The Dalian Initiative

Church Planting Among 6 Million

The Dalian Initiative is a strategy to reach Dalian, 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 Game Plan

Phase 1 – Learn the language and culture. (Completed)

The first phase of our Dalian Initiative was to learn the Chinese language and culture. After spending a considerable amount of time learning both of these we moved to Dalian and continued to learn the local differences in language and culture. We also started learning the needs snd layout of our city. As this continued, we moved onto phase two.

Phase 2 – Pioneer a new work. (Completed)

The second phase of our Dalian initiative resulted in the following results: pioneering a new work and laying a foundation for the next phase.

  • We were able to see several Chinese people saved and baptized.
  • We were able to distribute many Chinese tracts, Bibles, John, and Romans.
  • We were able to produce Christian material in the Chinese language–sermons, discipleship material, and lessons.
  • We were able to see one local Baptist church started and a Chinese national pastor trained and leading the church.
  • We were able to disciple several young men and see two go into fulltime ministry and two more influence by our training.
  • We were able to establish a Dalian Pastors fund to help those in fulltime ministry and serving in the underground church. By the end of this phase we were supporting 3 men.
  • We were able to establish a base to train other missionaries for ministry in China.

Phase 3 – Build on the foundation.

The third phase is in the current planning stages but it will focus on building on the foundation.


The Dalian Pastor’s Fund

The Dalian Pastor’s Fund is an opportunity to directly support Chinese pastors or pastors in training. Pastoring in China is especially hard because of persecution against the church from the State. These pastors are serving in underground church capacities which makes it hard for these local churches to fully support them on a consistent basis. This is where The Dalian Pastor’s Fund can be a help and encouragement to these men of God and their families as they serve on the frontlines in their home country.

This fund supports pastors or pastors in training who are being influenced and trained by the ministry established in Dalian.

  • 100% of your financial gifts are used for Chinese pastors.
  • 100% of your financial gifts are tax deductible.
  • It helps alleviate the financial stress of being a pastor in Communist China.
  • It encourages those who have faced or will possibly face persecution.

Currently, we are able to help support 2 Chinese pastors or pastors in training.


Dalian By The Area And Numbers

How many churches are needed to reach Dalian? Our dream goal is to see a church planted for every 50,000 people and based on the population that means we need to establish 135 churches.

NamePopulation
(Est. 2015)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
Dalian
(Census Total)
6,690,43213237532.09135

City Proper (Registered Total)

NamePopulation
(Est. 2015)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
Zhongshan District36072240.189967
Xigang District29331623.94122526
Shahekou District64871934.711869013
Ganjingzi District843342451.52186817

Suburban (Registered Total)

NamePopulation
(Est. 2015)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
Lüshunkou District 221356512.154324
Jinzhou Distrcit6815431352.5450414
Pulandian District9155952769.933118

Satellite Cities (Registered Total)

NamePopulation
(Est. 2015)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
Wafangdian District9978303576.427920
Zhuanghe District9011823655.724718

Rural (Registered Total)

NamePopulation
(est. 2015)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Churches Needed
(/50,000 people)
Changhai County72033156.894592

F.A.Q About Dalian, China

To learn more about Dalian, China and see the answers to many F.A.Q. please visit our digital survey of the city at dalianliving.com


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