What You Shouldn’t Miss at the ENC Iloilo Youth Service

“Life is meaningless apart from a relationship with God.” This encompasses my great experience during the launching of Every Nation Campus Iloilo’s youth service last July 31. At last, the time has come after two years of praying!

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245 students worshiping Jesus.

 

We prepared a month before the event. During the process, unavoidable challenges happened yet this motivated the students to aim for excellence in their service through their respective ministries; admin, communications, music, production, tech and ushering. As the launch was approaching, we were getting more excited to invite our friends, so we actively spread the news at our campuses and even through social media.

The 5-minute countdown finally began yet we were quite anxious seeing only about half of the chairs occupied. The youth service was opened by some of the Central Philippine University students giving their dance intermission. Then gradually, students were simultaneously coming in the center which eventually became jam-packed just in time for the music team to lead them to a powerful praise and worship.

Youth Service Launch Fun and Games

The night was full of fun and games for ENC Students

 

Praise God for the 245 students, almost a hundred beyond our expected number, who joined us in this event. We had a game called “Tindero” that successfully broke the ice and caught the students’ attention for the Word. The topic of the message was Campus Life Hacks which was delivered by Coach Francis Cordova through giving some tips not just for the freshmen but for all the students.

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After the message, students broke into groups and started discussing what they learned from the preaching. CPU, UPV, JBLFMU, WVSU, ISAT U, USA, UI, WIT, ABE, Bethany Life Center Academy, INHS, ICNHS, Lapaz National Highschool, and St. Therese College were the campuses represented that night.

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It feels so great to witness what God is doing in the lives of the students and in this city. This is just the beginning and we’re praying for these and more students to be discipled. Last month’s youth service was a blast and I’m excited to praise God together with other students this coming August 28. I don’t want to miss this.

At the end of the day, I am reminded that it is all about God. Everything in this world is vain apart from God and having a relationship with Him.

Don’t miss this month’s Youth Service as we jam together with you and your friends!The next youth service will be on August 28, 2015

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This is a guest post by Kate Zuyco, one of Every Nation Campus Iloilo’s Leaders from University of the Philippines Visayas – Miagao.

Victory Weekend brings Freedom

Last June 19-20, thirty-five candidates experienced freedom in Victory Weekend, a two-day spiritual retreat. Of the 35, 30 were water baptized.

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Victory Weekend is one of the movement’s programs to establish believers in Biblical foundations. The goal is to minister freedom to disciples, so that they will also be able to minister to others.

The movement’s mission is to honor God and make disciples in the city of Iloilo.  The event is part of our discipleship process. The process involves four E’s- engage th community, establish biblical foundations, equip believers to minister and empower disciples to make disciples. We believe that everyone is called to make disciples and to be a disciple, and this event is a means to fulfill that call.

The vision is to build the candidates now to become ministers as well, as they have received ministering. The highlights of the event included sessions in truth, repentance and faith. During sessions teachers ministered in the area of knowing the power of the cross, being free from areas of sin, and living a new lifestyle of faith and disciple-making.

Other highlights included ministering of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, counseling time with the candidate’s leaders and water baptism. The next Victory Weekend is scheduled to be on October, and those who look forward to being a part of the next one can join a discipleship group and start with One2One.

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Igniting the Work of God in the Campus

I’ve attended a lot of conferences in our movement and I can attest that every event is a divine encounter with our God and a confirmation of my calling to be a light and salt of this world. This year, everyone is excited to be part of a huge gathering of students all over Asia and that is “IGNITE 2015”.

Ignite is set to to happen on June 2-5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Ignite is set to to happen on June 2-5 at the Araneta Coliseum.

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Series Break – New Year 2015

The welcoming of the new year is always a time to reflect upon the past year and look forward to the upcoming year. It’s become so common to begin the year with a list of resolutions, but many of these resolutions never make it past the first month!

In this series break, Pastor Raffy Gonzaga shares about a biblical perspective of establishing long-term, life-long change in our lives through Jesus Christ.

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Run, Walk, Sow: The Next Generation Victory Challenge

Getting healthy is the rage nowadays, and if you’re not into running, we bet you’re at least into walking.

Walking is a great way to get your blood pumping, not to mention see your calories burn. That Ramboys Lechon you just finished off? Burn a little of it by walking.

Maybe you think that walking is for the weak, and you do something more challenging: You run. You actually RUN.

And that’s awesome.

Just as we at Victory Iloilo work to help God take care of your souls, as well as empower you to help God take care of other people’s souls, as well, we’re opening another avenue to take care of you. We’re taking you on a FUN RUN!

On November 29, 2014, Victory Iloilo, in partnership with The SM Store and Christian Runners of Iloilo, is hosting the “Next Generation Victory Challenge.”

The Next Generation Victory Challenge is not just an avenue to get healthy. It is also an avenue to sow to the Lord, an opportunity to be blessed according to your generosity.

All the proceeds will go to the expansion of Victory Iloilo’s worship center. This is your chance to let the Lord multiply your seed, while getting healthy, too.

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There will be four races in all:

  • 3 KM
  • 5 KM
  • 10 KM
  • 16 KM

The 16-KM race is also known as the “Victory Challenge,” where all finishers will get a free T-Shirt.

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You may register at any of these three venues:

  • Victory Iloilo, Paseo de Arcangeles, Benigno Aquino Drive
  • Toby’s at SM City Iloilo
  • RunClub at Robinson’s and Plazuela

Registration Fees Are At:

  • 3 KM – Php 250
  • 5 KM – Php 300
  • 10 KM – Php 350
  • 16 KM – Php 550

So if you want to know how far your body can go, in terms of endurance and grit, and be blessed and a blessing as well, this is your chance to do all that and more, with the Next Generation Victory Challenge.

Invite all your friends who are keen on reaching their fitness goals!

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Summary:

What/Event Name: Next Generation Victory Challenge

Where/Venue: SM City Iloilo

Where/Where To Register: Victory Iloilo, Paseo de Arcangeles, Benigno Aquino Drive; Toby’s at SM Iloilo; RunClub at Robinson’s and Plazuela

When/Date: November 29, 2014, 5:00 AM

How/With 4 Different Races:

  • 3 KM
  • 5 KM
  • 10 KM
  • 16 KM

Who/Host: The event is sponsored by The SM Store, and hosted by Christian Runners of Iloilo, a group of runners that aim to create a community of runners that will be an avenue for believers to be good stewards of their body.

Victory Iloilo Project Upgrade Phase 1 Completed

Victory exists to “Honor God and Make Disciples.” This is the heart of everything that we do. This is the vision we’ve been running with since 1984 as a national movement. And this has been Victory Iloilo’s rallying cry for the past 25 years, as well. As we make disciples, though, more has been added to our number. And this is why we needed to expand our “tents.”

Victory Iloilo has experienced a doubling of its numbers every three years. To give you a report of the increase, here are our figures, starting from the year 2005:

  • 2005 – 200
  • 2009 – 500
  • 2012 – 1,000

It is because of this doubling, in fact, literally exponential growth, that a building expansion was in order. Victory Iloilo needed to build a center that will help us reach more people, make more disciples and train more leaders.

The building expansion sought to meet these objectives, in line with Victory’s vision to “Honor God, Make Disciples”:

  1. Increase the capacity for the harvest by doubling the seating capacity for the worship services.
  2. This will allow for more room for new attendees.
  3. Strengthen the discipleship efforts through providing better facilities for Victory Weekend, The Gathering (a discipleship event that Victory Iloilo holds on Tuesdays), Making Disciples Class, Training for Victory, and other events.
  4. Train more leaders, both in the community and within the church. We are praying to ready a team to start the church plant in downtown Iloilo City in the next few years.

Structurally, Victory Iloilo sought to meet these objectives, through the Building Project:

  1. Increase the capacity of the Main Hall, from what used to be a 160 to 180-seater facility, to a structure that can seat 360 to 420 members.
  2. Restructure the Kids’ Church area. The next generation is a vital part of our movement, and we wanted to ensure that they have excellent facilities as well. The Kids’ Church rooms also double as facilities for discipleship events.
  3. Strengthen the foundation of center. We also sought to improve the structural soundness of the firewall behind the church facility, which was already disintegrating due to time and weathering.
  4. Improve church facilities and equipment.

We planned to divide the Building Project into two phases:

Phase 1: Construction of the planned structural upgrade of the church building itself.
Phase 2: Equipment and facility upgrade. This phase includes upgrading the sound equipment, adding LED TV’s for the stage, improving the lights, as well as adding a corporate-capacity generator set to handle the power outages that may arise due to the regular weather disturbances in the area.

Phase 1 entailed the overhaul of the building structure. For the most part, it took 4 months to complete. During that time, Victory Iloilo conducted its Sunday Services in Sarabia Manor Hotel.

We are pleased to announce that Phase 1 of Victory Iloilo’s Building Project is close to completion. Just this Sunday, July 20th, Victory Iloilo and its members have finally returned to its home facility and enjoyed the excellent additions and improvements to the structure. It has been more spacious, more roomy, a little colder, and there’s room for more to welcome into our spiritual fam.

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The space between the firewall and the building has been decreased, the firewall has been fortified, the Kids’ Church’s rooms are now elevated and have a more solid foundation, the restrooms were updated, as well as the entrance structures, the doors, and even the Tech booth. The offices in the mezzanine of the building were left as they are, however.

These changes for the structure of Victory Iloilo are an indication of how we have enlarged the place of our tents, stretched our tent curtains wide, as well as how we have not held back, lengthened our cords, strengthened our stakes, for we expect to be bursting at the seams, and soon! We have positioned ourselves for another series of exponential growths, and we are excited to see the fruits of our labor!

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Moving Forward

We are not yet done with the Building Project. We are still excited for Phase 2, where we will incorporate better and improved equipment, to serve the congregation of Victory Iloilo better.

We aim to donate our used, but well-maintained equipment to other Victory branches that are still in the process of expansion or planting, such as Victory Roxas, or the soon-to-rise Victory Kalibo. We may also consider donating the equipment to other local churches which are not necessarily a part of the Victory/EveryNation group of churches.

And as we have mentioned, when Victory Iloilo expands exponentially once more, we aim to plant another church in the Downtown Iloilo area. We’re excited for that!

To God be the glory!

Series Break: World Missions

One of our crown jewels in Victory is World Missions. As a part of the Every Nation family, it is our mission to Honor God through establishing churches and campus ministries in every nation.

Listen to World Missions Director, Pastor Jonathan Bocobo, as he shares his insights and what the word of God says about spreading the Gospel in other countries.

Series Break: Mother’s Day

Motherhood is the toughest profession on earth. Moms work 24/7 with no pay and always prioritizes her children and husband. Here’s the worship service message for mother’s last mother’s day by Pastor Raffy Gonzaga. [Read more…]