A total of 31 local church ministers and church planters will be honored and recognized as they graduate from the Every Nation Schools of Church Planting and Local Church Ministry in simple ceremonies tonight, April 26, 2016. These students are the men and women who will help grow the harvest as they go back to their churches, while others will start new churches in different locations.
A total of 20 students comprise the ninth batch of graduates from the School of Local Church Ministry. The school’s three-month course prepares aspiring local church ministers to have the biblical, theological, and ministry foundations essential for leading a church and taking it to the next level of growth.
From the School of Church Planting, 11 students represent its 10th batch of graduates. The school’s training is also three months long, and is focused primarily on preparing men and women to become effective ministers in the local church.
The Every Nation Schools of Ministry have been part of helping prepare these men and women to effectively carry out our mission to honor God and make disciples. After three fruitful months of equipping and training, these upcoming local church ministers and church planters are now more than ready to go back to their respective mission fields to be used by God in different cities to reach out to their communities and be radical for Jesus.
We believe in equipping and empowering leaders to plant churches. Because Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples, we want to fulfill His Great Commission by reaching our cities, cultures, and communities. We also want to help establish churches who, in turn, will plant other churches in other communities.
Victory’s School of Local Church Ministry and School of Church Planting is a response to the Great Commission, empowering men and women who desire to reach the Philippines with the gospel. Since it began, our school has traveled a total of 2,830 kilometers and has visited approximately 21 churches and met more than 50 pastors.
This year’s thirty-nine graduates include future pastors and church administrators in Metro Manila and the provinces.
Please pray for fruitfulness for our newly graduated leaders, as well as favor and open doors in places that do not have Victory churches yet.
About our Schools of Ministry
The Every Nation Schools of Ministry has been part of helping prepare men and women to effectively carry out our mission to honor God and make disciples. These consist of the School of World Missions, School of Campus Ministry, School of Church Planting, and School of Local Church Administration.
On September 6, twenty-five men and women graduated from our School of Local Church Planting and School of Local Church Ministry.
Every graduating batch gives themselves a name to describe who they are and what they hope to achieve as they step into the mission field. This particular batch called themselves the “Vanguards.” According to Dennis Aquino, one of the graduates, “(A vanguard is) at the forefront of an action or movement, like troops moving at the head of an army.” With this name, these men and women will be paving the way for new things in our local churches, and in new citiesin our country.
The graduates expressed gratitude not only to the teachers who have imparted skills and knowledge through their experiences in the mission field. They also acknowledged their ministry partners, who were faithful in their support and prayers. Most of all, these men and women gave heartfelt thanks for the support and love from their families and close friends.
The five-month training was held in the Every Nation building, and the students learned various skills on preaching, leadership, excellence, and administrative strategies.
Within a few years, we’re expectant to reach more cities and provinces for Christ, and experience growth in our current locations!
About our Schools of Ministry
Our Every Nation Schools of Ministry helps prepare men and women to effectively carry the mission to honor God and make disciples.
The School of Local Church Ministry, on the other hand, focuses on preparing men and women to become effective ministers in local churches. The School of Church Planting aims on equip men and women to become church planters.