Jerry An

Pastor Jerry An has worked in media ministry since 2001, and now serves as the Chinese Team Leader at Back to God Ministries International. Under his vision and leadership, the Chinese language ministry of BTGMI has become a pioneer, think tank, and partner in new media ministry.

Pastor Jerry regularly trains Chinese church leaders worldwide in developing ways of using new media to advance the kingdom. He is also a publisher, producer, radio host, and writer.

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New Media and the Church

How WeChat Changes the Dynamics between the Registered Church and Other Believers

Chinese Christians’ views of digital media, especially WeChat, are discussed, including the changes brought about by the coronavirus. The authors continue by looking at the use of digital media in the future, seeing the church as a shaper, not just a userin this digital age.

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Beyond Courageous Leadership and Servant Leadership

What Does Leadership Failure in the West Teach the Chinese Church?

The author looks at positive and negative results of both courageous and servant leadership. From Willow Creek Community Church and the moral failure of its pastor, he draws out lessons to be learned for China’s churches. 

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Urban Public Space and New Media Ministry

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.