A research team was formed by Shaanxi provincial China Christian Council/Three Self Patriotic Movement to carry out an investigation on the situation of grassroots level churches. In August 2006, the research team, made up of three vice presidents of the provincial Ì¢‰âÒtwo committees,Ì¢‰âÂå visited churches in six counties and a district within the city of Yan’an. The main objective of the visits was to meet church members and clergy so as to assist them in internal and external matters of church management, such as setting up church ministries, resisting heretical doctrines, preparing documents for the registration of the church and establishing relations with the local religious authorities. (Amity News Service)