Dali Bible School in Western Yunnan

By Lucien Hu, November 15, 2017 09:11 AM

The gate of Dali Bible School

Starting from a training class, Dali Bible school serves Han people and 17 ethnic minorities in Yunnan. 

Dali Bible School sits in a four-sided courtyard with Bai features in Dali Old Town, the ancient city of Dali, Yunnan. Founded in 1999, the school has 12 full-time teachers and 90 undergraduates from Han and the other 17 ethnic minorities including Bai, Lisu, Yi, and Miao. 

Inside Dali Bible School.
Inside Dali Bible School.

Though the Christian church in Dali, Yunnan was started 1881, the first seminary was established almost 100 years later. It was until in the 1990s, Rev. Deng, a seminary-graduate-then from Jingling Theology seminary established Dali Bible School.

 

The gate of Dali Bible School.
The gate of Dali Bible School.

In 1999, Dali Bible School recruited the first batches of students. It had four teachers including a church elder and they were not paid due to the financial difficulty.

 

The Bible School building represents the cultural fusion-- connecting Christianity and the Bai People。
The Bible School building represents the cultural fusion-- connecting Christianity and the Bai People。

One year later, the staff enlarged the campus. To be economical, the first theological students joined in the construction of a two-story building and it just costed 400,000 yuan.

 

Some of the school's students sing hymns.
Some of the school's students sing hymns.

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All photo credit: China Christian Daily

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