After years of praying and believing, our church in Makati finally has a facility it can call home.
Victory in Makati did not have a permanent venue for years. Our staff and volunteers would set up and pack up at different halls week in and week out since it started in 1986. All of its worship services, discipleship classes, and events were held in rented venues.
Despite the lack of a permanent meeting place, God’s work in Makati continued to grow. It also did not hinder people from coming and moving in faith along with our church. By the grace of God, we now have 1,600 people attending six worship services all throughout the week and about 500 ministry volunteers helping us run services and other church events. More than 330 Victory group leaders and interns are also now leading discipleship groups that meet weekly in coffee shops, homes, campuses, and offices to pray, study the Word, and share life together.
As Victory in Makati continued to grow in numbers and in devotion to our God, the need for our church to have its own facility also grew—a place that will not only be a venue for meetings, but a strategic tool for training and raising more leaders who will carry out our mission.
This year, God answered our prayers by giving our church a home in Alphaland! It was quite a journey—from finalizing the contract, to securing permits, to raising funds for the construction of the facility—but it was a faith-building, faith-stretching journey worth taking.
On April 5, 2019, we gathered in our new center and shared our vision to honor God and make disciples through serving the city. Instead of the usual ribbon-cutting ceremony, we made an apt twist and did it from the inside of the hall to signify our going out to fulfill our mission to serve and minister to the city.
As Victory in Makati moves to its new place today, we are in faith that Alphaland will not just be our church’s home, but also a place where more people will be equipped to be a blessing to the city of Makati. We believe that this facility is a tool that will help us accomplish the Lord’s will in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, missions, campus ministry, and social responsibility.