Join us for the 2018 China Partnership Council Meeting. Read below to learn more about the China Partnership Council and to purchase your ticket for the event.

China Partnership Council


China Partnership (CP) began as a collaborative effort made up of churches and organizations. Over the course of our history, CP has shifted to become staff led, particularly as we hire Chinese staff who are able to work directly with churches and pastors within China. We have also incorporated as an organization and now have a smaller board of directors to handle organization business, finances, and ministry plans. As we see CP become increasing Chinese and staff led in our engagement with China, we have been faced with the question: “What is the role of the Western or American church?” This question has led us to the formation of a council.

China Partnership has the opportunity to work closely with a leading movement of churches throughout China, and it is remarkable to see the growing maturity of the relatively young Chinese urban church. Less than 30 years old, the urban church is hungry to figure out what church looks like, how to evangelize and disciple, and how to engage a community with the gospel. Additionally, the house churches are also facing what will most likely be a growing period of persecution and uncertainty in China. We call on individuals, churches, and organizations that have a heart for China and want to serve the Chinese church to join us in our work; to stand with us as we support, encourage, partner, and pray for the church in China. We are living in a historic moment of Chinese church history that the early missionaries labored for and prayed would one day arrive.

What is the Council?

China Partnership wants to serve the church in China through excellently stewarding the prayers, support, and resources (financial, theological, and institutional) of the Western church. In order to do this, we see value and need for a group of people who represent different perspectives, churches, and organizations we can rely on for information sharing, idea generating, and advocacy of various efforts, and initiatives.

Who Will Make Up the Council?

The council is to be made up of individuals, church representatives, and organizations that share a vision and mission to come alongside the church in China and to reach Chinese people. Council members will demonstrate eagerness to serve the Chinese church and to learn how best to come alongside it.

What is the Requirement of a Council Member?

Council members will make a three-year commitment in order to encourage greater group dynamics and to foster unity. There is no financial obligation for council members or churches. However, we do require council members to demonstrate an investment in the work of CP by advocating for CP within their respective networks, including but not limited to friends and family, the local church(es), and charitable associations.

When Will the Council Meet?

The council will meet in person once a year for a full day. We may occasionally organize a video conference call if there is need, and encourage council members to attend major any conferences that CP organizes for Chinese pastors in China.

The council will meet on the following dates for the next three years:

November 5, 2018

November 4, 2019

November 9, 2020

What Does CP Hope for the Council?

We hope the council will be a place where great ideas are shared and where China Partnership staff can hear from a committed group of people. We believe the council can become a group of strong advocates for the church in China among the global community.

2018 Council Meeting Logistics 

When: Monday, November 5 from 8:00am-8:30pm

Where: Christ Chapel Bible Church,
3701 Birchman Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76107

Airport: We encourage people to fly into Dallas/Fort Worth Int Airport (DFW) on Sunday, November 4th, and to return home on Tuesday morning, November 6.

Hotel: We are working on reserving 1-2 hotel group rates for this meeting.

Agenda: The agenda will be updated on this website in the next couple of weeks. The day will involve presentations, group discussions, and fellowship times. We will have lunch together and will end the day with a prayer event for the church in China (includes dinner).

Registration Cost: $50


With rising pressure and persecution in China, there are two challenges imperative for church leaders. The first challenge is for current leaders to love Christ above all else, and not to stray into legalism or love of the world. The second challenge is to raise up the next generation of leaders, who will humbly model Jesus even if current leaders are arrested.


  1. Current leaders to grow in their daily walks with Christ
  2. Current leaders to shepherd and raise up new leaders
  3. New leaders who love Christ and will model him to the world
  4. New leaders to love and care for the church



About Shenyang

Shenyang is a city located in northeastern China and is the capital of Liaoning Province. It is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, including the Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shenyang is also a hub for China’s heavy industry, with companies such as the China First Automobile Group and the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation having their headquarters in the city.


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About Qingdao

Qingdao is a city located in eastern China and is famous for its beaches, beer, and seafood. The city is home to several landmarks, including the Zhanqiao Pier and the Badaguan Scenic Area. Qingdao is also a major port and has a thriving economy, with industries such as electronics, petrochemicals, and machinery.


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About Xiamen

Xiamen is a city located in southeastern China and is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful coastal scenery, including Gulangyu Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is also a hub for China’s high-tech industry, with companies such as Huawei and ZTE having research and development centers in Xiamen.


Stories from Xiamen

About Chongqing

Chongqing is a city located in southwestern China and is a major economic center in the region. The city is known for its spicy cuisine, especially its hot pot dishes, and is also famous for the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. Chongqing is also home to several historic sites, including the Dazu Rock Carvings, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


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About Nanjing

Nanjing is a city located in eastern China and is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is one of China’s ancient capitals and has a rich cultural history, including the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Nanjing City Wall, and the Confucius Temple. Nanjing is also a modern city with a thriving economy and is home to several universities, including Nanjing University and Southeast University.


Stories from Nanjing

About Changchun

Changchun is a city located in northeastern China and is the capital of Jilin Province. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to several historical landmarks such as the Puppet Emperor’s Palace and the Jingyuetan National Forest Park. Changchun is also a hub for China’s automotive industry, with several major automobile manufacturers having their headquarters in the city.


Stories from Changchun

About Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is a city located in southern China and is the capital of Guangdong Province. It is one of the country’s largest and most prosperous cities, serving as a major transportation and trading hub for the region. Guangzhou is renowned for its modern architecture, including the Canton Tower and the Guangzhou Opera House, as well as its Cantonese cuisine, which is famous for its variety and bold flavors. The city also has a rich history, with landmarks such as the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. Additionally, Guangzhou hosts the annual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in China.


Stories from Guangzhou

About Kunming

Kunming is a city located in southwest China and is the capital of Yunnan Province. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its mild climate, Kunming is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The city is home to several scenic spots, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Stone Forest, Dian Lake, and the Western Hills. Kunming is also famous for its unique cuisine, which features a mix of Han, Yi, and Bai ethnic flavors. The city has a rich cultural history, with ancient temples and shrines like the Yuantong Temple and the Golden Temple, and it’s also a hub for Yunnan’s ethnic minority cultures, such as the Yi and Bai peoples.


Stories from Kunming

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a city located in southeastern China and is one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolises. The city is renowned for its thriving tech industry, with companies such as Huawei, Tencent, and DJI having their headquarters in Shenzhen. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, and parks. Shenzhen is also known for its modern architecture, such as the Ping An Finance Center and the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Despite its modernization, Shenzhen also has a rich history and cultural heritage, with landmarks such as the Dapeng Fortress and the Chiwan Tin Hau Temple.


Stories from Shenzhen

About Chengdu

Chengdu is a city located in the southwestern region of China, and the capital of Sichuan province. It has a population of over 18 million people, and it is famous for its spicy Sichuan cuisine, laid-back lifestyle, and its cute and cuddly residents – the giant pandas. Chengdu is home to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where visitors can observe these adorable creatures in their natural habitat. The city also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with numerous temples, museums, and historical sites scattered throughout its boundaries. Chengdu is a city of contrasts, with ancient traditions coexisting alongside modern developments, making it an intriguing and fascinating destination for visitors to China. 


Stories from Chengdu

About Beijing

Beijing is the capital city of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of over 21 million people. The city has a rich history that spans over 3,000 years, and it has served as the capital of various dynasties throughout China’s history. Beijing is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in China, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. The city is also a hub for political, cultural, and educational activities, with numerous universities and research institutions located within its boundaries. Beijing is renowned for its traditional architecture, rich cuisine, and vibrant cultural scene, making it a must-visit destination for travelers to China.


Stories from Beijing

About Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant and dynamic city located on the eastern coast of China. It is the largest city in China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of over 24 million people. Shanghai is a global financial hub and a major center for international trade, with a rich history and culture that spans over 1,000 years. The city is famous for its iconic skyline, which features towering skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Tower. Shanghai is also home to a diverse culinary scene, world-class museums and art galleries, and numerous shopping districts. It is a city that is constantly evolving and reinventing itself, making it a fascinating destination for visitors from around the world.


Stories from Shanghai


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