We have an unprecedented opportunity to reach Chinese-speaking Christian leaders who oversee millions of believers. We must use this opportunity prayerfully, wisely, and effectively. The Church in China needs more biblically trained pastors and lay leaders, family ministries, and children and youth outreach programs now more than ever.
Although nearly 100 million Christians live in China, this number comprises only about 8 percent of the total population, which hovers
at 1.4 billion people. China is still mostly unreached by God’s Word. Despite significant poverty reduction advances, nearly 128 million Chinese people exist on less than $1.80 a day. Seventy percent of Chinese Christians live in rural areas where poverty is much more prevalent, and these rural Christians don’t have access to resource distribution sites. The cost of Bibles or Bible courses is still prohibitive for them. Quality biblical teaching courses are almost non-existent to these people. The Church in China continues to grow at near-exponential rates, and there are not enough Bibles or quality Biblical studies to meet the demand. On average, there are 400,000 registered newly baptized believers who join the Church each year and have done so for the past five years. However, the scores of people who join the unregistered Church are unknown.