CCD Monthly                                                      May 2021


Greetings! We are China Christian Daily, the first comprehensive English Christian news website about the church in China. Thank you for your sincere love, prayers for and contributions to the Chinese church.

In the post-pandemic era with the rhythm of normalized prevention, in-person church services are resuming one after another. House church pastors noticed the aftermath of COVID-19 on the church is presented in three forms: membership loss is increasingly serious in small and medium-sized churches; despite the confusion, reflection and a way of church transformation are needed; challenges like tightening control over Christian content within cyberspace, mental care concern, and deeper pastoral care are real. Facing those phenomena, church leaders are seeking reform and renewal. 

You can also read trending news as well as features about church stories, famous church heritages in Wuhan, and a brief introduction of Hü King-eng, a legendary Chinese female Christian.

Pastor: Sharp Decline in Church Attendance in Post-Pandemic Era is "An Unprecedented Challenge in My 30 Years as a Christian"

"A lot of people no longer attend meetings and church services. It's something that has never happened in my 30 years as a believer." Pastor Fan mentioned that she had planned to have a retreat at Easter because the pandemic situation had improved then, but it was cancelled. 

Reform and Renewal - The Future Route of Church in Post-pandemic Era

I recently often hear many church staff put forward suggestions on reform, and they even set a reformation framework because the original church operation mode is no longer suitable for present challenges. Here, I offer four reform suggestions.

China Tightens Control Over Christian Content Within Cyberspace

Last month, China tightened its control over Christian content within cyberspace by banning Christian videos and taking down Christian music and articles.

Psychology Expert Urges Churches to Be "Rescue Stations" to "Save Drowning People"

Many people were drowning in this world which was like the sea, and unable to extricate themselves.  Churches should be like "rescue stations" to save them, said a psychology expert. 
In the News

Guangdong Churches Suspend In-person Services Due to COVID-19 Rebounds

Last week, four churches in Guangzhou, Guangdong, announced the suspension of in-person services due to new positive COVID-19 cases.

Administrative Measures for Religious Institutions Issued, to Take Effect in September

Released by the State Administration for Religious Affairs in early May, the "Administrative Measures for Religious Institutions" will come into effect on September 1.

Inner Mongolia Ordains 7 Pastors, Elders

Five pastors and two elders were ordained in Inner Mongolia. 

Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China Published

The handbook aims to “provide surprising answers and discoveries related to the Bible and its place in China over the last thirteen hundred years.”

CCC&TSPM, Anglican Diocese of Singapore Hold Online Conference

CCC&TSPM and the Anglican Diocese of Singapore held a video conference, talking about the present situation of ministries and future cooperation. 

Research Center for Sinicization of Christianity Founded in Hubei Seminary

Hubei CC&TSPM hosted the inauguration ceremony of a research center for the Sinicization of Christianity in Zhongnan Theological Seminary. 


90-Y-O Ethnic Korean Church in Liaoning Testifies God’s Grace

Established in 1931, an ethnic Korean church in Anshan City, Liaoning Province, witnessed God's grace and promises throughout its 90 years of history.

Old Pastor Recounts Construction of Liaoning Church 

An old female believer narrated her story about the construction of a Liaoning church which was full of God's grace.

Ten Historic Christian Buildings in Wuhan (Part I)

Some of the historical Christian heritages are real cultural relics, which no longer belong to any church, nor are meetings or other religious activities being held there, while some are still being used by Christian churches or Christian organizations and medical charities.

Hü King-eng, Chinese Female Doctor Amongst the First Batch of Overseas Returnees

Hü King-eng, born in Fuzhou, was the first overseas student from Fujian Province. She was a Chinese female doctor amongst the first batch of overseas returnees and the first female representative of China to participate in international affairs.
Native Proofreader Wanted!
We Welcome Your Articles!
Copyright © *2021* *China Christian Daily*, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Beijing headquarter: Rm 567, Fl 5, No. 19 Building, Ritan North Rd, Chaoyang Dist
Shanghai branch: Rm 801, Careri Building, No. 432 West Huaihai Road, Changning Dist


‭021-6224 3972‬