August 29, 2010The Chief Executive Officer of the World Evangelical Alliance, Dr Geoff Tunnicliffe, has affirmed the strength of relations between Pentecostals and other evangelicals in a formal address to the triennial Pentecostal World Conference.
Thousands of Pentecostal leaders from around the world took part in the meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, from August 24 to 27.
In an address to the meeting, Dr Tunnicliffe thanked the Pentecostal leaders for their “tremendous contribution to the life and growth of the Church around the world”.
He praised them for being active participants and leaders in most of the WEA’s 128 national Evangelical Alliances worldwide and said he was “greatly encouraged by the warmth and enthusiasm” expressed by PWF leaders toward the WEA.
The outgoing chairman of the PWF, Bishop James Leggett, publicly announced a new partnership between the PWF and the WEA.
The WEA and PWF have shared fruitful discussions regarding the work of Christ in recent years and the latest engagement signifies a deepening collaboration between the two bodies.
Incoming PWF chairman Dr Prince Guneratnam, of Malaysia, reiterated the PWF’s commitment to participating in the work of the WEA and strengthening relations.
The Pentecostal World Conference is a fellowship of Pentecostal believers from around the globe, meeting triennially in different parts of the world for the purpose of mutual edification.
World Evangelical Alliance (WEA): World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations. The vision of WEA is to extend the Kingdom of God by making disciples of all nations and by Christ-centered transformation within society. WEA exists to foster Christian unity, to provide an identity, voice and platform for the 420 million evangelical Christians worldwide.
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