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Kan-Chor Lam

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The goal of this study to help Chinese Christian Church of Oxnard (hereafter, CCCO) become a Great Commission church through a theologically relevant and practical strategy that involves missions education, short-term missions trips, an annual missions conference, and faith mission promise pledge cards. CCCO is a small church of about one hundred members, located in southern California. Currently, the church gives one-tenth of its tithe funds to world missions ministry, but this strategy has several flaws, including negatively impacting the local ministry as well as limiting the amount that is given to world missions ministry.

This ministry focus paper will be divided into three parts. Part One is an overview of Chinese people in Oxnard and an analysis of the missions ministry context of CCCO. Characteristics of the Chinese in Oxnard and their social lives affect the church missions ministry. The strengths and weaknesses of the missions ministry at CCCO will also be presented.

Part Two discusses the theological foundations of church missions ministry. The purpose of this part is to demonstrate from the Bible that the mandate to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations has been given to believers today. The apostles’ church was fully aware of the missionary mandate. The church today cannot excuse itself from this responsibility. This section also includes an examination of the theological context of missions ministry at CCCO. And then, I will rebuild a theology of missions ministry for Chinese Christian Church of Oxnard.

Part Three is the church missions ministry strategy for developing a Great Commission church. This section includes the goals, plan, and implementation process. The church missions ministry strategy is to develop a Great Commission church through missions education, short-term missions trips, an annual missions conference, and a faith missions promise pledge card.

Theological Mentor: Kurt Fredrickson, PhD

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

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Fredrickson, Kurt

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Mission of the church; Missions; Chinese Americans; Chinese Christian Church of Oxnard (Oxnard, Calif.)


Missions and World Christianity


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