Philippine Bible Society

World Bible Leaders Review UBS Secretariat to Effectively Support National Bible Societies

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Seven general secretaries and senior officers from different National Bible Societies convened as the UBS Fellowship and its Global Ministry Team (GMT) Review Group last February 10-11 in London, United Kingdom. These key leaders, from five continents, were from the Bible societies of Ghana, Guatemala, New Zealand, Palestine, the Philippines, Scotland, and USA. Two representatives from the UBS-GMT also joined the meeting as resource persons. The Review Group was established by the UBS Executive Board.
Chaired by Nora Lucero, General Secretary of the Philippine Bible Society, the meeting served as an avenue to re-evaluate the structures and services of the UBS Fellowship and GMT to effectively support Bible Societies in their fulfillment of the Philadelphia Promise. The Philadelphia Promise is the resulting document during the UBS World Assembly in Philadelphia, USA in May 2016. It stipulated eight guiding strategic directions for the UBS and member Bible Societies from 2017 until 2022 — focusing on the audiences, strengthening church relations, shared ownership of mission, resourcing mission, digital technology supporting the whole Bible Lifecycle, building leadership capacity, achieving mission sustainability, and guidelines for holistic ministry.
Discussions during the Review Group meeting revolved around exploring strategic and practical responses to various crucial matters so as to better support the worldwide family of Bible Societies. The Review Group is slated for another meeting on March 27-28 in Berlin, Germany before submitting its conclusive report with recommendations to the UBS Executive Board in June 2017.

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