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, presented on February 10, 2020 by Dr. Brent Fulton, explored four narratives about the church in China that have dominated Western Christian perceptions over the past four decades:

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

Questions that were addressed included:

  1. How has our understanding of China’s past and present shaped our expectations for the future?
  2. What have been the consequences?
  3. In what ways have we become victims of our own narratives?

Indeed, our stories may say as much about ourselves as they do about the church in China. 

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