Philippine Bible Society

Nearly 200 Pastors, Church Workers Learn CFLSB Use

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Nearly 200 pastors, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, and Bible school students were blessed and equipped following the Bible Relevance in Modern Times Seminar (BRIMS) held last December 1 and 2 in the province of Zamboanga del Sur.
BRIMS is a flagship program of the Philippine Bible Society aimed at training and equipping pastors and other church workers to become more efficient in proclaiming God’s Word to their churches and communities.
PBS Publishing Manager Rev. Dr. Edgar Ebojo spoke on how to effectively use Study Bibles, particularly the Cebuano Full Life Study Bible (CFLSB) to 70 pastors, church leaders, and Sunday school teachers in Pagadian.
“I was surprised and impressed by how much they wanted to learn. Imagine my surprise when I saw them inside the Pagadian City Alliance Church waiting for me after my flight got delayed by two hours,” Pastor Egay said. He added that the church leaders, many of whom were engaged in business, expressed their appreciation of the Bible Society’s efforts to “teach the laity on the use of more sophisticated editions of the Bible.”
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The following day, Dr. Ebojo and the Regional Auxiliary Bible Office (RABO) staff and volunteers travelled to Molave, Zamboanga del Sur, about an hour away from Pagadian City, to train 114 pastors and church workers, including 17 Bible school students.
He also said that there was a growing demand for BRIMS. “Some of the participants in the Molave leg were from Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental and from Surigao. A lot of them were requesting that PBS also bring BRIMS to their locale,” Dr. Ebojo said.
He also shared that the RABO volunteer and staff were excited by the effort, support and aspirations of the participants. He added that more seminars and training will be arranged in Mindanao and in other parts of the country for next year. “We will continue to cater to their Scripture requirements and we will help them engage the Scripture in such a way that not only will they learn more about Scripture but, more importantly, experience God’s transforming power through His Word,” Dr. Ebojo said.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“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