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.

Nov 18

China's Urban Christians—A New Book by Brent Fulton

by ChinaSource Team

We are pleased to announce the release of China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden, a new book by Brent Fulton. 

Oct 21

ChinaSource Connect—Bringing People Together

by ChinaSource Team

Connecting people is central to the mission of ChinaSource. This autumn we are creating a new way to connect with those whom we serve. I hope you can join me at one of our ChinaSource Connect events. I’ll be sharing about my upcoming book, China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden. You’ll have a chance to meet other members of the ChinaSource team, as well as friends in your city who share your passion for China.

Sep 16

Enduring Values for an Enduring Mission

by ChinaSource Team

Since its founding more than 15 years ago ChinaSource has looked to a set of core values to guide its work. Much has changed in China over these years, yet these core values have remained largely unchanged. Here we look at these values as they relate to the current situation in China and to ChinaSource’s service to the Christian community in China and worldwide.

Aug 19

ChinaSource Conversations

A New ChinaSource Resource

by ChinaSource Team

This month, it is with excitement that we announce the launch of ChinaSource Conversations!

Jul 21

Faith and Generosity in China Initiative

Providing Biblical Resources and Training

by ChinaSource Team

An opportunity to serve the church in China in developing training and resources on biblical generosity.

Jun 18

Increasing Awareness and Understanding

Four ChinaSource Publications

by ChinaSource Team

This past month, there have been two stories of particular interest and relevance to Christians in China and to foreigners who serve there. One was the announcement by the authorities in Zhejiang Province of a draft regulation limiting the size of church buildings and the size and placement of crosses on churches. The second was the central government's publication of a draft Foreign NGO Management Law, which would govern how foreign NGOs can operate in China. If enacted as proposed, each of these could have far-reaching consequences to both the local and foreign Christian communities in China. 

May 19

Equipping Christian Leaders for Today’s China

by ChinaSource Team

A look at ChinaSource initiatives for Christian leaders in China facing new challenges in their ministries.

Apr 23

Out and about with ChinaSource

by ChinaSource Team

In addition to our online publications that provide information about the church in China, ChinaSource team members also engage with the Christian community through attending and/or speaking at various events. We’d like to highlight a few of the recent events we had the privilege of being a part of.

Mar 18

Shining Light on China's Cults

by ChinaSource Team

The phenomenal growth of China’s church has, justifiably, given rise to much discussion about how Christianity will impact China’s future...Beneath the upbeat reports of the church’s growing numbers and influence, however, is the harsh reality that unprecedented growth accompanied by a severe shortage of trained leadership has left the church increasingly vulnerable to cults and heresies.

Feb 18

Missed Opportunities

The Need for Reflection

by ChinaSource Team

One of ChinaSource’s core values is to be a learning organization. Centuries of Christian involvement in the Middle Kingdom provide a wealth of lessons on what has – and has not – served to advance the gospel in China.