The Taiwan Grass-Roots Mission (TGRM) is a
non-denominational missionary organization for assisting churches in touching
areas not yet reached by the Gospel. Established in 1980 as the China
Grass-Roots Mission (in Taiwan), the organization was renamed the Taiwan
Grass-Roots Mission in February, 2004, with emphasis on spreading the Gospel in
rural Taiwan Proper.
TGRM has nine Directors and three Supervisors who
serve four-year terms.
The Seventh Session Directors and Supervisors
(serving from March 7, 2015 to March 6, 2019) are:
Chairman of the Board: Kuolung HUNG (洪國隆)
Ruilang HONG (洪叡郎)
Standing Supervisor: Liyun
Director of Operations: Chenghsiung CHEN (陳正雄)
The responsibilities of directors and supervisors
are to set the direction of the organization and its principal policies and
fund raising. The Director of Operations is responsible for planning, pastoral
guidance, administrative operations, passing on the vision of TGRM, and mission
Over 30 years ago, a rural survey discovered that
there were still many outlying townships in Taiwan where the Gospel had never
been heard. Thereupon, visionaries established the non-denominational
"Taiwan Grass Roots Mission" (abbreviated TGRM) hoping to bring
together, without regard to denomination, the strength of many churches, to
send missionaries to "unreached areas" to bring people to the Lord by
preaching the Gospel, and to establish footholds for the Gospel. Over many
years, TGRM altogether has established more than ten churches including those
at Ilan Chuangwei, Hsiendien Sachung, Hsinchu Paoshan, Hsinchu Emei, Miaoli
Tsaochiao, Miaoli Touwu, Miaoli Tahsi, Miaoli Hsihu, Taichung Jihnan, Taichung
Taan, Taichung Meishan, and Kaohsiung Shengmingshu. Most of these churches
already operate independently. Currently, TGRM itself supports the four
churches at Miaoli Tsaochiao, Miaoli Tahsi, Miaoli Touwu, and Taichung Meishan
and refers to these frontline churches in outlying townships as "frontier
TGRM is supported through:
fixed support from various church budgets.
fixed contributions from individuals as led by the Holy Spirit.
contributions for special and emergency assistance.
¾ Prayer Requests
that the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our ministers will be
that believers will thirst to receive the means to become disciples.
that TGRM, relying on the Lord, will continue to develop new bases for the
Short- , mid- , and long-term Gospel teams sent by domestic and foreign
churches for specified locations, times, and duration.
“Preach the Gospel-Experience
Life Camps” held by domestic and foreign churches or
church members returning to Taiwan from abroad on “Teach and Experience Gospel Study
pastors and members of domestic churches for set locations, set times, and set
periods of time who on weekends participate in "Gospel Support
~ ~ ~ Ways To Donate ~ ~ ~
¾ Domestic Postal Transfers
Account Nr: 14805331, Account Name: Taiwan
Grass Roots Mission
¾ Bank of Taiwan, Heping Branch
Code Nr: 0041089
Account Nr: 108004018565, Account Name: Taiwan
Grass Roots Mission
Asian Mission E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4988 Paseo Padre Parkway, #203
Payee on English
¾ Current Ministries
1. Touwu Church (頭屋)
Touwu Church is located in Miaoli County, a Hakka
community of nine villages; the population of Touwu is approximately 12,000 people. In May 1993 TGRM dispatched a Korean
minister and his wife and a local lay pastor to begin work in Touwu. In 2001
Pastor Chiuli HSIEH took over shepherding the flock, the core of which
consisted of several women.
Tsaochiao Church (造橋)
Tsaochiao Church is located in Miaoli
County, a Hakka community of nine villages; the population of Tsaochiao exceeds
14,000 people. Farming is the principle occupation, therefore, most of the
young people migrate to cities in search of employment.
In July1994 TGRM dispatched veteran pastor
Hsiyao CHEN and his wife to serve in Tsaochiao, moreover, the
Tsaochiao Gospel Center in October 2003 also opened a new Gospel base in Tahsi Village.
The Center also began spreading the Gospel to students at Yuta University of
Science and Technology.
3. Tahsi Church (大西)
The Tahsi Church is located in Miaoli
County, a Hakka community of nine villages of which Tahsi is the largest. In
the Fall of 2002 Pastor and Mrs. Hsiyao CHEN presented their vision to
establish a new Gospel base there, and after a long period of prayer and
preparation, work officially began there in October 2003. Presently, the North
Gate Holiness Church in Hsinchu is Tahsi's support church by fully supporting
Gospel work with personnel, finances, and prayer.
4. Meishan Church (眉山)
The Meishan Church is located in Taichung
County, Houli Township, known as “Saxophone Country,” and has a population of
more than 54,000 people. The church was established in March 2009, began home
group Sunday meetings in May 2009, and then formal Sunday worship services later