Project Pentecost is a movement helping churches reflect the multilingual and multicultural diversity of God’s Kingdom in their weekly gatherings. Join the movement and get free resources and ideas to make Pentecost special this year.
Join God’s story
The church in America and around the world remains segregated by language and culture. But God’s glory was always meant to be brilliantly displayed through the diversity of the church. How do we help our churches fulfill God’s will? That’s what Project Pentecost is about.
Days Until Pentecost
Insightful articles, research, tips, training and other resources to empower you and your community on the journey.
Quality assets (video, songs, liturgy) your church can use for worship, available in multiple languages.
Training, ideas, and technology to create amazing multilingual experiences.
Bear witness to the Gospel
When your church faithfully includes people with disabilities and people of many languages and cultures it reflects the glory of God’s Kingdom. Your community becomes a witness to the confession that Jesus is Lord of all and gives people access to the Gospel experience as well as message.
Get the help you need
Living into God’s call is hard. There’s human, systemic and spiritual resistance, the trials of life and our own personal weaknesses. Get the help you need through empowering resources and encouraging connections. This is a safe place to ask and think through the hard questions you’re facing.
Ride a bigger wave
The Holy Spirit is already working throughout the world to bring about God’s will. By joining together, we benefit from riding a bigger wave, listening to and learning from how the Spirit is leading in our lives and communities. Instead of scattered efforts, doing this together creates momentum for change.
Spark an energizing vision
We know not every church is ready to become diverse. Joining the movement is a first step that helps you collectively discern God’s calling for your community and cast an energizing vision for Spirit-led transformation.
Create the future
Technology is changing and disrupting the status quo at an ever increasing pace. Create the future God desires by discerning how the Spirit is using technology to fulfill the Scriptures and leveraging the state-of-the-art to reflect God’s Kingdom in your communities. You don’t have to be a techie to do it.
Accelerate your work
Save time and effort by sharing and using adaptable resources/assets. Instead of figuring out everything from scratch, build on the work of others. Share your innovations and creations to accelerate others in the movement.
Sign up to get Project Pentecost updates & resources like:
- A video of people speaking many languages you can use in worship.
- A directory of Pentecost liturgies from different traditions.
- An open licensed worship song translated into multiple languages.
- A blog series and discussion guide about language diversity for your church.
Is diversity a Gospel issue?
Pentecost set the precedent of a church that is full of different peoples, cultures, and languages. What does that mean for the church today? Read on to find out.
My church isn’t very diverse, now what?
You want your church to include people of many cultures and backgrounds, but how do you address this corporately? We discuss the important first steps to take. This post will be published in May, sign up for the email list to get notified when it comes out!
How do I deal with culture clash?
Whether inside or outside of your community, you will face culture clash. How do you deal with it and stay in relationship? Scripture explicitly and powerfully speaks to this. Find out how in this post. Sign up for the email list to get notified when it comes out!
Get the Resources
This video provides a powerful multilingual experience you can use in worship to commemorate the giving of the Holy Spirit and the Gospel being unleashed to all.
Translated into multiple languages under an open license, the song “We Are the Body of Christ” serves as an anthem for Project Pentecost. Sing it with your congregation this Pentecost.
To help you prepare, we compiled a directory of Pentecost worship resources from varying traditions, available on the internet. Get inspired by learning from others.
What is Project Pentecost?
Project Pentecost is a movement and campaign helping churches reflect the multilingual and multicultural diversity of God’s Kingdom in their weekly gatherings. Signing up means you believe God desires churches today to be a foretaste of the future when people from every tribe, tongue and nation worship Jesus together. The project also provides resources to help persuade others, multilingual assets you can use in worship services, and technology that streamlines multilingual worship services.
Why is it important?
Who is behind it?
From reading Scripture, we believe the Holy Spirit is ultimately behind the push towards linguistic and cultural diversity in churches. Project Pentecost is a campaign started by Theotech, a company dedicated to technology entrepreneurship for the Gospel. As part of its initiative to promote thriving multilingual churches Theotech created spf.io, an all-in-one platform for event translation and accessibility. Project Pentecost is hosted on the spf.io website because new technology is what makes living into God’s vision of multilingual worship and community attainable on an unprecedented scale.
Who is it for and how can I get involved?
Project Pentecost is for any Christian who believes in God’s vision for the Church as diverse, integrated communities of people from many languages, cultures, and abilities, worshiping Jesus Christ together.
Sign up HERE.
You can get involved by sharing this page. You can contact us with questions or stories here. You can financially support Project Pentecost and TheoTech’s broader mission by becoming a patron on Patreon.
If you’re a Christian bored or frustrated with the status quo (or maybe on fire for the Gospel), joining Project Pentecost will equip you with resources to help effect change and connect with a wider movement of what God is doing.
If you’re a church leader hopeful and anxious about the future of your church, Project Pentecost will help you discern what God is calling your community to and the new opportunities for faithfulness.
If you’re a pastor facing resistance to diversity and outreach in your congregation, Project Pentecost will equip you with stories, articles and other resources to navigate the changes God is calling your congregation to.
If you’re a church parliamentarian, regional or denominational leader wondering how you can support the diversity of your churches and unleash their creative witness at scale, Project Pentecost will help you cast vision for the future of church from personal discipleship all the way up to creating an inclusive polity for people with disabilities and people who speak many languages at national gatherings.
How is it connected with spf.io?
Spf.io is an all-in-one platform for event translation and accessibility. This technology enables churches to welcome diverse people in many languages every week. It streamlines the preparation and creation of accessible, multilingual worship services at an affordable price. Project Pentecost is about more than spf.io, which is simply a new technology-enabler for the bigger vision God is inviting churches into. At the same time the new possibilities of this technology mean that if we want to faithfully follow God’s call, we cannot continue with the status quo.