Blog Entries on Leadership
Chinese Church Voices
Training Lay Leaders in China
The Hou Zaimen church in Jinan, Shandong Province has developed a system for training lay people and managing meeting points which are contributing to the spiritual growth of believers.
Chinese Church Voices
The Pastor's Identity
Three-self church pastor Chen Shengfeng reflects on the identity of the pastor.
ChinaSource Blog Posts
Spiritual Authority and Power Abuse
A Reader's Response to "Leadership Ethics"
Barriers and keys to finishing well as a leader.
ChinaSource Blog Posts
Is It Time for a New Approach to Leadership?
To whatever extent the leadership forms taught by the west, and our approach to church polity have done a disservice to the church in China, we should ask for forgiveness.
3 Questions: A Look in the Mirror for Leaders
Jordan Wei is an experienced Christian worker in Asia who has spent more than 20 years developing leaders. He shares some recent insights from his own experience that have transformed his understanding of the leader development process.
Beyond Theological Education
Advances in theological education over the past 35 years have gone a long way toward satisfying the church’s still urgent need for trained leaders. It is increasingly common, especially in China’s cities, to find pastors who have received formal graduate-level theological training, including many who have studied overseas. But is...
Are China’s Best Being Lost to the West?
Why are many Chinese believers who go overseas for seminary training not returning to China to serve?.
The Changing Face of Political Leadership in China
Since rising to power three years ago, President Xi Jinping has frequently been called the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. Such comments often refer to the way Xi has consolidated power by bringing the various Communist Party organs firmly under his control and to how he has eliminated...
3 Questions: Spiritual Formation in China
In the final segment of the “Walking with Leaders” series on ChinaSource Conversations, our monthly podcast, we looked at the spiritual formation of leaders. One of our guests was John, an expat and trained coach whose14 years of service in Asia have included facilitating retreats and leading people through creative spiritual...
3 Observations from Teaching Biblical Interpretation
For many international organizations working in China, the transition to local leadership can be a challenging one. In particular, it is not always easy to achieve high levels of spiritual formation when many local leaders are either first generation believers or fairly recent converts.
3 Questions: Mentoring Chinese Leaders
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview based on the "Walking with Leaders" podcast series.
Getting Rid of the B-I-G
The latest episode in our ChinaSource Conversations podcast series continues our exploration into mentoring in the Chinese context.
6 Questions about Mentoring in the Chinese Context
"Mentoring in the Chinese Context" is this month's ChinaSource Converstations podcast.
9 Take-aways from a Conversation about Coaching in China
Earlier this month, ChinaSource launched a new podcast titled ChinaSource Conversations. The aim of the podcast is to bring together those with Chinese expertise and experience to discuss timely topics impacting China’s church. We hope that it will be a useful resource for those serving in China.
The Right Tools for Strategic Planning
The first in a two-part series, we take a look at the need for long-term strategic planning tools and scenarios specific to China.
Church Leader Development in China
The Trend toward Accreditation
The development of leadership training within China’s unregistered church has followed a trajectory that roughly parallels that of the larger society as it has experienced major advances in education, a rising standard of living, and massive urbanization.
Mentoring: The Hardest Need to Fill?
In a recent ChinaSource Quarterly article entitled, "Five Profound Mentoring Needs in China," Eric Lee notes that the most common requests from Chinese church leaders during the past three decades have been for Bibles, spiritual literature, and training. Now, however, they are asking for cross-cultural missionary training and mentoring.
Does China Need More Leadership Training? A Response
Our friends at Catalyst Services picked up on a recent ChinaSource blog by Brent Fulton that asked "Does China Need More Leadership Training?" To further the discussion they asked others who are involved in training leaders globally for their responses to the blog and included them in their...