Indigenous Missions

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Concerns of Cross-Cultural Workers from China

Ever wonder how cross-cultural workers from China evaluate themselves or their fellow workers? Would the issues be the same as workers from other locations?

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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.

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Serving with Wisdom in the Changing Ideology

The governing leadership in China over the years has been consistent, indeed almost predictable. And, as such, as we look at the history of mission and church development in China, we can foresee what Christians in Hong Kong will face in the new normal.

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Seeking Shalom in a Hostile Environment

Frameworks for Discussion

Learning to think biblically in responding to challenging and changing times.

ResearchShare

Honor-Shame Culture and Its Impact on Chinese Missionary Retention and Attrition

A paper considering several Chinese honor-shame cultural constructs that could potentially encourage retention and avoid premature and preventable missionary attrition of Chinese cross-cultural workers.

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Daniel—A Model for Hong Kong in Creating Shalom

The perplexities Daniel the prophet faced serving the holy Lord, while at the same time serving earthly kings in the midst of less than godly practices, can be relevant for the complexities we face today.

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Make Me a Blessing in the Tension

Being a Blessing in a Hostile Environment

The story of Daniel has great implications for us as we face our own upcoming social changes.

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Recognizing Blessing in the Coming Integration

Although there may be increasing restrictions for believers in the future, God’s sovereignty is still in force. Socio-political and economic changes can be used by God as instruments to accomplish his purposes.

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An Unchanged Endeavor in Changing Times

The prophets’ bifocal view, the far-sighted perspective of the mission of God and caring for the near neighbor and kinsmen before their eyes, helps me reflect on how our faith communities in Hong Kong should reframe our attitudes in facing the challenges ahead.

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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.”