|Residency Sites:||South Korea (1st), Hamilton Campus (2nd), & Taiwan (3rd)|
|Primary Faculty Mentors:||Dr. Xiyi Yao, Dr. TK Chuang|
|The rise of China as a major global power is one of the most dramatic and significant developments of our age. At the same time, the past thirty years have witnessed a truly remarkable expansion of Christianity in China, first in rural areas and more recently among urban intellectuals. Currently it is estimated that there is a faith community of about eighty to one hundred million members in China. However, due to this rapid growth, the lack of a strong Christian tradition, and continued political restrictions, the churches in China have a dire need not only for more leaders with sound theological training, but also for greater access to the resources of the global church to help them achieve their full potential in the areas of theological education, church planting, social engagement, and mission sending.
The current Church leadership especially within house churches desperately needs to reequip themselves and sharpen their pastoral skills. After many years of over-working under unfriendly circumstance, they need to refresh themselves and reflect on their past experience, and wrestle with the current issues and challenges in their ministries, and explore the new ways to minister and planting the churches.
|As a Doctor of Ministry student, you attend three two-week intensive residencies (seminars), one each year for three years. The residencies consist of lectures, case studies, participant reports and individual consultations. The classroom sessions are collegial in style and stress learning within a community context. In preparation for each residency, you read between 2,000 and 3,000 pages of assigned and collateral reading. Sample reading for the first residency includes:
Adeney, David, China: The Church’s Long March. Ventura, CA: OMF, 1985. (ISBN9971-972-70-0; 0-86065-666-7). Call No. BR1288 A33 1988.
——–, China, Christian Students Face the Revolution (Downers Grove, ILL: Intervarsity Press, 1973).
Aikman, David, Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power. Regnery Publishing, 2003 (ISBN 0895261286).
Balcombe, Dennis, One Journey, One Nation: An Autobiography of Dennis Balcombe, Missionary to China (eGenCo. LLC, 2011).
Burklin, Werner, Jesus Never Left China, The Rest of the Story, the Untold Story of the Church in China Now Exposed. Enumclaw, WA: Pleasant Word, 2006. (ISBN 1-4141-0391-3) Call No. BR1288 B87 2006.
Chan, Kin-kwong, Towards a Contextual Ecclesiology, The Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of China (1979-1983): Its Life and Theological Implications (Hong Kong: Phoyotech System Ltd., 1987).
Clark, William H., The Church in China, Its Vitality; Its Future? (New York: Council Press, 1969).
Cook, Richard R. and Pao, David W., eds., After Imperialism, Christian Identity in China and the Global Evangelical Movement. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2011 (ISBN 13: 978-1-60899-336-9).
Engen, Charles Van, Mission on the Way, Issues in Mission Theology (Grand Rapids, MI:Baker Books, 1996).
Gernet, Jacques, China and the Christian Impact, A Conflict of Cultures (Cambridge University Press, 1987).
Here is how your studies will transform you and your ministry by seeking to fulfill our general Doctor of Ministry goals in some track-specific ways:
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