Portrait of an overseas Chinese student
Xiao Mei visited a local British church nearby where she joined a Global Café for the possibility of meeting new friends and learning to speak English. The relaxed atmosphere encouraged her to return, and the friendly church people invited her to learn more about the faith sustaining them. Over the next few months, Xiao Mei made many friends and really enjoyed the worship services. She became a Christian at a gospel event, but she admitted that she was mainly attracted by the genuine love and care of the Christians she met at church.
Personal evangelism in China
I have been involved in personal evangelism with Chinese sharing my faith with individuals, small groups and challenging them to consider the truths of the gospel….I have seen how the different generations respond to the gospel.
Story telling as a way to share the Gospel
Everybody loves a good story. In an age when prepackaged gospel formulations leave people cold, well-told Bible stories can be used powerfully by God to touch people’s hearts and draw them to himself. After ministry in both Western and non-Western contexts, church planter Christine Dillon has discovered that Bible storying is far more effective than most other forms of apologetics or evangelistic presentations. In fact, non-Christians actually enjoyed storying and kept coming back for more. Storying provides solid biblical foundations so listeners can understand, apply and respond to the gospel, and then go on to fruitful maturity in God’s service. This book includes practical guidance on how to shape a good story, how to do evangelism through storying and how to lead Bible discussions. With particular insights for trainers and those working in cross cultural contexts, this guide provides you with concrete steps for sharing the Story that everyone needs to hear.
Yeast working through the dough
Zúme means yeast in Greek. In Matthew 13:33, Jesus is quoted as saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a woman who took yeast and mixed it into a large amount of flour until it was all leavened.” This illustrates how ordinary people, using ordinary resources, can have an extraordinary impact for the Kingdom of God. Zúme aims to equip and empower ordinary believers to saturate the globe with multiplying disciples in our generation.
Zúme uses an online training platform to equip participants in basic disciple-making and simple church planting multiplication principles, processes, and practices.
How would you describe what repentance looks like in the life of a Christian? Do you ramble on about church attendance, Bible and prayer, or do you reel off a list of dos and don’ts?
Five touching stories of those with hearts to serve
“Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” In different places, there are many Christians who, in different ways, are trying to live out the truth of “a kernel of wheat.”
The importance of first-hand faith
In my pursuit of faith, I often soul-search as to whether or not my faith is “second-hand goods.” I certainly must not be careless when it comes to my personal spiritual life and my lifelong pursuit and service to the Lord. What is more, I cannot turn into a “faith porter.” At the same time, even if my faith is not “second-hand goods,” I must not become a “religious professional” in my serving, nor must I turn the spreading of the gospel into a mere industry.
What is it like to be a Christian in China – webinar recording
Being a Christian in today’s China is challenging in many ways. The difficulties are not just political but social, cultural, and material in nature as well. As the global church, the more we understand the context of Chinese Christians, the better we can support and effectively serve the church in China. The following is a recording of the webinar by ChinaSource that took place on 5 September 2019. Cost is $5USD.
Thriving Turtles Online Courses
Currently most courses in cross-cultural ministry are only offered during semester times when the campus workers are busy with ministry. Thriving Turtles Training is a new initiative to equip front-line gospel workers with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective cross-cultural gospel ministers. Thriving Turtles Training offers short modular courses at the end of the summer holidays each year. Next courses 3-14th February 2020. See https://training.thrivingturtles.org for more information