|Two Key Strategies:
By God’s Grace, over the past 50 years CES has sent over 2000 graduates around the world to serve His Church, taking up the mantle of sharing the Gospel. The 21st century is a time of globalization. The Chinese population has spread all over the world and the need for the Gospel is as pressing as ever. In the face of these challenges, CES continues to maintain the spirit of her founding, which was “to dedicate this institution in service of Chinese churches worldwide”, and by extension, to nurture people to serve as missionaries, pastors, and educators, CES currently has campuses domestically and internationally in Canada and the United States so as to provide churches in that area with people to participate in ministry. Our strategy is to wholeheartedly look to God as we widen our horizons to accomplish what He called us to do.
CES at Home
In 2004, the legislature passed the 9th amendment to all legislation pertaining to private colleges and universities, granting religious institutions the right to establish officially endorsed research facilities. In 2006, CES decided to apply for a 3rd expansion in establishing another campus. Due to the limitations in the space available, our application was put on hold until a suitable location was found. By God’s gracious provision and by the generous offering from our partners, we were able to purchase a plot of land 2 hectares in area. This new campus is 35 kilometers away from our current location, which translates to a 40-minute drive. The lot is level, square, and perfect for development. CES officially submitted the project application to the Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE) in February of 2014. After some bureaucratic back-and-forth, the application was approved by the MOE in May 24th of 2016.
The reasons that CES applied for the expansion are as follows: