To promote the integrated construction of churches in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, three churches formed a joint team to conduct in-depth exchanges, mutual visits, and resource sharing.
Three pastoral staff members from Guangxiao Church went to share their thoughts and ideas with three pastors in Henan Church on February 25, officially launching the 2022 joint ministry between these two churches and Ci’en church, Guangxiao Church said.
On February 27, Pastor Zhang Ailing was appointed by Guangxiao Church to the Jiulong Lake meeting point of Ci'en Church in the Huadu District and Tai Lake Mountain Villa temporary gathering site in Huaqiao Town to preach a sermon titled "The Lord Will Provide". She encouraged believers to respond to the construction of Panyu Church and the revival of Huadu Church with faith and action.
As the representative of Guangxiao Church, Pastor Zhang conducted research on these two meeting points, mainly to provide assistance in the aspects of pastoral care, sacred music training, training in carrying out visits, volunteer training, public welfare and charity ministry, and financial aid.
On February 19-20, Rev. Liang Ming was invited to give a series of sermons on the theme of "The Lord Bestows Grace With Good Deeds" at a retreat and worship service in Henan Church to celebrate the 41st anniversary of its resumption, Guangzhou CC&TSPM reported.
Founded in 1935, Henan Church was formerly known as "Hongde Church, Guangdong Synod of the Church of Christ in China" with a history of 87 years. After the implementation of the religious policy in 1978, the church resumed gatherings on February 22, 1981, being later renamed as "Guangzhou Henan Church".
- Translated by Abigail Wu