Frequently Asked Questions
What is your goal as missionaries?
In short, our goal is proclaiming the gospel, planting churches, and making disciples. In more detail, our goal for all the churches the Lord allows us to establish is biblical maturity and self-sufficiency. Intentional discipleship of new converts in the faith will lead to the establishment of indigenous leadership in each church plant. Given time and proper training, we desire to see each church plant function autonomously and become completely self-supporting. We believe that the establishment of indigenous churches is the key biblical factor to long-term gospel influence beyond our missionary lifetime. To ensure biblical and theological gospel fidelity of each church plant, we will spend most of our time as missionaries teaching believers and training leaders.
What mission agency are you with?
Lifeway Baptist Church and Project China collectively make up our mission agency. We believe in the biblical pattern of local church involvement in global missions. Between these two institutions, we have all the general benefits of most mission board without the added administrative fees. See pages 8-9 of our missions presentation to learn more.
What is Project China?
"Project China is an association of missionaries with gospel-proclaiming, disciple-making, church-planting, leader training, and missions-mobilizing ministries reaching China and Taiwan with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to training leaders of leaders and establishing new local churches. This goal is pursued by the planting of model churches, the open proclamation of the gospel to unbelievers, and life-on-life discipleship." -Project China
How do I contact your agencies?
The board at our sending church facilitates financial adminstration and spiritual oversight while Project China serves to answer missions-specific questions. If you have a general financial inquiry, you may email the financial administrator. Please ensure you include attention to "Ginny" in the subject line. Furthermore, you may click here to email our board. (The email will be directed to Pastor Steve Von Bokern.)
If you have questions regarding the on-field mission work, contact our missionary network, Project China. (This email will be directed to Jake Taube, founder of Project China and our associate in Taiwan.)
How do you intend to maintain contact with your supporters?
We send out a missionary newsletter to update our supporters. Join the email list by clicking here. You can also follow us on social media. Furthermore, our home church, pastoral leadership, and on-field missions network (Project China) can give additional validity to our gospel work, progress, and plans upon request. We also welcome deeper communication with each and every one of our gospel partners. We are always an email or phone call away (pending global time differences). Visit our Contact Page to reach us anytime.
Who is financially responsible for your retirment?
We are solely responsible for our retirement supplied by our personal salary which is separate from our ministry income. We do not expect our financial partners to continue monthly support upon our retirement.
In the event of a sudden emergency, we will have an escrow prepared so that our supporters will not have to bear the full financial burden.
What is your plan for health care?
We will have an international healthcare plan to address all medical expenses. Our healthcare plan completely alleviates our supporters of all major medical emergency bills.
Furthermore, supporters are not financially liable for physically catastrophic events on the mission field. Our life insurance and disability insurance will cover all cost caused by events like death or disablement. Furthermore, ministry partners are no longer obligated to financially support us as missionaries if we are disabled from doing full-time Christian work.
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