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Ways Foreigners Can Serve in Chinese Churches


Here is a list of some of the kinds of activities open to foreigners in various registered Chinese churches:

  • Participation in regular prayer meetings
  • English teaching
  • Vacation Bible School programs
  • Instrumental and choral instruction
  • Instrumental and choral performance during worship services
  • Performing at Christmas and Easter outreach services
  • Training children's Sunday School teachers
  • Arranging retreats for local pastors and young people
  • Marriage and family seminars
  • Speaking at young people's retreats
  • Financial support
  • Preaching
  • Participating in church clothing drives (for poor believers)
  • Volunteering at church clinics, orphanages, and retirement homes
  • Taking blood pressures at church volunteer service days
  • Joining church work teams on cleaning days
  • Introducing new books to be sold at church bookstores

Andrew T. Kaiser

Andrew T. Kaiser, author of Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China and The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876, has been living and working in Shanxi with his family since 1997. View Full Bio