We are Victory, a church in the Philippines that exists to honor God and make disciples.
We desire to honor God in every area of life. Our starting point, goal, and motive is the honor of God. This is foundational for understanding why we do what we do. It is all about Him, not us.
We follow Jesus and help others follow Him. We make disciples by engaging culture and community, establishing biblical foundations, equipping believers to minister, and empowering disciples to make disciples.
In June 1984, Rice Broocks, Al Manamtam, and Steve and Deborah Murrell led a team of sixty-five American university students on a one-month summer mission trip in Manila’s University Belt. After two weeks of evangelistic meetings at the Girl Scouts Auditorium on Padre Faura, the new church, consisting of about 150 high school and university students, moved into the basement of the Tandem Theater on Recto Avenue. From this original group of 150, Victory is now composed of thousands of students, professionals, and families. The church equips discipleship group leaders who meet weekly in coffee shops, homes, and offices for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.
In 1994, Rice Broocks, Phil Bonasso, and Steve Murrell met in Manila, Philippines, to explore ways to cooperate in campus ministry, church planting, and world missions. This meeting resulted in the birthing of Every Nation, a worldwide church planting movement with a vision to establish churches and campus ministries in every nation. Victory is a founding member of this global family.
Since its founding, Victory has sent Filipino campus missionaries and church planters to serve as cross-cultural missionaries to countries across the globe, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. Besides these long-term missionaries, Victory has also sent numerous short-term evangelism and medical teams to more than a dozen nations.
Lordship. We value obedience.
Because Jesus is “King of kings and Lord of lords,” we believe that wholehearted submission to God’s will and His Word is the starting point of the Christian faith and the foundation of all spiritual growth. (Colossians 2:6)
Evangelism. We value lost people.
Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we seek to build churches primarily through evangelism—not transfer, through birth—not adoption. (John 3:16; Luke 19:10)
Discipleship. We value spiritual growth.
Because we are called to make disciples, our primary focus is ministering to people, not conducting meetings, facilitating programs, or building buildings. (Matthew 28:19,20)
Leadership. We value leadership development.
Because we are called to develop future leaders who will serve in the church and in the community, we prioritize leadership development. We do this by deliberately creating opportunities for young potential leaders to develop their gifts, and empowering them through identification, instruction, impartation, and internship. (2 Timothy 2:2)
Family. We value long-term relationships.
Because the family is the foundation and validation of ministry, we refuse to sacrifice our marriages and our children on the altars of temporal success. And because we believe God has called us to be a spiritual family, we embrace community, reject the idea of disposable relationships, and choose to walk in love, respect, and unity. (Psalm 127:1,3; Ephesians 4:3)
As a founding member of Every Nation, Victory works with the following to fulfill its vision to establish churches and campus ministries in every nation:
Training Leaders. Transforming Nations.
Every Nation is a church planting movement with a vision to establish churches and campus ministries in every nation.
Every Nation Philippines World Missions
Pray. Give. Go.
Every Nation World Missions exists to establish new churches in Asia to reach new people and new cultures, empower new leaders, and plant seeds of social transformation.
Every Nation Campus
Every Nation. Every Campus.
Every Nation Campus, a campus organization that empowers students for LIFE—Leadership, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence. Its campus missionaries lead Victory’s youth services and oversee discipleship efforts in campuses all over the Philippines.
Change a Life. Change the Nation.
The Real LIFE Foundation is a Philippine non-governmental organization that exists to honor God by serving the poor and empowering their dreams.
At Victory, we believe discipleship is a 24/7 lifestyle of following Jesus, and helping others do the same, and discipleship is most effective when it happens within a community. The relationships that can be built in church and a Victory group will help you continue in your walk with God.