Huwebes, Oktubre 4, 2012

Perlas Ng Silangan: Bread of Life Ministries' 30th Anniversary Grand Celebration

Sa nakalipas na tatlong dekada, ang Bread of Life Ministries (BOL) ay nagsimula sa isang sakripisyo at hirap na lakbyain na ginabayan ng Diyos sa mga taong tumulong sa BOL para mai-abot ang salita ng Panginoon sa bawat tao hanggang sa buong mamamayan ng Pilipinas. Tinataguyod ngayon ng BOL ang isang misyon para sa buong kabataang Pilipino sa susunod na henerasyon. 

Ang tema ng anibersaryo ay "Perlas Ng Silangan". Gaganapin ito sa Nobyembre 18, 2012 sa SMX Convention Center sa SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. 

Makibahagi sa selebrasyon mga kapatid, at masilayan ang paglunsad ng bagong lakbayin mula sa Diyos!




Sabado, Pebrero 11, 2012

CHRIST COMMISSION FELLOWSHIP

Christ's Commission Fellowship (simply called as CCF) is a non-denominational Evangelical megachurch founded by Rev. Peter Tan-chi, based in the Philippines. Its current worship center and headquarters is located in St. Francis Square, in Ortigas CenterMandaluyong City.
As of 2009, its membership approaching up to 25,000 people attend the worship services in CCF local and overseas outreaches. Its mission is: "To make Christ Committed Followers who will make Christ Committed Followers" which is inspired by Matthew 28: 19-20.

ABOUT CHRIST COMMISSION FELLOWSHIP
In 1982, Pastor Peter Tan-Chi, began an evangelistic home Bible study in Brookside Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal. Only three couples attended that first Bible study, but as they began to invite their friends, who then invited their own friends and families, the Bible study grew and moved to San Juan City. Two years later, A core group of 40 people (businessmen, professionals, and their families) emerged from these Bible studies. Later on, they met at the Asian Institute of Managementfor their first Sunday worship service and launched "Christ’s Commission Foundation" in August 1984.
Since then, CCF’s continuous growth has caused its worship services to move from place to place. From AIM, services moved to Greenbelt in Makati City, then to the Conference Room of the Philippine International Convention Center, and then to the PICC Plenary Hall. Worshippers then split in order to attend at two different venues, one in CCF Sucat, and one at the Valle Verde Country Club.
In 1997, CCF's worship services transferred to St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center, it was served as "CCF St. Francis Square", and changed its name to "Christ's Commission Fellowship". Today, it is now thriving church of approximately 25,000 members and considered as one of the largest Evangelical church in the country, with worship and bible study centers in major cities in LuzonVisayas, and Mindanao, then it has an international outreach, one in SingaporeSydney, Australia and Los Angeles, USA with overall 29 outreaches worldwide. It is a unique fellowship composed of and led by lay men and women, all of whom still share God’s love and the Gospel in the style of the first century Christians, in small groups, in their homes, communities, and workplaces. It is an indigenous church, which operates without foreign affiliation or financial assistance. The vision that the Lord gave to the leaders of CCF is to establish a church patterned after that of the New Testament. The emphasis of CCF is on the active participation and ministry of lay people committed to fulfilling Christ's purpose, and all Christians are called by the Lord to be ministers to make committed followers of Jesus Christ. Our work has just begun. We welcome all who are willing to share the same vision to labor together with us for the glory of God and His kingdom.
On August 30, 2009, CCF celebrated its 25th Anniversary of the church and God’s faithfulness, attended with a thousands of members from different CCF outreaches worldwide. It was held at Araneta Coliseum (now Smart Araneta Coliseum), Quezon City. On the same year , CCF started to build its own 7-storey ministry building due its church growth. The building also known C5 Worship and Training Center, is now under construction. It is a 750,000 square foot lot located at Frontera Verde, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave (C-5) cor. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. This will be the international headquarters of CCF. The worship hall will have an 10,000+-seat capacity. It will begin to train students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, and lay people and pastors to become dynamic leaders to serve the Lord and the country. The worship building is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2012.

Lunes, Enero 23, 2012

BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES


Bread of Life Ministries International (BOLMI, simply known as BOL) is a non-denominational Evangelical megachurch founded by Rev. Caesar "Butch" L. Conde. Its headquarter is located at Crossroad77, Mother Ignacia Avenue cor. Scout Reyes Street, Quezon CityPhilippines.
As of 2010, more than a 30,000 people attend the worship services in BOL local and international outreaches. Its mission and vision is to "Stabilize and expand what it has learned from God in prayer and the Word of God and to pass it on to other people, and also the beginning of revival in the country", which is inspired by Acts 1:8.

ABOUT BREAD OF LIFE MINISTRIES
In the early 1980s, Pastor Butch Conde, originally wanted to start a half-way house for prostitutes in Olongapo City, where the U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay was located. Until in August 1982, when the Lord gave the calling to the 12 people, including Pastor Conde, to start a new church in Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Marynoll College (now Miriam College), offered its auditorium to launch then "Bread of Life Christian Fellowship" and the first service gatherings on November 14, 1982. This continuously increased into hundreds by invitations of people and groups.
In 1984, from a gathering of 120 members in Maryknoll College, weekly attendance steadily increased to a thousand, BOL prompted to move temporarily to the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City on January 8 and 15, 1984. But later on January 22 on the said year, BOL worship gatherings transferred to Celebrity Sports Plaza in Capitol Hills, Quezon City to accommodate 1,200 members. Since then, BOL wants to show that God Himself is providing for the Filipino churches, struggling from the colonial mentality and Pastor Conde wants to establish that how the Filipino can be independent from the foreign missionaries.
After the People Power Revolution in 1986, Pastor Conde drew inspiration from his Korea Prayer Study Tour and the Prayer Mountain experiences inSouth Korea, then BOL acquired a piece of land in the mountains in Rizal to build the country's and Southeast Asia's first Prayer Mountain facilities to spread the same spirit of prayer in the Philippines led to building the first Filipino prayer mountain facility on the said year, in 1988, BOL dedicated the Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain, its ministry of intensifying and deepening the prayer lives of the Filipino Christians through fasting. Today it continues as a place dedicated to restoration in prayer and has become a haven for believers from different churches and denominations to pray for the Philippines, Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain is located in Antipolo CityRizal, an hour away from Manila.
In 1986, BOL leaders shared their experiences and feelings who were similarly touched by the plight of the street children to the point of organizing a "Halfway House" in September on the said year, to give temporary shelter to and provide for the basic needs of street children. Some of the church leaders then became the first governing board for the "Halfway House", BOL started as a special project when a group of church workers undertook street evangelism in the busy commercial areas of Cubao in Quezon City and Monumento in Caloocan City, as well as in some squatter sites within Metro Manila. BOL started The House of Refuge Foundation, the Department of Social Welfare and Development granted a license in 1991, facilitating the agency's licensing as a child-caring institution and was fully new license and granted in March 1993. In 1997, BOL focused on House of Refuge for knowing Christ.
On April 5, 1987, BOL services moved again to Circle Theater located at Timog Avenue, with around 1,800 to 2,000 members, this was started to divide its services into five gatherings. In November 1992, when BOL celebrated its 10th year anniversary, it was considered one of the fastest growing Evangelical megachurch in the country, and BOL changed its name to "Bread of Life Ministries". BOL also planted another two central church in Makati and Valenzuela, and planted church satellites in different places in LuzonVisayas and Mindanao afterwards.
In April 1995, BOL began building its own ministry center, Crossroad77, located in Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. Since BOL is an indigenous church, which built without the help of foreign Christian churches, financial assistance, political support, or even with the church partnership, it was built by the Filipino Christians.
On November 29, 1998, the church dedicated Crossroad77 and weekly attendance averaged up to 2,500 each of the five service gatherings. The rapid growth of the church can be attributed to the personal care of new members and neighborhood small groups presided by trained leaders, the ministry center also puts prayer rooms and it houses all the ministries of the church.
In 2001, BOL Makati splitted into two centers and transferred its worship services from Mondragon building to a larger space. BOL Makati is now located on Glorietta 4 (G4), and Greenbelt Onstage, the latter located at the Project Mosaic, 3F Greenbelt 1, Ayala Center, Makati City.
In 2002, BOL members led by Rev. Conde established Meridian International Learning Experience, a 'multi-lingual' institution that attempts to shape its students into Godly, excellent, patriotic and competitive Filipinos, with the foundation rooted on the Bible, the call of the school is to build a new generation of Filipinos who, like the national hero Jose Rizal, it is also the commitment to continually build a strong university for Christ and the transformation of the country.
The vision of BOL from the beginning of its ministry work up to present is to build a strong national uniqueness by becoming independent from foreign sources, to resdiscover Filipino Christian indigenous spirituality. BOL emphasizes the independence of the indigenous church and is challenging other denominational churches to revive their identity through God's word as well. This belief is founded on the distinction which BOL applied to the uniqueness of the Christian journey by emphasizing the centrality of Christ, the foundation of Scripturesprayerworship, operated by the power of God, the way of service through sacrifice and being people of faith. These are leading the members to responsible social involvement to help the whole nation in faith and prayer.


Bread of Life 25th Anniversary: Global Village 25/25

On November 25, 2007, BOL marked its 25th Anniversary with a grand celebration. The theme was the "Global Village 25/25", attended by the thousands of members from BOL local and international outreaches. The celebration was held at Ynares CenterAntipolo CityRizal.

Biyernes, Nobyembre 25, 2011

PAPURI!

Filipino artistic expression + Christian faith + KBP requirement + musically-gifted individuals = PAPURI!
The 1970’s marked the period of westernization of Philippine music and Christianity with the proliferation of international singing groups, English hymns and Gospel songs.
To curb the looming foreign takeover of the Philippine music scene, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) issued a directive to all radio networks to air Original Pilipino music beginning in 1977. Far East Broadcasting Company initially complied with the KBP ruling by playing Filipino adaptations of Gospel songs. But because of the scarcity of materials, it was quickly axed. Evidently, something more Filipino was needed.
Enter FEBC’s Hymnody Project in 1978. With American missionary Dr. Gordon England at the helm, it began developing music that was truly Christian and uniquely Filipino. Together with 15 young men and women involved in the music ministry, Dr. England started the first all-Filipino original Christian music project. Sixteen songs were selected. Some were already known and widely used in churches while some were freshly written.
While meditating on the first chapter of Ephesians, Mr. Efren Pallorina, then 702 DZAS station manager, was able to coin the name PAPURI!, the Tagalog word for praise, for the project. He also developed the concept of three C’s of putting the project together as a bundle—producing a cassette album, publishing a chordbook and mounting a live concert.
The first PAPURI! concert was held at the jampacked Philamlife Theater on UN Avenue, Manila on October 26, 1979. From then on, PAPURI! was positioned as FEBC’s music arm and a handmaid of the Church on the air and in public.
Over the years, the original three Cs of PAPURI!—cassette, chordbook, concert—have expanded to include another C, church promotions, whose purpose is to introduce and encourage the use of original Pilipino music in their worship, fellowship and evangelism programs.

Source: papuri.ph

Biyernes, Nobyembre 18, 2011

Mega-churches and Senior pastors in the Philippines

The Philippines has been one of the world’s hot spots for church growth. Although in the first seventy years after Protestant Christianity reached these islands in 1898 only 5,000 churches were established, in the last twenty-five years a further 22,000 have begun. While the average size of a church in Manila is about 100, a number of mega-churches have sprung up with congregations numbering in the thousands.
The term megachurch is the name given to a cluster of very large, Protestant/Born-Again Christian congregations, that share several distinctive characteristics. Here are some mega-churches that also have its other congregation worldwide:

Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL) is a Pentecostal charismatic movement in the Philippines  headed by founder Bro. Eddie Villanueva. The Jesus Is Lord Church was called the Jesus is Lord Fellowship when Villanueva started it with 15 members in 1978. In 2008, it had 6 million members in 10,000 local congregations in 44 countries. In the Philippines, it reached 4000 barangays in 85 provinces and 1,000 cities. 
Founded: 1978
Total members: 6,000,000

Greenhills Christian Fellowship (GCF) is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, English-speaking megachurch whose main congregation is located at Ortigas. It was a Baptist megachurch founded by David and Patty Jo Yount of Conservative Baptist Association of America in 1978. Dr. Larry Pabiona is the current senior pastor of GCF when Dr. Luis Pantoja passed away in 2010 due to massive heart attack. 
Founded: 1978
Total members: 7,000

Bread of Life Ministries International (BOL) was founded by Rev. Butch L. Conde. It was started in the early 1980's as a half-way house for prostitutes in Olongapo City, until they expanded together with 12 people, including Rev. Conde, to start a new church in Marynoll College (now Miriam College), offered its auditorium to launch the first service gatherings on November 1982, and its church rapidly growth from 120 to 30,000 members overall in the congregations in the Philippines and overseas congregations in Asia, North America, Middle East and Europe. BOL is slightly different from all Christian churches in the country, because the leaders of the church teaches not only on spiritual needs and Heaven's promise, but also they teach intelligence, moral, physical, excellence, nation building and love for country.
Founded: 1982
Total members: 30,000

Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF) is a thriving church of approximately 25,000 believers, with worship and bible study centers in major cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, plus one in Singapore. The fellowship is composed of and led by lay men and women, actively involved in small groups, in homes, communities, and workplaces. It was started in 1984 by Rev. Peter Tan Chi, as they started as Bible studies in Cainta, Rizal, until they expanded by the businessmen attended the Bibly studies to gather at Asian Institute of Management to launch CCF's first service until they grow into thousands of believers.
Founded: 1984
Total members: 26,000

Victory Christian Fellowship (VCF or Victory)  has 51 churches  in the Philippines, with thirteen in Metro Manila and thirty-eight in various provinces around the country. Rev. Steve Murell is the senior pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, as well as being overall president of the Every Nation group of ministries. As of 2008, more than 34,000 people attend the worship services in Victory in Metro Manila alone. Victory has local congregations in the Philippines. Also, attended by some TV personalities and political icons.
Founded: 1985
Total members: 34,500

Day by Day Christian Ministries (DBD) was founded on June 6, 1985 in RiyadhSaudi Arabia as a small fellowship of OFWs. But the start of the growth of the organization was in 1990s, when they had the organization set foot in the Philippines. Currently the organization is still doing missions within the Philippines and in Arab countries. The senior pastor is Ptr. Ed Lapiz.
Founded: 1985
Total members: Not counted members

Other mega-churches are
Word of Hope Christian Family Church
Cathedral of Praise
Lord of the Nations Ministries
Word for the World Christian Fellowship
World International Ministries
New Life Christian Center
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  • Mega churches are mega churches because of who the leaders are, the vision they cast before their members and their ability to make spirituality real to their members.
  • but Mega-Church will never be much bigger unless Small Group is emphasized so that the fellowship of the Brethren will remain even though you are big enough.
  • Healthy churches grow its natural as they take care of their members for their spiritual growth.
Bro. Eddie Villanueva (JIL)
Pastor Butch Conde (BOL)

Pastor Peter Tanchi (CCF)


Pastor Steve Murrell (VCF)


Source: en.wikipedia.org