Coming to America | Forever Changed

About

"We focus our ministry on giving Christ to China's

future leaders"

Who We Are

Over 300,000 Chinese students and scholars study in the United States each year and their numbers are rapidly multiplying.  Most return to their homeland without ever making a Christian friend or hearing the message of Christ. China Outreach Ministries reaches these students and scholars with the Gospel and prepares them for Christian leadership and witness. We focus on “Giving Christ to China’s Future Leaders” by serving them in loving, practical ways; leading them to faith in Christ; teaching and discipling them; and equipping them to effectively live out their faith in their families, communities and professions. Each year, we send transformed Christian leaders back to China who are prepared and committed to being ambassadors of the Gospel for their own people and culture.

China Outreach Ministries is an incorporated, nonprofit organization committed to the historic evangelical Christian faith. While COM works cooperatively with a variety of ministries and churches, COM exists to serve the whole body of Christ and is not officially connected to a particular church or denomination. COM is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Where we are

Current Ministry Locations

Target Locations

Universities Served by

China Outreach Ministries

As of Feb. 2017

 

Bryn Mawr College

Carnegie Mellon University

DePaul University

Drexel University

Duquesne University

George Mason University

Hamline University

Harvard University

Illinois Institute of Technology

Iowa State University

Kent State University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical

State University

North Carolina State University

Oregon Health and Sciences University

Penn State University

Portland State University

Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Saint Joseph’s University (PA)

San Diego State

State University of New York, Albany

Stanford University

Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Tufts University

University of Chicago

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

University of Central Florida

University of Colorado, Pueblo

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of New Mexico

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of St. Thomas

University of Texas, Dallas

University of Washington, Seattle

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The following universities are among those with large populations of Chinese students and scholars.  They are high on COM’s priority list for new campus ministries. However, if you sense God leading you to serve students and scholars from universities other than those listed, please feel free to contact us. We will work with you to select a campus ministry that meets your personal needs and fulfills the call on your life.

 

Arizona

Arizona State University

University of Arizona

 

California

University of California – Irvine

University of California – Los Angeles

University of California – San Francisco

University of California – Santa Barbara

University of Southern California

 

Delaware

University of Delaware

 

Georgia

Emory University

Center for Disease Control

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Illinois

University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign

 

Indiana

Indiana University

Indiana University-Purdue

   University/Indianapolis

Valparaiso University

 

Maryland

Johns Hopkins University

 

Massachusetts

Boston University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

 

To see a list of where COM is currently active, click here.

Michigan

Michigan State University

 

New Jersey

Princeton University

Rutgers University

 

New York

Columbia University

Cornell University

New York University

SUNY Buffalo

Rochester Institute of Technology

SUNY Stony Brook

 

North Carolina

Duke University

University of North Carolina—Charlotte

University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

 

Ohio

Ohio State University

 

Oregon

Oregon State Ubiversity

 

Texas

Texas A&M

University of Texas – Arlington

University of Texas – Austin

University of Texas – Dallas

 

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin – Madison

What We Do

Chinese intellectuals who study in North America are impacting China’s culture and future.

We serve these men and women by:

  • Building Christ-like relationships with Chinese students and scholars.
  • Offering programs and practical services that demonstrate Christian love and concern.
  • Leading investigative Bible studies and other outreach activities.
  • Providing discipleship training for those who become believers.
  • Equipping believers to return to China as effective witnesses for Christ.
  • Enlisting and training skilled Chinese and non-Chinese staff who are called by the
  • Lord to serve in Christian ministry among the Chinese.
  • Publishing and producing Christian literature, printed and electronic, relevant to
  • the concerns of Chinese intellectuals.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, 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 separation from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

What We Value

Christ-likeness: We intentionally seek to become more like Christ, surrendering to Him

daily to live and serve as He desires.

Cooperation:  We collaborate with like-minded individuals, organizations and churches, encouraging North Americans and Chinese to work together.

Relationships: We develop friendships and trust with Chinese scholars, co-workers, and ministry partners through authentic, caring relationships.

Initiative: We take personal initiative, holding ourselves accountable to grow personally

and minister effectively using diverse gifts and proven methods.

Balance: We work diligently to accomplish our mission and vision while taking sufficient

time for rest, family, and spiritual and personal development.

 

  • Rev. Daniel Su, President

    Rev. Daniel Su has recently been asked to serve as President of China Outreach Ministries  after carrying the responsibilities as Executive VP since July of 2013.  Previously, he served with COM for 15 years as a campus minister and Special Assistant to the President, as well as a Board member.  Daniel was involved in a church planting in the Houston area and pastored that church for seven years. God blessed that growing ministry. Its church building project was completed and many people were baptized each year. Daniel is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (1991).

  • Glen Osborn, Minister-at-Large

    Rev. Glen Osborn recently stepped down from his role as President of China Outreach Ministries, a position he held since 2000.  Previously, he served as a youth pastor in Erie, Pennsylvania, a music minister in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a lead pastor in Canton, Ohio. Glen, who earned a BA in Music Education from Glassboro State College and an MA in Christian studies from Wheaton College. In 2015, Glen received his doctor of ministry degree from Columbia International University.

  • Jeff Krimmel,Vice President for Development

    Jeff Krimmel joined the staff of China Outreach Ministries in 2006 after working over 20 years in development for other organizations. Jeff has a BA from Messiah College and an MA in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School.

  • Don and Myrna Hines, Vice Presidents for Mobilization

    Don and Myrna Hines joined the COM leadership team in 2008.  Don has a BA from Seattle Pacific University, an MA in Journalism from Marshall University and an MBA from the University of Puget Sound. Myrna earned a BA at Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Education at Central Washington University. They have previous experience in city, school and missions administration.

  • Ken Wagoner, Campus Ministry Director

    Ken Wagoner has served with COM since 1988 when he left his position as a pastor to do campus ministry at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University. He has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

  • Glenn Kenadjian, Training Director

    Glenn Kenadjian has served with COM since 1994. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity International University. In addition to serving as Training Director, Glenn is the Midwest Area Director and ministers to Chinese students and scholars at the University of Central Florida.

  • Jesse Burns, Human Resources

    Jesse Burns joined COM in the spring, following a 25-year career in retail management. He is serving in our leadership center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania assisting in our mobilization efforts and human resources. Please pray for him as he partners with our mobilization leaders, Don and Myrna Hines, to identify new servants for His fields, and also as he works to serve our staff in his role as human resources facilitator.

Our Leadership

 

Our History

 

China Outreach Ministries (COM), initiated by Rev. Stephen Wang, a pastor from China, began in London during the 1950s under the name Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM).  In 1959, Fred and Frances Pyke, long-term American missionaries to China, organized COCM/USA, and in the 1960s COCM 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 Company 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 then President Earnest Hummer, now President Emeritus, COM began placing staff at major campuses where large numbers of Chinese study or do research.  The organization became China Outreach Ministries in 1993 and, in 2002, installed its current president, Glen Osborn.

 

Over the years COM’s ministry has grown from a few campuses in the East to a nationwide ministry among Chinese students and scholars.  Campus staff have developed multi-faceted ministries, including friendship evangelism, hospitality, Bible studies, ESL classes, discipleship training, translating and publishing resource materials, and holding retreats and conferences through which Chinese men and women come to Christ and return to  China as Christian leaders.

CHINA OUTREACH MINISTRIES

555 Gettysburg Pike | Suite A-200

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Phone: 717-591-3500  |  1-800-269-7815

Email:com@chinaoutreach.net