Last Sunday, November 13, we officially welcomed our 78th church plant in the Philippines: Victory Bambang!
Situated in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Bambang is home to more than 50,000 people and is considered the province’s agricultural center. With many campuses and two major universities in the area, we are expectant of the many great things God will through our new church as they reach out to the next generation. Church planting efforts for Victory Bambang started several years ago after Victory Bayombong was established and the leaders noticed that there were a lot of people attending the worship service from the town of Bambang.
The Bambang church plant attracted people living and working in the community, and it later on grew when these people started inviting their family to church, as well. God continued to bless the church with growth, and soon multi-generation leaders stepped out in faith and created their Victory groups. At present, the church has 22 Victory groups, and we are in faith that these will multiply as more people hear the preaching of God’s word.
Victory Bambang’s grand launch was held at the second floor of the Landbank Building in Barangay Banggot. It was an opportune time to give thanks to God, and to fellowship with other members, including friends from Victory Bayombong. Their worship service will be held regularly every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. KIDS Church will also happen simultaneously at the same venue.So, don’t forget to invite your friends and family to our church in Nueva Vizcaya!
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.
We are excited to announce the upcoming Victory church plants for the rest of the year! Eight more church plants are set to be established throughout the Philippines before 2016 ends.
Please stand in prayer with us as we prepare to honor God and make disciples in:
- Talavera, Nueva Ecija – officially launched on September 18, Sunday
- Tabuk, Kalinga – will officially launch on September 25, Sunday
- Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya – will officially launch on October 16, Sunday
- Bangued, Abra – will officially launch on November 20, Sunday
- Candon, Ilocos Sur – will officially launch on November 27, Sunday
- Limay, Bataan – will officially launch on December 4, Sunday
- Candelaria, Quezon – will officially launch on December 11, Sunday
- Apalit, Pampanga – will officially launch on December 18, Sunday
Let us intercede for the leaders and volunteers of these church plants as they prepare for their grand launch in the coming days. We are in faith that God will use these church plants to reach out to more people in various areas of the Philippines. If you have friends and family in these areas, tell them about our upcoming Victory churches! See you there!
Church planting efforts are intensifying in Nueva Ecija as we continue to establish more churches there. Recently, we announced the launch of Victory Cabanatuan’s new worship service at SM City Cabanatuan. Now, we’re excited to honor God and make disciples in Talavera, Nueva Ecija!
Victory Talavera recently moved to its new location at the second floor of Amini Building, located along Maharlika Highway at Zone 6, Maestrang Kikay. Previously located at the second floor of LandBank near the plaza and the Municipal Hall, Victory Talavera will officially launch on September 18, Sunday.
Led by the leadership team of Victory Cabanatuan, the church conducted their first Sunday service at the new building just last month, July 24, with an overflow of attendees and volunteers. Sunday worship services will be regularly held at this new venue, at 9:30 am, with Kids Church happening simultaneously.
Talavera is a municipality in Nueva Ecija, with many national roads passing through it. Due to its central location, it is one of the pivotal transport points in Central Luzon. We are in faith that God will cause amazing things to happen to Talavera’s inhabitants as the church makes it possible for more people to be reached out and discipled.
Last August 14, Victory Cabanatuan launched a new worship service at SM City Mall in Cabanatuan City. The 10 AM service was held and will continue to be held at Cinema 4 on the third floor of the popular mall situated along Maharlika Highway in Nueva Ecija. Volunteer ushers enthusiastically welcomed over 800 worshipers at the grand launch; carrying balloons and cupcakes, they created a festive atmosphere for attendees, many of whom were visiting from neighboring provinces and coming from locations as far as Metro Manila.
The launch was also graced by several local government officials. SM City Mall, the location of Victory Cabanatuan’s weekend worship services, is accessible and easily identifiable to residents of Cabanatuan City. We are excited at what God will do through this church, now that inviting and engaging people has become easier to do.
At present, Victory Cabanatuan regularly conducts three worship services, including this new Sunday worship service. Its regular service at the FMN Industrial Building, also located along Maharlika Highway, will still continue, and will retain its original schedule of 5:30pm. Regular youth services at the aforementioned venue will also be held every Thursday at 6:00 PM. We would like to invite you to pray with us for open doors and open hearts in Cabanatuan City, so that more disciples and leaders will be established for God’s glory. We also encourage you to bring your family and friends in the area to join us at the worship services of Victory Cabanatuan. See you there!
Last June 16, we welcomed Victory church planters, senior pastors, and their wives to the Every Nation Building Phase 2 Function Hall for the Victory Provincial Churches’ National Summit 2016.
This annual event is a highly anticipated opportunity for our pastors and staff to strengthen mission alignment and promote relational unity among the leaders of our provincial churches.
At this year’s summit, Victory founding pastor Steve Murrell talked about mission alignment, which refers to the way the provincial churches embrace and serve towards the Every Nation mission, specifically church planting, campus ministry, and world missions.
Pastor Gilbert Foliente then talked about relational unity, which refers to the way we make every effort to maintain unity as we serve together, intentionally working to build healthy, long-term relationships that result in synergy and greater collaboration.
The summit also aimed to clarify the key priorities of the churches, and to reinforce the church planting process in our leaders, which Pastor Jon Naron talked about.
As we plant more churches in the provinces, let us pray that more people in these places would come to know Jesus and grow deeper in their relationships with Him. Together, let us believe God for open doors to families, campuses, and businesses, so that more Filipinos in the provincial areas would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.