Resources on Leadership
3 Questions: A Look in the Mirror for Leaders
Jordan Wei is an experienced Christian worker in Asia who has spent more than 20 years developing leaders. He shares some recent insights from his own experience that have transformed his understanding of the leader development process.
The Steward Leader
Transforming People, Organizations and Communities
By R. Scott Rodin This is not a “how-to” book on leadership. It is a “who” book. Its thesis is based on the premise that without a clear understanding and commitment to the “who” of leadership, talking about the “how” will be unfulfilling, impossible to sustain and ultimately will do...
Beyond Theological Education
Advances in theological education over the past 35 years have gone a long way toward satisfying the church’s still urgent need for trained leaders. It is increasingly common, especially in China’s cities, to find pastors who have received formal graduate-level theological training, including many who have studied overseas. But is...
Are China’s Best Being Lost to the West?
Why are many Chinese believers who go overseas for seminary training not returning to China to serve?.
The Changing Face of Political Leadership in China
Since rising to power three years ago, President Xi Jinping has frequently been called the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. Such comments often refer to the way Xi has consolidated power by bringing the various Communist Party organs firmly under his control and to how he has eliminated...
3 Questions: Spiritual Formation in China
In the final segment of the “Walking with Leaders” series on ChinaSource Conversations, our monthly podcast, we looked at the spiritual formation of leaders. One of our guests was John, an expat and trained coach whose14 years of service in Asia have included facilitating retreats and leading people through creative spiritual...
Walking with Leaders | Episode 4
In the fourth and final podcast in the “Walking with Leaders” series, we want to focus on the topic of spiritual formation—the big picture and landscape of ones journey to becoming more like Jesus. If coaching is about drawing out and mentoring is about pouring in, spiritual formation is the big...
3 Observations from Teaching Biblical Interpretation
For many international organizations working in China, the transition to local leadership can be a challenging one. In particular, it is not always easy to achieve high levels of spiritual formation when many local leaders are either first generation believers or fairly recent converts.
3 Questions: Mentoring Chinese Leaders
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview based on the "Walking with Leaders" podcast series.
Getting Rid of the B-I-G
The latest episode in our ChinaSource Conversations podcast series continues our exploration into mentoring in the Chinese context.
Mentoring in the Chinese Context, Part 2
Walking with Leaders | Episode 3
In part two of our podcast “Mentoring in the Chinese Context,” we’ve brought back the same group of speakers to continue the conversation. In this episode they discuss what it means to be effective in ministry in the context of a changing China. They also explore the cultural complexities that...
6 Questions about Mentoring in the Chinese Context
"Mentoring in the Chinese Context" is this month's ChinaSource Converstations podcast.
Mentoring in the Chinese Context
Walking with Leaders | Episode 2
In the past several years there has been a perceptible shift in the approach of many organizations working with the church in China. The shift is from training large numbers of leaders in a relatively short period of time to mentoring a few leaders over a longer period of time....
Walking with Leaders
A Podcast Series
ChinaSource Conversations Walking with Leaders: Coaching in China, Navigating Culture The first in a series of podcasts.
9 Take-aways from a Conversation about Coaching in China
Earlier this month, ChinaSource launched a new podcast titled ChinaSource Conversations. The aim of the podcast is to bring together those with Chinese expertise and experience to discuss timely topics impacting China’s church. We hope that it will be a useful resource for those serving in China.
Coaching in China: Navigating Culture
Walking with Leaders | Episode 1
Three coaches with extensive China experience share the strengths of coaching in China and the cultural adaptations needed for effectiveness.
The Right Tools for Strategic Planning
The first in a two-part series, we take a look at the need for long-term strategic planning tools and scenarios specific to China.
Equipping Christian Leaders for Today’s China
A look at ChinaSource initiatives for Christian leaders in China facing new challenges in their ministries.
Church Leader Development in China
The Trend toward Accreditation
The development of leadership training within China’s unregistered church has followed a trajectory that roughly parallels that of the larger society as it has experienced major advances in education, a rising standard of living, and massive urbanization.
Mentoring: The Hardest Need to Fill?
In a recent ChinaSource Quarterly article entitled, "Five Profound Mentoring Needs in China," Eric Lee notes that the most common requests from Chinese church leaders during the past three decades have been for Bibles, spiritual literature, and training. Now, however, they are asking for cross-cultural missionary training and mentoring.