One of our highest priorities in the Philippines mission has been developing national ministers and workers, and this has been the mission driving the Apostolic Bible College of the Philippines since it’s inception in 2009. In recent months, we’ve been taking a condensed version of our ABC curriculum to busy pastors and workers who aren’t able to leave their churches to attend a full time Bible school.
We’ve developed a series of Concentrated Bible School (CBS) seminars which are now being conducted in 8 strategic locations throughout the Philippines, on a rotating basis.
A total of 16 subjects are included, ranging from Apostolic Doctrine to evangelism, leadership development, and church management.
A typical CBS seminar is a 3-day event with 24 hours of intensive instruction covering 2 subjects taught in our Bible College. CBS seminars are scheduled 3 to 4 times a year in each location. All newly licensed ministers are required to complete the entire CBS curriculum and every pastor and active church worker is also encouraged to attend every seminar.
In order to reach a nation of 106 million souls, it is clear that we must develop thousands of national ministers and workers to take the gospel to their own people. Our CBS program is just one way that we are developing pastors and workers to fulfill the Great Commission here in the Philippines. In closing, let me say thank you to our faithful supporters, because none of this would be possible without you!