There are nearly 1.7 million Indigenous People (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) stretching across every geological segment in Canada. Located in every province and territory, most of the Indigenous population can actually be found within our nation's urban centres, where over half of all Indigenous people reside, and not simply tucked away in geologically isolated areas. Currently representing almost 5% share of our nation's total population, the growth rate over the last ten years has been four times that of the rest of Canada. As a result, Indigenous Peoples' influence within Canada is going to increase.
The PAOC is committed to working alongside the First Peoples of our land to network, train and equip called leaders toward the continued development of effective ministers of the gospel. It is our Fellowship's desire to champion the following shared values and priorities:
Evangelism - communicating the gospel through culturally relevant means with an intentional focus on discipleship
Reconciliation - recognizing the role of genuine reconciliation in the gospel and to those inside and outside the Indigenous community
Network of Resources and Partnership - recognizing strong partnerships with Indigenous leadership as an equal partner with the PAOC
Leadership Training - training effective qualified leaders to lead the Indigenous church in Canada
Emerging Leaders - identifying and training effective emerging leaders for leadership opportunities in Indigenous churches and communities
Church Planting - establishing healthy churches that will multiple churches reflecting Indigenous culture
There is a great need to encourage, empower, inspire and equip Indigenous People in Canada so that they can convert their God-given potential, their aspirations and their dreams into solid achievement and brighter futures. We need to make it possible for them to contribute their gifts not only to their communities, but to Canada and the world. Will you help?
Your generosity will help advance the kingdom of God within Indigenous communities and with Indigenous Peoples across Canada.
Thank you for your support.
Your donation will help make a difference in the work we are doing to expand effective ministry among Canada's Indigenous population. Thank you for giving!
Where do your donations go?
Your donation goes to Mission Canada to help the work of our Indigenous Guiding Group as we resource and equip leaders, develop resources, and seek to intentionally place workers across our nation who will reach our Indigenous population in our urban centres and in distinct community areas across our nation.