Pastor Yeh believes that an era of re-denominationalization will come upon the Chinese churches. But will there be a proliferation of denominations, leading to many conflicts between different denominations?
Interview With Asian American Film Director: It Has Never Been Easy for Asian Immigrants in the United States
Eunice Lau, director of A-Town Boyz, a film about the sons of Asian immigrants who are drawn to gang life as they fight against racism and find love and acceptance in the streets of Atlanta, speaks about the struggles of Asian Americans, racism, and church outreach to minorities in an exclusive interview with China Christian Daily.
Interview With China Partner President: God Has Used Christian Leadership to Grow His Church in China
As a descendant of German missionaries to China, Erik Bürklin, president of China Partner, has been serving the church in China with training trips and material distribution in the past decades. With a heart for China, Erik talks about the main work and projects of the organization, the changes in the church in China, challenges facing Chinese pastors and churches, and global engagement in China.
Zhang Guiyan, Wang Mingdao's chief assistant, once shared the story of Wang's later years, who was a representative figure of the house churches in China's Christian community.
During our visit to three churches in the mountains of Shanxi Province, we observed that the more remote the churches in the region, the greater the need for support and assistance they should receive.
A pastor from East China shared his faith journey, saying a culture of honor based in the family concept can promote unity among varied types of churches.
A pastor in southern China advocates primarily using the CUV Bible while considering other translations as supplementary references, aligning with public interest.
Dedicated to serving businesspersons, a Christian couple shares main points in pastoring the group. They recommend the group not to become pastors unless they are called as it is easier for business owners to share the gospel with their employees than pastors.
As attendance at many church worship services has declined compared to before the pandemic, Pastor Z shared several insights on how to maintain the vitality of his pastoral care in the church.
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.
Rev. Li Tao said that the selfless dedication of the early believers stemmed from their initial commitment to follow, the wonderful example of the Lord's self-sacrifice, and their hopeful anticipation of the kingdom of God.
Regarding the prevalent concept in churches in China that suggests being poorer indicates greater devoutness, leading to a reluctance to discuss money and wealth, a Chinese pastor from Soth China states that Christians can create and manage wealth according to God's will.
A pastor shares three reasons why churches are losing elderly members and staff: lacking the protection by the Word of God, "anorexia" towards the truth, and stumbled by others.
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.
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.
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.
Pastor Zhang believed that the Church in China was currently facing a developmental bottleneck, identifying three reasons for this: the crisis of the congregation, church workers, and the church. He suggested that the solution lied in pastors continuing to look to Jesus in challenging circumstances, rediscovering their initial purpose, and setting an example.