McClung in Rome for Pentecostal World Conference Planning

Dr. Grant McClung, President of Missions Resource Group, was among some 25 Pentecostal world missions leaders meeting in Rome recently to lay the groundwork for plenary and workshop content and participant selection for two international events scheduled for the global Pentecostal movement in 2018 and 2019. The consultation was led by the World Missions Commission of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.

“The Pentecostal World Fellowship,” McClung notes, “is one of the oldest and largest cooperative global networks in the Pentecostal Movement. It is a non-legislative, cooperative fellowship of Pentecostal churches and groups worldwide. From its inception, the PWF has emphasized the stated mission and vision of being a coalition of commitment for the furtherance of the gospel to the ends of the world.” To further execute the mission of world evangelization the PWF has established a World Missions Commission, (WMC) composed of world missions executives from the major Pentecostal organizations, networks, and affiliate associations. McClung represents the Church of God as a member of the WMC Executive Committee and serves the commission as a Missiological Advisor.

“The WMC World Missions Forum provides a cooperative space for fellowship, collaboration, and peer mentoring among the key world missions leaders of the global Pentecostal movement,” McClung noted. One of the resources coming out of this collaboration is a cooperative book publishing effort between the Church of God and the Pentecostal World Fellowship. The book, Together in One Mission: Pentecostal Cooperation in World Evangelization, is co-edited by McClung and Arto Hamalainen, the Chairman of the PWF World Missions Commission (Pathway Press 2012; available from

“Together in One Mission,” states Church of God General Overseer Timothy Hill, “makes a significant contribution to world evangelization, detailing the teamwork among Pentecostals to reach the lost. We have sometimes been viewed as fragmented; but there is, however, a great move of cooperation among us that is greatly impacting the global harvest.”

McClung has published extensively on world evangelization, posting numerous resources for world missions leaders and the local church at A veteran field missionary, seminary trainer, and missions leader, McClung is currently serving in an at-large capacity for global missionary education through Church of God World Missions. He is a former member of the Church of God International Executive Council (2006 – 2010).

The leadership in the PWF Advisory and Consultative Committees also includes members from additional cooperative networks (such as Empowered 21) across the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. The PWF has long established fraternal relations with the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and has sent representative participants to the recently formed Global Christian Forum. More on the Pentecostal World Fellowship and the future world missions events is found at and

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