"Many believers still can't accept services without a lobby because, without a gathering place, people would feel that their church has come to an end." A pastor in eastern China said, "Back to Jesus' teaching. Jesus did not limit the Christian connection to the church. The way of church gatherings can be in a specific period, and different gatherings and living styles should be adopted. It is time to revise Jesus' teaching."
Rev. Chen Yilu, the executive deputy-president of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, presided over the commencement ceremony on June 25, 2021.
This year 2021, 143 students from the seminary graduated, including 123 undergraduates, 15 postgraduates, and five doctoral students. This year marks also the first time that this seminary is awarding a doctoral degree.
Yanjiao Church in Sanhe, Hebei Province held an in-person Sunday service under COVID-19 prevention and control measures on June 27, 2021.