Churches in Transition

I’ve Resigned – Now What?

At least 30 days notice must be given to the District Superintendent and to the Secretary of the church board when resigning from a pastorate.

If “seeking ministry”, provide the District Superintendent with a current resume.

Ken Russell

District Superintendent

Please contact Ken regarding pastoral transitions or if you have questions about the process.

I’ve Resigned – Now What?

At least 30 days notice must be given to the District Superintendent and to the Secretary of the church board when resigning from a pastorate.

Transitioning Pastor- Resigning Without a Place of Ministry:

Notify district office of change of address/phone/email etc.

Notify District Superintendent of intentions (ie: retiring? seeking ministry? leaving PAOC?)

If “seeking ministry”, provide the District Superintendent with a current resume.

If currently ordained and registered with Vital Stats to perform marriages the following will apply:

1. Retired – registration status is maintained;
2. Seeking ministry – registration is held in pending until ministry placement; 
3. Leaving PAOC – registration is canceled

Credential Status

Current credentials are maintained until renewal time, then depending on status, the credential can be:
1. Renewed (in transition) with approval of district
2. Inactivated in good standing (two-year maximum or indefinitely if in ministry over 15 years total)
3. Resigned

Obligations to the Church:

Work in conjunction with the Pastoral Search Committee, making them aware of such resources as the office of the District Superintendent provides (ie. Pastoral Transition Manual, search process, Guideline for Interim Pastors, resumes)

Transitioning Pastor – Resigning and Going to Another Place of Ministry:

Notify District Superintendent of intentions

Notify District Network Office of change of address/phone/email etc.

If currently registered with Vital Statistics to perform marriages the following will apply:

1. Address change – no change in registration status. District Network Office will send in a change of address to VS

2. Transferring out of BC-registration is cancelled

If the place of ministry is out of the province with another PAOC or AOG church, a certificate of transfer will automatically be completed by the district office and sent along with your credential file to the district/State you will be moving to. NOTE: Within Canada, group insurance information (if applicable) is included in the transfer form, however, this does not apply to transfers to the USA.

Credential status within PAOC

Current credentials are maintained and must be renewed annually

Note to the church treasurer.

* Resigning pastor: Make sure the Record of Employment Form is completed.
NOTE: Box “K” checked off, “Work Completed”

Transferring IN from another District within the PAOC:

The credential holder must notify their current district to transfer their credentials to the BC/Yukon District

When the transfer is received, the district will contact the credential holder with the following information:
1. Letter of welcome from DS and DST
2. Information on marriage registrations
3. Who to Contact, Because we Care, Values & Vision brochures, Policy and Information Handbook

Transferring OUT to another District within the PAOC:

1. The credential holder to notify the BC District to transfer their credential out
2. BC District sends Certificate of Transfer & credential file out to receiving district
3. If applicable, marriage registrations with Vital Stats are canceled

Transferring IN from Assemblies of God or other organizations:

General Constitution & Bylaws states: “Ministers transferring from other church organizations shall complete the required courses of study and The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Application for Initial Ministerial Credentials form for our records, including the records of the credential exam and academic transcripts, and a letter of reference from their current church organization. Before receiving credentials they shall allow a copy of their former credentials and, if applicable, their ordination certificate, to be made available for the files of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Credential holders accepted for transfer from other church organizations shall have a provisional credential status for one year before a credential transfer is confirmed.”

Churches in Transition

Bella Coola Pentecostal Assembly
Box 756, Bella Coola, BC, V0T 1C0
Bethel Assembly
222 Oceanview Drive, Queen Charlotte, BC, V0T 1S0
Cedarview Community Church
Physical Address 167 Bayview Dr, , , V2P 5G2
Celebration Christian Fellowship
13450 – 108 Ave, Surrey, BC V3T 2K1 Canada
Cherryville Gospel Church
79 Aumond Rd, Cherryville, BC, V0E 2G3
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Box 56, Salmo, BC, V0G 1Z0
Delta Pentecostal Tabernacle
7696 – 112th Street, Delta, BC, V4C 4V8
Glad Tidings Church
Box 316, Alert Bay, BC, V0N 1A0
Glad Tidings Tabernacle
Box 708, Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0
Golden Pentecostal Tabernacle
Box 483, Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
Hazelton Pentecostal Church
Box 99, Hazelton, BC, V0J 1Y0
Houston Pentecostal Church
2024 Riverbank Dr, Houston, BC, V0J 1Z2
Kaien Community Church
259 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L2
Kispiox Pentecostal Assembly
Kispiox, BC, V0J 1Y4
New Life Assembly
Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Canada
Ocean View Christian Assembly
Box 264, Port Alice, BC, V0N 2N0
Prince Rupert Native Pentecostal Revival
721 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1R1
Saddleback Community Church
Box 399, Nakusp, BC, V0G 1R0
Snow Valley Christian Fellowship
1361 8 Ave., Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0
Sparwood Christian Centre
Box 1180, Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0
Westwinds Community Church
6331 – 176th Street, Surrey, BC, V3S 4E9

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