Dangers Facing the Chinese Church

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. Things change rapidly in China, and recent years have particularly intensified pressure on Christians. For instance, large urban house churches like the ones he mentions still exist, but are much […]

A Crucial Time to Reach Chinese Cities

Editor’s note:This year, we are praying for cities in China. We recently spoke to a key Chinese Christian leader about why praying for cities is so important, and why this is a crucial season of ministry for urban churches in China. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Why are cities a central […]

City of God on Earth

Editor’s note: Since we are praying for cities across China in 2024, we thought we would begin the year by re-posting an excerpt from a sermon on Psalm 46 preached in 2014 by Wang Yi, a Chengdu pastor. In this section, he challenged fellow pastors and church members to view the gospel as the coming […]

A Year of Praying for Chinese Cities

Modern China is, in many ways, a land of cities. All across the country you can find skyscrapers of glass hiding ancient temples, busy roads filled with rushing taxis and delivery bikes, crowded malls packed with people, alleys lined with street food vendors serving up meat skewers or baozi or jianbing. From the snow-caked streets […]

Encouragement at Christmastime

Editor’s note: This year, China Partnership has prayed for the church in China to hold fast. In the fall of 2022, we spoke with Chinese house church leaders and asked them how the global church can pray for and support them in 2023. They specifically asked that we pray that they would hold fast to […]

Life Turned Upside Down: Genuine Trust

Editor’s note: Melody Hong became a Christian in high school through foreign teachers at her school. She is now a wife and mother, endeavoring to raise her children in the Lord. This story is part of an ongoing series of interviews with Chinese Christians about how they came to know and follow God, and has […]

A Generation of Only Children

Editor’s note: Lately, the news has been full of stories about China’s declining population, and its need to boost its aging population. But for decades before that, from 1979 to 2015, China famously enforced a one-child policy, where families were only allowed to give birth to one child. As China stares its population crisis in […]

Life Turned Upside Down: Companionship

Editor’s note: Melody Hong became a Christian in high school through foreign teachers at her school. She is now a wife and mother, endeavoring to raise her children in the Lord. Today, she shares with us her initial introduction to Jesus, and how she was drawn to God’s love through witnessing how her teachers interacted […]

Life Turned Upside Down: No Future Hope

Editor’s note: Melody Hong became a Christian in high school through foreign teachers at her school. She is now a wife and mother, endeavoring to raise her children in the Lord. Today, she shares with us her initial introduction to Jesus, and how she was drawn to God’s love through witnessing how her teachers interacted […]

Witness in Persecution: I Am Grateful

Editor’s note: In the last several years, more churches in China have experienced persecution and/or pressure. This is still not the only story that is true of the Chinese house church, but more and more pastors and laypeople are preparing themselves to stand firm when they are pressured to betray God and their fellow church […]