CCD Monthly                                                            May 2023


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Since January 8, China has reopened its borders to international visitors for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out three years ago. About two months later, the cross-border control measure was removed: foreign offices could apply for Chinese visas, and tour groups from Hong Kong and Macau regained visa-free entry. Registered churches in mainland China have received delegations from the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau. This month, CCC&TSPM sent a delegation of 24 people to Hong Kong to co-host a symposium on the sinicization of Christianity in Hong Kong in cooperation with the Hong Kong Christian Council. Cross-border and international exchanges are resuming this year.

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Churches in Mainland China Resume Cross-border, International Exchanges

International Director of the Luis Palau Association Visits China

Rev. Wu Wei, president of CCC, received Mr. Levi Park, International Director of the Luis Palau Association, and Dr. Wang Xiuyu, China Ministry Liaison.

Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong Seminary Delegation Visit Nanjing

Nanjing Union Theological Seminary hosted delegations from the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia and the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong.

Interview with Word4Asia Consulting International Founder: 'It Was Good to Be Back With Our Friends in China'

In an exclusive interview, Dr. Gene Wood, founder of Word4Asia, shared about his recent trip to China, how his firm wishes to build bridges of understanding, and his observations about the church in China.

Seminar on Sinicization of Christianity Held in Hong Kong

CCC&TSPM and the Hong Kong Christian Council co-hosted a symposium on the sinicization of Christianity in Hong Kong in mid-May. 
In the News

Backbone of Foreign Affairs Staff Trained in Guangdong

Chinese TSPM churches were encouraged to communicate with foreign countries with a sense of mission, crisis, and responsibility and to export Chinese culture.

Theological Education Committee of CCC&TSPM Meet in Zhejiang

The Theological Education Committee of CCC&TSPM convened for their Fifth Plenary Session in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Shandong, Zhejiang, Henan Develops Religions in Chinese Context

Zhejiang and He’nan held activities to promote the sinicization of religions, while Shandong conducted volunteer training to indigenize Christianity in China.

Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Ryken Recalls Stories of Dr. Nelson Bell

Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, gave an online lecture recalling the stories of Dr. Nelson Bell, who served as a medical missionary to China.

11 People Baptized in Guangxi

A grassroots gathering site carried out a baptism ceremony for 11 seekers. 

Shanghai YWCA, YMCA Launch Youth Day Activity

Youth Day-themed activities were jointly conducted by Shanghai CC&TSPM, the YWCA, and the YMCA to mark Youth Day. 

Observation: Reflecting Decline and Transformation of Traditional Church During Pandemic

There are three brothers who were once influential pastors but have now taken on roles as migrant workers or street vendors. 

Ministry Tech Leader Says Church Can Benefit from Information Technology

"The management level of enterprises in society has been upgraded several times, while the church is still managed in the most primitive way." 

Encountering Prayers Only for Wealth and Prosperity, Pastor Guides Believers to Grow Spiritually Through Whole Bible Study

A pastor guides his congregation to pray in the right way when they only seek material wealth and blessings. Thinking this may result from superficial sermons, he is committed to eliminating biblical illiteracy so that believers can benefit from reading the Bible on their own. 

Advice for Young Church Workers Given by Five Pastors of Different Ages

As a new era has now arrived, and the question is how to better equip this generation of young people to take over and care for the flock. Pastors from different generations, ranging from the elderly to the young ones born in the 1990s and currently serving, share their insights.
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