Issue 5

PSA (formerly NSO) Recognizes Rev. Calusay as PGCAG Head

PSA (formerly NSO) Recognizes Rev. Calusay as PGCAG Head

In a Memorandum Circular 2015-04, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), formerly National Statistics Office (NSO) recognizes Rev. Reynaldo Calusay as the Head/General Superintendent of the Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God, Inc. (PGCAG). The Authority’s MEMO is addressed to ALL INTERIM REGIONAL DIRECTORS (IRDs), PROVINCIAL CARETAKERS (PCs), OFFICERS-IN-CHARGE (OICs),CITY MU ...[Read More]

SEC Recognizes Court-Declared PGCAG Leaders

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) recognizes PGCAG leadership as declared by the Regional Trial Court Branch 75 through a DECISION on July 16, 2014 and Writ of Execution on January 6, 2015. Referring to a response to the series of Correspondence made by the Office of the General Secretary, the Commission admits that it has mistakenly appropriated the “Defendant Faction B” to the group led ...[Read More]

75th Anniversary of the Assemblies of God in the Philippines: A Celebration of the Triumph of Truth and God‘s Faithfulness

by Atty. Jose Michael Operario The Philippines General Council of the Assemblies of God (PGCAG) celebrates 75 years of God’s faithfulness to the movement.  We rejoice for the major advance of the Kingdom of God through church planting and missions, and we envision together a triumphant future. The celebration coincides with the recent victory of PGCAG against David Sobrepeña and some of his suppor ...[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]

Issue 5 | Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note This issue of ENGAGED coincides with the 75th Anniversary Celebration of PGCAG (PGCAG75).  To us staff, who are involved in the publication of this material and are opportuned to take active roles in preparing for the PGCAG, we are nonetheless exceedingly blessed! Preparing for ENGAGED and the PGCAG75 opens opportunities to browse through our movement’s record and appreciate the demo ...[Read More]