  According to 2 Timothy 16-17, God has breathed life into the Bible.  By reading it, God will speak to us and make our lives whole again.  Invite God to sit beside and read with you!

2 Timothy 16-17

16 God has breathed life into all of Scripture. It is useful for teaching us what is true. It is useful for correcting our mistakes. It is useful for making our lives whole again.    

17 By using Scripture, a man of God can be completely prepared to do every good thing.

Jesus read with you

But how to start?  The Bible, after all, a big book!   Below are some of the tips I found useful:

  1. Anytime is Good Time, but a set time in the morning would be wonderful – You don’t need to wait for a good time.  You can read at home, in a cafe, in the library, at any time as long as you are able to concentrate on God’s word!   On the other hand, many Christians read a set time each day, especially in the morning, following the model of Jesus Christ.  They enjoy a quiet time with God and let God shape their lives before they handle earthly matters.
  2. Understanding that it is about encountering God – Whenever you open the Bible, you come to the glorious presence of God who is also our heavenly Father.  When we read, we do not try to memorize the facts or force ourselves to understand.  More importantly, God wants to speak to YOU through the Bible!    He loves you and he has a plan for you.   So all we need to do is pray, “Father, speak to me, that I can understand you better and I may follow your way.”   
  3. Keep an open heart and write down notes! – When we read, we keep our eyes open for words and messages that catch our attention.   You may mark those messages that seem particularly relevant to your needs, problems, or even current circumstances.   You may copy down those passages on a notebook (yes, you need one) and re-read them from time to time.   When you have something to do during reading, it helps to focus your attention on the passage.   Soon you will be amazed that your notebook will be filled with God’s messages for YOU only!
  4. Use the Three Guiding Questions – After I read a passage, I write down three headings, and then look for insights from the Bible.  In time, I understand more about God, about Human, and about God’s plan for me.   These questions are:
    • About God – what does this passage tell me about God?  His nature, His plan, His love, His power, …
    • About Human – what does this passage tell me about the human race?  Our desires, our sins, our need for God, …
    • About Me – what does God want to tell me?   His promise, His reminder, His encouragement, and What He wants me to do, …
  5. Use the FOUR simple steps – I use the following steps that helps me focus on God instead of my own problems and desires.  Yes, we do have problems and we can bring to God.  But God has a bigger plan for us, and will give us strength and power to deal with our problems.  
    • Pray first before opening God’s word – Ask for guidance and to be able to accept what is written and apply His will to your life.
    • Read the words aloud or in silence – Let the words speak to you instead of applying your understanding.
    • Receive God’s message from the passage – Use the three guiding questions above.  Write down if you discover some treasures.
    • Quiet before God for a few minutes – Thank Him for the message and pray for the strength and wisdom to carry his will. 

In Psalm 1, there is a good description of Bible Reading is like planting a tree near a stream of water.  You don’t see big difference or insights in a day, or a week.  But you will see amazing changes of your live after a period of time.   More importantly, you will know more about God and have the strength to follow His plan.

Psalm 1:2-3

1 Blessed is the one who obeys the law of the Lord.   He doesn’t follow the advice of evil people.   He doesn’t make a habit of doing what sinners do.   He doesn’t join those who make fun of the Lord and his law.

2 Instead, he takes delight in the law of the Lord.   He thinks about his law day and night. 
3 He is like a tree that is planted near a stream of water.    It always bears its fruit at the right time.   Its leaves don’t dry up.  Everything godly people do turns out well.


How to become a Christian

Many people are looking for God. If you’re one of Salvationthose people, we’d like to share with you that the Bible has what you are seeking. It contains answers to life’s vital questions, and—most important—can help you understand how to have a right relationship with God. Here are some selected verses:   

God Loves You

  • For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. —John 3:16
  • But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8

All Are Sinners

  • For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. —Romans 3:23
  • As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. —Romans 3:10 

God’s Remedy for Sin

  • For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 6:23
  • But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. —John 1:12 

All May Be Saved Now

  • Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. —Revelation 3:20(a)
  • For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. —Romans 10:13
  • But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. —John 20:31 

Receive Christ as Your Saviour Now

  • Confessing to God that I am a sinner, and believing that the Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins on the cross and was raised for my justification, I now receive and confess Him as my personal Saviour. 

Seeking a Church

  • After making your decision to receive Christ, we encourage you to prayerfully seek a local Bible-believing church that will assist you in growing as a new Christian. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. —II Peter 3:18 

Assurance as a Believer

  • That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. —Romans 10:9
  • Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. —John 5:24


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Sharing in Churches and Schools

Sharing in Churches and Schools

A representative of the local Gideons group would love to come and share in your church about souls saved through the work of The Gideons in Hong Kong. He would also explain how the members of your congregation can support, or become involved in the work of the Gideons.

Why invite a Gideon speak at your church?

  • Gideons will inspire your congregation with testimonies of lives transformed by the Word of God.  The sharing builds a relationship between our ministry and the church.
  • The Gideons International in Hong Kong is a mission partner of local evangelical Christian churches.   We reach people who have no contact with churches and who otherwise might not have been reached for the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • Wherever the Word of God is sown, the church will reap a harvest. 


What is a typical visit like?

The presentation will be adapted to the Pastor’s requirements in terms of time and type of meeting.

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Bibles for Distribution

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Our mission is to reach the lost.  We therefore do not provide Bibles to individuals, churches, or other organisations for their distribution.

The Gideons distribute Bibles and New Testaments in person to universities and schools, and place Bibles in hotels, hostels, hospitals, clinics, retirement homes, prisons, etc.

If you are in charge of the above ministries, you are most welcome to apply for free Bibles for the people you serve.   Please fill in the following application forms, or contact us for more information.

 List of Free Bibles available through the Gideons in Hong Kong

Traditional Chinese New Testament (with Psalms & Proverbs)
Version: Chinese Union
Pages: 517
Size: 4.9″x3.4″x0.5″ (12.4×8.5x1cm)
Book Cover: Laminated latax paper cover
For: P4 and older
Traditional Chinese and English Bilingual New Testament (University Version)
Version: Chinese Union, New King James
Pages: 815
Size: 5.5″x4″x0.8″ (14x10x2cm)
Book Cover: Laminated latax paper cover
For: F5 and older
Traditional Chinese & English Bilingual New Testament for Hotels 
Version: Chinese Union, New King James
Pages: 779
Size: 7.5″x5.4″x0.9″ (19.1 x 13.7 x 2.3 cm)
For: Hotels and Hospitals
Simplified Chinese New Testament (no Psalms and Proverbs) 
Version: Chinese Union
Pages: 274
Size: 5.7″x4.1″x0.2″ (14.5 x 10.4 x 0.5 cm)
For: P4 and older
English New Testament (with Psalms & Proverbs)
Version: New King James
Pages: 633
Size: 4.6″x3.1″x0.5″ (11.7 x 7.9 x 1.3 cm)
For: P4 and older
Traditional Chinese Nurse New Testament (with Psalms)
Version: Chinese Union
Pages: 790
Size: 4.2″x3.2″x0.7″ (10.7 x 8.1 x 1.8 cm)
For: hospital staff / nurses
Full English Bible 
Version: New King James
Pages: 1217
Size: 8″x5.5″x1.2″ (20.3 x 14 x 3 cm)
For: Hotels & Hospitals
Simplified Chinese and English Bilingual New Testament
Version: Chinese Union, New King James
Pages: 312
Size: 7.3″X5.1″x0.5″(18.5x13x1.3cm)
For: Hotels and Hospitals
Pray for Us

Pray for Gideons

Our Number One Need Is Prayer

OPray for Usne of the best ways you can help us reach the world with the Word of God is to pray for our ministry. More specifically, please pray that:

  • Each and every Bible and New Testament will touch the life or lives God intends to change.
  • That many individuals and families will be saved through reading Gideon-placed Bibles and New Testaments.
  • More locations, communities and countries allow the distribution of God’s Word.
  • There will be steady flow of funds to cover the printing and shipping of Bible and New Testaments around the world.
  • Members will travel safely and not be prevented from doing their work.

If you want to give Bibles to those who need God’s word, you may donate to the Gideons International, Hong Kong.

 The above message is quoted from

 Pray for Bible Distribution

Donate to Gideon Ministry

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path  — Psalm 119:105

When people encounter the reality of Christ through His Word, their lives are completely transformed.

You can help others get a copy of God’s Word by donating to the Gideons International (Hong Kong).


Donate for Bibles

All money donated will go to the purchase of Scriptures.  For example, every HK$100 for Scriptures pays for 10 Chinese Youth NTs for 10 persons, or 5 Bilingual NTs for hotels!

Please send a crossed cheque payable to
The Gideons International (Hong Kong Camp)


The Gideons International (Hong Kong Camp)

P.O. Box 346, Ma On Shan Post Office, N.T., Hong Kong




Let God’s Word change the World!

Gideons International is a Mission Partner for local churches.   We are an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men.   We reach people who have no contact with churches and bring them to the Lord Jesus Christ.

You Can Be Our Mission Partner:

  • Invite us to share or request free bibles from us
  • Pray for us
  • Become a Gideon
  • Donate to our Ministry

Growing in Christ

Each month, Gideon brothers will meet and discuss about the Gideons’ ministry.  

We read God’s word and pray especially for Hong Kong.  Most importantly, we encourage one another to grow in Christ and become a faithful witness to our Lord.

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Distributing Bibles

We distribute FREE Bibles to hotels, hospitals, prisons, medical centers, universities, and schools.  

If you are an educator, a hotel administrator, or a hospital or prison chaplain, and would like to have Bibles for the people you serve, you are most welcome to contact us.

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Sharing Vision

Our members are businessmen and professionals dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God’s Word.

We are happy to share in your church about souls saved through the work of the Gideons International.  We will also share how your church can become our Mission Partner.

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Contact Us

P. O. Box 346, Ma On Shan Post Office, Facebook
Sunshine City, Ma On Shan, N. T., Hong Kong. 

Tel: 8204 1021 Fax: 3914 8315 E-mail:



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Contact Numbers By Area:

Yaumatei, Tai Kok Tsui, Tsimshatsui, Mongkok, Kowloon City (including Kowloon Tong, Whampoa, Hung Hom, Tokwawan, Homantin)

     Hong Kong Camp — 9319-9137, 9347-2694

Shamshuipo, Wong Tai Sin, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong (including Lam Tin) 

     Kowloon Camp — 9103-0349, 9216-0104, 9680-3874

Hong Kong Island and Outlying Islands

     Hong Kong Island Camp — 9547-5974, 6691-2655

Shatin Area (Shatin, Tai Wai, Ma On Shan, Sai Kung, Tseung Kwan O)

     Shatin and SaiKung Camp — 6151-0207, 6039-6279, 9304-6993

New Territories North (Tai Po, Fanling, Sheung Shui)
     Tai Po Camp — 9461-3464, 9205-5935

Tuen Mun

     Tuen Mun Camp — 9874-6742, 9354-5213, 9193-5908

Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai

     Yuen Long Camp — 9268-0223, 9106-5689