With LCMS support, the China Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taiwan is taking steps to establish an independent seminary in the same location in Chiayi where the original seminary was founded in the 1950s.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Taiwan in 1951. In 1966, the China Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC) became an LCMS sister church. Today, the LCMS supports the Concordia Middle School and Concordia English Language Academy by providing GEO missionaries. They serve as English and Bible teachers. They not only server alongside local national teachers, they also lead chapel services, Bible studies, fellowship groups, and outreach events. Additionally, two LCMS career missionaries serve as professors at China Lutheran Seminary. The LCMS Asia regional office is located in Chiayi, Taiwan. It serves as a center of operations as well as a theological training center.