The Lantern

Now, Perhaps More Than Ever

This past month, in a variety of venues and locations, I have had the privilege of meeting with colleagues and the ChinaSource board of directors, with friends who are co-laborers in this very challenging season, as well as with new, interested friends who are considering partnering with us to answer the Father’s calling for ChinaSource.

Along the way, I have had the honor and privilege of hearing from many who expressed their gratitude for ChinaSource in the midst of very intense, even desperate situations. Several friends expressed their feelings, in light of the current season, that “ChinaSource may be needed now, more than ever.”

It is definitely our heart to serve the church of Jesus Christ in China and to help, in whatever way he deems best. On our best days, ChinaSource plays at least some small role in helping, encouraging, enabling the church in China and the global church to work together to lift up the name of Jesus and advance his glory.

While listening to others whose ministry terrain is radically shifting, it struck me that the blog post series “When the China Dream Comes to a Halt” which was first offered last January and February, may be more relevant now than when it first came out.

You’ll find a list of titles, initial publication dates, brief summaries, and links for each post below.

If you aren’t facing the dynamics that motivated these posts, you may well know others who are. We hope they continue to provide help for those who are now facing major changes.

Kerry Schottelkorb

When the China Dream Comes to a Halt

Ways to Praise and Pray

  • Praise the Lord for giving ChinaSource the opportunity to serve God’s people in China as they, in turn, serve others.
  • Continue to pray that Christ’s followers in China will be able to wait and rest in him, trusting in his solid promise in Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
  • Continue to pray for the church in Hong Kong as his “called out ones” continue to minister in a stressful and uncertain environment. Pray also for God’s redemptive purposes to be fulfilled even in the midst of the current unrest.
  • Pray for the ChinaSource team to faithfully persevere in his grace, to be wise and discerning, and to be guided daily by the Holy Spirit.

News and Notes

New Resource 

Webinar Recording: What Is It Like to Be a Christian in China?

Being a Christian in today’s China is challenging in many ways. The difficulties are not just political but social, cultural, and material in nature as well. As the global church, the more we understand the context of Chinese Christians, the better we can support and effectively serve the church in China.

The recording of this webinar is now available for USD 5.00

Staff News

  • Joann Pittman presented a seminar, “China: Implications for the Chinese Church and Foreign Workers,” at Future Mission, a Missio Nexus leadership conference on September 21 in Orlando, Florida.
  • On October 4, Joann Pittman to a student group at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny Iowa. 
  • Kerry Schottelkorb was at the Beijing Brief in Dallas, Texas on October 8 and presented an  update on the church in China.

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