China (MNN) — The ministry China Partner has launched a new Virtual Pastor Training Project.
Erik Burklin says, “Many individuals, pastors, and church leaders who we know in the West are volunteering their time and efforts to be recorded. They record their training, and we upload them onto a secure website we’ve created this year. Then the church pastors in China can download it at any time, they can save it on their computers.”
“Then they can make recordings of it, or pass it on to other lay pastors.”
Pray this project will equip church leaders across China.
God continues to work in the country. Burklin recently spoke to a pastor who works as a professor. She says enrollment has increased at the Wuhan seminary.
Worship despite restrictions
Another pastor told Burklin that their church has switched to online meetings due to the pandemic restrictions.
Having church over the internet poses no problem for younger Christians, Burklin says. “But he says it is difficult for brothers and sisters who are over 60. He had to deal with many elderly folks, teaching them how to get online so they could worship online.”
Be encouraged by the Church in China. Even as they face a chaotic health and political situation, they remain focused on the Kingdom of God. Burklin says, “None of them mentioned the Communist Party. gathering. That was interesting to me. They’ve basically decided, ‘We’re going to do the best we can.’ That’s a challenge for the West to not worry so much about who is in the White House. Let’s be faithful in what God asks us to do.”
Header photo courtesy of China partner.