A New Partnership

I want to share some exciting news about our ministry here in Taichung.

As we have spent more and more time living and working, learning and listening, sharing and speaking with our friends here, we have realized that one of the great needs is for an English Worship Service.

That probably sounds odd when you consider the amount of time and effort I’ve spent learning Mandarin and investing in the culture, but let me explain.

The reasons for starting this service are many, but can be narrowed down to two main ideas. First – Central Taichung is missing a vibrant, Gospel centered English ministry. Second – English is a tool which can be used by the church to reach people for Christ.

So, after a lot of prayer and working together with our local church, here is the plan.

We are going to partner with our local church, Taichung Baptist rather than start a stand alone church. The Bible says that two are better than one and a strand of three cords is not easily broken. Our partnership, which has been forged over two plus years of hard work together, is just beginning to bear fruit for the kingdom and we (the pastor and I) believe this is a natural next step.

In addition, we need the wisdom and resources of our local church in this culture to do the right thing in the right way.

We see this as a way to open doors of ministry for the expatriate community that will allow them to join local Christian brothers and sisters in serving this great city. The Bible says let your light shine before men so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. We want to work together in such a way that the city gives glory to God for our service.

So, beginning this January 10 we will begin Taichung International Fellowship as a partner ministry of Taichung Baptist Church. I’ll be preaching weekly in English, but following every service will have an informal Q&A for all who desire to ask questions in both English and Chinese.

We ask for your prayers and support. If you want to be part of supporting this ministry and our continued Gospel outreach in Taichung, please CLICK HERE to join our support team.

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