ChinaSource Quarterlies

Member Care for Chinese Missionaries

Vol. 24, No. 3


Articles in this Issue

Editorials

Member Care Is Part of the Mission

From the desks of the guest editors.

Lead Article

Member Care for Mainland Chinese Missionaries

Breaking New Ground in a Developing Field

Generational, cultural, and personal issues create challenges and advantages for Chinese cross-cultural missionaries and point to the need for member care. How can this need be met?

Supporting Article

Marital Issues Facing Chinese Missionaries

Marital satisfaction greatly affects missionaries’ effectiveness and length of ministry. After looking at reasons missionary marriages succeed, Tsai provides suggestions for providing support for Chinese missionaries.

Supporting Article

Fatherhood, a Sacred Leadership Calling

Due to mistaken theological understandings regarding ministry and family, the importance of fatherhood is often neglected. The author discusses the role of the father and what it means to be an effective father.

Supporting Article

Rest? Is It Permitted?

Some Observations on Rest in the Chinese Cultural Context

What is the Chinese concept of rest? How does it interact with the Chinese values of shame and “face”? The author explores these topics and their interaction with the biblical teaching about rest.

Supporting Article

Chinese Culture and the Ethos of Suffering in the Chinese Church

Ahern addresses the Chinese understanding of suffering for Christ, its place in the lives of three well-known Chinese pastors, and the place it should have in the lives of Chinese Christians today.

Book Reviews

Chinese Missionaries and the Care Gap—How to Help

China’s Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations: A Groundbreaking Survey by Tabor Laughlin‎ explores factors that contribute to Chinese missionaries’ ability to build relationships cross-culturally and the extent to which their experiences contribute to their retention on the mission field.

ChinaSource Perspective

Member Care for Workers from China—a Growing Understanding

Let’s continue to learn from our Chinese brothers and sisters and join with them to support their efforts in bringing the gospel to those who have yet to hear.

Resource Corner

A Tool for Those Who Care for Chinese Missionaries

A handbook that introduces a holistic approach to caring for Chinese missionaries.

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Ruth C. Chang

Ruth C. Chang received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology in 1980. Since 2006, Chang has been an associate staff of Narramore Christian Foundation, serving missionaries as well as speaking and writing about marriage, family, and other relational topics. From 2006 to 2012, Chang and her …View Full Bio


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