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With urbanisation changing the landscape of the Chinese Churches and their demographics, the Churches in China are faced with the challenging task of engaging with and discipling the urban Christians. Zang Chuanhai, a 35-year-old teacher at Shandong Theological Seminary, understands how it is like to work with younger urban Christians. One of the ways he engages them is through a book club ministry using Christian books and literature donated by the United Bible Societies.

By Faith not by Sight

Mr. Li is so overjoyed to be given his first complete set of Braille Bible, donated by the United Bible Societies (UBS), that he wrote a simple worship song in thanksgiving to God and dedicated it to the UBS donors. Touched by the grace of God, his life overflows with praise and gratitude towards the Lord. Be encouraged by his testimony (including his song) and learn more about how UBS China Partnership supports the visually challenged Christians in China.

Light to Their Souls

Christians with visual disability rely on Braille Bibles to feed on the Word of God to bring light to their souls. The printing and distribution of Braille Bibles is a significant ministry of UBS. Read this story to know more about them.

A Blind Fortune-teller’s Repentance

  Ten years ago, if you meet Ruan Zhuqin, at age 54 then, he could tell your fortune if you wish, at a small fee....

Engaging Urban Christians in China

With urbanisation changing the landscape of the Chinese Churches and their demographics, the Churches in China are faced with the challenging task of engaging with and discipling the urban Christians. Zang Chuanhai, a 35-year-old teacher at Shandong Theological Seminary, understands how it is like to work with younger urban Christians. One of the ways he engages them is through a book club ministry using Christian books and literature donated by the United Bible Societies.

Gave Up a High Paying Job? No Regrets!

  YUNNAN, China – When Yu Zhilin enrolled into the International Business course at Northeastern University in Liaoning in 2006, he did not expect himself...

Realise Your Dreams

CHINA -- Li Yan, famous head coach of China’s Short Track Speed Skating Team, was also head coach of the United States Short Track...

By Faith not by Sight

Mr. Li is so overjoyed to be given his first complete set of Braille Bible, donated by the United Bible Societies (UBS), that he wrote a simple worship song in thanksgiving to God and dedicated it to the UBS donors. Touched by the grace of God, his life overflows with praise and gratitude towards the Lord. Be encouraged by his testimony (including his song) and learn more about how UBS China Partnership supports the visually challenged Christians in China.

Light to Their Souls

Christians with visual disability rely on Braille Bibles to feed on the Word of God to bring light to their souls. The printing and distribution of Braille Bibles is a significant ministry of UBS. Read this story to know more about them.

A Blind Fortune-teller’s Repentance

  Ten years ago, if you meet Ruan Zhuqin, at age 54 then, he could tell your fortune if you wish, at a small fee....

Visiting Church Partners in Jinan and Xi’an (Oct 2023)

In October 2023, a United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) delegation, led by Dr Bernard Low, Co-Director (Ministry), visited our church partners in the cities of Jinan and Xi’an. We are grateful for the good relationship that we have established with our church partners in these cities and look forward to continued opportunities to serve and support the churches there.

Minzu University of China Successfully Organised the 5th Minzu Dialogue with...

The Academy of Religion at the Minzu University of China (MUC, 中央民族大学) held its 5th annual Minzu Dialogue on October 25, 2023 with co-organiser United Bible Societies (UBS), returning to an in-person Dialogue after two years of holding it online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Interpreting the Psalms in Our Everyday Life - Joys, Sorrows, and Hopes" was the theme of this year's Dialogue which saw esteemed scholars from China and UBS exchanging insights ideas and perspectives on the book of Psalms.

A Summer Trip to China to Grow and Deepen Relationships with...

On 23 Jul to 2 Aug 2023, Dr Bernard Low (Co-Director, Ministry) led a delegation from the United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) to visit our ministry partners in Beijing, Shandong, Nanjing, and Shanghai. They had many fruitful meetings exchanging updates and exploring how UBSCP can better support the churches in China. We thank God for these partnerships which are anchored in mutual respect and trust, and for the honour and privilege we have to serve the churches in China to carry out their God-given mission.

Falling in Love with the Bible

Upon receiving a large-print Bible from her church, 78-year-old Zheng Yuzhen was overwhelmed by God's love for her and shares her testimony with great joy and gratitude to the Lord. Testifying of the transforming power of God's Word, she shares about how God touched her heart, healed her husband and led them both to be faithful and fervent followers of Christ today!

Serving God Wholeheartedly Despite Challenges

Mr Li Guoqiang, a 34-year-old lay preacher, travels to the various rural churches and meeting places in Liaocheng, Shandong Province weekly to teach and share God's Word tirelessly. It is his hope that despite all challenges, he will serve God wholeheartedly till his old age. Testifying about God's faithful provision for his family, he shares about how God's love and Word motivate him to persevere in the ministry.

Where Labourers are Few and Why Bible Resources are Needed

In order to answer the call for labourers for the churches in rural areas, lay preachers like Zhang Jishun often sacrifice the opportunity to work in the cities where they can earn more to support their families. Although he struggles to support his family, he chose to trust God to provide and the Lord provided Zhang with the much needed Bible tools for ministry. Find out how these Bible resources are a blessing to rural lay preachers in China.

Bible Ministry Among Ethnic Minorities in Yunnan Province

Thank God for the vibrant ethnic minority churches in China that continue to grow spiritually as they feed on the Word of God. Through the faithful perseverance of various Bible translation teams, a few ethnic minority groups now have the Bible in their own heart languages. For those who are illiterate, Scripture literacy classes help them to learn how to read so that they may grow in their faith through Bible reading.

Scripture Literacy Classes for Ethnic Minority Groups

We thank God that both the Wa and Lahu ethnic minority groups have the Bible in their own languages. Scripture Literacy classes continue to play an important role in the churches of these ethnic minority groups

Transformation through Translation: The Wa Bible Impact

In a remote village nestled amidst the mountains, Bao Bao'ai and his family of the Wa ethnic minority group in China have experienced a remarkable journey of faith. Bao testifies of how the Bible has transformed his entire family, making them a beacon of hope for their community, drawing others to seek the life-changing power of God's Word.

Visiting Church Partners in Jinan and Xi’an (Oct 2023)

In October 2023, a United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) delegation, led by Dr Bernard Low, Co-Director (Ministry), visited our church partners in the cities of Jinan and Xi’an. We are grateful for the good relationship that we have established with our church partners in these cities and look forward to continued opportunities to serve and support the churches there.

A Summer Trip to China to Grow and Deepen Relationships with...

On 23 Jul to 2 Aug 2023, Dr Bernard Low (Co-Director, Ministry) led a delegation from the United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) to visit our ministry partners in Beijing, Shandong, Nanjing, and Shanghai. They had many fruitful meetings exchanging updates and exploring how UBSCP can better support the churches in China. We thank God for these partnerships which are anchored in mutual respect and trust, and for the honour and privilege we have to serve the churches in China to carry out their God-given mission.

Visiting Church Partners in Jilin, Liaoning, Hangzhou

On 25 July to 1 August, Mr Daniel Loh, Co-Director (Operations) of United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) visited our church partners in the provinces of Jilin and Liaoning, and the city of Hangzhou. We thank God for the opportunity to deepen the ties with our church partners and look forward to supporting them in their Bible ministries.

Resourcing Lay Preachers in Hebei

A group of 90 lay preachers in Hebei came together in July 2023 for a two-week training to be equipped with tools that will deepen their faith and support their teaching and preaching ministry. During the training, they each received a set of biblical resources for which they were deeply grateful. These lay preachers returned to their respective churches armed with knowledge, inspiration, and a comprehensive set of resources. With renewed strength, they began to teach and preach with the insights they had gained, igniting a ripple effect of spiritual growth and empowerment within their congregations.

Visiting Church Partners in Jinan and Xi’an (Oct 2023)

In October 2023, a United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) delegation, led by Dr Bernard Low, Co-Director (Ministry), visited our church partners in the cities of Jinan and Xi’an. We are grateful for the good relationship that we have established with our church partners in these cities and look forward to continued opportunities to serve and support the churches there.

A Summer Trip to China to Grow and Deepen Relationships with...

On 23 Jul to 2 Aug 2023, Dr Bernard Low (Co-Director, Ministry) led a delegation from the United Bible Societies China Partnership (UBSCP) to visit our ministry partners in Beijing, Shandong, Nanjing, and Shanghai. They had many fruitful meetings exchanging updates and exploring how UBSCP can better support the churches in China. We thank God for these partnerships which are anchored in mutual respect and trust, and for the honour and privilege we have to serve the churches in China to carry out their God-given mission.