Victory Talisay Kicks Off New Worship Service

Victory Talisay Kicks Off New Worship Service

Pastor Zab PanimdimGod has been tremendously faithful to our churches in Cebu City!

From 2012 to 2014, God led Victory Cebu on the path to tremendous growth as their numbers flourished to 2000. This paved the way for the Victory Talisay church plant, which was started under the leadership of Pastor Zab Panimdim and officially launched last December 2015.

Primarily a residential and trading center, Talisay City lies within the Metro Cebu area. Its name is taken from the magtalisay tree which is abundant in the city. It currently has a population of 250,965 that increases to around 5% every year. It is also comprised of 22 barangays, and is surrounded by 42 campuses. This includes elementary schools, public and private secondary schools, and colleges. This means that a great number of souls are waiting to be touched and to be transformed by the gospel.

With this, Victory Talisay has launched another worship service schedule. In addition to its 2:00 p.m. Sunday service, the church now has a 4:00 p.m. Sunday service, which is still regularly held on the third floor of South Town Centre in Tabunok.

Indeed, the harvest is plenty and we believe that more disciples will be trained, more leaders will be raised up, and more of the next generation will be reached by the gospel of Jesus, in the South. Invite your friends and family, and let’s join our churches in Cebu, connecting more Cebuanos to Jesus!

Our Provincial Churches Are Ready To Charge!

Central LuzonLast month, thousands of Victory Group leaders and interns converged in our churches in Central Luzon, One Cebu Hub, and Batangas Hub for our annual Discipleship Conference. Following the theme, “Charge!” the conference aimed to empower our leaders to rely on the Holy Spirit as they go and make disciples. Nearly 3,000 current and upcoming Victory group leaders were equipped and empowered to make disciples and build foundations.

For Central Luzon, our churches in Angeles, Aurora, Balanga, Baliwag, Cabanatuan, City of San Fernando, Clark, Dinalupihan, Gapan, Malolos, Meycauayan, Olongapo, Plaridel, Subic, and Tarlac held their Discipleship Conference last April 23 at the Fontana Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga. All leaders present, including 130 volunteers from different centers who served during the event, were charged to impact their cities when they return home.  From last year’s 1,300 attendees, there was a total of 2,000 participants at this year’s conference, making that a 53% increase for 2016.

Central LuzonFor our Batangas Hub, a total of 614 participants from our churches in Batangas, Lipa, Tanauan, and Sto. Tomas converged in Victory Lipa, Batangas, last April 9. The conference served to change the mindset of our Victory group leaders and interns, giving them confidence to engage and empower disciples, knowing the Holy Spirit would give them power to do it because When they got back to their respective areas, these leaders started raising other leaders, and some of our interns started leading their own Victory groups.

For our One Cebu Hub, our churches in Cebu and Talisay conducted their Discipleship Conference last April 30, at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City, Cebu. A total of 345 leaders and interns were refreshed as they reviewed the previous discipleship conferences, which had the themes, GO!, NEXT, and Now! — and then connected them to this year’s, “Charge!” They were empowered by the message of Pastor Zab, who talked about being “Charged by the Holy Spirit” and Pastor Raymund, who taught them “How to Share the Gospel.”

Central LuzonThe conference was also an opportune time for our leaders in our two congregations to fellowship and enjoy each other’s company after the event by taking photos at the photo booth, sharing snacks and exchanging stories over drinks. At the end of the event, our leaders and interns were able to take home their complimentary 21-day devotionals, as they go back to their respective communities motivated and emboldened to share the gospel.