PEM STRATEGY 2020 Every European believer, pastor, local and national church be involved in fulfilling the Great Commission
The role of PEM is to serve the Pentecostal churches and movements in Europe by: Empowering them for world missions Engaging in world missions activities under its structure as agreed upon by its members. Roleof PEM
Promote the fulfilment of the Great Commission by mobilizing all PEF member churches to reach the whole world with the whole gospel. PEM Mission Statement
Bea dynamic mission motivator, coordinator, instructor and implementerto empower the European Pentecostal churches for global missions. PEM Vision Statement
We strive for unity in Christ, cooperating in cross-cultural partnerships, respecting our partners, to fulfil the Great Commission.
Value of every individual from the divine perspective
We act in love towards every individual regardless of their ethnic background, religion, or gender, recognizingtheir temporal and eternal value. (John 3,16)
We serve to meet the entire scope of human needs – spiritual, physical and emotional.
We want to be real, transparent, trustworthy, accountable, and stand for truth as revealed in the Bible, God’s Word.
The fulfilment of the Great Commission is the responsibility of every member of the church.
GuidingPrinciples / Policies
Leadership of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the initiator and leader of mission activities. We look to Him for guidance in all we do.
The Bible is ourbasis and Jesus is the only saviour and way to God
The Bible defines our criteria for mission.
We act in a culturally sensitive way in multinational contexts.
We want to be visible and inclusive towards the society in our activities.
Networking / partnering
We work in partnership with the church where it exists, especially with national Pentecostal movements and churches.
Emphasis on the unreached
We want to reach those who have never heard the gospel.
Multiplication We endeavour to see our ministries and established activities multiplied. Establishing strong indigenous churches We want to follow the four-self principle: Self-governing, self-supporting, self-propagating, and self-theologising The indigenous church is not to be led, governed, financed, nor is its practical theology to be decided from outside. Including all age groups from children to seniors Missions training and programmes are provided for all age groups: children, youth, adults, and the elderly. Welfare of the involved people We give attention to member care of missionaries, education of their children, and welfare of the PEM office and other workers.
SuccessFactors Prayer and discerning God’s will Empowerment Effective networking and cooperation synergy Excellent and up-to-date communication with and Europe-wide links to the local church Team-based ministry and team mindset Lobbying (community relationships including national governance and EU contacts) Good structure and human resources management (HRM)
Every European believer, pastor, local and national church be involved in fulfilling the Great Commission PEM Main Goal
Praying Empowering Networking and Involvement Doing cross-cultural holistic missions Core activities in reaching the goal
Core activities in reaching the goal Praying Developing prayer movements and networks Providing tools for churches to become active in prayer for missions Guaranteeing prayer support for every missionary. Empowering EnableEuropean churches and movements, including different age groups, to become mission-minded. PEM is providing training, conferences, consultations, information, materials, services, networks, etc. to equip European churches to be involved in missions. Impact the quality of missions by providing certification criteria for various areas of mission activities. Networking and Involvement Develop strong networks consisting of PEM member organisations, PEF churches, and international partners, all of which are participating in missions. Doing cross-cultural holistic missions PEM is initiating additional joint humanitarian actions, special missions programmes, etc.
Leadership Communication Human Resources Management (HRM) Fund Raising Administration Supportiveactivities
Leadership I (Responsibleto PEF)
Leadership II PEM-Certificates Certificates for the quality of work of PEM member organisations, e.g.: Certificates for the quality of each of the five supportive process factors (Leadership, Communication, HRM, Fundraising, Administration) Basic Missions ethics Other needed criteria Good centre, office, etc. Centres for specialised work areas (immigrants, involving children in missions, etc.) Distribute information on best practices Connect people of similar interest Networks: World Missions Commission / Pentecostal World Fellowship (PWF) Pentecostal Asian Mission (PAM) World Assemblies of God Fellowship (WAGF) Others
Prayer letter in development
Presence in national conferences
Good brochures, standing banners, cds, etc.
PEM partnering with national missions conferences
cooperation with PEF and PEF branches
Informing about practical paths to missions
HRM needs Qualified webmaster and graphic designers Capable personnel to update and maintain web page Journalist Use existing materials from PEM members Request material in English
Human Resource Management Principle Need - Personnel sent as missionaries by cooperating organizations to serve PEM full-time in the following areas: Create a bank of experts in missionary member care Member organizations will provide their experts to be contacted. These experts will form a team defining needs and action plans. Experts will be available to help when called upon by an organization which has a need. Specialized teams for different areas of ministry (immigrants, short term missions, web page...) Missionary training PEM Mission Course Scholarship funds foundation for: Fida Missions Course, BA or MA CTS missions course Other recommended mission -education programmes Create a medium-term programme with training and practice (not a summer course) Explore Bible school possibilities (CTS etc.) to create longer practical programmes, including discipling
Fund Raising Practical / technical fund-raising tools Web page, i.e. PEM support Humanitarian crises PEM-conferences, etc. SMS donating EU funds ( full time person needed) Scholarship funds Common funds for humanitarian needs Membership fees Consultation registration fee Special offerings and campaigns Humanitarian crisis situations and collections Network of European Pentecostal business people to support missions
Administration Demonstrates best practices and principles of good administration PEM adheres to European standards, and values training and transparency Professionals needed in administration Distinction between administration and management (leadership = what to do, management = how to do)
Objectives: PEM in 2020 3000 fulltime missionaries At least 7000 short-term missionaries annually New works started among at least 200 unreached or least reached people groups A strong prayer support for missions with at least 100,000 committed intercessors Everyone in Europe has heard the gospel
3000 fulltime missionaries
Inspire national movements to contribute.
National / organisational strategies encouraged
Flexibility for movements to communicate the vision in a way fitting to their cultural context
Suggestion: every local church involved in supporting a missionary or a missionary family in some measure
Inspire more missionary candidates
Monitor the ways of going and sending
Develop missions conferences and ways to challenge people Pastors needed to be involved and present Develop challenging material and media Encourage national leaders of movements to have mission conferences Encourage national movements and local churches to have annual mission budgets. Practical application manual Total mission strategy manual. Additional manuals with non-binding suggestions.
7000 short-term missionaries annually
Short-term missions must meet field needs (various types of teams needed; experts, professionals, those with vision for certain work, etc.)
i.e. Reaching the unreached, also in Europe
PEM short-term resources:
practical “how to” information (putting together the wisdom of different movements and national mission agencies)
Create a network of PEM-members involved in short-term mission
Definition of short-term mission:
Up to one year (with flexibility)
Includes various types of activities and ministries
Provided for all age groups from children to seniors
Provides path to long-term missionary work
Church-based teams encouraged
Short-term team distinctions between PEM and PEFY
PEFY organising the “shortest” short-term outreaches
PEM short-term personnel sent up to one year.
Good cooperation with PEFY Impact Teams Coordinator important
Establish a common short term office
Partnering with other PEF-linked ministries with short-term expertise
Cooperation with Bible training institutions
Gather the needs of various movements
PEFY Team leadership training
PEM Mission Course
Good preparation required for each team
Work startedamongat least 200 newunreached (URP) or least reached (LRP) peoplegroups
The direction and leadership of Holy Spirit is respected
Clear goal: Work started among 200 new LRPs (of which over 600 groups still exist) or URPs
Special emphasis on URPs and immigrants in Europe
Short-term mission teams serving in especially in Europe
Encourage the national churches to see and reach the URPs in Europe
Material Centre needed to meet the needs in Europe
Media used to reach this objective
Training the churches and teams to start cross-cultural ministry in Europe
Benefiting from the experience of the organisations already involved in cross-cultural ministry
Bible translation needed in many cases
Holistic and social approach needed
Cooperation with Pentecostal European Social ministries (PES)
Special PEM team formed To identify the existing ministry of PEM members which groups are being touched the different organisations plans and potential target groups URPs and especially who are from the global LRPs now in Europe To make a list of recommended new people groups to start working among Organisations are asked to take the responsibility of starting the work among these groups Use the former missionaries who worked among different peoples and have returned back to Europe Possibility to have a “Timothy”-program in Europe for younger people to work together with older missionary and learn from him/her
Strong prayer support of at least 100,000 intercessors Successful implementation of 2020 objectives is based on prayer The number of full-time missionaries rises through prayer Prayer strategy needed Prayer days organised Missionaries send prayer letters Good links, information sharing Sensitive matters considered and shared discretely Intranet Prayer letter Extensive prayer networks that can react to sudden needs Prayer coordinator and coordination team needed Research as to what prayer movements already exist Every missionary has at least 10 committed intercessors behind him/her Committed prayer support as well as financial support required from the missionaries. PEM members have prayer in their programmes and offices Flexibility for movements to communicate the vision in a way fitting to their cultural context
Everyone in Europe hasheardthe Gospel Cooperation with PEF and PEF branches Immigrants in Europe Both to be reached and used as evangelists Special team formed to concentrate on this objective The needs in Europe mapped Mapping what is already been done and by whom In team PEF, PEFY, PEM, immigration expertise, pastoral sight, media Need to avoid narrow approaches Various channels used Wide collaboration of different ministries encouraged
Everyone in Europe hasheardthe Gospel Cooperation with PEF and PEF branches Immigrants in Europe Both to be reached and to be enabled to serve as evangelists Special team formed to concentrate on this objective The needs in Europe mapped Mapping what has already been done and by whom Team includes PEF, PEFY, PEM, immigration expertise, pastoral insight, media Need to avoid narrow approaches Various channels used Wide collaboration of different ministries encouraged
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