Two years and one pandemic ago, our family began church planting. My husband is a church planter in Southern California, and our little church had only been meeting for only six months when COVID hit and our doors closed. It has been a tumultuous year and a half for all those involved in church plants. This month, I was reminded by Chinese believers of why they persevere in starting new churches through circumstances even more chaotic and unstable than COVID.
Here are four things I gleaned this month from Chinese Christians about church planting.