ChinaSource Quarterlies

Student Ministry in China

Summer 2021, Vol. 23, No. 2


Articles in this Issue

Editorials

Campus Ministry within Mainland China

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article

History of Student Ministry in China

Starting in 1818 and continuing to the present, the author provides an overview of the history of student ministry in China.

Supporting Article

Recent Student Ministry in China

Adapting to Present Realities

Chen gives us a look at the past 30 years or so of student ministry in mainland China. He explains the various groups, churches, and agencies that have been involved with campus ministries and other venues.

Supporting Article

Ministry Among Minority Students

This article addresses the joys, challenges, and frustrations of reaching students from ethnic minority groups in China.

Supporting Article

Campus Ministry in Mainland China

The Role of Foreigners, Past and Present

Brookings presents the shifting roles that foreigners have had in student ministry pre-1949 through the present. As awareness of the importance of this ministry increases, he considers how the role of foreigners continues to change.

Supporting Article

Students Joining in God’s Global Mission

Opportunities and Challenges

The author gives examples of students who became involved with missions and how this occurred; she looks at mission mobilization events and considers some of the challenges faced as students move into cross-cultural situations to present the gospel.

Book Reviews

Campus Ministry in Pre-1949 China

A Book Review.

This brief volume covers David Adeney’s involvement in student ministry as well as events that occurred during that turbulent time in China—the backdrop of WWII, civil war, and the communist takeover.

ChinaSource Perspective

Too Much for One Issue

A ChinaSource staff member describes a decades-old international student outreach to students in her neighborhood and references the long history of student ministry in China noting that the length and breadth of China-related student ministry were too great to deal with in just one issue of CSQ.

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Tim Brookings

Tim Brookings (pseudonym) grew up in Massachusetts and went to university to study engineering, but soon felt God’s call into student ministry. He has lived in western China for most of the last 11 years, with a four-year gap from 2011 until May 2015 to study theology.  Beginning in August …View Full Bio