Returnees

Chinese Church Voices

Developing a Returnee Ministry from Overseas

Why returnees need ministry from their "home" churches abroad and how it can be done.

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A Key Way that Christians around the World Can Contribute to Gospel Growth in China

Returnees

Have you considered that the Chinese student you are connecting with may one day be a person of influence in China?

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Spanning the Gap for Returnees

Is your outreach to internationals causing students to get lost in the gap as they return to their home? Consider how to serve them better through partnership. 

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Returnee Referral Systems

Connecting returnees—what are the critical success factors?

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Discipling Returnees

Returnees need an environment that will help them continue their journey of faith. 

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Key Issues Impacting Returnees

Pre-return Preparation

Pre-return preparation—a key for assimilating returnee believers back into their families, churches, and society.

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Returnees and the Church in China

What we need is the word of God’s grace, which is more than able to ensure that returnees not only survive, but thrive, as committed members of churches back in China. 

Chinese Church Voices

Have We Failed Returnee Christians? (Part 2)

Last week we posted the first part of an article about returnee Christians who fall away from the church that was originally published on the blog The Gift of the Magi. The article discusses how Chinese living abroad come to Christianity but struggle to remain in the church after they return to China. Part one focused more on the overseas church, while part two looks closely at the church in mainland China. This week we post part two of the article with Chinese readers’ comments from the original blog.

Chinese Church Voices

Have We Failed Returnee Christians? (Part 1)

The number of Chinese Christians continues to grow, both inside and outside of China. As large numbers of Chinese move and travel abroad, particularly to the West, many encounter Christianity for the first time. Many of these Chinese come to faith while abroad. After living abroad, Chinese Christians often have trouble transitioning into church life once they return to China. Their experience of the overseas church is often dramatically different from their experiences in Chinese churches. Brother Sang Shang, a returnee himself, highlights the difficulties returnee Christians face when they return to China.