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Jul 20

Difficulties with Church-Based Models in Chinese Missionary Sending

Understanding the Need for Mission-Sending-Organizational Development in China

by Si Shi (四石) and GJ

From the series Missions from China—A Maturing Movement

The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. In China, there are problems with current church-based mission-sending models. Mission-sending organizations can deal with many of the unmet needs of the Chinese missionary and facilitate missionary sending.

Jun 22

The Impact of Family Issues on Chinese Missionaries

Thinking Through an Approach to Spouse- and Children-Needs of Chinese Missionaries

by Si Shi (四石) and GJ

From the series Missions from China—A Maturing Movement

The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending to unreached peoples. Field research findings with Chinese missionaries and with prospective Chinese medical missionaries highlight issues related to the needs of the Chinese missionary’s nuclear family. Although mission-sending organizations can help, much of the impetus for resolving difficulties faced by the Chinese missionary’s spouse and children must come from the Chinese missionaries themselves.

Jun 19

The City and the Church

Towards an Urban Theology in China

by Mary Ma

As China becomes increasingly urbanized, an urban theology for ministry is needed. As modern man finds himself slowly enmeshed in urban living, he experiences materialism, relativism, and an increasingly segmented society. He questions what is real and true, and who God is. These questions can become points of contact for urban ministry. Dr. Ma provides some guidelines for forming an urban theology for ministry in urban China.

Jun 19

A Much-Needed Update about Chinese Christianity

by LI Jin

China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot Be Hidden by Brent Fulton
Reviewed by Li Jin

Due to urbanization and social change, China’s churches look different today than they did a number of years ago. Urban churches, with unusual diversity, now comprise a major part of Chinese Christianity. Fulton identifies many of the changes the church has experienced that now characterize it and discusses challenges it faces in current society.

Jun 19

Three Changes in Urban Churches

by James He

The author sees two major categories of urban churches in China that are experiencing transformation and goes on to discuss three main areas where he sees this transformation taking place. Viewing these changes as positive, he also believes they are growing stronger.

Jun 19

Urban Public Space and New Media Ministry

by Jerry An

After defining “new media” and what it encompasses, An looks at the various ways the church in China views it, what it means for the church, and how it can affect the church. He then gives some thoughts on how the church should deal with it—not only the challenges it brings, but how it can be used positively.

Jun 19

Conversation with a Migrant-Worker Church Minister

by Mary Ma

An interview by Dr. Mary Ma with the minister of a migrant worker’s urban church which identifies a number of issues characteristic of urban churches comprised of migrant workers from rural areas. These concerns include living conditions, economic status, long work hours, mobility, and other factors that all contribute to the church’s spiritual health and stability.

Jun 19

Intercessory Notes

Vol. 19, No. 2

by ChinaSource Team

Items requiring your intercession.

Jun 19

Pastoring a Charismatic Church in Shanghai

by CUI Quan

Pastor Cui shares how his church has dealt with a growing congregation and the need for room by adopting a “big church, small congregations” model. He explains this concept and details the benefits this model has brought to the church, the pastors, and the congregations.