on church planting

September 05, 2007

Entry 2: The Local Church is God’s Answer

I was in grade 6 (12 years old) when I first heard the MOST POWERFUL PREACHER share the word of God. Pastor Ferdie Cabiling instilled something in my heart that day – the passion for God and the passion for ministry. I approached him after his preaching and told him, “When I grow up I want to be just like you.” To make the long story short, Pastor Ferdie mentored me and has influenced my ministry in ways I can’t even imagine.

I am who I am today because of the local church. It was in church that I encountered God. It was in church that I was baptized, learned spiritual truths that has forever transformed me. With all the seminars, motivational talks, courses in college – nothing compares to what the local church has offered me. Through the local church, I was transformed. I was mentored, trained and discipled by some of the godliest men on earth.

This is why I want to plant a church. The local church is God’s answer – it is God’s vehicle for nation transformation. Bill Hybels wrote, ” The local church is the hope of the world and its future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders.”

Make me the kind of leader that would have the GRACE to plant a thriving church

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