China's Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations

A Groundbreaking Survey

By Tabor Laughlin

China's Ambassadors of Christ to the Nations

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  • Publication Date: 3/24/2020
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A Groundbreaking Survey

By Tabor Laughlin

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  • ISBN: 9781725257962
  • Pages: 168
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Maybe you are familiar with the growth in recent decades of “majority world” missionaries being sent all over the world from non-Western countries (i.e., countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East). This book focuses on missionaries sent from one non-Western country, analyzing the experiences of Chinese missionaries on the mission field. The missionaries interviewed were sent from house churches in mainland China, have served overseas for at least two years, and are ministering cross-culturally to non-Chinese on the mission field. The first research question relates to Chinese missionaries’ successes and difficulties in cross-culturally building relationships with locals, learning the local language, and adjusting to the local culture. The second research question analyzes factors that have contributed to the Chinese missionaries remaining on the mission field. This included how pre-field preparation and on-field support contributed to their retention. Also analyzed were other challenges and needs the missionaries had on the field. The interviewees were serving in countries in Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Tabor Laughlin’s study is long overdue. I’m confident this groundbreaking research will catalyze new breakthroughs in the Chinese missionary movement. As the Chinese church seeks to mobilize thousands of new missionaries, we need to understand the challenges it faces. Laughlin’s book makes a fantastic contribution to the task of reaching all nations for Christ.”

—Jackson Wu, Theologian-in-Residence, Mission ONE



“As China’s global influence is increasing, its church is breaking new ground in sending missionaries beyond China’s borders. Tabor Laughlin’s research raises important considerations about how best to prepare these workers for longevity in the field. Building upon existing studies of missionary retention, he brings to light unique factors affecting the ability of Chinese missionaries to adapt and to thrive. This will be a valuable resource for international agencies seeking to partner with China’s mission sending movement.”

—Brent Fulton, Founder of ChinaSource, author of China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden

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Tabor Laughlin

Bio(s)-

Tabor Laughlin served as a missionary in China for ten years. He received his PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) in Deerfield, Illinois. He leads a small mission agency in Northwest China. He is the author of the missions book Becoming Native to Win the Natives (Wipf & Stock, 2016). Laughlin has been considered an expert on Chinese missionaries sent from China.

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