ChinaSource Quarterlies

Training Leaders for the Church in China

Vol. 9, No. 1

Articles in this Issue


Turning a Corner in Leader Development in China

Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Training Leaders for the Church in China" (CS Quarterly, 2007 Spring).

Lead Article

Developing the Next Generation of Christian Leaders in China

The rapid growth of the church in China has created a critical need for church leaders. Traditional, western models of leadership development are inadequate to meet the need. The challenges to leadership development and suggested best practices are discussed in light of the changes in China and potential future ministries.

Supporting Article


Coming Alongside

Mentoring is a key element in transformational leadership development and is greatly needed in China as well.

Supporting Article

Leadership Care

True leadership development focuses on the leaders as people. The health and growth of the real person produces sound leadership.

Supporting Article

Evaluating Leadership Development

What is needed to effectively evaluate the development of church leaders in China? To understand what is needed, the meanings of evaluation, leadership, and development are each discussed.

Supporting Article

Toward a Typology of Christian Leaders in China

To understand the need for leadership development in China, it is crucial to understand what kinds of leaders are needed. Seven types of leaders are identified and described.

Book Reviews

Spiritual Leadership

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda by Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby. 

Reviewed by Jess Nelson and Chuanhang Shan

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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