Pastor W said that the traditional church model is more of a spider and a centralized model, while the re-emerging trend of micro-churches is a starfish model, and the key of starfish model lies in decentralization. In the organization of starfish model, any part of the organization can be as flexible, flat and completely autonomous as the organs of a starfish.
Cao, who has served in a charity for many years, believes "evangelism and social actions are distinct activities, and cooperation but not integration is the proper relationship between church and charity."
A Christian scholar urged that besides the Chinese Union Version (CUV) which is popular among the Chinese Christian community, Christians could also read some other well-translated Chinese Bible versions to broaden their horizons.
Pentecost is described as a mysterious and transcendent holiday that symbolizes the Holy Trinity and the presence of the Spirit of God, inviting people to tune their souls to the hymn of God, while emphasizing the importance of deep silence and attuning to the divine voice for spiritual purification and preparation for Pentecost.
There are three brothers who were once influential pastors but have now taken on roles as migrant workers or street vendors. The transformative effects of the three-year pandemic have not only impacted their daily lives but have also altered social dynamics.
In the aftermath of the three-year pandemic, there has been a discernible shift in pastoral ministry: a growing number of pastors are providing additional training to church workers and decentralizing authority more than in the past.
The Chinese government official was telling me about how he had experienced changes during his career in the government’s policies dealing with religious groups. When he was first studying for government service, he said, the party line was that religion was a bad thing, and the ultimate goal was to banish it from Chinese culture.
A number of pastors in China, especially those in the young adult ministry, took great interest in the Asbury Revival. Three Chinese pastors and prayer ministry worker shares their insights into the recent revival.
Graduating from the same theological training class, two pastors rarely sat down with peace of mind despite theological differences. The economic recession due to COVID-19 prompted them to unite more than ever.
"God's mind and plan are not only about the salvation of an individual, but more importantly about the salvation of all nations, all people, and all states by every saved person," urged a pastor from southern China.
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