In 2021, we can be said to be in a new “unprecedented era of great changes”. The same is true of today’s churches, especially those in the post-pandemic era. What is the way out for the church to live out its faith to the world?
Recently a pastor in East China stressed that if Christians desired to integrate faith into their lives, they ought to pay more attention to culture and sports, and to enhance the training of willpower and character.
"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.”
Pastor Z stated that he felt the need to launch a dialogue forum at the moment, inviting Christians, pastors or scholars to express, communicate and interact from their respective perspectives, hoping to stimulate thought among Christian groups.
Brother W, a Christian scholar in South China, says that extreme speeches, secularization, church internal struggling, prosperity theology, and the generation gap between the older generation of pastors and young believers are the challenges that the church needs to face today.
When Chinese church pastors and believers return to the state of faith in the Lord Christ of the early church again, the revival of Chinese churches is just around the corner, and its influence on the world gospel mission will reach a new height.