Love never ends

Get involved with the Church in China

Whatever your understanding, experience or available time, the ideas below can help you to engage with the church in China.

Pray/Worship

  • Allocate one Sunday this year to focus on China using the WMC service materials
  • Sing the new hymn "Love never ends"
  • Pray for: the China Christian Council (CCC), Amity Foundation
  • The year with China worship resource

Give

  • £300 will provide a grant to people living with HIV to start a small business
  • Bake and sell biscuits to raise funds for the Amity Bakery project
  • Give your time to volunteer with the Amity Foundation in a variety of situations and get deep insights in a relatively short space of time

Read

  • Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  • River of Smoke by Amitar Ghosh
  • The Flying Scotsman: The Eric Liddell Story by Sally Magnusson
  • Running the Race: Eric Liddell Olympic Champion and Missionary by John W Keddie
  • Unfinished Encounter: China and Christianity by Bob Whyte
  • A New History of Christianity in China by Daniel H. Bays
  • A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity Is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power by David Aikman
  • The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China by Julia Lovell

Join

Write

  • Take part in Amnesty International letter writing campaigns to advocate for Chinese Christians detained and imprisoned
  • Learn to write 'Love Never Ends' in Chinese calligraphy

Meet

  • Go on a study visit to China organised by the Friends of Church in China and Amity Foundation
  • Try an "Easter Tour" organised by the Amity Foundation, in cooperation with the China Christian Council (CCC), and meet with local Christians
  • Meet Chinese students studying in Scotland through Friends International activities
  • Invite WMC members or returned Amity volunteers to visit your congregation to share their experiences

Learn

  • Encourage your Sunday School to use the WMC China Resource pack
  • Use the Scottish Churches' China Group Education Pack for use in schools
  • Use the China Online Study Centre resources for teachers, schools and churches

Watch

  • Films: "Not One Less"; "Beijing Bicycle"; "To Live"
  • TV: "Chinese School" "Wild China"; "Learning Chinese", "Modern China"