On July 23, 2019, the Shaanxi Christian Council & Three-Self Patriotic Movement (CC&TSPM) held the opening ceremony of a training base for pastoral staff in Weinan, Shaanxi province.
According to the official website of Shaanxi Christianity, the base aims to enhance the comprehensive qualities of pastoral workers in Guanzhong, a historical region of the middle province that includes five cities and a special zone, to promote a sinicized direction for Christianity, and to resist the invasions and infiltration of heresies.
After the ceremony, the first improvement program for 48 pastoral workers in Guanzhong kicked off. Courses pertaining to religious policies, the sicinization of Christianity, church management, the Constitution of the Chinese Protestant Church, pastoring, and hermeneutics and homiletics were given. The graduation ceremony was conducted on July 26.