Last September 18, Sunday, we witnessed the grand launch of a new church plant in the heart of Nueva Ecija: Victory Talavera! Our 76th provincial church officially launched on the second floor of Amini Building, located along Maharlika Highway at Zone 6, Maestrang Kikay. Their worship services will be regularly held at this venue every Sunday at 9:30am.
Under the leadership of Pastor Jeff and Niña Roque, church planting efforts started in 2013. With the help of Victory Cabanatuan, the church was able to steadily establish their presence and start engaging the people in the area. By God’s grace, from their previous venue at the second floor of LandBank, Victory Talavera was able to secure a new center at the Amini Building.
A motorcade kicked off the launch, with volunteers and leaders onboard. Bishop Juray Mora, Victory Philippines’ National Director, graced the launch as a guest speaker. Our other churches in Central Luzon also came to celebrate with Victory Talavera.
Conveniently located along the busy thoroughfare of Maharlika Highway, the Amini Building is accessible and easily identifiable to many Talavera residents. Because it intersects with a lot of access points from different parts of Central Luzon, Victory Talavera is situated at a place that makes it easy to engage and invite people to the church.
Let us continue to pray for open doors and open hearts, so that more disciples and leaders will be raised for God’s glory. Together, let us intercede for this new church plant’s leadership team, volunteers and staff as they continue to advance God’s kingdom in this part of the Philippines.
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.
On July 29, 186 pastors and leaders from Victory churches from all over the Philippines gathered at the Every Nation building for a time of equipping and fellowship at the National Church Planting Summit.
Our provincial pastors, leaders, and church planters are preparing for seven church plants by the end of this year. Since January, we have launched new church plants in Alaminos, Pangasinan; Silay, Negros; Puerto Princesa, Palawan; and Plaridel, Bulacan. We are in faith for the seven upcoming church plants to be launched in the following provinces:
- Camarines Sur
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
Please stand with us in prayer! We are excited for local disciples to be raised in these areas, who will then disciple their families, friends, colleagues, and campuses!
Invite your family and friends at a Victory center nearest you! We are currently in fifteen congregations in Metro Manila, and sixty-four churches across the Philippines.