One of our values at Within Reach Global is excellence. We love to see the arrival of high-quality resources in the Christian world, particularly those focused on China.

It is obvious that ChinaSource, one of our partner organizations in ministry, shares this value of excellence as well. Two of their resources are what we consider to be the best information on the web in regards to Christianity and missions in China.

We love these two Udemy Video lectures so much that we have incorporated them into our required reading and pre-trip assignments for all short-term missions teams coming to serve at Within reach Global.

The first is Serving Well in China. These 5 video lectures (a total of 1.5 hours) reveal deeper realities about China in all its perplexing complexities. With a rich history and strong cultural values that are now being redefined by a complicated contemporary society, China can be a daunting place to navigate. This course will articulate the much-needed explanations for you to deeper understand the cultural setting you will be ministering in. Start Serving Well in China on Udemy.

The second is The Church in China Today. These 5 video lectures (a total of 1.5 hours) explain the religious climate in China which, especially for Christians, may be messy but it’s not beyond understanding. This course offers a comprehensive overview of the Church in China, ranging from a historical understanding of how far the church has come, to the struggles it endures in present day, to common misconceptions about the state of the church. Start The Church in China Today on Udemy.

If you are coming on a short-term missions trip with Within reach Global, we require that you complete these two video lectures before arriving in China. (See the Within Reach Global required reading and pre-trip assignments here. Note: this page is still under construction.)

If you’re simply interested in understanding the complexities of Christianity and the Church in China, we highly recommend these resources.

Get started today! We think you’ll find God speaking to your heart about your unique role in blessing China.

David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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