Understanding Your New Relationship with God | A bilingual seven-lesson series Bible studies produced by China Outreach Ministries designed to cover the basics of the Christian life with a new believer.
J-Mission 1&2 |It’s a follow-up material with the DNA of transferable concepts but specifically designed with this generation of Chinese students in mind. Each lesson has activities that help to make abstract concepts concrete and have application steps for them to take. It included studies like self-image and relationships which are more common struggles among this generation of Chinese. The material can be requested here.
Life Concepts | A five-lesson series to provide new believers with a strong foundation in essential biblical truths. Chinese Version can be found here: Lesson One Lesson Two Lesson Three Lesson Four Lesson Five
Foundations of Faith (bilingual) | Eight lessons on basic spiritual growth and truth after someone professed their faith in Jesus. It helps a new Christian to understand their new relationship with Christ.
Profile of a Discipled Student (PODS) | A tool for discipling international students that gives you a solid framework of topics and readings from the Bible. It allows freedom to choose how you discuss and pass on topics. Contact us to receive a copy.
ilovegrow.com | Lots of articles here for new and growing Christians. Topics range from helps to knowing God more to dealing with personal struggles to cults. The website is all in Chinese.
Satisfied? | The Satisfied? booklet communicates foundational truths about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.
Ying-chih Su, Daily Walk with the Lord | A structured daily devotional to read through the whole Bible in one year. In Chinese only.
Fee and Stuart, How to Read the Bible Book by Book | A companion to How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth, this volume goes through each book individually, giving a brief snapshot, summarizing key elements, and locating it in the overall narrative of Scripture.
Sex, Dating, and Marriage
Moral Issues Bible Studies | Developed by a team of Chinese ministry staff, this series of bible studies touches issues on cohabitation, premarital sex, pornography, and online relationships. Available also in English.
The Design of Marriage | A three-page article introduces God’s design of marriage: how “marriage is not only a reflection of God’s relationship within himself, but his relationship with us.” It can be used for small group discussion or one-on-one discipleship to talk about purity and intimacy.
Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage | An insightful book offers practical instructions as well as biblical perspectives on how to have a successful marriage according to the Bible. Check out the Chinese Version.
Philip and Rhonda Voon Secrets to Successful Marriage | A seminar on marriage. The speakers share how they learn to love each other and love God more through their 35-year marriage.
Parents and Family Relationships
Peter Liu, Honor Parents Biblically | Respected speaker and author Elder Peter Liu explores the fifth commandment and the promise comes with is (Exodus 20:12) and offers practical suggestions to Chinese Christians on how to follow God’s command to honor their parents in today’s society.
Jeanette Yep and other authors, Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents | Family expectations sometimes seems conflict with Bible’s teachings on following Jesus. Though the book was initially written for Asian American Christians, the wisdom and perspective on how to honor our parents in Asian culture still applicable to today’s Chinese students.
Family Life | FamilyLife’s ministry website that offers articles and resources on marriage and relationships. Check out their Chinese website.
Building Happy and Blessed Families | You can encourage students to subscribe to this official account on WeChat (ID: build-blessed-family). It posts articles on marriage, family, and relationships regularly.
Work and Other Life Issues
Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor | Tim Keller discusses questions about work today with biblical wisdom—how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can be viewed as our acts of worship and our service to God and to others. Check out the Chinese version.
Integrity | Another study from the Moral Issue Bible Studies, offering biblical references and life examples to help students understand the importance of integrity. It’s one of the challenges students often face in school and in workplace: how to navigate the cultural norms while living out their Christian faith. Also available in English.
Finance Lessons | You can encourage students to sign up for these free lessons on financial stewardship here: two lessons on biblical perspectives on money, three lessons on financial management, and five lessons on loans and debts. The study aims to help students to grow their understanding of biblical stewardship and to trust God to provide for their needs. In Chinese only.
Xinshengming | A Chinese website includes great variety of resources for both seekers and believers. It offers insightful articles that are relevant to today’s students, such as eating disorder, drug addiction, and abortion.
CoJourners Devotional | A 28-day evangelism-focused devotional that aims to provide biblical motivation and for sharing Christ with friends and acquaintances. Download the Chinese version here.The CoJourners material also has training videos available in English.
Sharing the Gospel | A short lesson on what evangelism is, why doing evangelism, and how to share the gospel. It includes Bible verse references and suggested next steps.
Pray-Copy-Paste | A list of Chinese articles for Christian students to share with their Chinese friends via social media or text messages. It includes topics like “How can you find peace in this world?” “God doesn’t hate gays” “What’s the difference among all the religions?”