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.


Aug 17

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

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

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

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.

Apr 20

ChinaSource Institute

A New Training Initiative

by ChinaSource Team

We are delighted to announce a new training initiative—ChinaSource Institute!

Mar 16

He Is Risen!

by ChinaSource Team

Easter Sunday (“Resurrection Day” in Chinese) is a highpoint for Christians in China, as it is for followers of Christ the world over. Not only do Chinese believers celebrate the resurrection of Christ; they also celebrate the new life experienced in Christ by those who have come to faith within the past year. Easter Sunday baptisms are an important part of church life. In some larger churches hundreds of new Christians may celebrate their spiritual rebirth through baptism on a single day.

Feb 17

Toward a Flourishing Society

by Brent Fulton

Last month ChinaSource co-sponsored The Intellectual and Ethical Foundations of the Flourishing Society, a conference hosted by Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Jan 20

On the Ground with the Faith and Generosity in China Initiative

by ChinaSource Team

It has been well over a year since ChinaSource launched the Faith and Generosity in China Initiative. We are beginning to see a multi-organizational effort emerge that is aimed at equipping this generation of Chinese Christians to embrace their role as stewards in God’s kingdom.

Dec 16, 2015

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

by ChinaSource Team

As the year draws to a close I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you on behalf of the ChinaSource team for your support in 2015, and to invite your partnership with us in the year ahead.

Nov 18, 2015

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.