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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]