Lectures on the sinicization of Christianity and preaching exchange activities about the construction of theological thought took place in Shandong and Anhui provinces.
On November 5 and 12, Shandong Provincial CC&TSPM assigned pastoral staff from the provincial CC&TSPM and Shandong Theological Seminary to deliver lectures on the theme of "Sinicization of Christianity" in 72 churches or gathering sites within Shandong, reported CCC&TSPM.
A total of 36 pastoral staff combined traditional Chinese culture with simple lectures, benefiting over 36,000 believers.
This event also sent questionnaires to Christian patriotic organizations in distinct cities, counties, and districts to better grasp the basic state of the churches, discover the problems in promoting the sinicization of Christianity, and collect opinions and suggestions.
To promote the sinicization of Christianity in Anhui Province, the provincial CC&TSPM arranged preaching exchange events about the construction of theological thought in Huaibei City from November 25 to 26. The lecture featured representatives of the Anhui Provincial CC&TSPM's Standing Committee and 18 members of the preaching team with the topic "Life, Health, and Hope."
On November 25, the leaders, pastoral staff, and volunteers of Christian groups, churches, and meeting points in Huaibei City gathered at Xiangshan District Church. Rev. Chen Tianyuan gave a theme lecture focusing on "learning and implementing the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and adhering to the direction of sinicization of Christianity." On the next day, 18 lecturers were sent to different venues to preach during Sunday services, inspiring believers to think about the value of life, the importance of health, and how to live a hopeful and healthy life. It was learned that nearly 3,000 attendees benefited from this event.
- Translated by Poppy Chan