Vietnam Full Gospel Church held on May 29-31 its first general assembly in Ho Chi Minh city with the presence of members of the Church’s Executive Committee.
GCRA Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng presents floral congratulation to the general assembly
Distinguished guests at the event included Vice Chairman of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) Nguyễn Tiến Trọng, Head of the GCRA’s Protestant Affairs Division Thiều Thị Hương, representatives from central agencies and Ho Chi Minh city municipal authorities, and other Protestant churches.
Delegates at the general assembly
The three-day event reviewed the church’s affairs in the 2018-2023 period, approved the Church’s amended Charter, and elected the church's new executive committee for 2023-2028 tenure.
Overview of the general assembly
Speaking at the event, President of the Church Đinh Thanh Hùng informed that since being granted the registration certificate for religious functioning in 2018, the Vietnam Full Gospel Church has steadily developed, conducted religious practices and carried out religious affairs according to the state laws, and engaged social and charities. During the 2018-2023 period, the Church has established 54 new chapters with 85 meeting groups granted the registration certificate for religious activities, built 38 chapels, implemented social charitable activities with the total contribution of tens of billions VND.
President Đinh Thanh Hùng delivers a speech at the general assembly
Speaking at the event, while extending congratulations to the Full Gospel Church, Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng spoke highly of achievements made by the Church in the past term. He informed that the Vietnam Full Gospel Church is the first religious organization in Vietnam to be granted the registration certificate for religious functioning according to the Law on Belief and Religion taking effect on January 1, 2018. Therefore, the first general assembly of the Church was part of the process toward applying for the legal entity recognition.
GCRA Vice Chairman Nguyễn Tiến Trọng speaks at the event
He also expressed hope that the Church would continue guiding members to practice the religion according to the state’s laws and proactively engage in social and charitable programs according to the Church’s working motto “Serving God, loving people, obeying the law and accompanying with the nation”.