This project is providing study Bibles and Scripture resources to preachers, Bible school students, and Bible teachers in China who experience poverty and financial hardship. This project equips ministers and church leaders in China with reference books or Bible study tools that significantly assist them in their studies and preparation for preaching.
China’s churches face significant challenges, including a shortage of leaders, poverty, and the spread of heretical teachings. The growing number of believers contrasts sharply with the insufficient training for leaders.
On average, one ordained pastor in China oversees 6,700 believers. Rural areas are home to at least 60% of China’s Christian churches, with Bible college students often coming from impoverished farming families. Graduates often return to serve in their communities without a salary as their farming communities lack resources to fund them. Many students in Bible Training School also struggle to cover course fees and lack access to study tools. The need for trained preachers and leaders is urgent.
- 1:6700 ratio of ordained pastors to believers
- 60% of churches are in rural regions
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.