TAIWAN MISSION CENTER

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Summary

The goal of this project is to provide a mission center that can act as a hub for training young leaders in Taiwan and Central Asia in theology, church growth, Christian education, and Church of God history. Accommodation will be available in this center to house up to 20 people at a time. The Mission Center will also house a local church whose rent will pay for upkeep and maintenance.

Cost

The total project goal is $235,000.

Project # 42.40463

BACKGROUND

For years now, Alan Lwo has been traveling from his home in Taiwan to train young Christian leaders in Central Asia. At the time this was the safest and easiest way to encourage the growing Church of God. As national and governmental relationships have changed, the opportunity to bring Central Asian pastors to Taiwan to receive training has become a reality.

Vision

The goal of this project is to provide a mission center that can act as a hub for training young leaders in Taiwan and mainland China in theology, church growth, Christian education, and Church of God history.

STRATEGY

The Taiwan Mission Center will become a strategic hub for work in China, a country which makes up one-fifth of the world’s population. This will strengthen the work of the Church of God in China and train the large number of lay leaders and pastors in China’s house church movement.

The total cost of the Mission Center is $285,000. The Church of God in Taiwan has already raised a portion and used it to start the project. They will continue to raise funds as the project progresses.

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Alan Lwo has been doing ministry in Central Asia for decades, working with pastors and lay leaders. Much of his ministry has been done commuting to churches in the region and working with pastors in their context. But circumstances in the region, especially in terms of governmental regulations, have made is more feasible for pastors to travel to Taiwan and receive training.

The goal of this project is to provide a mission center that can act as a hub for training young leaders in Taiwan and mainland China in theology, church growth, Christian education, and Church of God history. Accommodations will be available in this center to house up to 20 people at one time. The Mission Center will also house a local church, whose rent will pay for upkeep and maintenance. This center will allow for more training to happen and involve a broader pool of leaders.

In conjunction with Christian leadership training, the facility will be used for vocational training for the pastors that will allow them to go back to their community with skills that will let them minister bivocationally. Pastor Lwo has a relationship with a coffee grower and roaster who will help train the pastors as baristas so they can open their own coffee shop.

Construction Information

  • Construction began in November 2015 in order to maintain government building permits.
  • The Church of God in Taiwan used the funds they had already raised ($25,000) to begin the construction.
  • The church will continue to raise funds as the project progresses and estimates that they will raise $50,000 by the end of the project.
  • The total project cost to be raised outside of Taiwan is $235,000.
  • When the construction is finished, one of the four Church of God churches in Taiwan will move into the building and use it as their meeting place for worship. They will pay rent, which will be used for building maintenance and upkeep.
  • This will be a project of the Church of God in Taiwan for the principal benefit of the work that they support on mainland China. The Church of God in Taiwan will be the body that oversees policies and planning for this project.

One future goal for the facility and leadership development program is that pastors would be trained in how to manage a local coffee shop. Working with local coffee growers from the Church of God, pastors will be given the tools to go back to their cities and open up coffee shops where they can engage with their community and have a location for church meetings.

For more information on the coffee growing and roasting, check out CG Coffee on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CG-Coffee-1690896954520094/

 

 

Construction Drawings

Will you join Global Strategy in leadership development in Taiwan?

Ways to make a difference

  • Online – visit this link
  • Check – make checks payable to “Church of God Ministries” and specify “Taiwan Missions Center- 42.40463 in the memo line

For more information, contact Andrew Gale at 800.848.2464 or agale@chog.org.

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