Philippine Bible Society

Nearly 300 Equipped in Masbate, Mindoro

Close to 300 people from the provinces of Masbate and Occidental Mindoro were blessed and equipped to nurture their ministries on children and the youth. This came after the successful conduct of Why Focus on the Children (WFOC) seminars last May 14 and 23, respectively.
The WFOC is part of the Bible Relevance in Modern Times Seminar (BRIMS), a flagship training program spearheaded by the Sales and Distribution Department.
NCR Sales Supervisor Vicky Franco taught pastors, Sunday school teachers, and church workers how to effectively teach God’s Word to children while highlighting the need to develop and improve a children’s ministry in local churches.
“Our children are our churches’ next leaders and members. If we do not guide them properly, teaching them Biblical principles to be like Jesus Christ, we should expect the natural death of our churches,” Franco stressed.
Meanwhile, the seminars garnered positive feedback from participants who benefitted much from the lectures. Joel Fernan, a 37-year-old pastor from the Christian Outreach Center expressed his desire for a longer program. “Half a day (of learning) was not enough for me. I want to learn more!” he said.
On the other hand, KC Barniga of Door of Faith Church hoped for a repeat of the seminar. “I hope you will come again to train the church workers in Masbate,” the 23-year-old said.