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Analysis of a Mobaituanti from the Perspective of Religion

A Case Study of the Church of Almighty God

A paper written by a house church pastor in China analyzing the religious nature of the Church of the Almighty God and concluding that it is a cult and not part of orthodox Christianity.

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Social Service Ministry in China

While social service has long been part of missionary work in mainland China, today a host of different factors are driving Chinese Christians to explore for themselves the place of humanitarian concerns within gospel ministry. For a growing number of local Christians, loving one’s neighbor through acts of service is rapidly becoming an indispensable aspect of Christian witness. This essay will first explore the role of social service in the history of mission in China before analyzing its place in the ministry of the contemporary Chinese church.

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A Survey of the Situation of Han Christian Churches and Christian Groups in Mainland China


The ten-part blog series, "God at Work: How the Church Grows in China," was based on church growth research done by Steve Z. This is the research paper, in both Chinese and English.

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Tibetans in the Gyairong Region


This research report focuses on a Tibetan people group in the Gyairong region of Sichuan. The report covers the background of the people group and an account of one church’s involvement with them. It also includes a history of work among these people and lessons learned that can be helpful in bringing the gospel to them today.