Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Community Transformation" (CS Quarterly, 2005 Summer).
Peoples of China
Individuals Who Largely Determine Change
Who are the influentials who are most effectively impacting their communities? What characteristics do they share? What implications are there for reaching communities for Christ?
What does it look like to show compassion to the poor in China? How can a Christian in China show the love of Christ to those in desparate circumstances. One young returnee shares her story.
A Model for Holistic Service and Witness
Dozens of initiatives have emerged over the past decade, and the vision for holistic ministry in the cities has taken root in most places around the world. While city-focused initiatives are rapidly and dynamically emerging everywhere, I find there is a great deal of confusion regarding what city reaching is, what we mean by the process, and how we achieve our goals.
The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries by Rodney Stark.
Reviewed by Wayne Martindale
View From the Wall
Migrant workers' churches are a light in urban darkness, for both the migrant workers and the broader community. Like any light, they need recharging in to continue to shine brightly.
Reaching the cities of China requires an urban strategy and the combined efforts of church. Serving the city, seeking good for the city expresses God's love for the city and contributes to carrying out his plan for the city.