David J Park
China is experiencing dramatic changes at every level of its identity. Rapid urbanization, unprecedented economic prosperity giving rise to a new middle-class, tied together with the adoption of the one-child policy in 1981 have created a new set of challenges to church leaders seeking to reach the new generation for Christ. The traditional house church, born in persecution from the government, with its emphasis on separation from the world and zealous personal piety, is no longer able to effectively reach the new generation with the gospel. Urban church leaders must now grapple with how to preach the unchanging message of Christ to this dramatically changing culture.