Resources on Partnering
From Entrepreneur to Catalyst
The final article in a series by Brent Fulton exploring seven trends that are impacting the way foreign Christians can effectively serve in China.
From Trailblazer to Fellow Traveler
The sixth article in a series by Brent Fulton exploring seven trends that are impacting the way foreign Christians can effectively serve in China.
From Sending to Receiving
The fifth article in a series by Brent Fulton exploring seven trends that are impacting the way foreign Christians can effectively serve in China.
From Solutions to Shared Innovation
The fourth article in a series by Brent Fulton exploring seven trends that are impacting the way foreign Christians can effectively serve in China.
From Doing to Paving the Way
The third article in a series by Brent Fulton exploring seven trends that are impacting the way foreign Christians can effectively serve in China.
Picturing the Church in China
In the 2017 spring edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly, published last month, we highlighted survey results of Christian workers in China (local and foreign). The research project was carried out by the China Gospel Research Alliance, made up of representatives from OMF, Frontier Ventures, Open Doors, and ChinaSource. The CGRA partnered with Global Mapping International (GMI) to produce this handy infographic portraying the key findings in the survey.
Perspectives from China’s Christian Leaders and Those Who Serve with Them
For the past two years ChinaSource has been part of a research initiative aimed at better understanding how Chinese believers view their current situation and their relationship to the global church. We are pleased to present some of the findings in the latest issue of ChinaSource Quarterly.
The Expectations of the Chinese Church
China’s churches desire partnerships with overseas entities. However, as the church has become increasingly urban, the nature of those partnerships must change in response to the changes occurring in society and thus, in the church. Overseas organizations must understand these changes and consider carefully how they can best partner with the church in China.
A Journey of Opportunity
Following God’s Direction in China
An infographic for understanding the needs and perspectives of the 1,200 Chinese church leaders voiced in the 2016 survey of the China Gospel Research Alliance.
Perceptions and Priorities of Christian Leaders in China
A recent survey of Christian leaders in China and representatives of churches and organizations outside China that work with these leaders provides insight into the health of China’s churches and their ministry priorities. It also looks at their involvement in society and mission outreach. In addition, participants were surveyed regarding restrictions they had experienced due to religious policy.
Journeying with the Church in China
Vol. 19, No. 1
Image credit: On the way to Tiger Leaping Gorge by Ralph Kränzlein via Flickr.
How Do You Spell “Success?”
Developments in China over the past two decades have created the conditions for unprecedented collaboration between Chinese Christians and those from outside the country. With increased collaboration, however, has come more opportunities for miscommunication and missteps as Chinese and foreign believers attempt to work together. This spring in ChinaSource Quarterly we will take an in-depth look at the state of this collaboration, drawing upon newly available research on Christian leaders in China and those from outside China who serve with them.
Is There a Role for the Western Church in China?
I have been reflecting recently on Brent Fulton’s challenge to rethink partnership between Western and Chinese churches. I have had an interest in the church in China for the past twenty years and have traveled there frequently for a variety of reasons—including work with several Chinese churches. My PhD thesis focused on historical efforts to reach the Chinese intelligentsia for the Christian faith. China has always been near the top of the list of places where exciting things are happening and where I, as a pastor of missions, would like to see our church make a contribution.
The Formation of a New City-to-City Partnership
An Interview by ChinaSource
There is a growing trend for groups of churches in a city or region to partner together to develop a strategy for effective ministry. Recently a group of churches did just that and choose to focus their ministry efforts on one city in China. Here is an interview with a church leader who has been part of the process.
A Cord of Four Strands
Churches Partner to Strengthen the Church in China
The story of churches partnering together to serve cross-culturally in China.
That They May Be One
The past decade has seen a significant shift among churches and organizations involved in China. Recognizing the enormity of the task and the need for...
The Power of Partnership in Christian Professional Service
Five essential ingredients for effective partnerships.