PHILIPPINES | ADVENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE (BPACCI)

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BPACCI President, Rev. Efren Miranda recently reported as follows…

“Intensifying Discipleship Ministry

The Conference leadership continues to bring together its total constituency to intensify its ministry in disciple-making with a heightened campaign toward fulfillment of BPACCI vision 20/20. The following activities cover the months from February to March:

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BPACCI Council

The BPACCI Council, department heads and the district leaders recently convened to set goals and goal actions aiming to achieve the envisioned 20,000 disciple-makers in the year 2020. Participants were encouraged to think about what and how their respective representations can contribute to the remaining four years and eight months of the envisioned time frame.

Presentation of the equipping tract call BUILD, which stands for BPACCI Unifying Intensified Lifestyle Discipleship, portrays the total discipleship process leading a believer to develop into a deeper relationship with God and into a multiplying ministry. This was held recently in the churches at Bohol, who were part of the equipping stage rallying for the laymen in churches to engage in the Great Commission. Following in line to host the same event within the month of April are the two churches in Leyte, Tagoloan and then Sta. Cruz at Claveria. Two local churches of the Macajalar Bay district and one at Claveria are already set to host in the month of May.

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Davao district

To empower the local churches, planned workshops allow each member to grasp what God wants the church to be and to do in conformity to his master plan. On February 19, 2016, one of the local churches in Davao was assisted to formulate their mission and vision statements.

This is also to enable each one to gain his/her sense of belonging and ownership of the vision. Three weeks later, this church hosted the leaders’ retreat covering the basic training on discipleship. Such training was attended by the church council members as well as the department and auxiliary heads.

While in Davao with Brother Rucky, we also had the opportunity to meet and organize the pastors and workers representing the Davao district, who Davao district have been appointed to host the 9th Biennial Convention in May, 2017.

Attending were Brother Rucky Pallo – the BPACCI Corporate Secretary, Pastor Randy Sarilla representing the church at Tagum City, Pastor Benjie Ragas of Christian Fellowship Church at Riverside, Calinan and the team from Pujada Church headed by Sister Rowena Cabrizos. Not shown but attending the meeting, seated in the opposite side are: Erwin Cabrizos, Rev. Efren Miranda and Rev. Joel Sarillana, pastoring the Haverim Christian Fellowship at Calinan, Davao, a progressive outreach at the city proper (area contained within city limits).

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Macajalar group

 

 

The photo at right shows the Macajalar group discussing a BPACCI workshop held on goal setting and actions held on March 4, 2016 at Rev. Melchor Jandayan’s residence – Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

Seated with the group is Dr. Nely Gamayon, who heads the department of theological classes at Oro Bible College.

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