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The PAOC Statement of Essential Truths – A Commentary

Cover of Essential Truths (book).

On behalf of the Theological Study Commission, we are pleased to announce the release of Essential Truths: The PAOC Statement of Essential Truths Commentary.

The recently adopted Statement of Essential Truths (SOET) is one outcome of a greater initiative to encourage theological vitality within our Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada family. This resource will complement the SOET and be useful for the purposes of membership, credentialing, and discipleship. In all that we do with these materials, I pray the primary goal will be for the truth to transform us to be more like our Lord—personally and as the people of God. Together, as a movement of disciplined followers of Jesus, we will do our best to present ourselves to God as those approved, workers who do not need to be ashamed, and who correctly handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

We desire that Essential Truths would be a valuable addition to the personal reading and study resources of many within our constituency. Our credentialed leaders have been gifted with a hard copy, but additional orders are encouraged for church boards and ministry teams.

Please call our office at 905-542-7400 or toll-free at at 1-800-779-7262, or email to place your orders. Copies are priced at $10 each, and $8 each for orders of 10 or more (plus shipping).

At our recent Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2023, Van Johnson hosted a session on behalf of the Theological Study Commission which reviews the content in Essential Truths. Click here for more details:

David Wells
General Superintendent, The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Video Resources Update – July 2023

Recently, faculty from Horizon College and Seminary shared a 4-week series preaching through the Statement of Essential Truths (SOET) at Westside Pentecostal Church in Saskatoon, Sask. With appreciation to Pastor Rob Shepherd and those at Westside, Dr. Jeromey Martini, Dr. Andrew Gabriel, and Dr. Carmen Kampman have made the videos available for use in our Fellowship.

There are five videos. One is an overview of the entire SOET and then sermons on the various sections of the SOET. Except for the Church section, two sections were combined per sermon. Each sermon is approximately 30 minutes long. The videos, with links, are as follows:

  1. SOET Overview - Dr. Jeromey Martini (here) – Recorded courtesy of OneChurch in Carlyle, Sask.
  2. SOET Triune God and Bible - Dr. Andrew Gabriel (here)
  3. SOET Salvation and Spirit Baptism - Dr. Jeromey Martini (here)
  4. SOET Church - Dr. Carmen Kampman (here)
  5. SOET Creation and Restoration - Dr. Jeromey Martini (here)

These videos are made available to our churches and ministries to run in their services or as part of special studies on the SOET. 

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