As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 PETER 4:10
These ministries are the expressions of the church’s commitment to Christ’s mission, which are primarily expressed in the local church. Their goals include the strengthening of the faith community, enriching the life-work of the community where the local church is located, and deepening the impact of collective response to societal issues.
The Program Ministries Team in the National Office is in charge of development, implementation, and integration of established programs based on priorities set by the General Assembly.
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Christian Education and Nurture
This program is the foundational component of our life and work as a church. It focuses on deepening and strengthening the faith foundation of members by producing materials that equip the entire church constituency on matters of Christian faith and living. It is also responsible in producing a strong network of Christian education workers, teachers, and administrators to handle different aspects of the education ministry.
Evangelism and Church Development
This program is in charge of providing tools and methods for discipleship, evangelism, and church growth and development. Our evangelism aims to promote the proclamation of the gospel through a continuing process of reflection on the biblical mandate, aggressive promotion of Biblical concepts, empowerment of local churches, and the strengthening of a network of local evangelists.
This faith-rooted and trailblazing program reaches into the community of the local church to enable the initial stages of community development and empowerment for collective action. The community ministries are a declaration of the church’s commitment to the mission of proclaiming the Gospel in the context of today’s realities. These ministries in 312 pilot communities are engaged in various types of issues and concerns, mainly along these areas:
- Health, Environment and Socio-Economic Development
- Emergency Response and Risk Reduction
- Justice, Peace and Human Rights
- Special Rehabilitation Projects in Yolanda Affected Areas
- People of Muslim Faith, Indigenous People, and Tri-people
- Peasant, Labor, and Urban Poor Welfare
Health, Environment and Socio-Economic Development
This program empowers communities with education and strategies to address health and environmental issues and to discern alternative and supplemental sources of livelihood. It is designed to help deepen understanding of and strengthen commitment to the biblical imperatives of the healing ministry; care and stewardship of creation; and the fullness of life for all God’s people.
Disaster Response Management
This program is responsible for mobilizing and managing relief initiatives in times of disasters while providing support for the planning and development of long-term rehabilitation. It also enables communities to become effective in emergency response and risk reduction through preparedness and mitigation exercises.
Justice, Peace and Human Rights
This program seeks to empower communities by providing legal education and training that deepen the biblio-theological understanding of justice, human rights, and human dignity. It also provides support to local advocacies related to peace, justice, and human rights, through fact-finding missions, formal petitions, pastoral visits, legal assistance, and other forms of direct services.
Partnership and Ecumenical Relations
This program builds cooperation and understanding between and among churches in the Philippines and around the world toward solidarity and common witness. It is an affirmation of UCCP being part of the universal church and the global faith community. These partnerships are sustained through exchanges, exposure programs, mission co-workers, internships, ecumenical linkages, and joint support of specific projects..
Stewardship and Resource Development
This program seeks to build and realize financial self-reliance and sustainability of the local church and the UCCP as a whole using available local resources. It focuses on developing stewardship consciousness in the church; generating resources through property and business development; efficient and effective project development and management; and property management, titling, and documentation.