What does it take for returnees to thrive – Part 3

In Part One of this series, we considered the importance of discipling Chinese students as Chinese believers who are prepared to live in a Chinese context (contextualized discipleship).  In Part Two, we discussed the need for pre-return training to prepare returnees for the issues they will face when they are…

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Is Church a leisure club or a mission training school?

是俱樂部,還是宣教學院?(董家驊)2017.09.18 Link to Chinese article: 中文: http://behold.oc.org/?p=34504 Author: Pastor Dong Jia-Hua Translation of article in “Behold” magazine by Keith Ranger He says – “I recently attended a Conference of workers from a number of different places in North America on how to do lasting and effective evangelistic ministry in the lives…

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Appreciation for ministry received

We recently received this message from a Chinese student.  I am an international student from China studying in Sydney, and became a Christian about two years ago. It’s so encouraging to read about international students/returnees who became Christians overseas. I feel like I am seeing myself in those stories. Over…

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Big brother is watching: Social media and communication in China

In recent months, news articles have pointed out developments in censorship and communication in China, and I have been asked many times for advice on how to communicate with Chinese people, both here in Australia and in China. There is no easy answer to these questions, but let me try…

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Pre-Return Seminars

Every year around thousands of Chinese students come to Australia. It’s wonderful that many are open to the Christian message and respond to Jesus. However there are many challenges to being a Christian in China and research shows that 50-80% of those who believe in Australia will lose their faith…

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