Constant equipping and training of ministers facilitates church’s growth effectively and efficiently. For this reason, JECPP’s Church Planting Ministry (CPM) in SOCCSKSARGEN Section brought together 20 church workers and CPM volunteers on October 12-13 and 30 church workers from Davao Oriental Section October 18-19.
Evangel Family Church of Davao has marvelously witnessed the wonderful grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the magnificent work of the Holy Spirit since its humble beginnings in 1993 up to the present when the church celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last August 27, 2018.
This year’s training is the 5th of its kind. Participants of the training attended classes at EFC-Marahan for one whole week, once every month from January to June. The tribal pastors who graduated previously in TWIT courses now facilitated this year’s class. These tribal pastors are being groomed to be trainers by the Tribal Mission Foundation International (TMFI). This endeavor is key to addressing the continuous growth of JECPP’s tribal ministry.
Evangel Family Church, Marahan, Marilog District was extremely excited to host the 4th Annual Tribal Family Camp slated on May 28-31, 2018. The 3-day Tribal Family Camp was composed of different Evangel Family Tribal Churches in Marilog District. Prior to the event, tribal EFC Pastors, leaders and volunteers would never mind walking kilometers in the blistering heat, with the goal of inviting their members to the said gathering. Most of these members live deep in the high interior mountains with no roads.
This is an answer to the call of God in the life of Rev. Dr. Robert Lim, a servant of God and the founding chairman of Jireh Evangel Church Planting in the Philippines (JECPP). He received the vision from God to plant 100 Bible believing churches in the Philippines. By God’s grace, the Holy Spirit enabled him to plant over 400 churches three decades later.
The Annual Next Generation Youth Conference is one of the most anticipated gathering of Evangel Family Church’s young people all throughout the Philippines. This year is Southern Mindanao Region’s 5th year to conduct the said event. It aims to immerse the youth in God’s presence through teachings and mentoring from the anointed servants of God and to encourage them through fellowship with other young people from the different EFC churches in the region.
To advance the kingdom of God and propagate the works of evangelism and discipleship, EFC-Kidapawan and EFC- Magsaysay, Davao del Sur gathered 19 pioneering leaders for a 2-day Church Planting Movement (CPM) training at Evangel Family Church, Landmark, Kidapawan City on January 26 & 27, 2018.
Upon receiving their relief buckets, the lumads exclaimed “dakel ne salamat kaniyu lang ennog tabang kanami”(Thank you very much for helping us) in their native language. They were more than thankful that there were people used by God to touch their grieving hearts and reach out to them amidst difficult situations.
On the night of December 22, 2017, thousands of families were displaced after the onslaught of cyclone “Vinta” (Tembin) which resulted to terrible flooding in Davao City, particularly in Juliville Subdivision, Jade Valley, Tigatto Relocation Area and a tribal community at Sitio Dumalogdog, a part of Marilog District, where some of EFC-Davao members reside. These families have evacuated to the barangay’s schools and gymnasiums for temporary shelter, and 16 families of Sitio Dumalogdog lost their houses to flood waters.
Honor, love, and passion are necessary for a Christian to see the needs of his or her community and respond to them. This Christmas 2017, Women in Love, the Men of Honor, and the Youth’s Hearts on Fire Ministries rolled their sleeves and joined hands for an outreach project aimed to bless one of the most depressed communities in Davao City.
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