Tag: Urban Church

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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.

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Church in China. Or Churches in China?

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

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When Counting Is Hard . . . in China (2)


More on the challenges of determining the number of Christians in China.

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Ownership and the Church in China

From Boss to Steward

The question of church property ownership points to a much deeper issue within the unregistered church.

Chinese Church Voices

A New Tool for Suppressing Churches?

Rental leases being used to suppress Chinese house churches.

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Changing Dynamics of Church Growth in China

What might affect church growth in China today?

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As the Migration Pendulum Swings

Challenges Faced by Rural and Urban Churches

The temporary shift of church members from urban to rural and back to urban again during the Chinese New Year causes a Chinese Christian to reflect on the long-term challanges of China's urban migration. 

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Chinese Christians Look Back, Part 4

Sound teaching and biblical exposition are more a focal point of the church today than in the past.

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Anticipating Urban China

As ChinaSource celebrates 20 years of service we are digging into our archives for articles chronicling the myriad far-reaching changes in China during the past two decades. Here we look at urbanization.

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Too Quickly to Be Astonished

Surveying China’s extraordinary rise over the past decade, Graham Allison, in his book Destined for War, paraphrases former Czech President Vaclav Havel when he says, “It has happened so quickly, we have not yet had time to be astonished.”