Indigenous Missions

Blog Entries

An Interview with a Missions Leader in China (3)

International mission agencies can offer guidance. We need guides. I don’t mean a simplistic, short-term orientation course. But neither do we need a boss who only gives commands and does not truly walk with us. I mean each missionary needs a genuine guide.

Blog Entries

An Interview with a Missions Leader in China (2)

My vision is for training with the goal of fruitfulness. There is a great movement happening in the Chinese church, but there isn’t a great deal of actual church planting happening. How do we help them to bear fruit?

Supporting Article

Where Is the Chinese Missionary Movement Headed in the New Era?

Xi Jinping has put forth a grand vision and blueprint for China’s future. The Chinese church is eager to evangelize but over the past ten years has experienced significant restrictions. How then should the church and mission movement in China respond?

Supporting Article

Chinese Christian Nonprofits and Reshaping Perceptions of Evangelism

Since Chinese Christians see evangelism as their most important mission, the author explores the evolving relationship between nonprofits and evangelism, as well as the significant impact on theology and practice that nonprofits can make.

Blog Entries

An Interview with a Missions Leader in China (1)

A three-part post looking at the current state of indigenous missions from China.

Blog Entries

Yes, Yes, Yes—Member Care Is Part of the Mission

A Reader Responds to the Autumn 2022 ChinaSource Quarterly

While creating awareness for the need of member care for Chinese missionaries, I have struggled to find solid, culturally correct resources. This Quarterly is truly a gift with so much to discover, so much more than a wrapping and big ribbon.

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

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.