Tag: Chinese Church History
From the desk of the guest editor.
Vogel describes the history of Christian mission and ministry among the Chinese in New Zealand. He tells us what has been accomplished in the past, what the present situation is, and new areas of challenge that have emerged.
The author gives an overview of the development in the Chinese church in New Zealand. Recently, God has been building a spirit of unity. The author believes that New Zealand may soon become a base for Chinese missions.
The Experience of One American City—Chicago
The author was asked to take on a research project studying the Chinese Christians of Chicagoland with the purpose of discerning ministry trends of this diasporic faith community, assessing issues facing Chinese churches, and exploring ministry opportunities.
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.
A New Path for Wenzhou Evangelism
The Wenzhou model for missions is examined; its origins, development, and characteristics, along with its strengths and weaknesses are discussed.
The guest editor's perspective. . .
Is There a Third Way?
The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.
Strong faith is built upon history. Knowledge and reflection on history are essential for the church and for those who serve.
The Chinese Church that Lacks Historical Consciousness
The Chinese church’s lack of historical consciousness is longstanding. While the secular world has increased its understanding of history in many areas, the church has lagged behind. Only recently has research into church history begun. As it becomes known, the church needs to recognize that history has practical applications and must learn how to apply these. When this does not happen, there are negative effects, and the author discusses some of these.