Church Structure and Organization
The Lianghui and Registered Churches
Friends or Foes?
The Lianghui is one of those things that falls into the category of “church with Chinese characteristics.”
A Brief Look at Leadership Structure in Urban Registered Churches
Who leads China's registered churches and how do they become leaders?
Denomination Names in Chinese
What, you might be wondering, are the Chinese names for some of the various denominations and sects in China?
Looking at the Questions beneath the Surface
Swirling beneath the surface discussion of denominations—how they are defined, their relationship to the indigenous Chinese church, and whether or not they are needed—are some core questions regarding the fundamental nature of Christian community.
Denominationalism or Nondenominationalism?
Is There a Third Way?
The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.
The Influence of Denominations on Church Organizational Structure in China
The issues of theological stance and church governance that impact the decision of whether or not to be a part of a denomination are discussed.
Questions Beneath the Surface
In this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, husband and wife team, Li Ma and Jin Li, bring together valuable perspectives, primarily from mainland Chinese Christian thinkers, on the emergence of denominations within the contemporary Chinese church.