Chinese Baptist Fellowship to Continue Focus on 2020 Goal of 600 Church Plants at SBC Annual Meeting

Chinese Baptist Fellowship to Continue Focus on 2020 Goal of 600 Church Plants at SBC Annual Meeting

Peter Leong, president of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship, speaks at the group’s annual meeting June 15 in Kenner, La. The gathering was held during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Photo by Adam Covington

Ministry updates from church planters are on tap when the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the United States and Canada gathers June 13 during the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

Chinese Southern Baptists are continuing their focus on church planting in an attempt to reach a goal the group set in 2010 to plant 600 churches in the U.S. and Canada by 2020, Alan Chan, one of two vice presidents of the fellowship, told Baptist Press.

The fellowship will host a dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room North 127A/B/C at the Phoenix Convention Center, the SBC annual meeting site. Stateside church planters from East Asia will share testimonies of God’s work in reaching Chinese in the U.S. and Canada, and representatives from the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board will also provide updates, Chan said.

There are more than 300 Chinese Baptist churches in the U.S. and Canada. Chan, pastor of church ministry coordination at Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles in Alhambra, Calif., said while the goal of reaching 600 in three more years is ambitious, the fellowship has planted about 100 churches in recent years.

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SOURCE: Baptist Press
Diana Chandler

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