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    2019 First Half Newsbits

    1.GCF Sta Rosa launched its school, Ezra Institute of Theology on January 14 with its initial course offering, Hermeneutics. The second course subject, OT Survey 2 will start on April 15. Twenty three students are currently enrolled in the program with more wanting to enroll in the future. 2. GCF North East is the latest campus to open. An Orientation was conducted on March 22 to prepare 25 enrollees for the initial course subject, Hermeneutics. 3. ELI Asia campus in Dasmariñas, Cavite (Bagong Bayan Christian Church) started a new cycle of courses. The first batch is set to graduate this year. 4) Simons Institute of Theology of NTBC Paete, Laguna…

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    8 Campuses and more…

    Dear Praying Partners, I praise the Lord for the various campuses wherein the training of pastors and church workers are being conducted. To date, ELI Asia has eight campuses located in the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga and Zambales. Aside from these training sites, our faculty are doing seminars in various places in its effort to make theological education accessible to pastors in the rural areas. Thank you for your partnership with us. Please pray for the subjects that are being offered this new term (3rd quarter). Our campuses in Dasmariñas in Cavite, and Sta Rosa and Paete in Laguna are starting new subjects. The other campuses are about…

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    Training a thriving Evangelical Church in Bangsarmoro Region, Mindanao

    Dear Prayer Partners, Praise God for the wonderful privilege of ministering to the brethren of Word of Salvation Movement Center, which is a local church in Lanao del Sur from April 26 to 28. The province is under the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, and is predominantly Islamic. However, right at the heart of it is an evangelical church that is thriving and is looked up to by many Muslims. I have been given the opportunity to train its leaders (April 26-27) and preach to the congregation yesterday, Sunday (April 28). It was a great delight for me to have led the leadership team in a seminar on Spiritual Leadership in the…

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    Advancing Ministerial Training in the Philippines

    “Leaders from every non-western region say their number one need is leadership training.” – David Livermore, Serving with Eyes Wide Open “Leaders from every non-western region say their number one need is leadership training.” – David Livermore, Serving with Eyes Wide Open Global Situation 178,000 people come to Jesus Christ everyday around the world. 7,000 new church leaders are needed daily to care for the growing church. 2 million pastors worldwide are untrained or undertrained. 85% of the world’s churches are led by people who have no formal training in theology or ministry. – Action Coalition, equippastors.org “Even if all training institutions operate at 120% full capacity, they can only train…

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    2017 Year End Report

    The task doing Christian ministry has never been as exciting and challenging as it is today. In fact, there is now a consensus among sociologists and demographers that the old notion that the world would be secularized by the dawn of the 21st century has just recently been falsified by the sudden rise of interest in religion and spirituality almost everywhere around the world. This is most particularly true in the Global South, where the Philippines sits strategically and is said to be playing a special role, particularly as it registered an unprecedented growth among evangelicals in the last three decades or so. For ELI Asia, this translates to more opportunities and…