The Role of the Foreign Missionary in China

Recently I had the privilege to teach a modular course at the Our Generation Training Center in Georgia.

The OGTC provides the best missionary training that I know of in the States. I personally have benefited immeasurably from the teaching and challenge of the missionary team associated with the OGTC. Whenever I meet a student who is desirous of missions service in the future, I invariably recommend that they take some courses at the OGTC. Their program combines missions-focused modular instruction and life-on-life mentorship to prepare aspiring missionaries for maximum effectiveness. If you’d like more information about missionary preparation at the OGTC, contact them here, or drop me a line.

The task assigned to me for the two week course I taught was to outline ‘The Role of the Foreigner in Chinese Missions.’ This is a complex issue, and I’m afraid that I may not have dealt with it in as nuanced a way as it deserved. I’m sure many others would have done a far better job than I did. But, while it may be overly simplistic, the course will at least give you an idea of the strategy employed by the team members of Project China. I think that many of the decisions made by the missionaries on our team are fairly unusual, and I think this course explains some of the thinking behind these choices.

Below are links to the five lectures.

Lecture #1 – The Unique Historical Moment of Modern China

Reading Discussion #1

Lecture #2 – Common Perspectives on the Foreigner’s Role in Chinese Missions

Reading Discussion #2

Lecture #3 (A) – Biblical Considerations in Determining the Missionary’s Role (Part 1)

Lecture #3 (B) – Biblical Considerations in Determining the Missionary’s Role (Part 2)

Reading Discussion #3

Lecture #4 – The Fulcrum of the Gospel’s Advance in China

Reading Discussion #4

Lecture #5 – Qualifications: Doing What Most Cannot

Thanks for listening! I hope these recordings will be of service to you in determining what your role will be in reaching China with the Gospel of Christ!

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5 Comments on “The Role of the Foreign Missionary in China”

  1. Anja March 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    What a nice surprise to see a new Gospel in China post in my Google Reader! I hadn’t thought about this blog in a number of months but for some reason I thought of this blog yesterday and wondered if it’d be revived, and then today I see a new post! Really appreciated your insights into missions in China in the past and look forward to future posts. 🙂

    • Jake March 28, 2013 at 7:58 am #

      Thanks Anja! Great to hear from you! I’ll try to keep it less than nine months between entries in the future!

  2. G. Wright Doyle April 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Please write me for a pdf copy of my just-completed book, REaching Chinese Worldwide. It might be of interest to you. G. Wright Doyle civirginia@nexet.net

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