"Demonstrating Unity in the Power of the Spirit" 


PCCNA Member Participates in Trade Mission Trip with Governor

Back to Church Sunday is Sept. 21 Read more

PCCNA Members on the Move Read more

Leadership Focus: Robert Fort, United Evangelical Churches Read more

Prayer & Evangelism Read more

PCCNA 2015 Meeting: Lost in The City Read more 

The Song Coming to Movie Theaters Read more

Encounter 2015 Read more

Operation Christmas Child Kits Available for Churches Read more

Tell Us Your True Miracle Story Read more

Memphis Chapter to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of the Memphis Miracle  Read more


FerminGarciaPCCNA Member Participates in Trade Mission Trip with Governor
Pastor Fermin Garcia
Pastor Fermin Garcia of Grupo Unidad, was recently part of a 3-day trade mission trip with New Jersy Governor Chris Christie. Pastor Fermin serves as president of National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and president of CONELA in Mexico. According to NJBiz, Gov. Christie began his trip in Mexico City by speaking to business leaders at the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico and meeting with President Enrique Pena Nieto and other business and government officials.

Pastor Fermin was part of a group that included Economic Development Authority CEO Michele Brown; Choose New Jersey President Trayce McDaniel; Cheyenne Capital Fund Managing Director Robert Grady; Celgene Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Market Access Rich Bagger; Bioplastic Solutions founder and director Raul Rendon Ponce; Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey President Martin Perez; CEMEX Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Enterprise Risk Management Mauricio Doehner; U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce President Al Zapanta; El Aguila restaurants owner Pedro Matar; Chilango Restaurant owner Leo Cervantes; Valor Capital Group's Clifford Sobel; Public Service Enterprise Group President and CEO Ralph Izzo; New Jersey Resources CEO Laurence Downes; and Motorola Solutions Chairman and CEO Greg Brown.
BacktochurchBack to Church Sunday is Sept. 21
   Back to Church Sunday® is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in the nation. The campaign empowers churches and their members with the tools they need to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing an easy way for everyone in the community to find a welcoming church. 
   For 2014's sixth annual Back to Church Sunday®, 30,000 churches are expected to participate across Christian denominations, holding special services that leaders estimate could involve more than 3.34 million people around the world. The Great  Commandment Network has offered free resources for churches to use to promote Back to Church Sunday. Share this link with the leaders, pastors and staff in your network.
LeadershipTransitionsPCCNA Members on the Move
Open Bible Churches Global Missions takes up special offering to fight human trafficking, rescue the helpless and disciple the nations Click here for more information.

5 Prayers to Pray for Your Students  The International Pentecostal Holiness Churches Discipleship Ministry offers these 5 prayers that you can pray for your students. Click here for more.

Foursquare Pastor and Chaplain Helps Translate Updated Bible Version A retired Foursquare Army chaplain who pastors a growing church in South Carolina is one of 47 translators who served on the committee that produced a forthcoming, updated version of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Click here for more.

Ebola Outbreak Leads to Deaths of AG National Pastors
Considered one of the largest outbreaks of its kind in history, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever has so far infected about 3,500 people and claimed the lives of more than 1,900 in West Africa. According to AG World Missions, among the dead are four Assemblies of God pastors from the Monrovia district of Liberia, and several believers in the Koindu region of Sierra Leone. Click here to read more.

cmiGLOBAL member Bryon Akerman, pastor of The Church OKC, is starting a project called Hope Against All Odds.
The goal is to compile stories of hope - moments when God has answered prayers and made a way when there seemed to be none. Bryon is hoping to gather stories from all sorts of people about all sorts of situations, so if you have a story of hope you would like to share, visit to submit your story.

The International Center for Spiritual Renewal Expands Ministry Scope The International Center for Spiritual Renewal is expanding its ministry scope. To strengthen their kingdom-based focus of spiritual renewal for the individual, the church, and the world, the Center's board has selected three Spiritual Renewal Advisers to serve alongside their newly appointed Executive Director, Kay Horner. Click here for more.

The Church of God in Christ, Inc's Urban Initiatives are being the hands and feet of Christ serving the community in Ferguson, MO. Take a look at the great work being done.

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada offers these prayer points for missions during September.
OctoberPastorOctober is Pastor Appreciation Month
   "Members of the clergy now suffer from obesity, hypertension and depression at rates higher than most Americans. In the last decade, their use of antidepressants has risen, while their life expectancy has fallen. Many would change jobs if they could." - New York Times, August 1, 2010

Here are a few startling statistics about pastors:
  • 75% report severe stress causing anguish, worry, bewilderment, anger, depression, fear, and alienation.
  • 90% work more than 50 hours a week.
  • 1,500 pastors leave their ministries each month due to burnout, conflict, or moral failure.
  • Doctors, lawyers and clergy have the most problems with drug abuse, alcoholism and suicide.
Let's show our pastors appreciation in October. Click here for resources. 
PCCNALiaisonPCCNA Liaison Attends Dialogue with International Pentecostal, Catholic Scholars

Dr. David Cole attended the International Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue on behalf of PCCNA in Sierra Madre, CA. From July 11th to July 18th, 2014. The Fourth Session of the Sixth Phase of the international Catholic - Pentecostal Dialogue involved scholars from all over the world. Participants in the Dialogue include Catholics appointed by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and some Classical Pentecostal churches and leaders. The general theme for the present phase of Dialogue is "Charisms in the Church: Their Spiritual Significance, Discernment, and Pastoral Implications." The topics discussed at the past three sessions were Charisms - Our Common Ground (2011), Discernment (2012) and Healing (2013). The topic for this year's session was the charism of Prophecy (2014).

   Rev. Cecil M. Robeck presented the paper "A Pentecostal Perspective on Prophetic Gifts". The Catholic paper entitled "Prophecy" was prepared by Msgr. Peter Hocken, Hainburg an der Donau, Austria. The 2015 session will produce a Final Report. The members of the Dialogue met in the Los Angeles area, where the Pentecostal Movement has some of its origins. On Sunday, the participants worshiped with the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, a Pentecostal congregation. Bishop Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ and pastor at West Angeles, met with the members of the dialogue following the worship service. The participants toured the significant sites of the Azusa Street Revival, including the Bonnie Brae House, thereby learning much about the history of the Revival of the first decade of the 20th century.

   According to Bishop Burbidge, "Our focus this year on 'prophecy' has allowed us to explore common ground shared by Catholics and Pentecostals on this topic especially in Sacred Scripture, throughout history and in our faith communities today. We have also acknowledged some areas in which Catholics and Pentecostals have different perspectives in identifying, recognizing and discerning prophecies. "

   See next column for more.

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."   Acts 1:8 (NIV) 
Jeff Farmer, Chairman

Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America 

Leadership Focus: Leilani Haywood, Haywood Marketing & Communications
Leilani Haywood
First Job:
 Running a babysitting business at 13-years-old.

Favorite Verse: Psalm 84: 1-2 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven's Armies. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. 

Favorite Author(s): Francis Schaeffer, Jon Ruthven

First Ministry Position: News Editor at the Forerunner Magazine with Lee Grady

What are you reading right now? "What's Wrong With Protestant Theology" by Jon Ruthven.
PrayerEvangelismPrayer & Evangelism

"No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it." Guy King


"Real prayer comes not from gritting your teeth, but from falling in love." Richard Foster


"The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men to Christ. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, and sermons are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose." C.S. Lewis

PCCNA 2015 Meeting: Lost In The City

Vancouver: City View (time-lapse)
Vancouver: City View (time-lapse)
   The 2015 PCCNA meeting will be February 25-27 at Coastal Church, a historic landmark, in the beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Our contracted hotel is The Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. The rate is $119 per night (Canadian currency) for the cityview room or $129 per night for the harborside room. You can now book your room online by clicking here.

   The hotel is just 2 1/2 blocks from Coastal Church. Renting a car is not recommended. Parking fees are extremely high. You can ride the Canada Line train from the airport to the hotel for less than $10. Watch your email and check the web site for more information.

THE SONG (2014) Official Theatrical Trailer #2 -
THE SONG (2014) Official Theatrical Trailer #2 - "Choice" [HD] - In Theaters September 26, 2014
Aspiring singer--songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival.  Jed meets the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose "The Song," which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart. The film was filmed in Nashville and Kentucky. Click here for more information about The Song.
Encounter 2015

On January 5-6, 2015, the Assemblies of God, the Church of God - Cleveland and the International Pentecostal Holiness Church are sponsoring Encounter 2015, a historic gathering of Pentecostal pastors and prayer leaders. 


In addition leaders from the following denominations are participating: Church of God of Prophecy, Congregational Holiness, Foursquare, Pentecostal Church of God, Pentecostal Freewill Baptist.

The singular purpose is united prayer. Our goal is to seek God for revival in the church and awakening in the culture, with awareness that change begins in us!


The meeting is unprecedented. In the light of our distinctive Pentecostal roots of prayer and deep dependence on God, we will gather, across denominational lines to urge our pastors to see themselves first and foremost as a holy person of God, called to spend regular time with God. To seek God's face. To ask that He renew us. To pray for our nation. This will not be a preaching meeting - it is a prayer meeting! Click here to register.


OperationChristmasChildFree Operation Christmas Child Kits Available

  Since 1993, more than 100 million children in over 130 countries have experienced God's love through a simple shoe box of gifts distributed through Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child.

   Now your church or organization can order materials to participate in this massive effort to distribute gifts and share the good news of Jesus Christ! Click here to order your kit.
MemphisMiracleMemphis Chapter to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Memphis Miracle
   On October 18, 1994, God ushered in a new  era of Pentecostalism with the "Memphis Miracle." This moment created the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America. 
   The Memphis PCCNA Chapter in Memphis is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Memphis Miracle on Nov. 24th at the Cathedral of Praise Assembly at 8200 Macon Road Cordova, TN 38018. Watch the web site and Portents for details regarding this anniversary.
   Chapter President Reverend Aaron Campbell extends an invitation to PCCNA members. Click here for more background about this historic moment that changed the face of Pentecostalism.
MiracleStoryPCCNA Liaison cont.

   Rev. Robeck noted, "Our exploration of the charism or gift of prophecy has proven to be a very rich way for us to build bridges toward one another. While Pentecostals have encouraged Catholics to take more seriously the narrow understanding of prophetic gifts, Pentecostals have found much in common with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal's embrace of charisms and they are grateful for Catholic openness to the renewal and its gifts. At the same time, the Catholic team has encouraged Pentecostals to embrace more clearly, the prophetic character of the whole Church."   

   The members from the Classical Pentecostal churches are: Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA (Assemblies of God), Co-Chair; Rev. David Cole, Liaison to the Greater Christian Community for the Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, Vice President for Student Development, The King's University, Southlake, TX, USA (Open Bible Churches), Co-Secretary; Rev. S. David Moore, M.G. "Pat" Robertson Professor, The King's University, Dallas, TX, USA (International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, USA); and Rev. Opoku Onyinah, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Ghana.
The members of the Catholic team are: Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh NC, USA, Co-Chair; Rev. Msgr. Juan Usma Gómez, Bureau Chief of Western Section, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Vatican City/Colombia, Co-Secretary; Dr. Mary Healy, Associate Professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI, USA; Rev. Lawrence Iwuamadi, Catholic Professor, Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland/Nigeria; Sr. Maria Ko, F.M.A., Professor, Pontifical Faculty Auxilium, Rome and Holy Spirit Seminary, Hong Kong, China; Rev. Marcial Maçaneiro SCJ, Professor, Pontifical University of São Paulo and Dehonian Faculty, Brazil; and Dr. Teresa Francesca Rossi, Associate Director, Centro Pro Unione and Professor, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy.
The goal of this Dialogue, begun in 1972, is to promote mutual respect and understanding in matters of faith and practice. Genuine exchange and frank discussion concerning the positions and practices of the two traditions have been guiding principles of these conversations, which include daily prayer services that are led alternatively by Catholics and Pentecostals.
The Catholic Co-Chair of the Dialogue is the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, NC, USA. The Pentecostal Co-Chair of the Dialogue is Rev. Cecil M. Robeck, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA (Assemblies of God).

MiracleStoryTell Us Your True Miracle Story

   Everyone loves an authentic miracle. What is the greatest one you have witnessed? 

   We want to know. In fact, we want the world to know. We want to hear every type of miracle story that shows the power of the Holy Spirit. From healing, to divine provision, to a word of knowledge, etc., we want to tell your story of God's miraculous power and grace.

   Please send your story or testimony. We will keep you updated of this emerging vision. In the mean time, send your miracle story to the following two email addresses: and  

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