New Wine and Old Skin, Part I: Current Context of the Chinese Church

Chinese society’s rapid secularization and urbanization has greatly challenged the traditional house church in China and has caused the old way of preaching the gospel to loose credibility under the impact of a host of contemporary issues. Additionally, many congregations have found themselves confronting the crisis of confessional superficiality as the house church moves towards transforming into confessional churches. Therefore, these churches need abundant provision from the “new wine” of the gospel throughout the process of forming denominations.