The Lantern

The Lantern—our monthly newsletter that keeps you abreast of how ChinaSource is responding to opportunities to serve with the church in China and of related items for prayer.


Jun 21

A Season of Conferences and Connections

by ChinaSource Team

May was a busy month for the ChinaSource team, as several of us were involved in conferences in Asia and elsewhere. Here are some snapshots of how we witnessed the Lord working in the midst of these events.

May 24

New Resource: ChinaSource Law and Policy Monitor

by ChinaSource Team

In response to the uncertainties resulting from China's new Overseas NGO Law, we've created the ChinaSource Law and Policy Monitor.  Here we introduce this new service and explain how organizations can sample the Monitor while helping ChinaSource in its efforts to understand how the law is impacting those who serve.

Apr 19

Keeping Track of Developments

by ChinaSource Team

In the current policy environment, it’s no longer “business as usual” for faith-based organizations serving in China. Legal changes call into question the viability of some ministries. Others are finding ways within the new laws to continue serving. ChinaSource is watching the situation closely as we provide counsel to organizations dealing with these changes.

Mar 22

Perspectives from China’s Christian Leaders and Those Who Serve with Them

by ChinaSource Team

For the past two years ChinaSource has been part of a research initiative aimed at better understanding how Chinese believers view their current situation and their relationship to the global church. We are pleased to present some of the findings in the latest issue of ChinaSource Quarterly.

Feb 22

New: “The Church in China Today” Course

From ChinaSource Institute

by ChinaSource Team

A note from the director of ChinaSource Institute . . .

Jan 18

The Authors in Our Midst

by ChinaSource Team

As the new year kicks off we’d like to suggest some additions to your 2017 reading list. Last year members of our team along with several of ChinaSource’s regular contributors were busy with book projects. Here we share some of the fruits of their labors. Each of the books presents a different perspective on China. Together they help fill out the very dynamic picture of what God is doing in China today.

Dec 14, 2016

Responding to the New Normal

by ChinaSource Team

Events over this past year suggest that, for those serving in China, the days ahead will likely be anything but “business as usual.” In this issue of The Lantern we look at how ChinaSource is responding to these changes by encouraging those who serve to “understand the times” and by identifying opportunities for equipping the church in China to face what may lie ahead. 

Nov 16, 2016

Connecting in Atlanta

Listening in on a ChinaSource Connect Event

by ChinaSource Team

In this issue of The Lantern we drop in on a ChinaSource Connect evening that was held last month in Atlanta, Georgia. Our Connect evenings are an opportunity for friends of ChinaSource to get to know members of our team, share about the latest developments in China, and get an update on the work of ChinaSource.

Oct 19, 2016

Over 30 Years of Observing China

by ChinaSource Team

ChinaSource Senior Vice President Joann Pittman lived and worked in China for more than three decades. In this retrospective, she reflects on the significance of some of the changes she has seen in China during that time. These thoughts are drawn from a lengthier piece Joann wrote earlier.

Sep 21, 2016

Why We Write What We Write

by ChinaSource Team

In keeping with our mission, ChinaSource serves the global body of Christ with information on the issues facing China and its church. Our range of publications has grown significantly in recent years. Here we look at the thinking behind what goes into what we produce. If you’re not already familiar with our various publications I’d encourage you to take a look at our website and see what is available.