Progressive Christian Fellowship (PCF)
We provides fellowship life of mutual support and exchange to liberal-minded Christians and non-Christians in Hong Kong, to enhance their spiritual development.
1 At present, majority of churches in Hong Kong are conservative; there is virtually no liberal church in Hong Kong. The liberal Christians in Hong Kong are lonely. This Fellowship was established to gather these lonely liberal Christians and provide fellowship life to them. This includes friendship, exchanges regarding religious faith, and mutual emotional support. The aim is to provide a favourable environment for spiritual exploration and growth.
2 A significant proportion of Christians in traditional churches in fact cannot tolerate the conservative position of those churches. This position features anti-intellectualism, suppression of independent thinking, twisted science, dualistic worldview of "saved" vs "unsaved," and negation of the other religions, etc. These traditional churches generally treat adults as pupils, which is hardly acceptable. Christians remain in these churches only because they have nowhere to go. Some of them think their own faith have problems, some sadly left the church through the back door, some eventually even become non-Christians. Another mission of this Fellowship is to provide fellowship life similar to a church. Thus, liberal-minded believers can have an alternative choice, a place to go, do not need to bear with the conservative position of traditional churches, or suspect their own faith having a problem. Hence, their spirituality can grow healthily. This could help reduce the loss of Christians.
3 This Fellowship hopes to make visible the voice of liberal Christianity in Hong Kong. The current image of Christianity is dominated by conservative churches and organizations. The current negative image of Christianity (such as discrimination against homosexuals, twisted science, exclusivism towards other religions, etc.) is the result of the conservative camp of Christianity. We must tell the public that there is liberal Christianity, conservatism does not represent the whole of Christianity, Christianity does not only have the conservative mindset. This could save the public image of Christianity.
4 Saving the image of Christianity indirectly helps spreading the gospel. Many educated non-Christians cannot accept the conservative Christian mindset and lost interest in Christianity. They hesitate to accept Christianity just because they reject the conservative type of Christians. Our mission is to let them know that as Christians do not have to be conservative, liberal Christians can think independently, appreciate science, respect other religions, and uphold social justice. Becoming a Christian does not have to enter the conservative church, our liberal Fellowship is an option. It is hoped that this could remove part of the obstacles preventing modern people from accepting Christianity, thereby contributing to the gospel work.