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Discipleship unto Mobilization: Bringing the Church back to its Purpose

Discipleship unto Mobilization: Bringing the Church back to its Purpose

by Angie Tud (This article was originally published on Engaged Magazine Issue 3 in 2013) Grace Christian Assembly (GCA) in Agoo, La Union puts high priority in discipleship. Pastored by Rev. Minaflor Somera, GCA commits to develop Christlike members mobilized for ministry and mission. But the church was not like this several years ago. Rev. Somera made all efforts to bring the church to an active ...[Read More]

Discipling Our People for Church Mobilization

Discipling Our People for Church Mobilization

by Lawrence Romero Every believer should be at the frontline of preaching the gospel and making disciples of all nations. But the real picture shows us that most believers are not doing it. As pastors, how do we confront this issue? Let’s dig in to Ephesians 4:7-16 for solutions. Know what Christ has given to the Church Grace is given to every believer in Christ. Verse 7 says, “But grace was given ...[Read More]

On PGCAG’s New Constitution and By-laws: An Interview with Rev. Nelson Verona, Chairman of the PGCAG Amendments Committee

On PGCAG’s New Constitution and By-laws: An Interview with Rev. Nelson Verona, Chairman of the PGCAG Amendments Committee

What is the rationale of this PGCAG Constitution and By-laws (CBL) Amendment? We are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Assemblies of God in the Philippines this year.  Within a span of seven and a half decades, we have grown in a rate like no other church movement in the country has ever achieved.  As a Fellowship, however, we have to deal with realities brought about by the fast changing ti ...[Read More]

Structuring the Church for Missions

Structuring the Church for Missions

by Sur del Rosario The words “structure” and “missions” seem to be contradictory when applied to the church.  Structure somewhat paints a picture of the institutionalized church using all its organizational scaffolding to grow and strengthen it.  Missions, on the other hand, connotes movements similar to fire: spontaneously consuming with potentials to set ablaze everything on its way. It may appe ...[Read More]

Presiding and Deciding: Dynamics of Church Leadership Meeting

by Jilmer Cariaga The office of the pastor has inherent authority and advantages. It is interesting to know how they influence the church leadership and impact their congregation. Although pastors are part of the church board, but to some degree because of their inherent authority, they are distinct member of the board. It is noted that the PGCAG By-laws empowers the pastor to act as the Chairman ...[Read More]

Building Healthy Relationship with the Church Board: Urban Pastor Reflects on Pastor-Board Relationship

Building Healthy Relationship with the Church Board: Urban Pastor Reflects on Pastor-Board Relationship

by Jilmer Cariaga “I pastored Dampalit (AG Church) for 17 years. It was never easy and I cried before I left. I think that’s what life is, there are unexpected moments.” Rev. Cipriano Mortel Jr., or simply Pastor Jun, poignantly recalls his sad farewell from the church he pastored for 17 years in order to shepherd a church pressed with many challenges. Transitioning to Caloocan Bethel Assembly of ...[Read More]

How the PGCAG was Organized and Structured

How the PGCAG was Organized and Structured

by Rosanny Encoy PGCAG started as a district under USAG when the Philippines was a colony of the United States but Pentecostal works began even before PGCAG was organized. In fact, Filipino Pentecostal churches were branded as cults because of the lack of government recognition. As US policy, any organization must register with the US Consul General in Manila to operate in the Philippines. The org ...[Read More]

Handing the Gospel to the Next Generation

Handing the Gospel to the Next Generation

by Patrick Tan In a recent projection published by HSBC Global Research, the Philippines would place 16th among the world’s economies by 2050. According to HSBC, one of the defining characteristics for economic growth is a young working demographic. A nation with an 85% population of 40 years and below, there is no wonder why the Philippines is set to become a great Asian economy in the next few y ...[Read More]