I think that reaching out to students from the People's Republic of China in the U.S. is simply the most strategically important Christian missionary endeavor anywhere in the world!" This is a God-given opportunity to share Christ with these men and women of influence from the world's largest country in a setting where they are curious and open to the truths of the Gospel".
Who We Are
China Outreach Ministries is an incorporated, non-profit organization which is committed to the historic, evangelical, Christian faith. COM has no official ties to any denomination or other Christian organization, but exists to serve the whole body of Christ. We focus our ministry on "Giving Christ to China's Future Leaders"
by showing them the love of Christ in practical ways;
by leading them to faith in Christ; by discipling, training and mentoring them in Christian faith;
and by equipping them to minister creatively to other Chinese people.
COM is a member of the ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability).
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that Chinese intellectuals represent a strategic core, which will greatly affect China's culture and future. We intend to reach this group by:
Campus contacts and programs which express Christian concern.
Developing investigative Bible study groups and other outreach activities.
Planning discipleship training opportunities for those who become believers.
Enlisting as COM staff key Chinese and non-Chinese individuals who are called by the Lord to serve full-time in Christian ministry.
Publishing and producing key Christian works (both printed and electronic media) which are relevant to the concerns of today's Chinese intellectuals, and influential toward the Chinese society of tomorrow.
China Outreach Ministries is giving Christ to China's future leaders by: Committed staff and volunteers sharing Christ's love and truth with Chinese scholars and researchers at universities in North America. Developing caring relationships that open doors to sharing the Gospel. Leading them to faith in Christ
Discipling, training and mentoring them in Christian faith. Preparing and positioning them to be multiplying Christian leaders.
• All 150,000 Chinese scholars in America, and additional ones that come, will hear the Gospel in a way they can understand.
• Annually at least 1000 transformed Chinese leaders will be prepared and committed to returning to China as indigenous ambassadors of the Gospel for their own people and culture.
China Outreach Ministries (COM) began in London in the 1950s under the name Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM) , by the initiative of Rev. Stephen Wang, a pastor from China. Then in 1959, Fred and Frances Pyke, two long-time American missionaries to China, organized COCM/USA. During the 1960s, COCM/UK and COCM/USA began operating as separate organizations. Under the leadership of Rev. Donald McIntosh, COCM/USA began raising funds to support Christian radio broadcasts into China through the programming of Far East Broadcasting Co., and later through Trans World Radio.
In 1988, with the influx of thousands of Mainland Chinese graduate students and scholars to U.S. and Canadian campuses, COM began to shift its primary focus to campus ministry in North America. Under the direction of President Emeritus, Rev. Earnest Hummer, COM began that year to place staff on major campuses with large numbers of such students. In 1993, COCM/USA changed its name to China Outreach Ministries. In 2002, Glen Osborn became president of COM.
COM's campus staff has grown to 70 members who have developed such multifaceted ministries as friendship evangelism, hospitality, Bible studies, English language classes, pastoral training, translation, publishing, and an annual Mainland Chinese Labor Day Discipleship Retreat (held at a beautiful camp east of Pittsburgh).
COM Campus Locations
American University, Washington DC
Baylor Medical Center
Bowling Green University
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Duke University, Durham, NC
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Illinois Institute of Technology
Indiana University at South Ben
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Kent State University, Kent, OH
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Northern Illinois University
Penn State University, State College, PA
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Renseleer Polytechnic Institute, Albany NY
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
San Diego State University
SUNY Albany, NY
Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
University of California, Berkeley, CA
University of California, San Diego, CA
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Detroit
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois in Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Maryland, College Park, MD