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I have found a third hero, person I would like to be, along with Gorge Muller and Jaeson Ma, his name is Ying Kai.

Ying Kai started and leasds one of the world’s most prolific disciple-making (T4T), church planting movements in the world.

He is a pastor in Asia who for many years was planting, starting a new church every year.

Then one day while praying God asked him what is better than planting churches?

God answered the question for him, “training others to plant churches”. Then God ask him, do you know what is better than training others to plant churches? Again God answered the question for him, “training others to train others to plant churches”.

So Ying began with 20 people with the goal to see 200 new churches planted in 3 years. Within a few weeks his students had 20 small groups going that where already becoming churches. Just 7 months later there where 327 small groups going with 4000 newly baptized believers in them. With in a year the movement had 908 new house churches with nearly 12,000 newly baptized believers. The following year saw 3,535 new churches planted with over 50,000 new baptisms. Some of the churches reproduced themselves 17 times in just 11/2 years.

By the end of the 3rd year another 104,000 baptisms and more than 9,000 new churches had been added. By 2008 nearly 2 million baptisms and more than 80,000 new churches and all in less than a decade.

Read on and learn how God worked through Ying Kai to spark a movement of over 1 million new believers . . .here

I had a great conversation with a former pastor of a underground house church in China, (read my post ‘Visit The Underground Church in China’) he shared with me the format for his church.

This is what his house church in China looked like:

  • They met every evening
  • Had a meal together most evenings, called a love feast
  • They begin with prayer
  • Someone would share a message, always a word for word study of the bible
  • Then they would pray over each other
  • Each person would make known their needs and everyone one would pray for them
  • Worship with song and praises to God
  • Encourage one another in the faith
  • Each gathering would last 3 to 4 hours

I asked him about how did he get the word out, evangelize his town?

He sated that everyone in his church shared the gospel with everyone they know or meet (despite the threat of imprisonment or death). That in the Chinese church it is considered the greatest joy in life to share Jesus, to have someone come to Christ. That the church there lives to share the gospel and to have fellowship with one another.

He and his wife where arrested and put in prison for sharing Christ, they where released after a international out cry that gained them freedom, and exiled to the US.

I asked him to compare his church in China to the churches in American, said no comparison, he misses the church in China. Said we do not have church here (the US), it’s all programs and entertainment.

I agree.

More to come.

 

Related post: Visit The Underground Church in China