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Since 1963, when The Alliance officially began ministry in Taiwan, our missionaries have faced numerous challenges in this land of 23 million people. Steeped in centuries-old religious traditions, hearts in Taiwan have been hardened to the gospel, and the Name of Jesus is seldom heard. Yet God is using Alliance missionaries to break down spiritual strongholds and introduce Taiwanese people to their Savior. The Taiwan Alliance Church Union consists of 33 congregations with an inclusive membership of almost 1,800.

The Alliance mission is currently focusing on the 15 million working class Taiwanese, who have been largely untouched by Christ’s message of salvation. Our workers are demonstrating His love through incarnational living and church planting in some of Taiwan’s least–reached communities. Our outreach ministries include small group studies, English classes, Korean classes, Bible storying, special holiday events, English camps and music camps.

Our workers are also evangelizing and discipling Vietnamese spouses through the Kaohsiung Vietnamese Ministry Center, as well as sharing Christ and ministering to the needs of foreign contract workers (migrant workers) from various countries.

Taipei is home to an Envision Site. Envision–Aroma has utilized Business as Mission strategy to establish the Aroma Coffee Shop and Aroma Church in a fast–paced Taipei community. In 2017, a second coffee shop site was opened in one of Taipei’s least–reached areas.

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National Church

Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union of Taiwan: 26 organized churches, 7 unorganized groups, 16 ordained ministers, 1,715 baptized members, and 1,775 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

  • Evangelize and plant churches among the approximately 15 million unreached working–class Taiwanese, in the least-churched areas of Taiwan.
  • Diaspora Ministries: Evangelism and discipleship ministries among Taiwan’s 120,000 Vietnamese. In addition, IWs are ministering to migrant workers from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, as well as other countries.

The Alliance at Work in Taiwan

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Population—23,508,428 (7/2017)
Infant mortality rate—4.3/1,000
Life expectancy—80.2
Capital City
Taipei 7.4 million population
Slightly larger than Massachusetts and Connecticut combined, Taiwan (13,892 sq. mi.) is steep and craggy in the east, flat and fertile in the west, with a mountain range forming the backbone of the island.
Chinese/Mandarin (official)
Hakka dialects
Han Chinese 95% (with 70% being Taiwanese)
Aborigine 2.3%
Per capita income—$49,000 (2016 est)
Inflation—1% (2017)
Literacy rate—98.5%
Government/Political Climate
Multiparty democracy. In 1895, Taiwan became a Japanese colony. After Japan’s defeat at the end of World War II in 1945, Allied Command ordered Japanese troops in Taiwan to surrender to the Republic of China (ROC), which became the de facto ruler of Taiwan.
Folk Religion—10%
None or unspecified —18.1%

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Alliance ministry in Taiwan is primarily funded through the Great Commission Fund. Help fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission and make a gift to the GCF today.


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