Relationships are a large part of the British Columbia and Yukon District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (BCYDPAOC).

“The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada is a network of churches and ministries. Our District Network Office serves the BC and Yukon Region. Our district office team exists as a network hub, to strengthen and extend the ministry of our local churches and credential holders,” explains Devan Sylvester, Communications Team lead for the BCYDPAOC.

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Based in Langley, BC the team works to serve the churches and their communities in the entire district.

Devan says, “Our District Network team consists of 15 staff, and we serve just over 200 churches representing 32,000 people attending PAOC Churches in BC and the Yukon.”

Working in the northern territory of the Yukon also sets apart the BCYDPAOC.

In addition to their other programs and events in British Columbia, Devan says in the Yukon, “We work with indigenous leaders in planting churches, establishing leadership opportunities, raising awareness of cultural language groups.”

By building relationships with these communities, Devan says the BCYDPAOC brings value to their communities through “intentional partnerships”.

PAOC District Conference

“We desire to be a relationally based mission agency who together share the following values of quality and health of leadership, congregations, intentionality to creative and authentic opportunities to communicate grace and truth within our local communities.”

As a not-for-profit, the BCYDPAOC needs to facilitate donations, tithes, and online giving “We have used Rotessa for over five years as a platform for churches, ministries, and persons to process their online bank to bank donations.”

Online giving facilitates several regional training seminars and conferences for churches, volunteers, pastors and leaders throughout the year. Devans says, “We also host generational-focused events for students and children in youth and student ministries.”

To find out more and to support the BCYDPAOC, visit their website and Instagram.