Our History

Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Association (CCACA), formerly called Canadian Chinese Alliance Churches Committee, came into being on September 9, 1967 in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan. After 49 years of cooperative efforts of Caucasian and Chinese co-workers, and with the blessings of God, CCACA has grown from 4 to about 93 member churches and congregations. Today we have more than 240 pastors serving over 22,000 inclusive members, also over 30 missionaries under different support categories serving in different mission fields around the world. With the projection of more Chinese migrating overseas, CCACA intends to plant more Chinese Alliance churches aggressively and strategically across Canada and the Diaspora. We look forward to collaborating closely with other Chinese Alliance associations and churches in different countries/regions in this global church planting/disciple-making endeavor.

 


Our Organization

CCACA, constituted by the various Chinese Alliance churches in Canada, is an organization recognized by the national and district offices of the Christian &Missionary Alliance in Canada. Annual conference is held at different churches and cities each year, represented by pastors, missionaries and lay delegates for fellowship, strategic ministry planning, adopting budgets, etc.

 


Our belief

1 – God
There is one God,1 who is infinitely perfect,2 existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.3

2 – Jesus
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.4 He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.5 He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.6 He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest.7 He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace.8

3 – Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell,9 guide, teach and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.10

4 – Bible
The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.11

5 – Sin
Humankind, originally created in the image and likeness of God,12 fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All people are born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.13 The destiny of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment, but that of the believer is everlasting joy and bliss.14

6 – Freedom from Sin
Salvation has been provided only through Jesus Christ. Those who repent and believe in Him are united with Christ through the Holy Spirit and are thereby regenerated (born again), justified, sanctified and granted the gift of eternal life as adopted children of God.15

7 – Christian Living
It is the will of God that in union with Christ each believer should be sanctified thoroughly16 thereby being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to God, receiving power for holy living and sacrificial and effective service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.17This is accomplished through being filled with the Holy Spirit which is both a distinct event and progressive experience in the life of the believer.18

8 – Healing
Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil as taught in the Scriptures are privileges for the Church in this present age.19

9 – Church
The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head, consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and commissioned by Christ to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.20The local church, the visible expression of the universal Church, is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together to worship God, to observe the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to pray, to be edified through the Word of God, to fellowship, and to testify in word and deed to the good news of salvation both locally and globally. The local church enters into relationships with other like-minded churches for accountability, encouragement and mission.21

10 – Life after death
There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;22 for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.23

11 – Second Coming of Christ
The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible.24 As the believer’s blessed hope, this vital truth is an incentive for holy living and sacrificial service toward the completion of Christ’s commission.25

FOOTNOTES REFERENCES:

1. Isaiah 44:6; 45:5-6

2. Matthew 5:48; Deuteronomy 32:4

3. Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19

4. Philippians 2:6-11; Hebrews 2:14-18; Colossians 2:9

5. Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35

6. 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; 1 John 2:2; Acts 13:39

7. Hebrews 4:14-15; 9:24-28

8. Matthew 25:31-34; Acts 1:11

9. John 14:16-17

10. John 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12

11. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21

12. Genesis 1:27

13. Romans 8:8; 1 John 2:2

14. Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

15. Titus 3:5-7; Acts 2:38; John 1:12; 1 Corinthians 6:11

16. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

17. Acts 1:8

18. Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-25

19. Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:13-16

20. Ephesians 3:6-12; 1:22-23

21. Acts 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 11:19-30; 15

22. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

23. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10

24. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

25. 1 Corinthians 1:7; Titus 2:11-14; Matthew 24:14; 28:18-20

From the General Constitution of the C&MA in Canada, 2000 edition)


Our Vision

To see Chinese Alliance churches being established in every Chinese populated cities in Canada and around the world.

 


Our Mission

 

To facilitate the planting of Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused Chinese Alliance churches across Canada and the Diaspora.


Our Identity

 

We are both a deep people and a sent people

 


Our Core Values

Making disciples intentionally

Planting churches strategically

Caring and supporting pastors in their ministries

Empowering church leadership

Networking resources for God’s Kingdom

Committing wholeheartedly in Global missions

 


Our goals

Reaching 100 member churches by 2017

Reaching 150 member churches by 2027

Planting 5 new churches every year

 


Our Strategy: 4-3-2-1

Fourfold Gospel

  • Strengthening the understanding of our root, heritage, doctrines and values as C&MA churches
  • To publish one or two books every year including membership handbook to educate and enrich the understanding of our special call from God as C&MA churches; who we are and what we have been doing in responding to God’s Great Commission.

Three levels of training

  • Participating in all three levels of training; pastors, lay leaders and disciples
  • Supporting Ambrose Seminary, Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Ambrose Seminary (CCSTAS) in finance, prayer, internship opportunities, and graduate hiring
  • Organizing and partnering with Alliance Bible Seminary Centre in providing lay leaders training for member churches
  • Developing discipleship/small group leaders training so that discipleship making and small group ministries can gradually be carried out effectively in existing and new member churches
  • Producing small group ministry resources to help small group leaders in pastoring their sheep in small groups.

Two Distinctives

  • Emphasizing on the DNA of C&MA
  • We are a movement of churches with a passion of going deeper in Christ as well as reaching out to all nations through global missions
  • We are both a deep people and a sent people

One Platform

  • To collaborate closely with other Chinese Alliance associations and churches through Chinese Alliance World Fellowship (CAWF) in planting Chinese Alliance churches strategically around the global
  • To build up one another through sharing resources (finance, manpower, training materials etc.) and experience in this global Chinese ministries.