Heilongjiang Holds New Church Ground-Breaking Ceremony
By Church in Jinsha New District , June 21, 2018 12:06 PM
On June 12, 2018, the ground-breaking ceremony for a new church in Jinsha New District, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, was held.
Rev. Qin Shuping, the church's senior pastor, presided over the ceremony. The ceremony concluded with donations from believers.
The new church will have a total area of 6588 square meters or 1.628 acres, consisting of a main chapel, an annex (the side chapel), and a courtyard, estimated to cost 7 million yuan.
The construction of the side chapel was started last June. To be economical, Rev. Qin and believers launched a special campaign to collect used bricks for the construction three months ago. The congregation picked up more than 200,000 bricks, saving more than 50,000 yuan.
Before the Chinese New Year of 2018, the foundation of the main sanctuary was accomplished. Now more than 100 believers take turns constructing the sanctuary.
- Translated by Karen Luo
More from CCD
To tackle the aging issue and pastoring difficulties, Rev. Shan Weixiang gave three solutions.
November 18, 2018, saw the celebration of the 170th anniversary of Xinjie Church, which is located in the central area of the old district of Xiamen, Fujian, and well known as "the first Holy Church of China" for Sunday church service for Chinese in mainland China.
Founded in 2008,International Church of Shanghai held a grateful service to mark its 10th anniversary.
The Qingliu County CCC&TSPM of Sanming, Fujian, held celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Christianity into the county.
A post-80s female preacher witnessed how she was transformed from indifferent to God to faithful Christian soldier and talked about the difficulties facing young rural ministers.
Inheriting the basic doctrines of the CIM, the fundamentalist rural church only belongs to the past specific time and is incompatible with today's era.
Willy Peter’s devotion to his church, his solidarity and sense of duty in illness and adversity, the refusal to abandon the remnants of a church, remain the lasting testimony of his life.
CCC General Secretary: Don’t Focus on the Number of Chinese Christians, But Work to Build Healthy Churches
Rev. Kan Baoping responded that the church in mainland China had grown in the past decades, partly representing in the rise in the number of Christians, according to the CCC & the TSPM.
A new Cold War is approaching and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) with its European Baptist Federation (EBF) are making their geopolitical preferences clear.
It's a true story that a rural church in central China gathered in a small house at first and moved to a larger one that was demolished due to some reasons.