(Philippines)–Despite opposition to the Gospel in parts of the Philippines, pastors are eagerly seeking church planting and evangelistic training. Doctor David Shibley of Global Advance recently held a Frontline Shepherds Conference on the Island of Mindanao, where more than one-thousand pastors attended. “Pastors don’t have the opportunity for formal training. We obviously can’t give them a Bible school education in three or four days. What we can give them is a track to run on. As the Lord provides we want to really continue to resource pastoral leaders in the Philippines because we believe they’re a crucial part of seeing the fulfilling of the Great Commission throughout Asia.” The church, says Shibley, has other challenges. “A challenge both from communism and from Islam. However, there is a tremendous advance of the Gospel. I think there’s been an immerging younger church in the Philippines that is very evangelistic.” 30-dollars provides “harvest kits” to help in church planting and evangelism in these harsh conditions.
Story number 3 for 19 Apr 2001
By davidvranishApril 19, 2001
- Primary Language: Tagalog
- Primary Religion: Christianity
- Evangelical: 12.3%