Urban Mission

The Canadian Reformed Churches of Cloverdale and Langley are partnered together in the work of urban mission among the Chinese people in the Greater Vancouver area. Many sister churches throughout western Canada also support this endeavour. This work began in 2000 when, for the first time in Canadian Reformed history, a Chinese student became available for call, Frank Dong. Rev. Dong has a university education from mainland China as well as a four-year Masters of Divinity degree from the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dong began the work focussing on the Mandarin-speaking peoples from China and others parts of Asia. Before too long, by God’s grace, there was an established fellowship group and since 2004 this group has gone by the name of the Chinese Reformed Church. Meetings are held every Sunday afternoon. An ESL (English as a Second Language) class has also been started there. Mandarin is spoken and sung at the weekly meetings. The adherents of the Chinese Reformed Church also enjoy a close social relationship with each other. Visitors are always welcome.