As a member church in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), BP Church partners with the denomination in ventures involving some 130 foreign worker families serving in more than 40 countries. From time to time, we also organize short-term mission trips designed to support and encourage our workers serving overseas. BP Church supports the following foreign workers and organizations through financial contributions and/or intercessory prayer.
INTERNATIONAL // FINANCIAL & PRAYER SUPPORT
PAOC | John & Ruth Kerr
Former pastors of BP Church, John & Ruth have been working in Zambia since 1997. They graduate more than 30 students annually for church-planting and evangelism, reaching unreached people groups, community leaders across Zambia and beyond at Trans Africa Theological College. They also oversee programs for sustainable agriculture, community schools, prison work, HIV / AIDS work, skills-training and much more.
RAN | G & R
In partnership with believers world-wide, RAN seeks to glorify God by planting reproducing churches among unreached Muslim peoples.
RAN | J & S and Family
After having spent the last ten years living and ministering amongst unreached people groups in North Africa and the Middle East, God has called them to serve Him by providing leadership to RAN. They know firsthand the miracle of seeing a church planted in a place where there was none and they believe God is at work even in the hard-to-reach places. Please pray for them as they are believing for more workers in the harvest field and for the life and light of Christ to penetrate the darkness, for lives to be transformed and for communities of Christ-followers to gather and grow.
RAN | B & C and Family
B & C manage a branch of a consultation company that allows them to form meaningful relationships in a restricted access country. They facilitate a cultural exchange program that trains workers for long term work in the restricted access world. Their work opens doors for relational mentoring. It gives them the opportunity to form deep relationships and speak truth into the lives of those they work with.
Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada | Doug & Barbara Lockhart
A missionary journalist serving at Wycliffe's Canadian headquarters in Calgary, Doug regularly travels on overseas assignments to interview Canadians and others involved in translating the Scriptures for minority language groups. His stories frequently appear in Word Alive magazine, which is distributed to more than 16,000 households across Canada and the U.S. Additionally, he helps produce a variety of other publicity materials aimed at engaging Canadian believers in the work of Bible translation.
U & E
U & E are field workers with an international organization in Asia since 1970. They have worked with a single tribal group to learn their language and develop an alphabet and script. They produced a variety of literacy materials and managed a large literacy program over a number of years. Translation of God’s word is ongoing; the NT was published in 2011; OT translation is in progress; computerization and editing of the dictionary is continuing, all with the assistance of mother-tongue speakers of the language.
Bridge to Malawi | Jordan Dowbush
Bridge2Malawi is a non-traditional approach to orphan care. Children are not removed from their homes and villages to stay in a residential orphanage where they are just another child on campus. Instead, B2M works with the extended family to help care for the child. Children remain living with their guardians at home and come daily to the Kids' World Outreach Society campus for food, clothing and medical care.
Teach Beyond | Mic & Tayuka Ngô and Family
God has presented Mic & Tayuka with a special opportunity in one of the poorest areas of SE Asia so that they might show their faith by their works (James 2:18) to a people who need to see Jesus’ love in a concrete manner. Together with ‘Teach Beyond’, they will partner to promote Transformational Education, believing that through education, a learner can undergo redemptive, holistic transformation making them increasingly like Christ in the world.
INTERNATIONAL // PRAYER & SPECIAL PROJECTS SUPPORT
PAOC MISSIONS | Brian & Val Rutten
Brian directs PAOC's work in Ethiopia, which includes leadership training, discipleship, evangelism, church planting and working with the Church from Ethiopia into the surrounding Muslim nations. Val operates the ChildCARE Plus program that assists 1,500 underprivileged children and families.
Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada | Beat & Robyn Kunz
Beat and Robyn are on the home front for the next 3-5 years. Beat is involved with church partnerships between Canadian churches and the developing world in project funding and training for literacy and bible translation projects. They have three children: Tabea, Simeon and Nadja.
ERDO | Emergency Relief & Development Overseas
Since 1983 ERDO has served as the humanitarian agency of the PAOC. Responding to the needs with kindness, compassion and grace, ERDO provides short-term relief in times of severe emergency, innovative assistance to families & communities experiencing extreme poverty, and partnership with communities to develop their God-given resources.
BAM/B4T Open Network | Christophe & Sakura Ngô and Family
Christophe & Sakura have headed to Vietnam to start a business which they believe will give them a great opportunity to circumvent issues of showing the love of Christ in closed countries. They expect to balance the needs for cultural and language learning, and business setup for the first year or two and then focus on business growth and providing employment.
CLOSER TO HOME // FINANCIAL & PRAYER SUPPORT
AGAPÉ Language Centre
Since 1997 it has been Agapé Language Centre's mission to demonstrate God's unconditional love to our new neighbours, by meeting their need for English language and acculturation training through high quality interactive instruction in an accepting and affirming atmosphere. Since then, about 3000 students from around the world have attended the many ESL classes, activities and Bible studies offered where many have come to learn of His love for them. Agapé is located on the 2nd floor of the BP Church main campus.
Alberta/NWT District of the PAOC
We support our PAOC’s district office in Edmonton, in their efforts to support church planting and church revitalization in our district.
Vanguard is the theological college of the Alberta and Northwest Territories district of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Located in Edmonton, the college seeks to develop innovative, Spirit-filled leaders through sound theological and ministerial training. Vanguard (formerly Northwest Bible College) has provided ministry training to thousands of young people for more than 60 years.
University Campus Ministries | Kelly & Barb Johnson and Glen Ryland
Kelly oversees University Campus Ministries (UCM), an initiative of the PAOC Alberta and NWT District, at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal College. As a multi-denominational ministry from a Pentecostal and evangelical perspective, UCM serves as an arm of the local church to minister God's grace to the world's future leaders. www.ucalgary.ca/~johnsok
The Mustard Seed
The Mustard Seed Calgary is a non-profit Christian Humanitarian organization that responds compassionately to the needs of the inner city's less fortunate through mobilizing and working with the church and the community. www.theseed.ca
Youth Drop-in Centre (YDC)
The YDC is a free after-school program for teens to bring their friends and make new ones. Here they can eat, hang out, play, speak their mind, laugh, learn, play and dream. BP Church, in partnership with the City of Calgary, provides a fun and safe environment for teenagers in our community during after school hours.