This 11-minute video titled “English speaking ministry in the Chinese church” explores the differences between Chinese-speaking overseas-born Chinese and English-speaking Canadian-born Chinese, what is an English speaking ministry in a Chinese church, differences between English-speaking and Chinese-speaking congregations, as well as challenges and solutions for an English-speaking ministry.
According to the video::
In 2001, there were over 1 million Chinese in Canada, the largest visible minority group. 75% of them lived in Toronto and Vancouver.
Three languages — Cantonese, Mandarin and English — are commonly spoken among Chinese, depending on where they are coming from. As a result, parallel ministries in different languages — Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English– are becoming common in Chinese churches.