Articles by Jim Nickel
Jim Nickel is vice president of ChinaSource and has been involved in promoting work among the unreached Chinese peoples for 19 years
In light of the changes affecting China's economic and social situations, what issues need to be considered in bringing the gospel to China's unreached people groups?
China’s New NGOs
250 Chinese NGOs: Civil Society in the Making, Nick Young ed., A Special Report from China Development Brief. A review by Jim Nickel
“City Slickers” and “Country Bumpkins”
Are They People Groups?
Is the cultural divide between migrants and urban citizens yet another barrier to the gospel?
Discipling the Unreached Peoples of China
The Adopt-a-People concept has caught on, and many individuals, churches, and agencies are making a focus on a particular people group the heart of their mission strategy. Here are some suggestions relating to the challenge of actually reaching the peoples of China with the gospel.
God is Moving in the Cities of China
As the greatest rural to urban migration in history continues in China, God is at work. He is opening doors for Christians to impact the cities of China, and He is stirring up His people to go through those doors. God’s people, both inside and outside of China, are beginning...
God’s Love for the Minorities of China
As we consider the fact that the minorities of China constitute less than 7% of the population of that huge nation, we might be tempted to dismiss them as less important than the nearly 1.2 billion Han Chinese. However, that would not reflect the heart of God. The Bible makes...
How Many Unreached Peoples Are There in China?
How do we define "people groups" and how many unreached groups are there in China today?
Intellectuals and Gateway People Groups
Strategically, reaching intellectuals with the gospel may be key to reaching China as a whole.
Multiplying Healthy Churches in the Cities of China
It is estimated that by 2015 half of all China’s people will live in the cities. What are the effects of urbanization on the church in China?
Partnering to Reach the Peoples of China
God is building his church among the peoples of China, but the vast majority of Chinese have still never heard the gospel—or even the name of Jesus. How can we reach them?
Pray for the Leaders of China
One of our goals at ChinaSource is to alert Christians around the world to the needs of unreached Chinese peoples. Historically, we (along with many others) have focused on the minorities of China, and we rejoice that interest in taking the gospel to these needy people groups has begun to...
Rural Urbanization in China
The phrase “rural urbanization,” at first glance, appears to be an oxymoron. Yet it is an apt phrase to describe what has been happening in China, especially in the eastern regions, over the past two decades.
Taking a New Look
In their recent book, Changing the Mind of Missions, James Engel and William Dyrness provide a challenge to the Western missions movement that is timely and on-point for all involved in seeking to advance the kingdom of God, and especially relevant to those of us whose focus is on China.
Technology and Unreached Peoples
Will the technological advances taking place in China effectively bring the good news to the unreached peoples of China?
The Church among the Peoples of China
Are the people groups of China responding to the gospel?
Theology Or Theologies?
How does the diversity of China's ethnic population affect the development of Chinese theology?