The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) provides a process for receiving ministry credentials to support leaders in serving with integrity, excellence, and professionalism, while remaining faithful to sound biblical doctrine. Being under the covering of a PAOC ministry credential encourages relational connection and health for both the minister and the ministry they serve in.
CREDENTIALS ARE HELD THROUGH THE PRINCIPLE OF VOLUNTARY COOPERATION
By “voluntary” it is meant that, upon learning the principles, doctrines, and practice of the PAOC and by seeing the benefits one could derive from being associated with such an organization, a person, of his/her own free choice, decides to become a member, thus subscribing to all that for which the organization stands.
By “cooperation” it is meant that to the best of his/her ability, one will comply with all decisions setting forth and defining duties and responsibilities incumbent upon members of the organization, and will respect the will of the majority, expressed through democratic processes, for as long as he/she remains a member.
Hence “voluntary cooperation” means that a person of their own free will, will decide to become a cooperating member of PAOC, this cooperation being obligatory and not optional.
Please refer to the brochure here to discover the purpose and benefits of holding a PAOC Credential in the Western Ontario District (WOD).
APPLYING FOR AND HOLDING PAOC CREDENTIALS
Credentials are provided through the International PAOC body and are managed by each District of the PAOC that an individual ministers in. Credentials are issued under the following categories:
- Licensed Minister
- Recognition of Ministry
- Ministry Related
TO INITIALLY APPLY FOR ANY CATEGORY OF CREDENTIAL
Please complete the form below to request an application. Applicants do not require a current ministry position to apply for credentials, however credentials will only become active if the application is approved and a qualifying ministry appointment is received within two years of the approval date.