The House Church Movement: A Participant's Assessment

Jiali Wang

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1997

Issue: China (Vol. 17, No 2, Spring, 1997)

The house church movement arose in China in the 1950s in reaction to the state’s exclusion of foreign missionaries, oppression of Chinese Christians, and collaboration with an indigenous Three-Self Movement. It was a lay movement used by God to maintain and spread the gospel. Now Christian growth calls for reconciling the Three-Self and house church movements.

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