Reformed Emotions: The Story Emotions Tell

Editor’s note: Recently, an animated discussion on faith and emotion took place in an online forum mostly comprised of Chinese house church pastors and Christian leaders. During the conversation, Grace, who teaches and does biblical counseling across China, shared her perspective on the intersection between theology and emotional understanding. Her thoughts were initially compiled for […]

Every Disciple Is An Individual

Editor’s note: This month we are praying for Beijing. As we pray for Beijing, we are publishing several interviews with Beijing believers. We also wanted to re-publish a few previous interviews, from the first time we intentionally prayed for Beijing. In today’s post, a Beijing pastor shares about how he trains disciples. This post has […]

Jesus Is My Face

Editor’s note: This is a firsthand account of Tan Jian’s experience in a Chinese prison cell, where he was interred because of his religious activities. In this account, he talks about the concept of face, which is very important in Chinese society. Although he lost face before others in this jail cell confrontation, Tan says […]

Pray for Preachers

Editor’s note: Several years ago, we had a conversation with a Chinese house church pastor about how he evaluated the current situation of Chinese believers. Although things change rapidly in China, the issues he discusses in this two-part interview are still real issues churches face. For instance, he discusses the difficulties pastors face in supporting […]

Beijing: The China Dream Has Shattered

Editor’s note: This year, we are praying for cities across China. We begin our year by praying for Beijing, China’s capital city. To help us pray wisely and specifically, Melody, a pastor’s wife, shared with us about how Beijing people are responding to the gospel these days, and about how those of us outside of […]

The Need In Their Hearts

Editor’s note: This interview with a Beijing pastor was originally published in 2018. Although the situation in the city is changing, many of the things he shared about finding time to share the full gospel, and trying to find an entry point for the gospel, still ring true in many ways. Stressful and Busy Pastor: […]

Beijing: Unique Among China’s Cities

Editor’s note: This year, we are praying for cities across China. We begin our year by praying for Beijing, China’s capital city. To help us pray wisely and specifically, Melody, a pastor’s wife, shared with us some of the things that make her city special. She also opened up about some of the challenging situations […]

Praying As One

Editor’s note: China Partnership is not the only organization intentionally focusing on prayer. ChinaSource is a well-known “platform for educating the global church on critical issues facing the church and ministries in China, and for connecting Christians inside and outside China to advance the kingdom of God globally.” Today, Kerry Schottelkorb, president of ChinaSource, shares […]

Loving the City That Hates You

Editor’s note: The church is called to love and bless the city where she exists—even when that city rejects and persecutes them. Although the world may not understand the love they witness from the church, God’s people are to remain a faithful presence that serves and cares for the suffering and the afflicted, as well […]

Imaginations Awakened: Part 3

Editor’s note: This fall, Hannah Nation wrote for byFaith magazine on how interacting with Chinese has encouraged and awakened American believers. She spoke with several PCA pastors about how reading the writings of Chinese house church believers has encouraged, challenged, and blessed them in their lives and work — and helped them stand firm to […]