Becoming a Christian Overseas

Stories from Chinese millennials: interview with a disappointed dreamer

Last year I spent time interviewing a group of Chinese graduate students I regularly met with for bible study. With the permission of those interviewed, I published a series called “Stories from Chinese Millennials” – this is a late addition to that series. None of the students interviewed were professing Christians, though they are all in various stages of spiritual seeking, and all have now returned to China.
http://www.chinapartnership.org/blog/2018/6/stories-from-chinese-millennials-interview-with-a-disappointed-dreamer-part-1
http://www.chinapartnership.org/blog/2018/6/stories-from-chinese-millennials-interview-with-a-disappointed-dreamer-part-2

Americans have misconceptions about China, Chinese man says

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese come to the U.S. to study and work. Those who return to China are nicknamed sea turtles. We hear from a returnee to China who’s trying to adjust to life in Beijing.
https://www.npr.org/2017/11/09/562997711/americans-have-misconceptions-about-china-chinese-man-says

The emotional cost of sending Chinese teens abroad to study

Recently, the TV drama “A Love for Separation” provoked widespread discussion on Chinese social media. The show depicts the struggles of three children from different socio-economic backgrounds as their families prepare to send them off to private high schools in the U.S.
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1588/america-love-price-sending-schoolchildren-abroad

What attracts Chinese to church?

Asked by reporter Hong Jiang about what attracted Chinese people to church, Bishop Lin said it was not necessarily being Anglican but because of the ways in which the Christian faith marries with Chinese culture.
“That’s not what changes people or what makes them believe in Jesus,” he explained. “But it’s certainly something that opens a door for them. The Christian faith is very community-based and uses a lot of language of family, and for Chinese people, it’s all about family. Chinese are in a “we” culture, not an “I” culture. That’s very much what the Christian church is, too.”
https://sydneyanglicans.net/blogs/what-attracts-people-of-chinese-culture-to-church

Preparing Chinese living abroad to return to China

As more Chinese living abroad are coming to faith, the question of how to prepare them for integrating into the church when they return to China becomes ever more urgent.
http://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/blog-entries/returnees-and-the-church-in-china

Issues facing returning Chinese students and scholars

This article discusses the worldview that Chinese students and scholars come from, the issues they face when returning home and some lessons learned by Chinese returnees.
http://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/articles/china-and-her-returning-students-and-scholars

Being salt and light to influence society

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men” Matthew 5:13
From this passage, we can see that Christians should be active in daily life in the secular world, and should live as salt and light to influence people around them in a positive way. When people see the good deeds of a Christian they will give the honour to God.
https://www.chinasource.org/resource-library/chinese-church-voices/being-salt-and-light-to-influence-society

Online Course Dates for 2020

Save the date: Thriving Turtles Cross-cultural Training for Intercultural Discipleship. 3-14 February 2020. New courses for 2020. For more information see the website http://training.thrivingturtles.org make sure you sign up for the email newsletter to get updates about courses