Church In China



The Chinese constitution guarantees religious freedom since 1981

First church re-opened in Ningbo, China in 1979

The first Theological Seminary re-opened in Nanjing in 1981  

In 1950 there were approximately 700,000 Christians in China 

Today it is estimated that there are more than 50 million Christians* 

As of May 2015, Amity Printing Co. has printed more than 136 million Bibles in China** 

There are 21 theological schools with 2,500 registered students in China*** 

There are 56,000 registered churches and meeting points*** 

There are 38,000 pastoral personnel of registered churches and 150,000 preachers and lay-workers*** 

The above figures do not include the many unregistered churches (example: house churches and urban churches) that exist in China today 

Many Christians attend both unregistered and registered churches 

Bibles and Christian literature can be openly bought in churches, a few existing Christian book stores and online

*Based on survey results completed in 2008 by the Department of Education of China and China Partner

**Based on Amity Printing Co. in Nanjing 

***Based on China Christian Council Web Page 



For more information about the Church in China visit the following web pages:



Engaging the Christian community with the critical knowledge needed to collaborate with and serve the Chinese church and society. 

Chinese Church Voices

Translations of Chinese articles and resources that are published on websites hosted inside China. 

The Amity Foundation

An independent Chinese voluntary organization created in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians to promote education, social service, health, community development and civil society building from China's coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas of the west. 

The Nanjing Amity Printing Co.

A joint venture between the Amity Foundation and the United Bible Societies.

Mission Network News

A mission news service dedicated to keeping Christians informed on evangelical mission activity around the world. 

Mission Network News/China Partner

Collection of China Partner's Articles and Radio Interviews published by MNN.