Multiple Denominations, Church Networks, Para-Church Ministries Partner to Mobilize Millions for 2020 Outreach
New Orleans, LA. – In an unprecedented move of unity, multiple member denominations, church networks and parachurch ministries in the Pentecostal Charismatic Churches of North America (PCCNA) have partnered with Global Outreach Day to mobilize 100 million Christians to reach lost people for Christ. Branding their outreach as Miracle in May 2020, PCCNA churches and ministries have committed to a three-year prayer, care, share lifestyle in anticipation of sharing their faith with unbelievers.
Global Outreach Day, a growing worldwide evangelistic effort, focuses on sharing Christ the final Saturday of May each year. PCCNA has expanded that vision to include the entire month of May, which will provide pastors and leaders three year’s lead time to train and equip congregants for one-on-one witnessing.
Jeff Farmer, president of PCCNA and a former denominational leader, noted: “Denominations need time to integrate vision into their corporate cultures before they can act. In addition, a single day is not realistic for many pastors and congregants. Give them an entire month, however, and they will find a way to do something majestic for Jesus.”
PCCNA is building toward May 2020 by giving each year a different emphasis: 2018 Year of Prayer; 2019 Year of Care; 2020 Year to Share. Farmer added, “Miracle in May 2020 is an appointment with destiny for the least, the last, and the lost. It will be a turning point of transformation for the broken, battered and bruised…and a moment of miracles for the hurting, the hopeless and the homeless.”
PCCNA’s last three-year effort was fighting the war against malaria. “Together we sent a million dollars of insecticide-treated bed nets to protect and save children and their families,” said Farmer. “A longitudinal follow-up study revealed cases of malaria were reduced by over 50% where the nets were distributed in systematic fashion accompanied by training. Right now – today – there are thousands of children romping an playing in sub-Saharan Africa, safe and alive, because together we ‘Demonstrated Unity in the Power of the Spirit.’”
International Pentecostal Holiness Church General Superintendent Doug Beacham said, “We know that as a movement we need a toolkit to equip our members for evangelism. We’re making Global Outreach Day a major emphasis by promoting this through our evangelism and world missions ministries.” IPHC has 1,700 churches in the USA.
Tim Coalter, General Presbyter of North America Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy noted that Jesus has called each of us to be fishers of men. “Global Outreach Day is our opportunity to put a rod and reel in the hands of every man, woman, boy, and girl,” said Coalter.
The following organizations have joined Miracle in May 2020 –
In the U.S.: Assemblies of God USA, Awakening America Alliance, Church of God of Prophecy, CMI Global, Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, International Pentecostal Holiness Church, International Pentecostal Church of Christ, Institute for Bible Reading, Ministry Training, Open Bible Churches, Pentecostal Freewill Baptist, Rising Sun Outreach Ministries, The Foursquare Church, The United Holy Church of America, United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God, The Fellowship Network, Wailing Women Worldwide, and West Irving Church of God in Christ.
In Canada: Coastal Church, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, Open Bible Faith Fellowship and Windsor Christian Fellowship.
In Mexico: Grupo Unidad.
For more information about the IPHC’s involvement in Global Outreach Day, please visit our website.