Tag: Partnership

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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.

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When Tea Meets Coffee

A conversation between two friends, one an overseas Chinese woman and the other from mainland China who has studied overseas, centers around the cultural gap between believers in China and those who come from overseas to help them. Mistaken perceptions, communication issues, and the importance of relationships are discussed.

Book Reviews

Partnership Field Guide

Partnership Field Guide: A Step-by-step Process for Building Ministry Partnerships, visionSynergy, 60 pages. This document was prepared by visionSynergy for the participants of The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 2010 and can be found at: http://goo.gl/KkS6n

Reviewed by Mak Hon Chiu

Peoples of China

Toward Healthy Partnerships in Leader Development

At a recent gathering of experienced church leaders and trainers from across China, participants were asked to reflect upon how the contributions of outside organizations could best promote the development of indigenous leader development. Here are some of their thoughts.

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Partnering toward Indigenization

Vol. 11, No. 1

The themes that emerged from the Leader Development Consultaton held in November 2008 included principles of indigenized leader developement, mutual learning to achieve indigenization, and the pursuit of indigenization in light of globalization.

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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.

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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.

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Maximizing Effectiveness for Discipling Peoples

Seven steps to effective partnering.