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The entrance into Shangqiu Village Church in China's central Henan Province The entrance into Shangqiu Village Church in China's central Henan Province

Church in Henan not Permitted to Reopen, May be too Close near Local Gov’t, School

A church in Shangqium Henan was shut down from August 2018 for "the close distance to the local government and school" during the church crackdown campaign in Henan. It has been closed since then, while most churches in the city have been recently reopened.
Wuxi International Church Wuxi International Church

Believers Must Have Faced Scanned before Entering Wuxi Church, Said to be More Convenient, Protect Against Cults

Last Sunday a church in China’s eastern-coastal Zhejiang said believers must have their faces scanned or register fingerprints before entering the sanctuary.

China's First Catholic Cardinal, Thomas Tien Ken-Sin

In the mid-20th century, the first Chinese Cardinal, Thomas Tien Ken-sin, was appointed. This was an important step towards the Sinicization of the Catholic church.
The centurial Shahe Church in Anshan, in China’s coastal-northeastern Liaoning Province The centurial Shahe Church in Anshan, in China’s coastal-northeastern Liaoning Province

Thoughts after Sunday Service at Liaoning Church

After the exchanges with elder,pastor and serving person, I believe that the churches would experience revival. As they respect the elderly, take the initiative to visit the believers and do a good job in the ministry.

Interview: Chinese Elder Serves God with Devotion and Fervor Despite Persecution, Hardship

Elder Zheng Fengying is a seventy-seven-year-old elder of Yaodu District Church in Linfen, China’s northern Shanxi. Devoted to God's ministry the whole life, she is full of enthusiasm and care for the church.
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  • Largest Chinese Christian Video Website Blocked in China

    The largest Chinese Christian video resource website was banned/blocked(which is better?) last Friday. Featuring sermons preached by famous overseas Chinese pastors, Fuyin TV is popular among the Christian community in China as it is illegal to spread Christian videos without authorities’ permission.
  • Youth Fellowship Service Worker: I Used to Hate the Church

    I come from a Christian family, and I am the fourth generation of Christians in the family. Faith in God seems a matter of course to me because my father used to be an elder in the church. He used to lead me to Sunday school when I was young. When I grew up, he led me to the YMCA.
  • Bangbie Church for Dai minorties in Yingjiang County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, China's southeastern Yunnan Province Bangbie Church for Dai minorties in Yingjiang County, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, China's southeastern Yunnan Province

    Yunnan Dai Ethnic Minority Village Banned from Converting to Christianity

    In Yingjiang, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, a small county in Yunnan’s border to Myanmar, an ethnic minority village released a regulation in early September that locals must not convert to Christianity, otherwise the offenders will be punished.
  • A man holds the Holy Bible in his hands. A man holds the Holy Bible in his hands.

    As a Pastor, How Do You Counsel Believers in Private?

    My true stories with believers show that pastors should consider how to bring help and comfort to their congregations on the stage and off. Maybe one counseling can save a fragile soul.
  • A rural church in China. A rural church in China.

    Reflections on Contextualized Needs, Motivation of Conversions to Christianity

    Undoubtedly, the majority of Christians in China have always been rural-oriented. The main motivation for conversions to Christianity may be felt needs: to heal diseases, loneliness, and have a meaningful cultural and social life.
  • On August 30,2020, the Chuncheng Church - Dongshan Church in China's northeastern Jilin Province were full of attendees. They all kept socially distant due to the coronavirus pandemic. On August 30,2020, the Chuncheng Church - Dongshan Church in China's northeastern Jilin Province were full of attendees. They all kept socially distant due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    NE Church Embraces Revival after Reopening

    In the northeastern churches in China, the pastoral and serving staff had high enthusiasm for serving the Lord, and believers had high quality and high enthusiasm for gatherings and contributions.
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