Linked is the schedule for our upcoming 2013 General Conference to be held at the Lagao Gym, General Santos City on February 13 thru 17, 2013. Welcome to General Santos City, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.
We are looking forward to the ministry of our nightly speaker, REV. THERON SMITH, and our daily Bible Teachers, REV. ROGER BUCKLAND, the incoming Director for the Pacific Region, and REV. LYNDEN SHALM, Director for the Asian Region. We believe that the anointed ministry of the Word of these seasoned men of God will greatly bless both ministers and saints who will be able to attend.
The theme of this year’s conference is, “HARVEST TIME” “Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest” John 4:35. It has been said that soulwinning is the heartbeat of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. “For the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” Luke 19:10. Our motto,”The Whole Gospel to the Whole World” must remain vibrant in our hearts! It is the eleventh hour (Matthew 20:6) in God’s time clock – we need to work in His vineyard. As Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” John 9:4.
The registration fees for the 2013 General Conference are the following: P600.00 for ministers coming from Region 1, P700.00 – Region 2; P800.00 – Region 3 and P100.00 for non-licensed delegates.
Also there is a link of hotels and lodging houses and their corresponding rates. Please contact PASTOR EMERUEL P. GAMAYON (0929-4506350) for more information regarding your accommodations in General Santos City.
Please make a special effort to attend the 2013 General Conference. We are looking forward to seeing you all in General Santos City.
In 2013 we celebrate one hundred years of the restoration of water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. While this teaching is biblical and has been practiced throughout church history, it was renewed in the modern Pentecostal movement through the Worldwide Camp Meeting in Arroyo Seco near Los Angeles in April 1913, culminating in the rebaptisms of Frank Ewart and Glenn Cook in April 1914. Throughout 2013 our fellowship will celebrate 100 Years of the Jesus Name Message. We are also encouraging districts to plan special events in 2014 as we follow up with Celebrate the Name 2014. Some of these events will be planned in conjunction with other Apostolic organizations who participate in the annual Apostolic Fellowship Summit.
Thirty Days of Prayer
Let’s enter the new year with special prayer. The World Network of Prayer has developed a prayer guide for January 1-30, 2013, available at 30 Days of Prayer 2013. The first seven days also include an emphasis on fasting. When Apostolic people unite in the name of Jesus, our prayer is powerful and productive. I urge every pastor, saint, and church to link together for thirty days of focused prayer.
The revised format of General Conference was a great success, and we are incorporating many constructive ideas from our recent survey of conference attendees. Our next General Conference will be held in St. Louis on October 1-4, 2013, beginning Tuesday night and ending Friday night. The ministers business session will take place on Wednesday and the closed ministers session on Thursday. The iChurch sessions will be expanded on Thursday and Friday. The theme of the conference is “In the Name.” To enhance the General Conference experience, we are endeavoring to bring more vendors to our exhibit area. To help us understand the needs of your church or area of ministry, please fill out a survey by clicking here.
As a cooperative efforts of all divisions, in 2013 we will launch a savings plan to enable youth to participate in short-term missions trips and assignments. The Stewardship Department will develop an investment vehicle. Parents, grandparents, and youth will be able to save towards a Youth on Missions trip, a North American Missions trip, an Associates in Missions assignment, and other service opportunities.
The motel on our headquarters property is now in the process of demolition. In recent years, it had become unprofitable, a security risk, and a potential liability as well as needing substantial repairs in the future. The property will be used for parking and green space, and we will no longer pay property tax.
Recommendations from Consultant
This year we engaged in a review of all operations at World Evangelism Center (WEC), hiring Collaborative Strategies, Inc. as a consultant. CSI interviewed over 100 UPCI employees, executives, former executives, district officials, and pastors and analyzed our business processes. From this evaluation came six major recommendations, which we are implementing as described below.
1. Chief Administrative Officer
The Executive Board has appointed Billy Babb as chief administrative officer, effective January 1. The CAO will oversee and coordinate operations at WEC, reporting to the general superintendent and general secretary. Bro. Babb is currently the administrator of the Pentecostal Publishing House, which he restructured and which in 2011 returned to profitability for the first time in 10 years. Before coming to WEC, he was an executive in the telecommunications industry. His replacement at PPH will be Mark Blackburn. By reorganizing some of our work, we are able to make these personnel changes at no additional cost to WEC.
2. Centralized Accounting
Beginning January 1, we are centralizing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and related functions under our Accounting Department. This change will enable us to be more efficient, implement standard policies and procedures, and fulfill recommendations of our outside auditor.
3. Information Technology
Beginning January 1, we will begin the implementation of a new solution for Information Technology. To maintain functionality we have urgently needed to upgrade our software for several years. Now we are in a position financially to move forward, and we are able to take advantage of new IT options to solve existing problems and enhance our effectiveness.
4. Family Ministries Council
We have established this council to coordinate the work of five divisions at WEC: Sunday School, Youth, Ladies, Men, and Education. It is chaired by the general secretary and will address four major needs: (a) interdivisional communication and coordination, (b) areas that overlap or fall between divisional mandates, (c) joint projects, and (d) ministry to families.
5. Communications Council
This council consists of the promotional representatives from the divisions, and it is chaired by the general secretary. It will address four major needs: (a) coordination of communications from WEC with the goal of developing a common “brand,” (b) public relations needs, (c) information on the UPCI website, and (d) a monthly email to our constituency to highlight the work of the various divisions.
6. Human Resources
We will address the needs in this area at a later time. Initially we will rely upon a consultant.
Sincerely in Christ,
David K. Bernard
(Reverend David K. Bernard is the general superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International.)
- PASTOR’S NAME: ENVERGA, JOSE LUIS M.
- CHURCH ADDRESS: Netra II, Upper Patiis, Malanday, San Mateo Rizal
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It is time for us to assemble together and go “UP” to the upper room, in the Spirit, as we gather in “one accord in prayer” (Acts 1:14) and “with one accord in one place” (Acts 2:1) to see a sweeping move of the Holy Ghost as “one church body” in this hour (Acts 2:2-4; 4:31-35). Jesus went with others “UP into the mountain to pray,” and the voice of God was heard and His glory was revealed (Luke 9:28-35). When the church renders “united prayer” as “one” body in alignment and unity with the purpose, plan, and will of God, then we will see greater revival and harvest. There is reality in what E.M. Bounds once stated: “Prayer can do anything God can do.”
Pray . . . .
1. For One Million Souls Harvest (OMSIFY Program);
2. For the divine wisdom and guidance for the all the leadership of the United Pentecostal Church Philippines Incorporated;
3. For National & Departmental projects and events of the UPCPI;
4. For the ministry and all church leadership, and for a complete liberty of the operation of the five-fold ministry in the body of Christ. Pray for the fruit of the Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, and God’s divine ability to manifest in His ministers, as He desires: “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11);
5. For great end-time revival, restoration, and harvest, and for saints to pray the Word of God and believe it. Pray the church will enter into the blessings and promises of God by possessing the land: “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:7).
PASTOR’S NAME: MAGTABOG, ROMEO
CHURCH ADDRESS: Tambo, Parañaque City
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PASTOR’S NAME: RABINA, JORGE R.
CHURCH ADDRESS: Mutual Homes, Muntinlupa City
MOBILE NO: (+63) (0) 920-8664316
PASTOR’S NAME: REYNERA, AMADO
CHURCH ADDRESS: Campo Verde St., Area B, Payatas, Quezon City
MOBILE NO: (+63) (0) 916-2847262