Tag: Three-Self Church

Blog Entries

A Book for Understanding China’s Registered Church

A must read for anyone who wishes to work with the registered church in China or indeed the registered church or house church.

Blog Entries

Returning Home—The Chinese Church in Transition

Many Chinese believers enter the church at times of personal crisis. Financial troubles, broken relationships, health emergencies—real world trials often reveal to Chinese people the fractured nature of their safety nets, as friends, family, and the state fail to provide them with what they need. These moments of brokenness can be used by God to open people’s hearts to their own weakness and God’s strength.

Blog Entries

Church in China. Or Churches in China?

A reminder that there is not simply the church in China, but there are churches in China.

Books

The Registered Church in China

Flourishing in a Challenging Environment

Wayne Ten Harmsel pulls back for Western readers the shroud of mystery surrounding Chinese registered churches. Through interviews with Chinese pastors, evangelists, and lay Christians, he provides a rare view of what it means to live in the shadow of both the government and the well-known house churches.

Chinese Church Voices

Celebrating Easter across China

How did churches across China celebrate Easter? This article from China Christian Daily gives a flavor of some Easter celebrations in Three-Self registered churches in three different provinces.

Chinese Church Voices

Hope in the Sunset Years

Those who have faith in God and hope in the Lord, even if they are in the twilight of their lives, shall not be worried or afraid, because God has promised that “they still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green."

Chinese Church Voices

As Churches Reopen in China (2)

Wu Zhonyi highlights two areas more areas in which believers have demonstrated great enthusiasm as churches reopen.

Blog Entries

The Chinese Church May Be More Complex than You Thought

When we talk about Protestant Christianity in contemporary China, two trademarks stand out: dual networks (Three-Self Patriotic Movement and house church movement), and strong governmental oversight or control of the church. However, they also point to a reality of great diversity, richness, and irony.

ChinaSource Quarterlies

China’s Registered Church

One Body, One Spirit, One Hope
Vol. 22, No. 2

Autumn 2020

Supporting Article

The Church in China

Making a Difference in Society

The author discusses five key ways in which TSPM churches are having a positive and eternal impact on Chinese society. Although controlled by the government, these churches continue to faithfully serve their Savior knowing that, ultimately, Jesus controls everything