• Training Chinese Christian leaders

  • Providing Christian literature

  • Linking ministries with Chinese Churches

  • Recent ministry trip photos HERE ➤

Serving the Church in China

 

Dr. Rev. Werner Helmuth Bürklin

Founder, Dr. Rev. Werner Bürklin, went home to be with his Savior June 6, 2020.  We are grateful for how God used him to bring many to Christ and for what a blessing he was to his family and those he ministered to all over the world.  The legacy that he started with the beginning of China Partner - to serve the church in China - is continuing today 30+ years later.

 

Werner was born on November 2, 1930 in Wuhu, Anhui province to Gustav and Lina Bürklin who served as missionaries in China from 1925-50. He moved to Germany after Mao Zetong came to power in 1949 and forced all foreigners to leave China. While studying at a Bible School in Paris, he met and fell in love with his future wife, Inge. They got married in 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany and were happily married for 61 years. He is survived by his four children Erik and wife Tammy, Heiko and wife Kay, Stephan and wife Barbara, and Linda (Pervenecki) and husband David, as well as his 10 grandchildren and their spouses.

Werner's greatest accomplishments were his faithfulness to and love for his wife and his devotion to loving and mentoring his four children. He had a deep love for Jesus, faithfully declaring HIS Gospel in 128 countries as an evangelist. Thousands came to faith in Jesus through his ministry. In 1969 he moved his family to Kingston, Jamaica and in 1978 to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he was preparing and directing youth conferences with the ministry Youth for Christ. In 1983 and 1986 he lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands while he served as the Director of the International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In 1987 he moved to Boca Raton, FL where Werner founded China Partner which exists to serve the church in China through equipping and training emerging pastors. He had the privilege to participate in China Partner's 30th anniversary celebration, rejoicing in years of God's faithfulness, on his birthday just last year. His life verse was Jeremiah 33:3 "Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. '

A Memorial Service (Celebration of Werner's life) will take place sometime in the fall after COVID
health guidelines once again allow for larger gatherings.

A Partnership Between God, the Chinese and You

"Through this class I have learned and understood that a church needs many small groups. In this way brothers and sisters will connect with one another in the Lord, their spiritual life will grow and this will attract more un-churched people. I have learned so much in this class. I will go back to my church and recommend to my church to start small groups and share with them what I have learned."

Church Leader, Hubei Province

"The training on marriage and family relationship was very helpful in solving our problems...We need to build a spiritual friendship in marriage...Marriage is a friendship of love so only if we speaking truth in love, God’s word will be able to enter our life. Husband and wife need to be mutually honest and respect each other in God’s love"

Church Leader, Hubei Province

"The most important thing I have learned is to seek the Lord's face and get a God given vision and character and discipleship.  Before this class...I never thought about dscipleship nor did I think about its significance. (Now) I will try to disciple fellow believers and look for capable people who will train others also - 2 Tim. 2:2"

Church Leader, Hubei Province

 

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