When a Pentecostalist is ready to be an Episcopal Church member
Pentecosm Church will be able to hold its annual meeting next year.
The church’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a proposal to allow Penteco to become a member of the Episcopal Church.
It means the church will now have an equal voice in its decision-making process with all other Episcopal churches, including churches with a more diverse membership, including those that are more “ethnic, cultural and ethnic-led”.
In a statement, the board said the decision was made in order to ensure that the Pentecoan church “becomes part of the global Anglican communion, rather than remain isolated”.
The board said it is not seeking to take away the Pentacostal status of the church.
It said the church would “work closely with the Episcopal Diocese of the Americas” to develop “the appropriate processes” to make the transition to the Episcopal church.
The board approved a resolution to allow the Pentacle to join the Episcopal fold.
The vote came after the board voted to approve a resolution that would allow the church to begin its “annual meeting” in the New York City archdiocese.
Penteco will hold its 2017 meeting in New York.