Philippine Bible Society

Happy Adoption Day: The Adopt a Church Program Ushers in its 3rd Cycle


By God’s grace, we were able to rally support from very faithful and generous donors to make the Adopt a Church Program Training session and Distribution last April 22, 2019 a reality! 34 churches were adopted. The Lord is so good!


92 church leaders and representatives came from all over NCR to be trained by Mrs. Perry Cartera, PBS Associate General Secretary, in a discipleship-making. She placed much emphasis on the importance of discipleship, stressing that this is a command from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.


19 Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, 20 and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19-20

“Our goal here is to make disciples and we need each other. We may come from different churches but we must work together. One church cannot disciple to all,” she shared.

Participants share their main takeaways from the day’s lessons and activities:

“In your daily life, carry joy, love, and faith. Live with Christ with you always. Show Christ in you to others. In life there is struggle, but we can imitate Christ and be Christ-like.” –Joan Laco


“The real purpose of discipleship is to bring people to Christ-likeness through a process of developing their relationship with Jesus.” –Pastor Virgilio Reyes


“I learned new things. Age doesn’t matter in ministry or in leading people. I realized the training that I lacked, but now I know the right way. The training helped.” –Josh


“Discipleship is not based on age, but your heart – where the Lord leads you. If the Lord is not there in what we do, it’s useless.” –Cleric


“My knowledge on discipleship grew deeper. The Adopt a Church Program is really helpful. It helps the restoration of hearts for the Great Commission. I will apply what I learned from the AACP to teach those who don’t know Christ – for them to know God’s love and to spread discipleship to others.” –Pastora Lani Roldan

To be part of this program either by adopting a church or signing up for adoption, please contact Karl Ivan Gervacio, PBS Church Relations Officer, at 0933-861-9041 or (02) 524-5337. You can also send an email to
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