Indigenous Missions

Blog Entries

Cultivating Chinese Missionaries Faithfully and Realistically

There is a Chinese saying 《十年树木,百年树人》 which means, “It takes ten years to grow a tree but a hundred to cultivate a person.”

Blog Entries

Stopping the Spread

Those partnering with China’s emerging missions movement would do well to consider what they may be passing on without even realizing it. Careful filtering of concepts and methods—but more importantly, values and unspoken assumptions—could help guard China’s future mission leaders from replicating painful mistakes.

Blog Entries

Missions from China Today

A Reader Responds to the 2020 Summer Issue of CSQ

I encourage you to read every word of “Doing Missions with Chinese Characteristics,” pray, and ponder both what God wants to teach you, as well as how you might apply it to your service to the world.

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The “Wenzhou Model” and Missions from China

Fulton analyzes the “Wenzhou Model” of missions for how it might be used in twenty-first century missions. He points out some of its strengths, liabilities, and aspects that can be replicated in today’s world and others that cannot.

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Reflections on Chinese Missions

Influencing Factors and Lessons Learned

With the Chinese church’s increasing interest in missions, the authors look at factors that have encouraged this interest and made mission endeavors increasingly possible. They point out fifteen lessons already learned from their involvement in mission.

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Missions and the Chinese Church

Advantages and Difficulties

Gudao explains the necessity of mission for the church. He also speaks about difficulties faced as well as advantages—an inheritance the church has received for the task of carrying out the Great Commission. He concludes by explaining how the Chinese church can participate in missions.

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Missions with Chinese Characteristics

Given governmental laws and China’s situation over past years, the church in China has been creative in how it carries out mission. The author looks at these aspects and how they have influenced mission work both inside and outside China’s borders.

ChinaSource Quarterlies

Doing Missions with Chinese Characteristics

Developments in the Indigenous Missions Movement from China
Vol. 22, No. 1

Summer 2020

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Chinese Missions along the Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, first conceived in 2013, will encompass 65% of the world population. Bryant provides background about this initiative and what it will involve, then looks at its significance for missions from China.

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The Heart Cries of Frontline Workers in Muslim Countries

Interviews by the Guest Editor

WU Xi candidly speaks of difficulties China’s frontline missionaries face as they move into cultures different from their own. Churches and sending agencies need to address these issues if the work of their missionaries is to be effective.