Saturday, February 29, 2020
Church & Ministry
The beginning of the Chinese Lunar Year 2020 has been a special time for China. Rather than enjoying a reunion with family and friends, the Chinese people have been attacked by the novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan. Apart from numerous deaths and infections, the pneumonia epidemic, declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization in late January, has also affected the church in China. Online worship, Bible studies, and prayer meetings have replaced traditional services and gatherings. We have selected articles to give a glimpse of what the church is dealing with in the current situation.
As the year 2019 marked the centenary of the Chinese Union Version Bible, churches across China held different forms of celebrations to commemorate the good news, including popular Bible transcribing campaigns. It was the year when China also produced 200 million copies of the Bible for its own church and the world. Last December, Christmas was considered as a very important festival for Chinese Christians. At we embrace the New year, let us recall what happened in 2019 in order to move forward. We have selected the top 10 Christian news stories of the Chinese church in 2019. You can also read December's trending news as well as features about Christmas and American missionaries in Dengzhou.
“Marriage” is a very important time for our life. As divorce is quite common in our secular world, what is the view of marriage in the Chinese church? Single Christians wait patiently on God for his blessings. As singles, they experience ups and downs and then once they are married, they taste the sweetness and also hardships of normal life. We have selected three articles to give you a glimpse of how Chinese Christians view the issues around marriage. You can also read November's trending news as well as features about Macau Bible Institute and Hangzhou Tianshui Church.
In recent years, “pastoring through small groups” has gotten widespread attention as urban churches and church management by organizational systems thrive in China. Derived from the idea of a cell , “small groups” has become one of emerging words in pastoral ministry. Large churches attempt to solve pastoral dilemmas through starting “cell groups”, “discipleship groups” or “group fellowships”. We have selected three articles to give you a glimpse of small groups in China. You can also read October's trending news as well as features about pastoral care and a prominent founder of China YMCA.
Since the 16th century when Christianity truly took root in China, massive churches were built in the great land of China, whether in a western style or with Chinese characteristics. Some of them still remain to tell the stories of God's love and grace. We have selected some church buildings to give you a glimpse. You can also read September's trending news as well as features about how to interpret Christianity in China and a story about a church-run primary school.
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The older generation Chinese Christians are a great heritage to our era. They have experienced God's abundant grace in turbulent times and lived out the Lord's love through their life and ministries. We have selected three articles to honor their sacrifices. You can also read trending news in August as well as features about rural churches and family-run churches.
During the past centuries, western missionaries played a vital role in Christian missions in modern China. We have selected 10 male and female missionaries to give you a glimpse of their various contributions and works. You can also catch-up on trending newsas well as features about rural churches and family-run churches.
This month we have selected articles about Chinese Bibles that have been widely used in the Chinese church. Among the Chinese versions, Chinese Union Version has been both authoritative and controversial. You can also read articles about trending news in June as well as special features about various topics.
This month we select articles about cults and heresies that have been active in the Chinese church, particularly in rural areas. Foreign and indigenous cults even seduce Christians to become their essential members and spread their doctrines. You can also read articles about trending news in May as well as special features about various topics.
Easter is one of the important festivals for Christians. This time we present to you through articles and photos the various ways in which the Chinese church celebrates Easter. You can also read articles about trending news in April as well as special features about various topics.
As the Chinese saying goes, the year's plan starts in the spring. This time we present to you articles about the Chinese urban church, largely considered as the future of the church in China. We also share trending news and features.
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