중국 선교 활성화를 위한 기독교 교육 방법 연구
(A) Study of Christian Education Methods for Revitalizing Mission in China
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The purpose of this study was to search for methods of Christian education to revitalize mission in China. To achieve this aim, the following procedures were adopted. First, through a literature review and Internet exploration, the present condition of Chinese churches, the state of mission in China, mission history in China, and current testimonies of missionaries were investigated. Second, to accurately define mission, the biblical foundation for foreign?country mission and the theology of mission were studied. Third, based on the literature and Internet review, as well as theological study, methods of Christian education to revitalize mission in China were developed. Findings from this study were as follows: (1) New educational mission strategies are essential in working with the Chinese, including the development of appropriate Christian education methodology and effective curriculums. (2) A more effective mission methodology for the future of China is for the Chinese to take ownership of mission themselves, including taking part in mission abroad. Based on the study findings, the following conclusions were drawn regarding specific methods for revitalizing mission in China: (1) Mission in China should be biblically based and theologically sound. (2) Computer and Internet resources should be maximized, for example, the sending of audiovisual material such as contemporary Christian music and dance. (3) Chinese mission will be most effective when the mission strategy is that of a partnership and also includes indirect mission work such as medical and industrial mission work. Finally, the following recommendations were made: (1) With the rapid modernization of China, it must be recognized that the field of mission work will be greatly expanded. (2) For mission in China to expand, it must satisfy the needs of, and be relevant to, the Chinese. (3) While Chinese churches have sizeable numbers, it must be acknowledged that there is a serious shortage of Christian leaders which in turn can lead to a problem of heresy in Chinese churches. (4) Mission in China should also focus on the context of China as a part of world mission, rather than on mission in China only.