Last August 13, Saturday, over 800 Victory group leaders and interns from Victory Pangasinan locations gathered for Discipleship 2016.
The event kicked off at 9am at Cinemas 3 and 4 of SM Rosales, and drew leaders and interns from Victory Alaminos, Victory Bayambang, Victory Lingayen, Victory Mangalden, Victory San Carlos, Victory Dagupan and Victory Urdaneta, plus two church plants, Manaoag and Tayug.
With the theme, CHARGE!, Discipleship 2016 is aimed at empowering our leaders to rely on the Holy Spirit as they go and make disciples. Delegates listened to inspiring messages from Bishop Ferdie Cabiling and Pastor Jon Naron, heard unforgettable stories of discipleship, and received new tools to grow themselves and others in their walk with God.
Together, let us intercede for our leaders and interns in Pangasinan as they gear up for their task ahead and accomplish what the Discipleship Conference has helped instill in their hearts.Let us also pray for the cities reached by our Victory centers in Pangasinan, that God will open doors and introduce key people to our ministry, so that we will be able to go and make disciples in that harvest field.
To get more updates regarding Discipleship 2016, check out the official hashtags #ChargePangasinan and #Discipleship2016.
Last month, Victory Zamboanga conducted their own Discipleship conference in Tumaga, Zamboanga City.
The event attracted a total of 124 leaders and interns, including leaders from our Victory Ipil church plant who already started their first Victory groups several weeks ago. Following the theme, Charge!, the conference focused on the power that the Holy Spirit gives us to carry out the charge to honor God with our lives and make disciples.
The participants heard updates on the discipleship efforts that have been undertaken to reach the youth of Zamboanga. Because of the growing discipleship culture among the young people there, our church will be launching a worship service for college students this month. The conference also touched on world missions, which Victory Zamboanga will take part in, by sending short-term missioners to the nations of Indonesia and Mongolia this year.
Please continue to pray for our church in Zamboanga to be a witness to Mindanao and the southern islands. As our current and upcoming Victory group leaders go back to their respective communities refreshed and recharged, they will continue to make more disciples, train leaders, and plant churches charged with the Holy Spirit.
Our churches from the Cordillera Administrative Region & La Union (CARLU) held Discipleship 2016 last May 14, at the SM City Baguio Cinema 3.
Discipleship 2015 attracted 300 participants from all over the CARLU region; this year, over 440 leaders and interns were equipped, encouraged, and empowered to go and make disciples.
The year’s theme is CHARGE!, and is aimed at empowering our leaders to rely on the Holy Spirit as they go and make disciples.
It is the first time that our discipleship conference in CARLU was held outside a Victory center, allowing for an increase in attendance this year. There were leaders and interns who represented our churches from Baguio, San Fernando, La Union, Agoo, La Trinidad, and our Bangued and Tabuk church plants.
The participants heard from Pastor Jojo Henson, who gave a powerful message about the person and power of the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Jojo also ministered to the leaders and shared prophetic prayers for the churches, campuses, marketplace and the whole nation.
Before our leaders left SM City Baguio, they received a 21-day devotional entitled Witness: The Holy Spirit in Action. The devotional features stories of 21 men and women in the Bible who were filled with the Spirit and empowered to be a witness for God.
Last March 5, thousands of current and upcoming Victory group leaders came together at the Mall of Asia Arena for our annual leaders’ convergence, Discipleship 2016. Now on its fourth year, the conference focused on the power given to us by the Holy Spirit to carry out the charge to honor God and make disciples.
In this podcast from Discipleship 2016, Every Nation founder and president, Pastor Steve Murrell, delivers a powerful message from Acts 1:8. He encourages all our Victory group leaders to be missional, not mystical. As the Holy Spirit gives us power, we are empowered to go on our mission to preach the gospel. Not only that, we also receive power to martyr ourselves and lay our lives down for the gospel. To accomplish this, lordship should be paramount in all aspects of our lives.
More than 10,000 Victory group leaders and interns from all over Metro Manila converged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, March 5, 2016 for Discipleship 2016! The theme of the conference is “Charge,” and is aimed at empowering our leaders to rely on the Holy Spirit as they go and make disciples!
“From 6,000 leaders in 2013, we are now 10,000 leaders and interns,” announces Pastor Ariel Marquez of Victory Alabang, one of the hosts of Discipleship 2016. Together with Pastor Dennis Sy of Victory Greenhills, they recognized all 13 congregations from all over Metro Manila as well as the new Victory Group leaders. Victory Metro Manila as one church now meets in 24 locations all over the city.
We first heard from Bishop Manny Carlos, Chairman of Victory Philippines. Sharing about the four ways the Holy Spirit helps us, Bishop Manny encouraged all Victory group leaders to seek and pursue the Holy Spirit. “If the Holy Spirit is in you, you can live a life above sin, victoriously over sin,” he shares.
Before our leaders and interns left the SM Mall of Asia Arena, they received limited edition 21-day devotionals!
We are so CHARGED to go and make disciples of all nations!
Get a taste of the Charge experience! Download Discipleship 2016 audio messages by clicking on the links below:
Bishop Manny Carlos – The Power to Live Righteously
Pastor Steve Murrell – The Power to Preach the Gospel
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