The Jinan Initiative


Church Planting Among 8 Million

The Jinan Initiative is a strategy to reach Jinan, China with the gospel of Jesus Christ through strategic church planting efforts as well as to establish a base to train other men for ministry to reach other areas of the city and world. 

Our Plan

Phase 1: Learn the Language and Culture (Nearing Completion)

We studied Chinese Language and Culture for 1 year in another city before moving to Jinan and our nearing the end of our 2nd year of language school in Jinan. We now have a firm grasp on the language and culture as well as a basic idea of the spiritual needs of Jinan.

Phase 2: Start a Church Plant (Beginning Soon)

Lord willing Truth Baptist Church will officially start in May, 2020. To get ready for this we have been making contacts and doing a lot of evangelism. We also have begun holding Bible-studies and discipling a young man that got saved and is wanting to help us start the church.

Phase 3A: Train Pastors (Not yet started)

It is our prayer that God will give us Chinese men we can train to pastor our first church plant and start new churches in Jinan. Will you pray for God to call Chinese men to the ministry here in Jinan China? Will you pray for God to give us men we can train for His work?

Phase 3B: Expansion (Not yet started)

We are praying for 4 other church planting missionaries to join our team to plant churches in Jinan. The need is so great. There is no way on our own we could start enough churches to reach the millions of people in Jinan. Will you pray with us for the millions of souls who need the gospel? Will you consider going and being one of the missionaries with Vision Baptist Missions to reach the people in Jinan with the Gospel?


Jinan by The Area and The Numbers

How many churches are needed to reach Jinan? Our dream goal is to see a church planted for every 50,000 people and based on the population of 8.2 million means we need to establish 163 churches.

Inner City: 2.6 Million People

NamePopulation
(Est. 2018)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
LiXia District600,000100.9594612
ShiZhong District736,000280262915
HuaiYin District527,000151349011
TianQiao District739,000259285315

Inner Suburbs: 2.2 Million People

NamePopulation
(Est. 2018)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
LiCheng District1,034,000130179521
ChangQing District597,000120949412
JiYang District550,000107651111

Outer Suburbs: 2.4 Million People

NamePopulation
(Est. 2018)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
ZhangQiu District1,050,000171961121
LaiWu District1,050,000174060321
GangCheng District330,0005076517

Rural Counties: 955 Thousand People

NamePopulation
(Est. 2018)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
PingYin County375,0008274538
ShangHe County580,000116249912

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