While we are free to act as Christians and to express ourselves within the foreign community in China, it is important to not draw attention to ourselves. Serving China is a strategic opportunity to be a part of what God has been doing in China for years and will continue for years to come. The safety and blessing of the Chinese is of utmost concern. National Christians could face serious consequences if their involvement with Christian activities becomes known.
It is essential to constantly be aware that China is a police state, and their government misconstrues Christian activity as subversive -- especially by foreigners. A single careless slip on our part can lead to disaster, especially for our dear Chinese brothers and sisters. This means that every conversation must be non-political and any Christian content carefully disguised.
Evangelism should be done in a cultural context and in conjunction with local believers. In China, the enforcement of laws and policies vary from city to city. Only participate in activities that are deemed appropriate by the Christians in the area that you are operating. Avoid all activities that are high profile or public.
More information on security can be found in the Leader's Guide and Team Member's Workbook (to order, visit the resource page)