Ever since 2018, persecution has been increasing in China. Churches have been raided, resources confiscated, and believers arrested. Yet the primary prayer of these Chinese Christians has not been that persecution would cease: rather, they have consistently viewed their suffering as an opportunity to draw nearer to Christ, and have asked for the strength to love even those who are persecuting them.

This is an amazing testimony for those of us who have never experienced this kind of persecution. Let us learn from the witness of our Chinese brothers and sisters, and let us join in praying for them in the midst of this hardship. Pray for:

Learn more about the Chinese house church in the midst of persecution:


Singing with the Suffering Church

A Scottish-American pastor reflects on singing hymns alongside Chinese believers and how the power of Christ is present in their suffering.


Two Weeks in a Chinese Detention Center

A Chinese pastor shares his firsthand account of being arrested for preaching the gospel and what God taught him through the experience.


A Theology of Suffering from the Iranian and Chinese Church

A Korean-American reflects on the need for a robust theology of suffering and persecution from his interactions with the Iranian and Chinese churches.


Hear directly from the house church in China

Pre-order the new book from the Center for House Church Theology and Lexham Press, featuring sermons and writings from the Chinese house church as they experience the light of the gospel in the midst of darkness.

“Let us learn from the witness of our Chinese brothers and sisters so that we can stand fast all the better as we face trials wherever we live.”

-Tim Keller, from the foreword