Adopt a Church program bridge support for churches in need of Scriptures

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March 27, 2018

We assume that every Christian has a Bible, either worn down with multi-coloured highlights evidently feasted on daily, or stored at a corner shelf accumulating dust. But both are not often true. While there are those who breathe life from the Word and there are those who take it for granted, many don’t even own one at all.

 

Moved to have this greatest treasure land eager hands, the Philippine Bible Society (PBS) initiated the Adopt a Church program. It’s designed to facilitate the abundance that God provides to overflow unto needy churches whose members can barely afford a Bible of their own. With the commitment of able and generous individuals, churches, and corporate partners, PBS will bridge their financial aid to identified churches in need of Scriptures. A sponsor may also grant their support to a church of their choice.

 

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Together with copy of Scriptures, the Adopt a Church program will also provide discipleship materials in aid for the continuing spiritual growth of the Bible recipients. PBS will facilitate the training to equip the adopted churches on how to use these materials. In return, the sponsored churches commit to share prayer concerns and their testimony report within three months of implementing the discipleship tools.

 

Since the initial orientation gatherings, 101 different churches across the National Capital Region, represented by 223 pastors and lay ministers, have signed up for adoption and were assessed for inclusion in the Scriptures distribution under this program.

 

First ceremonial turnover

 

One of the first churches who committed to adopt a church is the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) Cosmopolitan. They had their ceremonial turnover of 82 Bibles and 18 discipleship materials last March 4, 2018 to their two adopted churches: UCCP UCGS Queensrow in Bacoor, Cavite and the UCCP M. Francisco in Pasay.

 

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others just like how they have received help,” said UCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor Callum Tabada.

 

To be part of this program either by adopting a church or signing up for adoption, please contact (02) 524-5337 / 0933 861 9041 or email karl@bible.org.ph. You may also click here to donate online.

 

1 Comment

  • Alvin Roc Jove June 25, 2019 7:12 am

    We are a new and fast growing Church here in Binag, Lallo, 3509, Cagayan and we are in dire need for Bibles to be distributed to our members.
    That in All thing God may be Glorified

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“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society