Who We Are

Secretariat Office

BASED in Suva, the capital of Fiji, our programmes support regional churches in the area of Climate Change, Self-Determination, eradication of Gender-based Violence, empowerment of youth and building better relations between faith groups.

Work in 2020 has been impacted by the coronavirus Pandemic but resilience has always been at the center of our plans and we will build back stronger than ever.

History

FORMED in 1961 by key Pacific figures, the Pacific Conference of Churches was a regional response to a changing world and independence. Church Leaders from Dutch Papua in the West to Samoa in the East gathered to form this regional ecumenical organisation out of former mission churches. From the PCC the Pacific Theological College and South Pacific Association of Theological Schools were formed.

Membership

FROM the Gereja Kristen Injili di Tannah Papua (Evangelical Christian Church of Papua) in the West to the Etaretia Porotetani Maohi (Maohi Protestant Church) in the East, the PCC has 30 member churches and eight councils of churches in 18 countries and territories across the region. Our members come from a wide section Christian faith confessions. Two new churches are expected to join the PCC at its next General Assembly in 2023.

Our Governance

EVERY four years the heads of the PCC’s member organisations meet to mandate the secretariat’s work during a General Assembly. The General Assembly appoints the Moderator, an executive committee (which must include women and young people) and elects the General Secretary. The Executive Committee meets each year and processes the work of the Finance and Business Committee which meets once a quarter. This is our governance structure.

Investments

IN their wisdom, the leaders of the PCC have, over the years, invested in property around Suva. The PCC owns four residential, five commercial properties and two vacant blocks of land. These 10 properties are unencumbered and generate revenue for the PCC. Further developments are expected this year to increase organisational self sufficiency and decrease reliance on external funders.

Funders and Partners

WITHOUT the generosity of funders and partners, the PCC’s work would not be possible. Our current funders are Bread for the World, Global Ministries, KAIROS, the Methodist Church in Britain, UNICEF and UN Women. We have a number of partnerships with Uniting World.