A PAC is subject to the ecclesial supervision and authority of the
PC, in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions, as are determined by
the PC. A PAC is a worshipping community started by an existing congregation to reach “unchurched” and “dechurched” peoples within the United States. Unchurched refers to those individuals who have never been affiliated with an existing Christian church. Dechurched refers to those individuals who have previously been a part of a Christian church but are not currently fellowshipping with an existing congregation.

The purpose of a PAC is specifically directed toward individuals who are restricted by language, soci al group, geography or other reasons from meaningful participation in the existing congregation.

An officially recognized PAC may be related to the Parent Church (PC) in any combination of connections including: financial, relational, governm ental, etc. It is understood that by definition, the PAC is subject to the ecclesial supervision and authority of the PC, in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions, as are determined by the

A PAC must have a designated leader (not necessarily the primary teacher) who is responsible for maintaining appropriate leadership structures and systems to maximize the organizational health of the PAC.

For a PAC to be officially “chartered,” a completed PAC Charter form must be subm itted by the PC to its District to be signed off on by the District Secretary. The District will then submit the PAC Charter form to the National Office

A PAC is not an overflow service intended to create more seating room in the same location as the main worship service of an existing church. It is not simply a different worship style to create worship options for members of the existing congregation.