Reaching the unreached in this tightly controlled nation
Ministry in China
In China, government control over religious activities and churches is an ever-present tension. Registered churches and church networks are allowed under this close supervision, and yet more Christians are detained in China than any other country.
This nation is undergoing a huge social and economic transformation. Among the minority groups people feel they have been left behind in the economic transformation of the country. A new generation longs for something more, something deeper. The opportunity to see lives changed in China is great today.
Starting New Churches
The Starting New Churches program is an intensive one-year action and reflection orientated program that offers practical skills, Biblical training, mentoring and follow-up. It is summarized in the five following steps.
With an area of 9.5 million square kilometres, China is the fourth-largest country in the world. The climate and the geography are extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north and containing some of the highest mountains and plateaus in the world.
Population: 1.38 billion
Human Development Index: 92nd (out of 182 countries)
Life expectancy: 72.9 years
Religion: 44.4% non-religious, 28.5% Daoist, 12.5% Buddhist, 7.9% Christian, 4.6% Ethnoreligionist, 1.9% Muslim, 0.3% other