A pastor reflects on diverse pastoral training courses introduced into China, saying there's a need to bravely accept challenges to earnestly practice but also avoid blindly following trends in receiving training.
A retired church leader believes that the re-denomination of the church or joining a denomination proves more beneficial than harmful as it can enable the church to stand firm in the truth and resist being led astray by heresies.
Pastor Z mentioned that, due to practical considerations, female Christians might have disadvantages in terms of energy and time compared to male ones in serving. If conditions allowed, the church still encouraged men to take on service roles.
An increasing number of young believers are leaving the church to seek opportunities elsewhere, including those who serve as church workers and theological students. However, some youth fellowships are exploring and experiencing success in receiving, shepherding, and calling young people.
This activity successfully integrated a relatively boring Bible study into a more relaxing and enjoyable activity。
The theme study on "How to Age Gracefully" offered by the church is specifically for elderly volunteers aged 70 and above who still have the energy to serve. It aims to break them out of traditional lifestyle patterns and lead them to live a healthy, quality life centered around God's service.
Ms. Olive, a marriage counselor, shared her thoughts on the difficulty of marriage for single older Christians in many churches in China today.
Faced with such pastoral challenges, Sha Mai did not succumb to a sense of helplessness. Instead, he seeks to compensate for his limitations through diligent learning and concludes that the crux of resolving any predicament lies in comprehending and imparting the essence of the gospel.
The famous article "Peach Blossom Spring" shares a story about a fisherman who strayed into an isolated paradise. During my visit to the county church which holds evening service every single day, I also deeply felt that I was entering the spiritual peach blossom spring.
"Asian churches today must reevaluate their understanding of culture. They should no longer be confined to the modern Western, white, male-dominated paradigm but rather recognize the characteristics of postmodernism and rejuvenate popular culture. It is equally important to explore Eastern perspectives in the postmodern era and manifest the essence of the gospel through Asian culture," urged a Korean missional church expert.