Autumn 2004

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Broaden Your Purposes!

Short-term China Trips

Short-term China trips can have an impact beyond what is usually anticipated and often impact not only the Chinese but also the team members themselves and those who support and send them.

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Avoiding Nightmares and Achieving Dreams through Partnership

Two principles for ensuring that the efforts made by overseas churches are effective and long lasting are explained with real examples of what can happen both when they are followed and when they aren't.

Peoples of China

Reaching Urban Professionals

A Christian Chinese doctor stood with a small group of Chinese believers on the 20th floor of a hotel overlooking their city. He asked them to take a good look at the city below. "There are 400,000 people out there who have never heard the gospel," he said. "Unless we do something about it, they are going to die and go to hell." Deeply moved, the believers responded with commitment. Six months later the group of eight Christians had grown to 96 and is still growing. One man boldly shared his burden, and now others are boldly sharing the gospel.

ChinaSource Quarterlies

Serving in China

Vol. 6, No. 3

Autumn 2004 

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For Thy Kinsmen’s Sake

Diaspora Chinese Serving in China

The impact of overseas Chinese on ministry in China.

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“China Today!” Events

Educate, Motivate and Mobilize

“China Today!” events—helping churches and communities across cities and regions inform and mobilize those who want to serve in China.

Book Reviews

Jesus in Beijing

Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power, by David Aikman.

Reviewed by John Peace


The Party’s Not Over

Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Serving in China," CS Quarterly, 2004 Autumn. 

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Examples of Cross-cultural Mission Trips in Scripture

Short-term trips in Scripture.

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Keys to Effective Service in China

Four essentials for effective service in China.