Pastor Zhang believed that the Church in China was currently facing a developmental bottleneck, identifying three reasons for this: the crisis of the congregation, church workers, and the church. He suggested that the solution lied in pastors continuing to look to Jesus in challenging circumstances, rediscovering their initial purpose, and setting an example.
The Sunday service is the most important event in the life of a Christian. In this roundtable discussion, four Christians from different age groups shared their thoughts on the Sunday service they expected.
Born in a small county in North China, a female pastor came to Pentecostalism after gathering in a traditional church for many years. Then she and her husband lead a Pentecostal church. She shared her arduous journey on the path of personal growth and ministry spanning over two decades.
Joy, through faith, transformed her defeat into victory in her marriage and family life. She learned and experienced the love of God through her struggles.
Enfeng, a career professional who was raised in an atheistic family, embraced Christianity due to the influence of his wife. Together, he and his spouse have accommodated a destitute mother and her paralyzed daughter for a decade.
An old pastor from East China who is experienced in preaching shared that preaching is related to preachers' spirituality.
A pastor who has been theologically trained with years of experience in delivering sermons shared guidance on "the effective preparation of a gracious sermon."
Pastor Xu expounded on his strategies and principles for sermon preparation, addressing the influence of renowned pastors' resources, the vitality of local pastoral care, and the delicate balance between biblical interpretation and practical application.
At present, the churches in China are facing problems and challenges in transforming from traditional Sunday services to multi-gathering points of service. One of them could be how pastors prepare for sermons and how future pastors should be trained.
This is the story of an island evangelist who was once a paralyzed patient abandoned by doctors, but miraculously healed and has now been watching over an Island for the past 30 years.