Meet our Haitian Ministries Strategic Readiness Team (SRT)
The Haitian Strategic Readiness Team, led by facilitator Dr. Pascal Permis, meets annually to pray, plan and strategize for their perspective ethnic group in the USA/Canada. The team is comprised of Haitian pastors that have been approved by their District Superintendent and the Multicultural Ministries Director. Click here to contact the team facilitator.
National Haitian Convention 2022
Conference Theme: CÉLÉBREZ LA VISION » en célébrant la fidélité de Dieu
“CELEBRATE THE VISION” by celebrating the faithfulness of God
It was with hearts full of gratitude and great anticipation that hundreds of Haitian Nazarenes from various districts across USA and Canada came to Port St Lucie Florida to celebrate God’s faithfulness and the accomplishment of many key objectives set by Haitian SRT Ministries for its 2020 Vision. The atmosphere was festive and celebratory.
We were blessed to have offered to our constituencies a variety of workshops ranging from Children, Youth, and Women’s Ministries as well as providing a panoramic view on the structure of the Church of the Nazarene. This was a holistic approach connecting the local congregations to their respective districts and the Global Church.
Valuable training on prayer ministry, mentoring, and mental health as well as helpful training to the local church board on financial aspect of the church were also offered. Other practical information on Church Planting has brought great excitement among our pastors and leaders, which I believe will bear great fruits in years to come.
We were fortunate to have skillful and enthusiastic presenters who were eager to share their wealth of knowledge and experience to an enthusiastic group of people, who were thirsty for this much-needed information conducive to their ministries.
As many pastors and leaders have reported to me, their only regret is that the workshops were too short, and the next convention is too long to wait for.
In addition to our superb workshops, we were blessed to have four evenings of inspirational services that were uplifting, spirit-filled, and transformative.
Our worship leaders were energized, electrified and spirit filled while our keynote speakers were spiritually led and the messages were powerful, full of grace, and exuberantly joyful.
It was truly a much-needed convention since our last meeting in Orlando three years ago. As the Florida District Superintendent, Rev. Dale Schaeffer stated, it was a joy to be a part of this year's National Haitian Convention. It was wonderful to hear of how God has continued to grow His church throughout the pandemic and to celebrate God's faithfulness and the fruitfulness of the ministry in the past three years in spite of the limitations of COVID 19.
Rev. Mark Bane, Director of Evangelism and New Church Development, USA and Canada, participated, and commented: “The Haitian National Convention was an amazing experience of inspiration and development. The plenary sessions and workshops were well planned and well-presented while providing diverse insights into a variety of helpful topics. Director, Pascal Permis and his support staff were organized and responsive to the needs of participants. I left the conference excited about the future of the Haitian ministry in USA/Canada.”
Again, on behalf of the Haitian SRT members and the entire Haitian constituencies, I sincerely thank everyone who has provided much needed financial, logistical, physical, and ministerial support to make this convention take place.
It is truly a testimony to what Dr. Stan Reeder stated: “The church shall not fall. It will stand as the agent of grace in this troubled world.”
Rev. Dr. Pascal Permis,
Haitian Ministries Facilitator,
USA, and Canada.
Mission & Strategic Plan of Action
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. Here’s our strategic 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.
HAITIAN MINISTRIES 2022
Includes: French and Haitian
16,374 Total Members
9,306 Average Worship Attendance
For ENTS – Online 2023 III: https://cvent.me/gxPEbw