Ways To Join CEP
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Ecclesiastes 4:12
Program Components


CEP is designed as a two year program for entire congregations to participate, where pastors, leadership teams and congregations can all be empowered to engage contemporary challenges in their contexts, live out the Gospel, thrive and impact their communities for Christ. Each year a limited number of churches are selected to form a cohort group for two years. Other churches, pastors and believers can also participate in select portions of CEP. Please refer to the relevant option below for details.

Church Empowerment Program is a ministry of China Evangelical Seminary North America
This program is funded by Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative