AFC adopted an innovative ministry model that focuses on supporting micro-communities, which reflect the highly mobile character of overseas Chinese intellectuals….Each micro-community exists to serve actual needs. Collectively, these micro-communities embody the ecosystem of the gospel—the variety of Christian life and the diversity of people groups.
Lessons from History
Cross-cultural workers in China service are increasingly aware of the strategic importance of reaching China’s urban intellectuals. Some of these intellectuals, often (mis)named “Cultural Christians,” have taken up Christian thought as a subject for serious academic study. At the same time, these are exciting, confusing days. China is stepping onto the international scene as a member of the WTO. She is searching for new ideas and values. What can the history of China, and the history of Christian missions in China, teach us as we seek to understand China’s intellectuals?
Looking at one of China's "Cultural Christians," Liu Xiaofeng.
Chinese Intellectuals and the Gospel
The editor's perspective. . .
Understanding today's intellectuals in China and their interaction with the Christian faith.
Peoples of China
Strategically, reaching intellectuals with the gospel may be key to reaching China as a whole.