About Us

A Christian congregation with a Lutheran heritage that unites people of diverse backgrounds by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ, growing in faith and nurturing each other for life and service.  

Church of All Nations made up of people with faith and hope in the living savior, Jesus Christ. We are a vibrant community gathered for worship, discovery, and service in Christ in a dynamic and exciting part of Hong Kong. While we live and work in many places, we gather in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong on the campus of Hong Kong International School.

The people of Church of All Nations have a passion for vocation and service in Hong Kong and around Asia. We also are a community that values the welcome of Christ we ourselves have received.

Church of All Nations is part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Worship

God comes to us to give his gifts of forgiveness, life, and salvation, and in faith we respond with thanks and praise.

Discovery

As a community of faith, we share the blessings of God’s word and fellowship with each other.

Service

As a community of faith, we share the blessings of God’s word and fellowship with each other.

Our Beliefs

Church of All Nations finds its identity and hope in Jesus Christ and its energy and focus from the Word of God. In the great Reformation tradition, we can summarize our beliefs under Grace, Faith, Scripture, and Christ alone!

As members of the broader Christian family, we confess the ancient ecumenical creeds: the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian creeds as well as the rest of the Lutheran Confessions.

Everyone has roots. Most churches have their roots in a larger Christian denomination or association of churches. Church of All Nations is part of a denomination called The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). Not only does this connection provide the stability of historic Bible faithfulness, it also provides greater strength and resources for ministry efforts near and far.

Our personal connection to God’s word and His grace is established by FAITH ALONE which trusts His Word as a faithful guide in this life and clings to the assurance of our future life with God in heaven.

Our relationships with God and each other rest on GRACE ALONE, God’s extravagant and overflowing love for the world and the forgiveness He has provided by the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Our teachings about God and the Christian faith are taken from SCRIPTURE ALONE, not from denominational councils, ecclesiastical leaders, or by congregational vote. The living Christ and his salvation are revealed in the Bible.

Baptism is not just water, but it is water connected with the word and promise of God. Jesus himself promised, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved.” We believe that something powerful happens in baptism. More than an act of obedience on our part, baptism is a means through which God works. We baptize adults, teens, children, and even the tiniest of babies. This is because we believe baptism is entirely God’s work. It is His gift. He gives; we receive.

If you come to Church of All Nations from and have already been baptized in the Christian faith, we share in living out your baptismal identity. If you or your children have not yet been baptized, talk to our pastor.

In Holy Communion, also known as The Lord’s Supper, God connects individual believers to the sacrifice and death of Jesus.
Church of All Nations offers Holy Communion every Sunday. If you are a baptize believer in Christ and have been instructed in our confession that Jesus offers His body and blood in the forms of bread and wine for your forgiveness, you are welcome to participate. Please talk to the pastor. Our custom is to instruct new believers and children for First Communion through visits with the pastor.

Ministry Team

Pastor Joel

scheiwePastor Joel has served as Pastor of Church of All Nations since August 2014. In ministry, his greatest joy is equipping others to speak their faith in their Savior, Jesus. This encouragement is grounded in teaching, discipling, encouragement, and relationship building.

For ten years before coming to Church of All Nations, Pastor Joel Scheiwe served in Asia with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Office of International Mission. Pastor Joel and his wife Iantha have three children, Eliada, Talia and Taran, all of whom attend Hong Kong International School (HKIS).

Megan, Church Administrator

Megan has been a member of Church of All Nations since 2009 and has served in a number of capacities. Beginning in August 2017, Megan is the Church Administrator at Church of All Nations.

Previously, Megan served with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as the Communication Specialist for the Asia Pacific region. Megan’s husband Mike serves as a high school humanities teacher at Hong Kong International School.

Kevin, DCE Intern

Kevin Kong was born and raised in San Francisco, California (USA). For the past three years, he served with the middle and high school ministries at Christ Lutheran Church in  Costa Mesa, California (USA). Kevin recently graduated from Concordia University, Irvine (California, USA) and he will serve at Church of All Nations for two years as he completes his Director of Christian Education (DCE) internship. Kevin’s email address is:  kevin@can.org.hk

Our Story

I will make you as a light for the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth
.
(Isaiah 49:6)

In September 1961, Pastor Len Galster joined the Mache family in contacting 400 households in the Repulse Bay area with invitations to Worship and Sunday School. The first Sunday, 4 March 1962, saw 18 people in worship and 26 children in Sunday School. Suddenly an amazing opportunity in the field of Christian Education was discovered. In collaboration with the American business community and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Repulse Bay Lutheran Church worked to bring about Hong Kong International School in Repulse Bay which would also host the community of faith renamed as Church of All Nations in 1967. Church of All Nations continues to bless the community of Hong Kong International School, Repulse Bay, and all of Hong Kong. In 2017, Church of All Nations will move from the building that housed it for 50 years across the street into its new chapel home on the campus of the HKIS Lower Primary School.

Church of All Nations has always been a community of people from many countries and backgrounds. People come from around the world to Hong Kong and find the light of Christ at Church of All Nations. Being part of Church of All Nations is not something that happens by chance or luck. It is our Lord who has called us here, to grow in his grace and to shine his light. Who else could put us together as a Church for All Nations!

Our Location

The Church of All Nations meeting and worship space is located on the Lower Primary campus of Hong Kong International School at 23 South Bay Close, Repulse Bay (香港淺水灣南灣坊23號).

On Sunday, parking is available in the parking garage.

Public Transportation options:

  • From Central and Admiralty take Citybus 6, 6X, or 260, near Hong Kong Station exit B1, under Exchange Square, and Admiralty MTR exit C1 on Queen’s Rd.
  • From Tsim Sha Tsui take Citybus 973, near Tsim Sha Tsui MTR exit J.
  • From Causeway Bay take Green Minibus 40, near Causeway Bay MTR exit F1, on Jardine’s Bazaar.
  • From Cyberport and Aberdeen take Citybus 73 or Green Minibus 52.

Get off at Repulse Bay Towers stop (one stop past the Repulse Bay Beach/Hotel). Walk past the petrol station, up the hill towards 23 South Bay Close (Hong Kong International School | Lower Primary School).

Sunday Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus is available from Tai Wai MTR with stops at the Festival Walk taxi stand and the LCMS office in Kowloon Tong and the Happy Valley Racecourse (Wong Nai Chung Road bus stop).

Sunday Shuttle Bus Schedule

8:30 AM | depart Tai Wai MTR station near exit A
8:45 AM | depart Festival Walk (Taxi Stand), Kowloon Tong
8:50 AM | depart 12 Wiltshire Rd, Kowloon Tong (LCMS building)
9:15 AM | depart Happy Valley Racecourse Wong Nai Chung Road bus stop
9:25 AM | arrive at CAN

Church of All Nations
23 South Bay Close
Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
香港淺水灣南灣坊23號