ChinaSource Quarterlies

Community Transformation

Vol. 7, No. 2

Articles in this Issue


Communities of Hope

Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Community Transformation" (CS Quarterly, 2005 Summer).

Lead Article

Welcome to the City

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.

Supporting Article

The Gospel for the Poor

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.

Supporting Article

City Reaching

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.

View From the Wall

Little Flashlights Conquer Deep Darkness

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.

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?

Book Reviews

The Church’s Great Asset

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

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Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton is the founder of ChinaSource. Dr. Fulton served as the first president of ChinaSource until 2019. Prior to his service with ChinaSource, he served from 1995 to 2000 as the managing director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton College. From 1987 to 1995 he served as founding …View Full Bio