Slightly smaller than the United States, China has the world’s largest population of 1.3 billion.

Previously a world leader, China declined after its Cultural Revolution crippled the economy and took millions of lives.

Since 1978, however, China has shifted toward market economics and has risen as the world’s second largest economy. China has experienced the fastest growing church movement in history—from 2.7 million evangelicals in 1975 to over 75 million in 2010. Today, 6.24 percent of China’s population is evangelical.

As a side effect of rapid growth and past persecution, Christian leaders are scarce—in 2010, some groups reported only one trained leader for every 7,000 believers or even every 40,000 in some areas. A shortage of printed Bibles and literature has also afflicted the church, with some congregations sharing a single Bible. As a result, the Chinese church has been susceptible to false teaching.

Chinese culture suffers from growing materialism, rampant corruption, and the world’s highest number of suicides. Additionally, China’s birth restrictions have prompted roughly 23 million abortions per year, according to the U.S. State Department.

How You Can Make a Difference

Indigenous ministries in China are training pastors and Christian leaders while reaching China’s ethnic minorities, like the Miao, Li, Hani, Lahu, Jingpo, Bai, Lisu, Wa, and Tibetan people. Though Bible school teachers and students live frugal, sacrificial lives, they need basic assistance to cover their living and ministry costs. Passionate but poor, many Bible school students are ready to dedicate their lives for the sake of the gospel, but have no resources to pay for tuition, books, room and board. With your help, these servants of God will receive the training they need to be effective ambassadors of Christ in China.

Ways To Give

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Evangelism & Discipleship

One of the many Bible schools assisted by Christian Aid Mission in China offers one- and two-year programs, with training primarily focused on evangelism and the cost of discipleship. Seven days a week, faculty lead morning prayers at 5 a.m. and evening prayers at 9p.m. Every Saturday, students divide into groups to evangelize their community. Due to the school’s excellent standing, home churches often invite students and faculty to preach and lead worship. They travel in pairs on bicycles to over 40 house churches in the school’s vicinity. Over 120 students graduate from this Bible school each year. Students become teachers at the school, return to serve in their home churches, or plant new churches in various regions throughout China. GIVE NOW to help evangelistic and discipleship ministries like this one in China.

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Community Engagement

A Bible-based drug rehabilitation center founded in 2007 in Yunnan Province addresses the growing problem of drug abuse in the southern provinces, where heroin and other illicit drugs come across the border from Myanmar. The school’s 18-month program helps addicts recover through the living Word of God. Patients also learn vocational skills to help them reenter society. GIVE NOW to help community engagement ministries like this one in China.

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Brother Johnny, the leader of an indigenous Chinese ministry assisted by Christian Aid Mission, discovered a Buddhist orphanage housing 50 destitute Tibetan orphans. Far from civilization and without modern technology, the orphaned children lived primitively, bathing only once every six months. Johnny’s burden for those children led him to return that same year with five other believers. The group worked to obtain, transport, and install a hot water heater at the orphanage. Their act of compassion has greatly improved the sanitary conditions at the orphanage and caused the Tibetan people to welcome them into their community. Johnny and his ministry team have also arranged to provide nutritious food to the orphanage, and are showing gospel films to groups of Tibetans interested in learning more about the gospel. GIVE NOW to help compassion ministries like this one in China.

Exclusive Stories from the Mission Field


Help Send Gospel Hope in China

Through their well-established outreach to students and professionals, workers with one ministry led a successful entrepreneur to Christ. She confessed that, despite her wealth and social status, she struggled with depression and found no lasting help from psychiatric treatments. After accepting Christ, she said her heart was full of joy, and she removed pictures of Buddha from her house and asked the ministry to destroy them.

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Help Support Native Workers in China

Native workers with one ministry conduct a variety of outreaches in the regions to which they have been assigned, reaching multiple demographics through ministry to singles, parents, professionals, athletes, and children. “Because of the specificity and small size of each ministry, it is very easy for outsiders to join in and share a loving relationship with others,” the ministry leader said.

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Help Form Steadfast Disciples in China

A native ministry regularly trains workers from different areas to share Christ with ethnic groups in remote areas. At the same time, native missionaries from nine ethnic groups brought Christ to their own people. The gospel also spread as workers brought supplies to mountain villages for orphans and other poor people, while others discipled Christians at newly planted churches.

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Share the Hope of Redemption in China

Workers with a local ministry led a shaman to Christ. When he became terminally ill, he sought medical treatment, but nothing helped. Upon hearing about the man’s condition, several missionaries visited him, explained the gospel, and prayed for him. He called them the following day to tell them he was completely healed, and he decided to follow Jesus and throw away his instruments for shamanic rituals.

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Help Transform Communities in China

Native ministry workers developed relationships as they provided life education programs at several schools, paving the way to bring students and school staff members to faith in Christ. Local missionaries also shared the gospel in other community engagement projects throughout the country.

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Provide for Workers’ Expenses in China

Building relationships with recovered addicts and their loved ones, including home visits, native missionaries spread the Good News of Christ’s salvation to people who otherwise had almost no chance of hearing it. One substance abuser entered a native ministry’s rehabilitation center after addiction-related misdeeds that left his wife and parents devastated.

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