Title

Challenges for Sustaining the Faith of Urban Chinese Young Adults

Author

Fibian Kwong

Publication Date

5-2019

Abstract

The rapid economic growth of China has brought many benefits and opportunities to Chinese young people because of urbanization. The central purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that sustain faith based on findings from the listeners’ responses to Trans World Radio (TWR) programming from 2012 to 2016 and participation in ministries among urban Chinese young adults in Hong Kong. The most important finding is that the ‘window’ of personal vignettes offered a glimpse into the young adults’ cries and spiritual hungers of satisfying relationships because they are often socially isolated. The leaders were challenged to engage in the adaptive work essential in their ministries to address the gaps in discipleship through an online and offline model. Online and offline relationship with peers and mentors is critical in their spiritual growth especially when these youth move toward incites with changing religious and political environment.

Degree Name

Doctor of Intercultural Studies (DIS)

First Advisor

Lingenfelter, Sherwood

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Keywords

Trans World Radio (TWR), Church work with youth, China, Hong Kong, Radio programs for youth, Evangelistic work, City clergy, Spiritual life, Missions, Social media, Internet, Christian leadership

Disciplines

Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Missions and World Christianity

Comments

Public Access: If you attend a college or university, you may be granted access for free through your school library subscription to ProQuest Theses & Dissertations. Copies may be available for purchase via ProQuest Dissertations Publishing https://dissexpress.proquest.com/search.html

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Embargo Period

6-23-2020

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