Along with our PAOC International Office, Missions is highly valued by the ABNWT District.
For 100 years, Canadian Pentecostals have obeyed the Great Commission and followed Jesus to the ends of the earth to bring hope and life. As a District, we remain committed to change nations, including ours, through transformed people by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- REACHING the lost, wherever they are—proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ to the spiritually lost in the world, through every available means.
- PLANTING communities of authentic followers of Jesus—partnering with local believers to establish churches in more than sixty nations.
- EQUIPPING and mentoring servant leaders—training them to proclaim the gospel of Christ to their own people and to other nations.
- CARING for people—coming alongside the poor and vulnerable and introducing them to the life changing power of Jesus Christ.
The ABNWT PAOC family is spread out around the world engaging in international missions. We, with and through them, are involved in church planting, leadership and theological training, relief aid, community development, child care, business development and other kingdom exploits.
What resources are available to help me plan a short-term missions trip?
- Global Youth Missions is a part of Extreme Dream Ministries led by Mike Love.
- Short-Term Missions Network “helps you arrive ready”.
I’m thinking about something longer than a short term trip, but not the full meal deal. What are the options?
- Consider being a “mid-termer.” This descibes someone going for longer than 2 months, but less than a year. More info can be found through the Short-Term Missions Network.
- Impact School of Mission (ISM) is a perfect choice for people between the ages of 17 and 30, who are either looking to fulfill a formal internship for a college or university, or who are independently looking for a venue to explore their calling to overseas missions.
I’m thinking about becoming a global worker…what’s the next step?
- Visit the International Missions website for further information and direction.
How can I donate to a global worker or missions generally?
- View our Current Fundraising Projects.
Does our fellowship have a child care program?
YES, we do…Child Care Plus
When you become a child sponsor you become a very special friend to a child in need, caring for them in a unique way.
Through ChildCare Plus (CCP) representatives who live in your child’s community, you have a direct hand in your child’s life. These dedicated and caring workers know your sponsored child and their family. They understand their unique challenge and as you send your child monthly support they will act on your behalf, identifying what your child needs – whether it is school supplies, nutritious food, clothes, shoes or medical care. They make sure your gifts are used to meet real needs, giving your child the opportunity to be all God has planned. By sponsoring a child through ChildCARE Plus, you become part of that child’s future.
Discover how through just $34 a month you can change a child’s life
How can we help around the world when disasters strike?
Emergency relief and Development Overseas (ERDO)
Natural disasters like tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and cyclones seem to be in our news each day. People are experiencing tragedy with increasing frequency – the tragedy of losing loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods. In the world’s poorest areas, families already struggle to support themselves against a landscape of poverty. When natural disaster strikes or conflict erupts, their struggle multiplies.
ERDO supports people through these challenging times. In all we do, we seek to do good, following Christ’s compassionate example, helping our neighbour in need. These global emergencies and situations of poverty are heartbreaking. But they are opportunities for us to share God’s love by reaching out with compassion and care.
For more information or help in promotion World Missions in your local church, please contact our District Missions Representative (DMR) through the contact form on the last tab.
The DMR works alongside International Missions to creatively promote the missionary ministry of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada within the District of ABNWT.
The DMR will be encouraging prayer for our missionaries, facilitate logistics when missionaries are on home assignment and will be a first contact for anyone wanting information on PAOC missions within the District. They will be involved in recruiting, promoting, organizing, developing and endorsing PAOC missions.
International Missions Division
At least 275 workers serve in 52 countries, spanning Africa, Eurasia, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Nineteen per cent of our workers serve in Restricted Access nations or in places closed to the open preaching of the gospel. Another 18 per cent work in the 10/40 window.
Priority is given to the 1.5 billion who have never heard the good news, to the poor and marginalized—particularly children—and to multiplying our impact through the training of national leaders. More than 3,000 students in affiliated Bible colleges and 15,000 students in extension programs are being trained to be the next generation of leaders that will make a lasting impact on their nations.
Through ERDO, our humanitarian arm, more than 15 ministry centres with children’s homes provide refuge for young lives. Over 6,000 children are sponsored, and there are water well projects in six countries. Millions of people in crisis are fed and cared for.
We would be pleased to connect you with PAOC missionaries from a particular region or country. They will make themselves available to come to your church and share their vision for advancing the kingdom of God. As we work together, we can reach the entire world for Christ.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations [people groups], and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:14, NIV).
Missions Prayer Guide
The 2017 Missions Prayer Guide e-book edition is now available (click here)! Please download the latest edition of the prayer guide, now available in both PDF and e-book format.
For more details, email Pastor Mark Running.