Articles in this Issue
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Serving in China," CS Quarterly, 2004 Autumn.
Two principles for ensuring that the efforts made by overseas churches are effective and long lasting are explained with real examples of what can happen both when they are followed and when they aren't.
Short-term China Trips
Short-term China trips can have an impact beyond what is usually anticipated and often impact not only the Chinese but also the team members themselves and those who support and send them.
Diaspora Chinese Serving in China
The impact of overseas Chinese on ministry in China.
Educate, Motivate and Mobilize
“China Today!” events—helping churches and communities across cities and regions inform and mobilize those who want to serve in China.
Short-term trips in Scripture.
Four essentials for effective service in China.
What are those with disposable income buying in China?
Peoples of China
A Christian Chinese doctor stood with a small group of Chinese believers on the 20th floor of a hotel overlooking their city. He asked them to take a good look at the city below. "There are 400,000 people out there who have never heard the gospel," he said. "Unless we do something about it, they are going to die and go to hell." Deeply moved, the believers responded with commitment. Six months later the group of eight Christians had grown to 96 and is still growing. One man boldly shared his burden, and now others are boldly sharing the gospel.
Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power, by David Aikman.
Reviewed by John Peace
Image credit: IMG_6691 by Keith Tan via Flickr.
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