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Webinar: Contemporary Narratives about the Church in China

In September of last year, we hosted our first webinar, “What Is It Like to Be a Christian in China?” The presenter was Dr. Mary Li Ma, a Chinese research scholar at Calvin University and author of three books. More than 100 people have been helped by that webinar, either by attending the live session in September or accessing the recorded version since then.

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second webinar on February 10, with our founder Dr. Brent Fulton as the presenter.

Here are the details, as listed on the webinar page:

Our China Stories:
Unpacking Contemporary Narratives about the Church in China

What we fundamentally believe about China’s church goes a long way toward determining how we will choose to engage, how we view what is desirable and what is possible. This webinar will explore four narratives about the church in China that have dominated Western Christian perceptions over the past four decades. How has our understanding of China’s past and present shaped our expectations for the future? What have been the consequences? In what ways have we become victims of our own narratives? Our stories may say as much about ourselves as they do about the church in China.

Register Here

  • Date: February 10, 2020
  • Time: 7:00-8:00pm, US Central Time
  • Host: Joann Pittman; Presenter: Dr. Brent Fulton
  • Platform: WebinarJam—webinar details will be sent to you upon registration
  • Cost: US$10.00

In this webinar, Dr. Fulton will help us understand four narratives that dominate western perceptions of the church in China:

  1. The Persecuted Church
  2. The Needy Church
  3. The Christian China
  4. The Missionary Church

Following Dr. Fulton’s presentation, there will be time for questions.

If you are not able to join us for the live presentation, a recorded version will be available at a later date for US$5.00.

We’d love to have you join us!

Image credit: Joann Pittman via Flickr.
Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is Vice President of Partnership and China Engagement and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University …View Full Bio

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