The purpose of this project is to develop a strategy to assist the establishment of a new church that will share responsibility with Haidian Church of meeting the ever-increasing need of spiritual care in general, and of discipleship in particular. To achieve this purpose, a church-planting pilot project will be developed. A leadership-training program will follow.
The first part provides an overview of Haidian District. Particular attention is given to the unique nature of the district, from its demographics and cultural stereotypes that permeate every aspect of life, including political and social turmoil that impact faith communities. This paper then explores the need for planting a new church in the Haidian District, and the obstacles and opportunities associated with new church ministry.
Part Two engages critical theological and biblical literature for the foundation of planting a new church in Haidian District. While focusing on exploring the theological themes from which the church plant can gain momentum to start and develop a theology for enabling the formation of a missional church, this chapter seeks to demonstrate Paul’s ultimate purpose for church planting and his way of actively planting new churches by presenting a case study.
Part Three seeks to conclude the theological implications for planting a new church in Haidian District based on the theological probing of Chapter 3. While articulating a six-step, church-planting strategy and a six-step training for leadership development in their thoroughness, this section also seeks to present a process of implementing and assessing planting a new church in Haidian District. While stipulating a timeline for planting the new church and identifying a potential leader and supporting groups, a certain criteria and special training program are also discussed. Finally, this section provides a plan to apply tools of evaluation to assess the pilot project to refine it.
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Wu, Weiqing, "A Strategy for Planting a New Church in Haidian District" (2015). Doctor of Ministry Projects. 202.