June 2018 Affinity eBlast

June 2018 Affinity eBlast

Dear ministry partner:

As we speak with PAOC pastors across Canada every day, we are listening to how we can best support your ministry needs. It is our goal to provide you with value-added services at reduced pricing through our portfolio of Affinity Partnerships. Because of your affiliation with PAOC, check out the following exciting opportunities currently available:


The team at Ascend (formerly Church OS) has now set up over 100 websites for PAOC churches, ministries and district offices across Canada. And going forward, there’s a new way they want to help you, with a new offering of visual marketing and design services. We now offer printing services, signage, slide design, app design, and so much more. PAOC partners will receive $100 off our Visual Identity package and 10% off all design services. To learn more visit: ascendsites.com/design

Emanant Inc.

Emanant is ushering PAOC churches into the moderization of engagement, giving and conversations. Summer is a great time for church members to connect face-to-face at various events, yet the season is filled with vacations and time away from church. Emanant’s Msgbox solution can keep you connected in conversation with congregants while they are away. Our eMoments solution provides options for them to give virtually, wherever they are.

Many of our church leaders are seeing non-Sunday giving exceed 60% through our mobile electronic giving platform. They’re also seeing consistent financial support during vacation seasons, and are experiencing an increase in overall giving. You can too. Call or text Emanant at 1-855-955-5444, or visit emanantinc.com/contact-me-moment today to find out how you can easily and safely start connecting with your community using mobile technology.

Planning Center

Planning Center is a church management software system of seven applications, each designed to give you the freedom to focus your time on the things that matter in your ministry.

  • Check-ins: child and volunteer check-in system
  • Giving: donation management
  • Groups: small group management 
  • People: membership management FREE
  • Registrations: event registrations
  • Resources: church facilities management
  • Services: service planning and volunteer scheduling 

To learn more about Planning Center and sign up for a 30-day free trial on any or all of the Planning Center applications, click here to go to the Planning Center website. If you have any questions, you can check out the free training videos and detailed documentation, or contact their friendly support team at support@planning.center and you will have an email back within one business hour. Please note that the partnership with PAOC does not offer additional discounts to the already very low pricing. The main component of the software is FREE.

Excellerate Church Software

Excellerate Church Software allows you to track all your church information and facilitate a wide range of activities using one powerful database, including:

  • Membership profiles
  • Visitors and their transition to membership
  • Small groups, classes and teams
  • Contributions
  • Leadership development
  • Child check-in
  • Volunteer scheduling

For churches just getting started, we have a full-featured 50-member version you can use for free! Special offer for PAOC churches:

  • A 20% discount on the initial purchase of the software.
  • Three months of Premium support included free of charge.
  • Receive the “Church Effectiveness Self-Assessment Test.”

Use the following link to take advantage of this offer: excellerate.com/paoc

For more information, contact Excellerate at 1-888-371-6878 or email info@excellerate.com and indicate that you represent a PAOC ministry.

D.L. Deeks Insurance (Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick)

Five reasons why you should insure through D. L. Deeks Insurance:

  1. Group purchasing power – When purchasing insurance you can join the collective group with other PAOC members and adherents who are also purchasing insurance through the program and take advantage of competitive pricing, great coverage and quality services built for the PAOC.
  2. Support for ministry activities – Through your support of the program, we are able to support the advancement of the PAOC.
  3. Quality of Service – You will receive fast, friendly and reliable service that is highly responsive to your needs.
  4. Great coverage – We offer a wide range of coverage that you may access including: Accident Forgiveness, Overland Water Coverage, Sewer Backup, Waiver of Depreciation and many more…
  5. AIR MILES reward miles – Earn 1 AIR MILES reward mile for every $20 you spend on your home and auto insurance premiums.

Call D. L. Deeks Insurance at 1-800-240-5283 to get quotes or visit deeksinsurance.ca/group-plans/paoc-group-plan.

Robertson Hall Insurance

Through Church Protection Plus, Robertson Hall Insurance has been providing comprehensive insurance for over 35 years. The PAOC National Insurance Program offers protection, knowledgeable, friendly service, and timely, professional risk management advice and resources to PAOC ministry leaders across Canada. Coverage is included for buildings, contents and equipment, crime, loss of income and liability. “Hard to get” coverage is also available for local assemblies, schools, camps and many other para-church ministries including for directors and officers, abuse claims, recreational and sports activities, counselling, and short-term missions. Innovative coverage solutions are now available for website content, Internet streaming, privacy breach and cyber liability.

Church Protection Plus also includes Protection Plus Membership. Click here for details.

The PAOC National Insurance Program financially benefits global missions and is now closing in on $1,000,000 in contributions by Robertson Hall to the mission of the PAOC! 

TD Merchant Solutions

TD Merchant Solutions has been a proud partner with the PAOC since 2012, helping churches across Canada to offer a variety of donation solutions to their members. They can engage giving opportunities online and/or through physical debit/credit card machines. The PAOC and the affiliated churches have used TD Merchant Solutions to receive almost $30 million in donations since our partnership began. For more information, contact George Koumbridis at 1-647-291-3714 or email george.koumbridis@td.com.

Staples Copy and Print

Staples is offering PAOC churches a 20-60% discount on printing/copying needs. Click here and use your Church ID to log in and gain access to this exclusive discount. (To obtain your password, you can click on “forgot password” and enter your Church ID to have the password emailed to the email address we have on file.)

Novexco (formerly Lyreco)

This partnership is offering a savings of 20-30% off commonly used office, kitchen and janitorial supplies. Click here and use your Church ID to log in and gain access to this exclusive discount. (To obtain your password, you can click on “forgot password” and enter your Church ID to have the password emailed to the email address we have on file.)

Irving Oil (Maritimes only)

Irving Energy is giving faith-based groups a large volume discount on furnace oil across Atlantic Canada.

If you have questions regarding any of these affinity partnerships, please contact Priscilla Cochrane, our Fellowship Services Relationship Co-ordinator at pcochrane@paoc.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.