2020 Initiative

I believe the Canadian church, like Ephesus, is prone to be highly active and generally theologically orthodox but with the danger of internal soul rot—which could lead to an eventual implosion of theology and mission. We are encouraged to see that the missional impulse is still among us, but that a shared vision and strategic initiative is needed to experience the church revitalization and multiplication we believe God intends for us to have.

Rev. Dr. David R. Wells, General Superintendent, PAOC

Pentecostals Adopt a 2020 Vision

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By Frank Stirk Senior Correspondent | August 11, 2014

Denomination aims to plant hundreds of new congregations within six years

By 2020, one per cent of Canadians—or about 350,000 people—will be calling themselves Pentecostals. Or at least this is one the goals of a vision for growth embraced earlier this year by the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). To get there will mean adding about 400 new congregations to the just over 1,100 that currently exist, along with 120,000 new members—all in the space of just six years.

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