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Philippines: Church Growth in the Philippines

St John the Evangelist Church, Nambaran
St John the Evangelist’s Church, Nambaran, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
© ABM/Wilnor Flores 2016
Church to church project

 

This is part of the Church to Church Program: Learn more about ABM's Programs.

 

The Episcopal Church in the Philippines (ECP) proclaims the good news of salvation through preaching, liturgical celebrations and action. The support program of the Church, a new integrated program, aims to grow the Church and strengthen its activities on social transformation. By giving to this project, you will help build vibrant congregations and respond to unjust structures of society.

Over recent years, the ECP has been holding three major support programs: Evangelism; Social Ministries; and Development. These programs have been the working arm of the Church bringing the Gospel through mission to those who have not yet heard it. ECP is redesigning the three major programs to create a new integrated program.

 

The new project aims to address the following:

  • The Proclamation of the Gospel – the establishment of new mission work in each diocese will encourage Church growth.

  • Nurture – strengthen the churchmanship of all the faithful by providing training, seminars and other educational opportunities to encourage active participation of lay people and ministry of the Church.

  • Loving service to human needs – further organised responses in times of disasters. Church members will also become more responsive to those who are in need regardless of creed, race and culture by setting up small scale livelihood programs for vulnerable people.

  • Social transformation – the Church will intensify its campaign against Human Rights violation. Through this work, guidelines and policies will be established to respond to growing issues of child abuse by forced labour and trafficking, especially in the far south.

  • Environment – strengthen reforestation programs by setting up nurseries in all dioceses which will provide needed seedlings for tree planting activities.

Through its Integrated Program, the Church will arm its dioceses with activities and programs that will bring mission to life and share the Gospel with many in the Philippines. Please support this program.

PH010EM needs $25,000 in 2017 (non tax-deductible)

 

HOW TO DONATE

You can make an online donation to this projectDonate now to this project 

 

Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.

Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.

 

Program Update

November 2016 - ABM Church to Church Coordinator, Wilnor Flores, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines. She met with staff and clergy from the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, who implement the Evangelism and Christian Education project supported by ABM, and was inspired by their work. Read more.

October 2016 - Since January 2016, the Episcopal Church in the Philippines merged their three major programs of Evangelism, Social Concern and Development into one new Integrated Program. This change in mission strategy was borne out a desire to increase the effectiveness and cohesion of church activities, consolidating efforts to achieve the 2018 vision. Read more.

 

Jesus Loves the Little Children

A look at the Christian Education work of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Especially how the church trains and equips Sunday School leaders.

 

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