WCC-Pentecostal Unity

The leader of the World Council of Churches (WCC) said the worldwide ecumenical body needs the presence and cooperation of Pentecostal churches in order to experience true growth of Christian unity. Speaking at the 2010 Pentecostal World Conference in August, Dr. Olav Fykse said, “It is my deep conviction that the member churches of the WCC, some of which are Pentecostal, need the closer bond to the Pentecostal churches you represent, and it is my humble conviction that you need us.” (Christian Post, 8-25-10). Fykse said the very fact that the Pentecostal World Conference invited him to speak is a “sign of hope” that the WCC and Pentecostal churches can find new ways to cooperate and discover unity in mission. Member denominations of the Penetcostal World Fellowship include the Assemblies of God, the Church of God in Christ and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.