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.


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.

Aug 17, 2016

Talking about China

by ChinaSource Team

If you haven’t yet sampled our regular podcast, ChinaSource Conversations, I’d like to invite you to take a moment to listen. Each episode features engaging discussions with guests who are involved in a particular aspect of China service or who are writing about pertinent issues affecting China and its church. I’ve personally enjoyed sitting down with several of these colleagues and hearing their insights on the things they’re passionate about. We’ve captured these conversations so you can get a taste of what’s happening in the parts of China where they serve.

Jul 20, 2016

Considering the Challenges Facing Families in China

by ChinaSource Team

Young Christian families in China face pressure both from long-held traditional beliefs about family structure and from China’s contemporary materialistic society. As most of these Christians are first-generation believers, they have no frame of reference for understanding the biblical basis for family life. ChinaSource seeks to bring to light the issues facing these families so that those who come alongside Christians in China may better understand their needs.

Jun 22, 2016

Mid-Year Update from ChinaSource

by ChinaSource Team

As we enter the summer season with time for pause and reflection, we are thankful for a fruitful year so far. God has been graciously guiding the ministry to new opportunities as well as progress in the work he has put before us.

May 19, 2016

4 Years of Listening in on the Conversation

A Look Back at "Chinese Church Voices"

by ChinaSource Team

A look back at four years of "listening in on the conversation" with Chinese Church Voices.