Priority One

Priority One

Now sending new workers!

WHAT IS PRIORITY ONE?

The mission of the PAOC is to make disciples

The mission of the PAOC is to make disciples; to see men, women and children delivered from the bondage of personal sin and worldviews infected by corporate sin, and then guided into a life-giving relationship with the Father through the powerful redemptive work of Jesus Christ. As we head towards 2020, we have set a goal of having 415 global workers deployed and being on mission in various parts of our world. Is this possible? With the prayerful support and financial backing of our PAOC family, we feel this is both attainable and necessary. We continue to consistently onboard new workers, and we highlight them through our Priority One focus. You may recognize some of them as we share names and faces with you. They are our family, and they are responding to God’s call to go to distinct parts of our globe—places that are very dry and spiritually void of the knowledge that there is a loving God who desires to have an intimate relationship with them. With our growing global team, we reach, care, equip and plant so that God’s kingdom may be expanded.

It was just over a decade ago that, as a Fellowship, we developed Mission Canada, our national mission agency that would help us expand and extend our reach into what we call “the gaps” where the gospel needs to be taken in unique ways and to identify people groups that were a priority to reach and disciple. Those priorities include our campuses, youth and children, our Indigenous Peoples of Canada, those living in Quebec, Francophone Canada and in our urban centres, as well as those of various cultural language groups and those considered to be newcomers to Canada. It is the same gospel message we have proclaimed over this past century of God’s power to save, but it is being shared in ways and means that are unique to the culture and context in which it is being shared. We are positioning Mission Canada workers in unique gap areas to be salt and light as they reach those they engage with every day—many of whom have never entered a church. As you visit our website you will see faces and names of PAOC family members, along with stories of where God has called them to in our vast Canadian landscape. Why? Because we must. We must respond to the Spirit’s prompting to go and make disciples, wherever He calls and however it may look. It does look different than it did decades ago, and it needs to if we are to expand our missional reach in our nation. Our goal by 2020 is 40 national workers. We believe that with God’s help and the support of our PAOC family that this is realistic, and that we will see tremendous fruit as we extend our reach through Mission Canada.

The mission of the PAOC is to make disciples

Because of the strength of our local PAOC churches and ministries, district leadership teams and our national teams focused on international and national missions, we can unite in purpose and in prayer to see Christ’s kingdom increase and His work go forward with great effectiveness. Our past has laid for us a solid and healthy platform on which to move forward. Our missions history is rich. We have been intentional in sending workers to places where we determined the need was great. Over the years, we have sent our best, trained up local leaders, released others to carry on God’s work and repositioned our efforts. We have always moved forward with great intentionality, listening and responding to God’s leading. But our world has changed. We are seeing rapid increases on many fronts, including how we use technology and share the gospel message. Our ability to travel and relocate is of greater ease than ever before. Mission must look different in certain parts of the world. But, what remains constant is our PAOC priority to take the gospel to countless individuals who have not yet discovered or opened their hearts to the unconditional love of Jesus.

Click here to learn more about the workers being highlighted in Priority One 2018-2019.

 

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