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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]