The coronavirus pandemic has caused a major shift in the way we do things. It has changed how we work, learn, communicate, and spend our leisure time. In spite of its significant impact on our daily lives, this crisis shouldn’t change our mission as a church to reach people with the Good News of Jesus.
Because of the recent outbreak, we have temporarily shifted most of our church activities online (including our worship services, prayer meetings, giving, discipleship classes, and Kids Church). We believe that even in this season of fear and uncertainty, we can continue to encourage, inspire, and point people to Christ. It is our prayer that through our online digital platforms, we will all be able to bless one another and grow in our walk with God.
Here are some encouraging words we received from our Victory group members and leaders who are praying and worshiping God with us online.
The crisis we’re facing now can sometimes put fear in our hearts. I am grateful that through our online worship services, morning worship and prayer, and online Kids Church activities, we are reminded to trust God more. Even though we don’t meet physically, we still get a chance to hear the word of God. It’s good that we also have an online giving option which we can try anytime.
—Claudette Cañeda, Victory U-Belt
We are bringing the “church” to people’s homes, and that is very encouraging. Even if we can’t go outside, we can still participate in online church activities. At home, we do Victory group meetings through video calls. Seeing my friends’ faces online is very comforting, especially in this season.
—Josh Torres, Victory Ortigas
Not being connected to the church community in this time of crisis can be disheartening. I am grateful that through our online platforms, I can connect with my friends from church and believe God for better days ahead.
—Andrei Liclican, Victory Katipunan
I attend our worship services online and listen to the morning worship and prayer every day, These activities are very encouraging and refreshing. Now, the church feels a lot more personal. The online sessions also encourage me to have an alone time with God.
—Jon Isla, Victory Santa Rosa
We are grateful to God for giving us avenues to continually spread the Good News. Through technology, we can continue to . . .
WORSHIP AND HEAR THE WORD
You can join our worship services and prayer meetings online. Visit this page on our website to check the schedules of our online services or follow your local church on social media.
PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
If you need prayer, you can message us at victory.org.ph/prayer-request. You can also join our online prayer meetings through our local churches’ social media pages.
HONOR GOD IN OUR GIVING
Giving is one of the ways we worship God. You can continue giving through victory.org.ph/give. We now have a GCash option as well.
Discipleship never stops! Victory group and ONE 2 ONE meetings, as well as discipleship classes, are being done virtually. For more information, you can check and send a message on the social media pages of our local churches.
Despite what we’re facing in our country and all over the world, we are in faith that God will see us through. Amid the pandemic, let us continue to build up one another and never give up meeting together—even in the confines of our homes.
For now, let us continue “seeing” each other online!
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another . . .
Hebrews 10:25, (NLT)