Church in Digital Spaces

September 24, 2020 • Chinese

How is your church preaching Christ in both gathered and digital spaces? In Jerry An’s role as our Chinese ministry leader, he has been working alongside church leaders and asking this question long before COVID-19. Many of the challenges that An sees in Chinese churches are also familiar to North...

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COVID-19 Lessons From Our International Ministries

April 15, 2020 • Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

All of our international media ministries are seeing an increased number of followers during COVID-19. Read some of biblical teachings and how our ministry leaders are responding to COVID-19 in their unique contexts. Jump to a section: Chinese Ministry | English Ministry | French Ministry | Japanese Ministry | Portuguese Ministry | Spanish Ministry |

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The Need for Jesus in China Seems Bigger Than Ever Before

March 31, 2020 • Chinese, Annual Report

You helped Chinese speakers like Lan find fellowship and grow in God’s Word using the newest media. Your support for Chinese Today devotionals and other relevant content helped Chinese Christians connect with one another and grow in their faith—even in the midst of a pandemic. Our Chinese ministry team began...

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In Coronavirus Lockdown, Churches Turn to Media

February 12, 2020 • Chinese

More than 1,000 people have died in mainland China as a result of confirmed cases of the coronavirus outbreak. As the disease continues to spread from its epicenter in Wuhan, the streets of many cities are nearly empty except for emergency vehicles. Still, church leaders in China aren’t completely stopping...

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In and Out of Season in China

December 16, 2019 • Chinese

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season.” —2 Timothy 4:2 God led Jerry An to this Scripture passage while he was writing a devotional to explain the Christian faith in the Chinese context. Jerry An leads Back to God Ministries International’s Chinese language outreach and he...

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A New Heritage of Faith

December 02, 2019 • Chinese

Every year, the already-crowded subway stations, buses, and airports across China become even more bustling—millions of people are traveling home for Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2018, Back to God Ministries International’s Chinese ministry team realized that this time of family celebration also provided a great opportunity for Christians to...

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Touring China With a Purpose

November 20, 2019 • Chinese

A sermon about Paul’s missionary journeys might speak differently to you when you hear it in a foreign language on the other side of the world. That’s what members of Back to God Ministries International’s (BTGMI) “Tour with a Purpose” group experienced in China. The 12-day tour included BTGMI leaders...

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Unexpected Responses From the Web

October 02, 2019 • Chinese, English, Portuguese

“Hello! I am an ordinary Chinese Christian living in Japan. Every night before I sleep I listen to the Chinese Today devotional as part of my quiet time. Thank you so much! May God be with all the brothers and sisters who trust in his name! Amen!” Messages like this...

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Media Offers New Opportunities for People with Disabilities in China

May 02, 2019 • Chinese

People living with a disability in China often live one of two types of lives, neither of which feels empowering. “In China, there are not as many services available for people with disabilities as there are in North America,” says Pastor Jerry An, who serves as Back to God Ministries...

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New Theology Videos Feature 'Calvin's Beatles'

February 27, 2019 • Chinese

Students often hear a common but not always polite question: “What are you going to do with that degree when you graduate?” The question can leave some students stumped. For Chinese students at Calvin Theological Seminary, the answer can be even more uncertain. “If we still have a church, I’ll...

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