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Haitian Ministries Facilitator, Dr. Pascal Permis
Dr. Pascal Permis, Haitian Ministries Facilitator, is accountable to the Multicultural ministries USA/Canada regional office and his primary function is to implement the agreed-upon policies and strategies for evangelism and strengthening of existing structures on the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene. To read more Haitian Ministries Facilitator, Dr. Pascal Permis.
Role and Function
The Facilitator is available to arrange meetings with district superintendents and district leaders to help formulate and implement church planting strategies.
Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit churches and pastors who express a desire to sponsor culture specific congregations.
Upon the approval of the district superintendent, visit to culture-specific congregations that express the need for consultation in leadership development.
Recommend potential pastors for new and existing congregations.
Assist district superintendents, when requested, in the development of strategies for new initiative among specific people groups. Contact Dr. Pascal Permis for more information about Haitian Ministries USA/CAN.
Haitian Ministries Strategic Readiness Team
Each Facilitator works with a Strategic Readiness Team. Strategic Readiness Teams meet annually to pray, plan and strategize for their perspective ethnic group in the USA/Canada. The Haitian Ministries Strategic Readiness Team is comprised of Haitian pastors that have been approved bythe Haitian Facilitator and the Multicultural Ministries Director. For contact information visit this webpage. Haitian Ministries Strategic Readiness Team
Haitian Ministries Unique Mission
Haitian Ministries: “exists to support districts, pastors, local churches, and leaders in the task of making Christlike disciples among Haitian groups in the U.S. and Canada.”
It also endeavors to: Encourage the development of strategy, initiative, and resources to reach the USA/Canada mission field through the visionary leadership of an Haitian Mission Director and Strategy Committee
Facilitate the creation of resources for pastors, local congregations, and for ministerial preparation through the strategy committee;
Utilize as strategy committee members, church leaders who are committed to establishing the Kingdom of God in the hearts of Haitian people in their communities.
Haitian Ministries Plan of Action
We will work and strategize to open 50 new churches in the USA and Canada by the year 2020.
We will encourage the facilitators, coordinators and leaders to make our presence felt in our districts and in our churches for the cause of the mission.
We will encourage the opening of compassionate ministry centers in our churches throughout the USA and Canada.
We will work to develop and make literature resources available to the Haitian Churches in the USA/Canada.
We will work at putting in place Intentional Leadership Development--Recognize, develop, train, and release passionate leaders.
We will continue to hold our Haitian annual conference in July unless otherwise decided by the Haitian Strategic Committee.
We will encourage districts to work toward the creation of a French track for ministerial preparation using the 24 modules for ordination. There are four modules in French at the Clergy Development Education web page.
Church of the Nazarene releases new resource simultaneously in four languages - One Lord, One Faith and One Baptism
Pensions and Benefits is working on translating key resources into several major languages and are making them available online and at training sessions. Notably, the P&B-Provided Benefits Guide is now available in Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, and French, and one in Mandarin Chinese is in process.
Pensions and Benefits has contracted with Certified Languages International (CLI) to provide real-time interpretation for those who call them with questions related to church or clergy financial matters. By phoning the 888-888-4656 number, ministers can chat with their office representatives in almost any language.
Haitian Nazarene Ministry Resources