From the desks of the guest editors.
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?
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.
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.
A Preview of the 2022 Autumn Issue of CSQ
It is our prayer that the articles in this issue will raise the profile of this vital service to God’s servants, prompting deeper discussion and sparking new practical efforts to prepare and to come alongside those being sent.
Six Recommendations from a Family Counselor
Chinese missionaries need to be prepared for the challenges and stressors of the mission field. A family counselor who is involved in member care has six recommendations for how to prepare beforehand and how to meet challenges once in the field.
A young Chinese church planter shares how an indigenous mission to migrant workers grew over several years. The group has taught and commissioned other young workers who move to satellite towns and cities around Beijing, and other major cities, to plant churches that focus on migrants.
Serving China’s missionary church will require seeing “success” through a new lens, defined not by big-budget projects and exotic stories, but by the faithfulness of those who are willing to labor in obscurity on the margins, often unannounced and unnoticed, with perhaps few visible results.