The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada is a Fellowship of more than 1,100 churches across English- and French-speaking Canada. More than 235,000 people across the nation attend services in more than 40 languages, and we are pleased to provide ministerial credentials for more than 3,500 pastors and ministry leaders. We’re also here to help facilitate the vital work of spreading the good news of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and bringing hope and help to those in need in Canada and around the world.
Whether you are a member of our Fellowship looking for resources or services, or whether you are a visitor who would like to learn more about our organization and ministry work now in progress in Canada and beyond, we hope that you are able to find all the information you need. Contact us at email@example.com or at (905) 542-7400 for help with finding any additional information.
PAOC Mission Statement
To glorify God by making disciples everywhere by proclaiming and practicing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
- We Value God: His Word, and His Creation, His redemptive purpose in Christ for the world, and His presence through the Holy Spirit.
- We value people without Christ to whom we owe the compassion of Christ and an opportunity to receive the gospel and enter into Christian fellowship.
- We value individual believers and their personal commitment to Christ, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, discipleship, Christian family life, and fulfillment of the will of God.
- We value local churches worldwide which are marked by sound doctrine, Pentecostal worship, every-member ministry, loving relationships, Holy Spirit-empowered evangelism, anointed proclamation and practical expression of Christian faith.
- We value a cooperative fellowship that enhances the church’s ability to fulfill its mandate, through servant leadership, a shared vision, flexible structures, and strategic mobilization of its resources.
PAOC Core Brand Statement
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada are God’s people empowered by and dependent on the Holy Spirit to tell the life-transforming story of Jesus Christ.
Statement of Essential Truths
God, our Creator, loves us and calls us into a loving relationship with Himself. But our human inclination to do wrong—that is, to sin—separates us from Him. He is holy—set apart—and sin separates us from Him, preventing us from knowing Him in an intimate way. The Bible says, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).* The Bible also says that “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). One day every action and deed will be brought to account and given its rightful reward or punishment, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that everyone may receive what is due them for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
But we can escape judgment by putting our trust in Christ, who took on the punishment that we deserve. We can have complete forgiveness for the wrongs we have done in our lives, and be assured of fellowship with God here on earth and for all eternity, by entering into a personal relationship with Christ, by faith. It’s as simple as believing that Jesus is the Son of God, that He came to live on the earth in human form, suffered and then died on a cross for our sins, and was raised again to life again on the third day—and then specifically inviting Him into our lives in a personal way, committing ourselves to His complete rule and Lordship in our lives.
Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). The Bible also says, “To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). When we receive Christ, our lives change. We become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). We enjoy an intimate relationship with God the Father. We learn to hear His voice, and receive direction for our lives.
Jesus also said, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20). When you feel a desire to draw nearer to God or to learn more about Christ, you can “open the door” by asking Christ to be Lord of your life in your own words. If you’re not sure what to say, try this prayer:
“Lord Jesus, I need You. I am sorry for all the wrong things I have done in my life. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Saviour and Lord. Thank You for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. Take control of every area of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
God responds to all who genuinely seek Him in faith. If you have prayed in this way, trust Him to begin to work in your heart and life as He has promised, and to reveal Himself to you.
*All Scriptures NIV