Affiliated churches are encouraged to utilize the Local Church Constitution template found on the PAOC website as the governing constitution and by-laws of the church. This document can be customized for a local church by following the instructions included at the end of the document. Churches that wish to be governed by a document other than the Local Church Constitution or wish to make amendments other than those approved at the biennial General Conference of The PAOC must seek approval from the District Office. Request for approval should be submitted in advance of presenting the constitution or constitutional amendments to the congregation for approval. Local churches that wish to be governed by a document other than the Local Church Constitution must first seek approval from the District Office. Request for approval should be submitted in advance of presenting the constitution or constitutional ammendments to the congregation for approval.
Church Name Change
Simply put, we are better together. When we choose to embrace a shared vision and mission, we know that our own local church is living out the Great Commission. Together, we are making disciples in our Jerusalem (locally), in our Judea (districts and regionally), in our Samaria (across our nation and through Mission Canada) and to the outermost parts of the earth (through our International Missions endeavours).
Truly, we are better together.
For more information on church governance, email Phil Doroshuk.