A seven-member delegation with top leadership from the China Christian Council met with Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and other staff in early December.
Kan explained that the rapid growth of Protestant churches over the last 30 years has been spurred on by resolving denominational divisions.
Another success factor identified by Kan was the understanding that every church member shares the responsibility of spreading the gospel to family and neighbors as an expression of the priesthood of all believers.
The Rev. Zhang Shuilian said that Christians generally had a good image in today’s China. This is due to their response to societal needs, for example by collecting donations for the victims of the 2008 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province, she added.