What do Project China missionaries have in common?
While the Project China team members are from different backgrounds and work in different places, there are a few important things that Project China missionaries have in common. These are not things that we do superiorly or uniquely, but they are things that we especially strive for and encourage one another towards. And we believe that these things are under-appreciated in Chinese missions, so that they serve as distinctive emphases for our team.
1. Church-planting by foreign missionaries
There are many strategies that foreign missionaries utilize to gain access and minister in China. Project China team members wish to personally and directly work in evangelism and the establishing of new congregations in China.
2. Bold proclamation of the gospel
In spite of the real risks of expulsion from China, our team members are committed to share Christ’s message freely. We also encourage each other not to succumb to fear or to put stock in rumors.
3. Chinese language learning
While there is a growing number of English speakers in China, there are still many limitations to ministering in a foreign language. The families on our team try to dedicate the time and energy needed to learn to properly communicate in the native language of the people we’re serving.
4. Training new pastoral leadership
We think that one of the most helpful ways that we can serve in China is by training young men to serve as pastors of congregations. While there is also a great need to help edify existing pastors in China, our team members want to increase this labor force.