Project China is a disciple-making, church-planting, leader-training ministry to reach China with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Disciple-making: As stated in Matthew 28:18-20 we want to clearly and boldly teach the gospel so they can believe the Gospel. We believe that every person who receives Christ should be baptized by immersion and become active in the church. We want every Christian to grow in maturity “to observe all things” and become fully devoted disciples of the Lord Jesus.
Church-planting: A fundamental problem in China is the absence of evangelizing, Bible-believing churches. We want to do more than just give everyone a chance to hear – we want to put a church within reach of every Chinese person. We want the Chinese people to have a local church in which they can “consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works” and assemble to “exhort one another.”
Leader-training: Disciple-making and church-planting is a huge task, not just because of the unfathomable size of China’s population, but because of the devil’s work to restrict all movement of the Gospel into and through China. The only way that we could ever begin to make a difference against such overwhelming odds is to train Chinese leaders who can train other leaders to reach their own people with the Gospel.
This is the way that the Lord is leading us to make a lasting impact in the country of China. It is our desire to do everything possible to reach these lost souls with the Gospel. We would like to ask you to pray about what part God would have you to play in this plan.
Evangelize the Lost: We desire to see as many Chinese come to know and receive the glorious grace of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. If it is through personal evangelism, tract distribution, preaching, or going from house-to-house, we desire to see the Gospel going forth that all within the borders of this great country will hear, understand, and have a chance to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Establish Local Churches: We desire to established New Testament local churches that are self-supporting, self-governing, and self-propagating. We believe the church is of the utmost importance and it is God’s agent to fulfill the great commission.
Equip National Leadership: We desire to train the next generation of pastors, church planters, and missionaries in China. We know for the work and ministry to thrive in China, it must be done so by national leadership.
Enlist Others in World Evangelism: We desire to not only recruit Chinese believers to reach their own country but to enlist them in reaching the entire world with the Gospel. We desire for them, like so many before them, to be involved in giving their time, talent, treasure, and lives for the sake of World Evangelism.
Elevate the Glory of God: We desire to see God’s glory elevated above all else. Through fulfilling the above goals or through suffering persecution for His sake, we simply want to allow our lives to reflect and elevate the Glory of God, not just in the end but also through the means!
Men: We intend on following the pattern of the Lord Jesus who made it His ministry to train men that would be capable to carry on the ministry when He was gone. Our priority ministry is that of 2 Timothy 2:2 which states “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” The core of our ministry and strategy is, life-on-life discipleship, to invest our lives into faithful men, who will in turn invest their lives in others.
Media: In a country like China many have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel, so we intend on using mass-media to extend the reach of our ministry as far as possible to places that we could never reach without it. Our desire is to use every means available, as the man-power arises, to glorify God by broadcasting His gospel via internet, television, radio, or any other media platform available.
Materials: We want to produce sound Biblical material in the Chinese tongue that can be distributed and reproduced to teach the gospel beyond what we can do alone. We plan on utilizing every tool available to publish His name among those who do not know Him. This will involve translation of current materials, development of new material, and the printing and distribution of them. We want to equip pastors, missionaries, and local churches with useful resources that will help edify the body of Christ.
Our philosophy of discipleship focuses on the four following areas:
Private Ministry or the “Be” level: This is the “real you” that absolutely no one knows except you and God. It is your character. It is the very basis or foundation for all that you can ever be or do in the Lordʼs work. It starts at salvation and continues as God transforms from the inside out by the engrafting and washing of the word.
Personal Ministry or the “Do” level: This is the “you” that people see. This is how you act in public. This level can be faked or adapt and adjust to the situation you are in at least for a time. It is being good stewards of all we have been entrusted with (Gospel, finances, creativity). It is the practical part of the “Be” level.
Public Ministry or the “Serve” level: This is the “you” that serves in the church or ministry. This is how people might know you at church-pastor, Sunday School teacher, usher, Missionary, Church Planter, etc. It is being willing to meet the needs in the ministry big or small. Every disciple should have a ministry and all have their part to play in the body.
Priority Ministry or the “Train” level: This is the “you” that teaches others also. Your goal from the beginning is to get them to full maturity in Christ. That means that they too will learn to train others in the service of the King. It is teaching every member of your church to train others to serve God. It training someone else to do your job, training leaders of leaders.
Project China is distinctly Baptist. Below is our doctrinal statement:
The Bible: We believe that the BIBLE is the WORD OF GOD, and that it is divinely inspired. We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration, that it is the only complete and final revelation of the will of GOD to man, and the supreme, infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
God: We believe in the Trinity, the unity of the Godhead. There are three persons: The FATHER, The SON, and The HOLY SPIRIT. They are equally perfect in every divine quality, and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (A) We believe in GOD the FATHER (B) We believe in JESUS CHRIST (C) We believe in the HOLY SPIRIT.
The Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ is God. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
Man: We believe that all men by nature, choice and practice are sinners, but that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” We believe, therefore, that those who repent of their sins and by faith receive Christ as Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God’s presence, and those who refuse to receive Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.
Eternal State: We believe in a literal Heaven, the eternal home of the redeemed. We believe Heaven to be the literal place where the saved will live forever in the eternal bliss and blessings of God. We believe in Hell, the Christ-less eternity for the lost, where there will be burning and tormenting for those without salvation, who have refused to receive the gospel and Jesus Christ as Lord. We believe that Hell, unbelievers, Satan and all the fallen angels shall be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night forever and forever.
Salvation: We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Baptism: We believe in baptism by immersion after salvation with no merit for salvation in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Spirit). We reject infant baptism and any form of sprinkling for infants or adults. Baptism is an outward expression of our faith in Jesus Christ and simply a public testimony of what God has done by His grace.
The Church: We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of professing, born-again believers in Jesus Christ, immersed on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to those local churches we are committed, for perpetual observance of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.
Eternal Security: We believe in the eternal security of all blood-bought individuals or believers and that such inheritance is incorruptible, and undefiled, and that each believer is kept by the power of God and nothing can separate us from Him, ourselves included. We believe that believers can lose the joy of fellowship with God, can grieve God and can quench the Spirit of God in him or her, but not lose his/her salvation.