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Haidian Christian Church

Haidian Christian Church in 2008

Haidian Christian Church is a church located in Zhongguancun, Beijing. It is operated by the Three-Self Patriotic Movement, a state-registered Protestant Church in Mainland China.

HistoryEdit

The church was founded in 1933.[1][2] The pastor of the church, Wu Weiqing, graduated from Nanjing Union Theological Seminary in 1989 and has a DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary.[3] He speaks English fluently.[4]

ArchitectureEdit

This design for the largest Christian church in China is characterized by a Chinese type of "triple p", meaning public-private partnership with commercial spaces on the ground floor, and by its striking facade rod system.

Gerkan, Marg and Partners[5]

The current church building was designed by Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz of Gerkan, Marg and Partners from 2005-2007 for €3.5 million. It has a gross floor area of 4,000 m².[5]

CongregationEdit

Haidian Christian Church is located near Tsinghua University, Peking University and numerous IT headquarters such as Sina.com in China's technology hub. As such, a large percentage of attendants are young.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yuqing, Sun (2007-07-20). "Modern church, more religious freedom". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  2. ^ Jiao, Wu (2008-08-10). "Get me to the church on time, Beijing style". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  3. ^ Weiqing, Wu (2015). A Strategy for Planting a New Church in Haidian District (DMin dissertation). Fuller Theological Seminary.
  4. ^ Oh, Cynthia (8 July 2017). "A Church in the Silicon Valley of China". United Bible Societies. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Haidian Christian Church". Gerkan, Marg and Partners. Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  6. ^ Jiao, Wu (2007-12-21). "He uses daily life to illustrate the Bible". China Daily. Retrieved 2010-05-19.

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