Skip to comments.China’s underground churches thrive despite government disapproval
Posted on 07/04/2013 4:18:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 07/04/2013 4:26:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SHANGHAI — In a trendy coffee shop in Shanghai’s glittering financial district, five people cram into a tiny, dimly lit back room with two tables. By day, these five are white-collar workers, eagerly climbing the corporate ladder as China’s economy booms. By night, once a week, they’re huddled over their Bibles.
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some estimate ten percent of China is now Christian...
I am pleased to see Chinese people learn about and follow Christ. I wish more of our own followed that mentality.
I can see a lot of benefit in the smaller churches. Smaller churches can breed stronger ties. You can easily connect to everyone and pour into their lives and have them pour into you(like discipleship). Sometimes in larger churches, people feel unnoticed. Like if they were to leave, it wouldn’t be a big deal. No one should ever feel like that.
RE: Smaller churches can breed stronger ties.
I am inclined to believe that smaller house churches were the original New Testament model.
Philemon 1 Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother,
To Philemon our beloved fellow worker 2 and Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house: