Victory Iloilo exists to honor God and make disciples in Iloilo City. The way we do it is simply by carrying out a discipleship culture amongst our community. Here is the process of how we do discipleship.
1. Engage culture and community
Because lost people are valuable to God, we must intentionally and strategically engage on culture and communities.
10While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Colossians 1:17, 18
2. Establish spiritual foundations
Because foundations are essential for spiritual growth, we must establish solid biblical foundations at the start of our spiritual journey.
38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” 41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.Acts 2:38-41
3. Equip every member to minister
Because every member is called to be a minister, we must equip all believers in basic ministry skills. God’s word is the ultimate equipping tool.
11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.Ephesians 4:11-13
4. Empower all disciples
Because Jesus expect all disciples to make disciples, we must not only equip them, but also empower them to make disciples.
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20