Monday, October 16, 2006

Here We Go Again

Here we go again to the Island of Mindanao. We will be visiting two of our Partners there doing the work of God in Cagayan de Oro City and Marawi. Praise the Lord for the 1st Anniversary Celerbation of HLM-CDO. They will be launching YX (Youth Xtreme) by 2pm at the Grand Caprice Hotel. This is an Exponential Faith Growth Pastors Dante and Pearls are praying and dreaming of. Now it has become a reality.

Last Sunday we Celebrated DIRECTION SUNDAY. I personally would like to congratulate the MISSIONS Department for hosting the EVENT and making clear to all that ALL are to be on MISSION. Many has not yet been served the BREAD of LIFE. The power DRAMATIZATION during Communion time last Sunday brought tears and conviction regarding others who have not heard about Jesus yet.

**For those interested in going for a SHORT TERM Missions Trip to Cagayan ... please give Sister Linnie Sitiota a call at 433o245. Planning for the trip will be this week. We need the blessing of the Missions Department in this.
- jr here

Friday, August 25, 2006

From the VISAYAS to the WORLD ?

Consider these PROPHETIC WORDS given by Cindy Jacobs during their Baguio City, October 2004 visit ...

  • "The Lord shows me that ILOILO will be a transformed city. That God is coming to uproot ancient things. The Lord shows me that the YOUTH in that city are going to have such a massive revival. That there will be signs and wonders. The Lord shows me that that is a MISSIONARY City. That there are many missionaries from that city that will shake the nations of the world. The Lord shows me that the missionaries from that city will go into Brunei; they will go into Burma, Tibet. The Lord says I am going to raise up those who are fearless and they are going to shake the nations of the earth. God is going to visit ILOILO again. And I am going to say that there is a Joel prayer army that is rising in the land. God is going to release this prayer and fasting army, this Nazirites pure army that is going to shake the earth like you have never seen." Cindy Jacobs in Baguio City in October, 2004

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Youth Xtreme is growing with the help of God. They are reaching and teaching the youth on how to LIVE for God's Honor and Glory. More Youth Xtremes will be launched in different CAMPUSES in the months and years ahead -- this could probably one of the best ways to start healthy and staying churches - that's how I know His Life Ministries started 13 years ago!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Looking for an evangelism tool that's fast, fun and focused?
Check out Evangecube! Reminiscent of the Rubik's Cube, the Evangecube will help you walk friends through the Gospel presentation using pictures. Flip one way, and show man's separation from God. Flip again, and you'll see Jesus stepping from the tomb.
Some suggested uses:

  • Great tool for children to use in presenting the Gospel to their friends! Equip and train every child in your church.
  • Great tool for presenting the Gospel across cultures or to non-readers. The clear pictures help guide viewers through the complete presentation.

Looking for an evangelism tool that's fast, fun and focused?
Check out Evangecube! Reminiscent of the Rubik's Cube, the Evangecube will help you walk friends through the Gospel presentation using pictures. Flip one way, and show man's separation from God. Flip again, and you'll see Jesus stepping from the tomb.
Some suggested uses:

  • Great tool for children to use in presenting the Gospel to their friends! Equip and train every child in your church.
  • Great tool for presenting the Gospel across cultures or to non-readers. The clear pictures help guide viewers through the complete presentation.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Here's your FREE ticket to the June 9 FREEDOM Concert at USLS Gym :-)

Saturday, May 27, 2006

VBS at His Life this 2006

Here's our KIDS from different sites graduating from their HOMEPLANET Vacation Bible School 2006. I congratulate Pastor Sunny Diosana, Brother Sonnyman Hinolan, Sister Benet Pakingking and Sister Rose and other volunteers for this event. WE GRADUATED CLOSE TO 70 children just this morning.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

27 Days to Go!

You've GOT to be THERE!

At USLS Coliseum, June 9 (Friday) 7pm "Freedom" with Ray-An Fuentes, Christian Bautista. A Free Concert till mid-night!

At L'Fisher Hotel, June 10 (Saturday) 1oam Lunch Buffet with Brother Ray-An Fuentes- teaching on "God's Kingdom Economics". Tickets at 500pesos only -- inclusive of Lunch.

At His Life Church - Robinsons Place CINEMA 4, (Sunday 9am) June 11, with Brother Ray-An Fuentes sharing the Word of God.

20 Sites to be Launched, June 11 (Sunday) 4pm with Brother Ray-An Fuentes. Multi-Site Leaders and Vision Process Leaders will be comissioned to do the work of minstry and missions in different sites all over Bacolod and nearby places.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Batch 6 of Encounter Week-end, God is Amazing!

Time and time again God is always demonstrating His amazing grace and power in changing people's lives. From the HOME Page of Iloilo His Life -- "We witnessed this last May 5-7 when we held the 6th batch of encounter weekend. It was attended by 20 participants. It was mainly composed by highschool students and young professionals. Again the Lord God moved powerfully by setting them free from bondages that have been robbing them of God's blessings. God also filled them with His mighty Holy Spirit who empowered the participants with His gifts and poured out God's love on them. On the final day of the encounter 12 decided to be baptized. Indeed God never stops to awe us with His goodness." Click HLM Iloilo Link to see more pictures. Enjoy.P1110258

Thursday, May 11, 2006

PRIMER for His Life 20 Multi-Site Churches

Keys to Excellence and Success at Every His Life Multi-Site Work
(Your Personal Handbook for Success *partial and may subject to change)


1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church.

There are many gifts in the bible. In fact many gifts that are being excercised at the church of Corinth. As Paul was exhorting them in these area, he was carefully emphasizing the gifts that build up the church. Let us follow the counsel of the Apostle in this area as well. Make it a determination and conviction to use your gifts in building up the church where you are serving. If you have the gift of leadership – use it to multiply more leaders. If you have the gift of teaching – use it to educate and prepare the next generation. If you have the gift of encouragement – use that in the context of building up a strong great church for God.

2 Corinthians 8:7 But just as you excel in everything-- in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us--see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

Paul was telling the people at Corinth to EXCEL in the most important thing. It has to be love in action. Giving is love in action. As workers in our His Life Multi-Site areas, always make it a priority to GIVE, not to GET. To give of your time in visitations, time in encouragement and blessing and time with your team. Generosity should be a quality trait at every His Life Ministries work and endeavor. Then and only then will people give back in return. Bless them first. Give to them first. Be generous to them first.

Matthew 16:18b “I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.”
Jesus was the very one who said this! He will build His Church. He also said that the powers of hell will not conquer it. All we have to do in every Church Plant, Church Extension, Cell Group established is to understand the very covering of Jesus upon His people. We are under his protection as we obey, as we do his will. We are to believe Him and work according to His purposes.

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.””

The Goal is clear. It is to MAKE DISCIPLES! Many would like to go, baptize and teach but not make disciples. Jesus said we are to make disciples. In the process of making a disciple, we have to Go. We have to Teach. We have to Baptize people. All these for them to obey and continue to obey and be like Jesus. Disciple making takes time. It also takes the test of character and submission. Jesus was a man of character, obedience and submission to the will of God. We are to make followers of Him. Not just to have activities of going, baptizing and teaching. But having a clear cut goal of making people become like Jesus Christ. That’s the GOAL.

Colossians 1:28 “We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.”

We have some things to do as disciple makers. We desire to bring people perfect in Christ. Although it is true that “imperfect people are perfectly welcome” at His Life. It is also true that we don’t want them to stay that way – “imperfected”. We desire that they know Christ and begin their journey towards maturity … towards perfection … towards obedience to Him and become like Him. Our strategy is to proclaim, admonish, teach with all wisdom people brought to our care. This is the way to bring people to perfection – this is the work we are called to do.

Counsel from Wise Men

John Stott, author of many books and Rector Emeritus of All Souls, Langham Place, has described EVANGELISM through the LOCAL CHURCH as “the most normal, natural and productive method of spreading the gospel today”. -- Telling Others, Nicky Gumbel (Alpha Course)

“Missions are more likely to bear lasting fruit if they are done in an ongoing programme of LOCAL CHURCH EVANGELISM, because they then have the great advantage of continuity of relationships … if someone is introduced to Christianity at their LOCAL CHURCH, they become familiar with the place and the people, and are therefore much more likely to stay. We are finding on Alpha that belonging come before believing for many people.” – Nicky Gumbel

WE THEREFORE at doing EVANGELISM and MISSIONS in the context of Church Planting and Cell Groups – this is probably the best way to conserve the fruit of evangelism and to make use of our resources, money, people and energy wisely.

Friday, April 21, 2006

(adpated from Rick Warren's Toolbox)
Have you been asking or praying like this? “Lord, how can I get people to slow down long enough to hear the Good News? How can I get their attention?”
How can the church capture the attention of the unchurched? There’s only one way – by offering something they cannot get anywhere else!
Ministry is meeting needs in Jesus’ name.
Look beyond the hype of every growing church and you will find a common denominator: They have figured out a way to meet the real needs of real people. A church will never grow beyond its capacity to meet needs. If your church is genuinely meeting needs, then I promise you – attendance will be the least of your problems. You’ll have to lock the doors to keep people out. People are dying to have their needs met, whether spiritual, emotional, relational, or physical.
How can the church capture the attention of the unchurched? There’s only one way—by offering something they cannot get anywhere else!
Take a community survey. Every community is unique. I know of a church that discovered through a survey that the number one felt need in their community was potty-training for preschoolers! The area was filled with young couples who wanted help with it. Rather than ignore this need as “unspiritual,” they used it as an opportunity for evangelism. The church held a “Parenting Preschoolers” conference which, among other things, taught this vital skill. Later the pastor joked that their biblical basis was Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go!”
The idea is funny but the results were serious. Through that initial contact, dozens of couples were reached for Christ.
When it comes to using felt needs as an open door for evangelism, the possibilities are limitless. Saddleback has more than 70 targeted ministries to the Crowd and Community, each built around a specific need. We have a support group called Empty Arms for couples dealing with miscarriage and still births. Hope For The Separated ministers to people who are trying to save their marriage after a partner has walked out. Celebrate Recovery ministers to thousands of people struggling with alcoholism, drug dependency, and other abuses. The list goes on and on.
Looking to really get the attention of your community? Meet a universal need of people everywhere – the need to find a purpose. Are there any universal needs which exist among the unchurched everywhere? I believe there are. Regardless of where I’ve traveled, I’ve found that people feel the same emotional and relational needs. These include the need for love, acceptance, forgiveness, meaning, a place to express abilities, and a purpose to live for. People are also looking for freedom from fear, guilt, worry, resentment, discouragement, and loneliness. I want to state it again: If your church is meeting these kinds of needs, you won’t have to worry about pressuring people to attend. Changed lives are the greatest advertisement
Wherever needs are being met and lives are being changed, the word quickly gets out into a community. Just today I heard of someone who visited a Saddleback service last weekend because “a hair stylist told a client who told my boss who told me that this is the place to go when you really need help.”
Every time your church meets someone’s need, a good rumor about the church begins traveling the interpersonal network of your community. When enough of those good rumors get spread around, the church begins attracting people that no visitation program could possibly reach.
Want a crowd, pastor? Start caring for the unchurched.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

3 NEW Babies

The CROSS of Christ and Jesus himself makes us aware of the need to reachout the world for Him. March and April 2006 are exciting months here at His Life Ministries because of the 3 "NEW Babies" being born. This is in preparation for the LAUNCH of the 20 NEW Sites we pray to see by June 2006.

His Life Jolibee, 6:30 am at Robinsons Place Bacolod will open her doors to the public this Resurreciton Sunday, April 16. We call this "Bible and Breakfast". I personally would like to see the Bible being studied expositionally together with great fellowship over coffee and pancakes. This new service will be led by Brother Armin with a team of 12 people -- I'm included here.

His Life Ilonggo Edition, 4pm at HLM Center will open this Sunday (April 16, 2006) as well. Praise the Lord for the leadership of Brother Sunny Diosana and Gigi. Together with the V.P. (Vision Process) Team, they can turn the world up-side-down!

One joy we have is also the opening of His Life Metro-Airport, 10am. This will be led by Brother Jonas and Clooney. They are excited to bring the presence of God to the people there at the South. All Glory and Honor to God!

This is because of what JESUS did to purchase all of us at the CROSS.

Monday, March 06, 2006

March and April will be Worship and Missions EMPHASIS. Why? Worship is God's desire from you ... He seeks for Worshippers (people who are ready to LOVE Him all the time). Missions is God's desire to be in our Hearts ... for people to be touched, won and added to heaven. Let's go for it.
His Life Ministries - Central (Robinsons Place Bacolod, Cinema 4) together with His Life Ministries METRO-AIRPORT joins together in having identical Celebrations every Sunday. Metro meets in the evening (6pm to 7:30pm) at Singcang Area, Robinsons - Metro.
Praise the LORD for the challenge of READING Bible Passages during our Quiet Times on Worshiop and Missions. Thank God also for all the Volunteers for the NEW Course that is being offere in our Cell Groups -- "You Were Planned for God's Pleasure". It is goooooood to LOVE the LORD!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made by Church Plants
By Jim Griffith

  1. Taking Spiritual Warfare Lightly
    · Spend time in fasting & prayer (as an association, as a launch team, etc.)
    · Get God's perspective
    · Realize this is "war" and those involved are in the line of fire and will be wounded; therefore, adopt a plan to deal with the wounded.
  2. Attempting to plant a church that reaches everyone
    · No Focus; therefore, no strategy
    · No target, no plan EXCEPT that it will change with each new addition
    · Identity: what makes us unique? -- Issue of Emphasis
    · Strategy: Forget to focus on what will put people in the seats
  3. Premature Launch -- always shows up in "post-mortem"
  4. Recruiting ceases after the "grand opening"
    · Point person now forced out of "recruiting role and into "pastoral" role
    · Majority of time spent on those who come through the door, rather than those who are not yet in the door.
  5. No plan for the other 6 days of the week
    · Must have a process whereby people are connected to each other & to God, DURING the week
    · Orient attendees to the mission of the new church
  6. Fear of talking about money until it's urgent
    · It takes money to conduct ministry
    · More ministry costs still more money
    · --failure to build in "rainy day" funds & Absence of stewardship disciple making
    · Build in a "operations" budget
    · Conduct yearly one-time gifts
  7. Not differentiating a church plant from an established church
    · It's a developmental issue
    · You have to "act your age"
    · Must have a few key elements in place so that you give the appearance of being developmentally sound
  8. Formalize leadership too quickly
  9. Once the project is up and running, Fail to reFocus on the target
    · Too much time discussing "church in a vacuum" creates hardening of categories
    · Must accommodate those who actually come and modify what's working and what isn't
    · Don't hold each other to those things which no longer matter
    · Failure to match target & strategy
    · Failing to adjust to what God seems to be doing
  10. Relying on the Advice of Experts
    · Tempted to listen to successful people -- THEIR SITUATION IS NOT YOURS!
    · It's not my vision -- I keep my hands off
    · My role: To keep you sober; To make sure your judgment is clear!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Vision CAN Change The World!
Read Acts 10:1- 33
HLM-Central Sermon for January 22, 2006
Outline borrowed from John Hamby

God had called the people of Israel to a special relationship with Him so that they might be His people, his witnesses, His missionaries to the rest of the world.
God had entrusted them with His Word so that they could tell the rest of the world about Him. They were to be witness that God is, that God exists and that men are to worship and serve Him and Him alone. But somewhere along the way the Jews had forgotten their purpose, instead of proclaiming God they had created barriers between themselves and the rest of the world.

>> God CALLS you to be with Him.
>> Then God CALLS you to tell about Him.
>> Your Personal Salvation for Proclamation.

The Jews had come to believe that salvation was not just “of the Jews” and had been brought to pass through a Jew – the Lord Jesus Christ, but also believed that salvation was primarily “for the Jews.”

It was into such a world that CHURCH was born.
The Apostle Peter, as a good Jew, had been taught, not to have anything to do with a Gentile.
If he touched one even accidentally on the street he would have to go home and wash.
It is easy to see what this attitude, if carried over into the church, would have done to the spread of the gospel. Large areas of the world would have written off as being beyond the grace of God. All of us as Gentile believers would be without Christ.
“There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.”

>> Cornelius was a military man, a member of a regiment that was made up of freedmen from Italy and who were rewarded with Roman citizenship in recognition of their valor as soldiers.
>> A centurion was a non-commissioned officer, perhaps equivalent to today’s rank of captain, who commanded a group of about 100 soldiers.

>> Cornelius is portrayed as a godly man. We are told that he is “devout” that is that he knows there is a God and he is seeking Him. We are also told that he “fears God” that is that he lives his life as if he is answerable to God. We are also told that he is a generous man, one who gives to those in need. And we are told that he is a praying man.

>> Here is a man that is religious, sincere, prayerful and yet he is not SAVED.

"Peter will tell him, what he will do!" (See remaining verses in Acts 10 -- JESUS was
presented by PETER)
>> The Cornelius’ story, I believe answers the question that many ask, “What about the man who has never heard of Jesus Christ? What about the man who has lived up to the light that he has received, but has never heard of Jesus Christ? What happens to him?” Here is an illustration of what happens to a man like that. When he is obedient to the light he has, God will see that he receives more light. I believe that it is safe to say that any person anywhere in the world who sincerely wants to be right with God and who is sincerely searching for the truth, may be saved. God has ways, of which we know nothing, of getting his word to those who truly seek Him.

“The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.”
>> For Peter the mixing of the “clean” with the “unclean” animals would have rendered all the animals “unclean” in his mind. Therefore Peter refused to kill and eat any of them.

>> Peter’s response to God’s command to kill and eat was, “Not, so Lord; for I have never eaten anything that was common or unclean” (v. 14).
>> We sometimes define ourselves by the things that we do not do. It is not wrong that there are things that we do not do. What is wrong is defining our spirituality based on the things that we refrain from doing.
>> We joke and say, “I don’t drink, I don’t swear. I don’t smoke and I don’t chew and I don’t go with girls who do.” But the truth is that the world is not impressed by that.
>> What impresses non-believers are homes, cells and churches that are filled with loving acceptance of one another, that is characterized by warmth, joy and peace in the middle of a world where everybody is falling apart on every side. They are impressed when they see we can COPE. And when they see we are CHANGED!


The vision left Peter confused. While the vision left Peter wondering what in the world was God trying to tell him, the three men from Cornelius came up to the gate and called out if Peter was there.
“Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.”
“We note how perfectly God dovetailed his working Cornelius and in Peter.
>> For while he was praying and seeing his vision, the men from Cornelius were approaching the city (9-16);
>> While Peter was still perplexed about the meaning of what he had seen, they arrived at his house (17-18);
>> While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him that the men were looking for him and that he must not hesitate to go with to go with them (19-20);
>> And when Peter went down and introduced himself to them, they explained to him the purpose of their visit.”

I BELIEVE in DIVINE Coincidences!

And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?” So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”
>> First, it was prayer ( v5, 9) on the part of both Peter and Cornelius that made them receptive to God’s leading. Is your prayer life strong enough that God can use it to guide you and give you direction? “E Stanley Jones once said, ‘I find myself better or worse as I pray more or less. It works with almost mathematical precision.”
PRAYER and FASTING is coming!

>> Second, the vision that changed the world began by changing one man. Peter’s attitude was changed, although he was a still a little rough around the edges. The problem is that we are just as selective about those with whom we are willing to share the gospel as Peter and his Jewish brethren were. Do we see those around us as potential believers or do we view them as unreachable? Are there co-workers and family that we have written off as impossible to reach for the kingdom of Christ?

>> Finally don’t forget that when God shows us some NEW TRUTH, He often then gives us an opportunity to act on what we have learned. He often provides situations or circumstances that call upon us to put those principles into action, expect it and welcome the opportunity.
2006 for His Lfie Ministries-Central is

>> 20sites for Outreach!

>> 06months Prepared, Planned, Provided, Prayed for Programming!

May this VISION Change they way you think, pray, participate and give.
  • May this VISION also change the way you spend your extra hours during the week for somebody (Cornelius) out there somewhere!
  • May this VISION Change the WORLD ... one site at a time!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Multi Church Site
The following are core principals in starting a successful multi campus venue (copied).

1) Keep it simple. When you launch your campus start with the basics. Only add programs when you truly have too. This principal will translate into all aspects... don't fall into the trap of having to have all the tools or gadgets that the main campus may have. Remember the good old days, your church did not start out where you are today!
2) Keep it personal. Since the venues will be video preaching, you must have a strong campus pastor that can keep it personal. People connect with people, and church needs to be relational. The power of small groups, bible studies or core relationships are critical for these venues to be successful.
3) Keep it excellent. All aspects of the campus must be excellent. This is a core principal of FC anyway, but in a remote campus you must stay focused on the excellence factor. This is again why keeping it simple is key. Do a few things and do them with excellence. Example, the venue is video preaching, so the video feed better be excellent!

4) Keep it connected. A remote campus must stay connected to the big picture and the overall vision. For example, the slogan One church, multiple locations is great. Keep the vision white hot for the members, attenders and the staff.
5) Keep it cultural. Know your audience and the culture of the area. A remote campus may have a different audience or culture then the main campus. A remote campus may give you an opportunity to do different music, programs or events. Don't fall into the trap of not adjusting your methodology.
6) Keep it purposeful. Know your purpose for the site and keep it on target. Is it to relieve space at the main campus? Is it to reach a new audience? Both? If you are trying to relieve space then get on purpose and strategic about challenging your membership and attenders to move to the new campus. This is hard work if you do it right! Promote, promote, promote. Cast vision... people don't follow your need, they will follow their own felt need. Vision will create the felt need.
7) Keep it goal oriented. Know your definition of success going in and set tangible goals throughout the organization. Do not assume that all things will just happen because you expect them too. Attendance, life-change, small groups, etc will not just happen because you open the doors. Stay strategic, and goal oriented and measure your results with numbers!
8) Remember, its a start up. Staff selection is key to the success of a remote campus. Why? Because more than likely if you are starting a remote campus then your main campus is fairly successful. If your staff has only seen the glory or wonder years of your church they might not be aware of what hard work it took to get their.

9) Keep it strategic. Centralize everything that you can, personalize ministry, and outsource the rest.
10) Keep it structured. Staff alignment and structure is very important. Staff must know who is in charge, and the person in charge must be a "company" guy. The campus pastor or whoever is in charge at the remote campus must be trusted, and must be a great leader. Poor communication in a remote campus could create an implosion very quickly. The staff must feel apart of the bigger picture (vision) and must have great support from the main campus. In my opinion this is the hardest part of all, and also the most UNDER ESTIMATED! Do not make the mistake of thinking that this will just work... Please excuse my candid nature here, but most churches are out to lunch when it comes to this topic! I would look more to corporate america for a great model that can be adjusted to your church. For example, Chick-fil-a or Starbucks, both of these models have a great scalability plan, great accountability, and great brand consistency that can easily be tweaked to fit your church.

This is a TOP 10 list SUGGESTION (copied).

Friday, December 16, 2005

Prophecy for the Philippines

Cindy Jacobs Prophecy For The Philippines
700 Club Asia

Recently, due to many requests, The 700 Club Asia featured the audiotape of Cindy Jacobs' inspiring prophecy for the Philippines. Special guest was Pastor Jerome Ocampo, head of the Jesus Revolution revival crusade, who was in the United States when the prophecy was given.
The prophecy was delivered unexpectedly and extemporaneously last October 27, 2001. The venue was the "Catch the Fire" conference of Harvest International Ministries in California, U.S.A..
Cindy Jacobs, American founder and head of a worldwide prayer network: Generals of Intercession, author of three bestselling books on prayer, prophecy and spiritual warfare; and widely recognized "prophet to the nations" was an invited speaker.
At one point in the conference, two of a handful of Filipinos there, Pastor Jerome Ocampo and his wife Annabelle, were called onstage. They were prayed for and asked to receive the financial "love offering" for the day to benefit the "Jesus Revolution" youth revival to be held at the Luneta in Manila the next month. Cindy Jacobs was invited onstage to make the call for support for the revival.
When Cindy came up, she immediately sensed a stirring in her spirit.. "Don't you feel a sense of destiny on this stage?" remarked the prophetically gifted intercessor who had been to the Philippines once in 1996 for a conference.
"She was shaking," recalls Jerome as Cindy turned towards them. "It's as if she couldn't hold back what she wanted to say. It just exploded, tuluy-tuloy." In a high, clear, commanding voice, the words gushed out from Cindy in a torrent, without a single pause. Her prophecy was amazingly specific and accurate," Jerome marveled.. This is what she said:
"Jerome, the Lord would say to the Philippines -I am shaking everything that can be shaken so that no man can glory in what I will do. For I have waited for a generation that I could raise up a purity and a holiness in. And I am raising up firebrands!
There is a forerunner anointing coming upon the youth of the Philippines that will prepare the way of the Lord, even into the Middle East. Look and see what I will do in Mindanao. For I am going to visit in a way that you cannot imagine! I am coming to Mindanao, says the Lord, as God and the Lord of Hosts, and I am going to start appearing. As a sign that I am going to truly change the nation, I am going to show myself to the guerilla leaders. I am going to come, says the Lord, and I am going to begin at the places in the Philippines that have been the bloodiest; the places where the guerillas' insurrection have been the strongest. And I am going to come with signs and wonders and miracles! I am getting ready to pour out a miracle anointing upon the Philippines such as the earth has never seen! For Indonesia, they had a mighty rushing wind. But in the Philippines they will have the fire from heaven that will begin to fall! And this will be a purging fire! And I will say, I will visit even as if in a day, says God. Do not think that I am not able to come in a day and begin to unravel the iniquities of the nation, says the Lord!
I am going to visit the military. I am getting ready to come among the young in the military. And the Lord says, there's going to be a revolution of righteousness that comes within the military.
I'm getting ready to dethrone everything that needs to be dethroned, for even the bowls of heaven are full. Oh, I see the bowls in heaven are just getting ready to be tipped over the Philippines and I am going to spill out my glory!
And the Lord says, I will remove the shame that Satan has tried to put upon this nation! And the Lord says, look and see, for even the blood of the martyrs cries out from Saudi Arabia! The blood of the martyrs cries out from those Islamic nations, and my Filipino people that have laid their lives down. Do not think I haven't seen it! Do not think I am looking away! Do not think I do not see you! Do not think I do not see you, Philippines; for I see you! You are the apple of my eye! You are a treasure unto me!
This is the day and this is the hour when I begin to change everything, says the Lord! I'm going to change the judicial system. I'm going to dethrone corrupt judges. I'm getting ready to deal with the police force. I'm going to expose, expose, expose, expose!
And the Lord says, look and see what I will do! For I will open up my treasure chest from the Philippines! And I am going to release finances for the Philippines that will surprise and shake even Hongkong! For I am getting ready to move a distribution of wealth, says God. And I am getting ready to open the oil! I am getting ready to open that which is in the ocean! I'm getting ready to bring forth a revolution even in the economic systems, in the finance systems!
Look to the university in Manila, says God. For I am going to bring a revival that the-Oh my Lord!--- the Lord says, not hundreds, but thousands and thousands and thousands are going to get saved!! The Lord says, can I touch a whole university? Yes I can touch a whole university! I can come with my glory and I can come with my power in ways that you cannot imagine!
For I am coming, says God! I am coming and I will remain, says the Lord!
Prophecy Partially Fulfilled
"That prophecy spoke to the need of our nation," reflects Pastor Jerome "Our being there was a divine setup by God." Jerome also notes that some of the predictions in the prophecy have already come to pass. "Forty-eight (48) hours after she spoke, they hit oil in Palawan in commercial quantity! We can use that as collateral to address our foreign debt. Two months after, President Gloria Macapagal declared that the coconut levy fund would be transformed into a public fund to better benefit Filipino farmers. That's one fulfillment of the prophecy on the redistribution of wealth." That month, the United States was still reeling from the September 11 terrorist attack. "But instead of prophesying for the U.S., she prophesied for the Philippines," Jerome noted, suggesting the urgency and priority of God's Word for our nation. Message of Hope in Crisis
"It was so positive, so full of hope, after so many negative things being said about our country." Jerome describes Cindy's words which left him and his wife both weeping, and scarcely able to "crawl back to our seats." "Without the eyes of faith, we Filipinos will be discouraged, we seem to be in the deepest hole we've ever been. But God's words give us a deep sense of assurance that God cares for the Philippines and has a destiny for our nation. We're not at the mercy of chance, politicians, the economy."
The Filipinos Response
"We are entering a new season of hope. Before it was hope against hope. The prophecy is painting a dream for the Philippines. And we can verbalize it in prayers for our nation." says Jerome. His organization, Jesus Revolution, has responded with calls to intercession and fasting in different parts of the Philippines for a whole year to pray prophecy into reality. (One is scheduled March 16 , 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Word of Hope Church on EDSA Av. just opposite Shoemart North Edsa.)
"The prophecy gave back our desire to make our nation great one more time. It's a baptism of confidence. We cannot let discouragement and negatives come upon us . We must speak and work positively, strive to be holy." Jerome describes the challenge of God's Word to act out in faith what He has already ordained and empowered to come to pass.
Call to the Youth
The prophecy describes that it is the "firebrands," the Filipino youth that will carry the flames of revival. "The whole generation that won our independence as a nation was composed of young people. And that love for country, love for God will come back with the same intensity," Jerome predicts. "We're going to see the birth of young, zealous revolutionaries for the Lord."
"One half, or 50% of our population is age 25 and below. They are not born to live their lives just any way they want. They're born for a destiny, not for drugs, or immorality, but to bring change upon this nation." One month after Cindy's prophecy, on Andres Bonifacio Day, Jesus Revolution launched a day of prayer and fasting that brought an estimated 150,000 people to Luneta, 85% of these were young people. "There's a fire among young people nationwide. We're going to do this again on March 27 in Western Visayas, November in Davao City, we want to do it in Aparri, Panay, Negros, Tacloban, Samar." (Jesus Revolution can be called at tel: 646-6474. E-mail:
The Most Prophesied Generation
This has been the most prophesied (over) generation!", observes Jerome. "There's peace in my heart that God is going to visit our nation. And as Cindy said, He can do it in a day! Things are going to climax. There's such a hunger for change!" (Watch this website for Part II of Prophecies for the Philippines. )

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

His Life Ministries METRO will open her doors this coming November 6, Sunday 5:30 pm! We have prepared a full "40 Days of Purpose" Course for the people who would like to know their purpose for living. This is a new work we are all excited about. This evangelistic effort through giving Seminars and a Free Book is a joint effort of our HLM-Central Staff with Pastor Armin Ramos as the over-all Coordinator. I (JR), will be the main Seminar Sharer in this 6 Week Long Event. Pray and be part of the Harvest we will be harvesting for the Lord's cause. Win Souls and Disciple Believers with us.

His Life Ministries Cagayan started with the call that was obeyed by Pastors Dante and Pearlie Montano. A church that follows the leading of God since Day 1, they will be reaching the young people of this land for the glory of Chirst's Name. They started last October 30, 2005 having their Sunday Worship Celebrations. A Small Group Course is now in place for them to discover the purposes God has for them. This is the latest addition to the His Life Group of Churches started in 2001. More will be planted after this!

His Life Ministries Talisay is a church that is sensitive to the working of the Holy Spirit. Pioneered and pastored by Chabby and Alma Palmares, they have led a good number of young people to the Lord. They have two Sunday Morning Services todate. They are also having regular Encounters and Leaders training. The Lord is also putting in their hearts the desire to plant churches in Concepcion and Silay area. It is amazing to see how this church is growing and moving in the call God has for them.

His Life Ministries Iloilo was planted in 2002 by Pastors Glenn and Glad Arellano. Together with their daughter Alpha they transfered to the beautiful city of Iloilo bringing the gospel that changes lives in Christ Jesus. Today, their congregation is really growing - reaching the famiies for the Lord. They have a powerful youth ministry. They also have regular Encounters and School of Leaders training to develop people towards the vision of Winning Souls and Discipling Believers for Generational Leadership.

Monday, October 24, 2005

His Life Family Center - 2001

His Life Family Center started last 2001. The first among our His Life Group of Churches that was planted. Now a healthy, faithful, growing church at the South side of Bacolod City. They are meeting at the GAISANO SuperMall (Cinema 1) with Pastors Eric and Teresa as their Servants. Come November they will have their "40 Days of Faith" Campaign.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

His Life Cagayan SOON to OPEN

Another EXCITING Event will happen to His Life Ministries!
It is the BIRTHING of a NEW Congregation in the heart of Cagayan de Oro City. This is also our 1st Congregation outside the Visayas area. Pray and Join us in loving people into the Kingdom and introducing them to the One that can change their lives and secure them in Eternity -- The Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Bacolod Team will arrive Cagayan de Oro October 27 in the morning. Kick-Off of His Life Ministries-Cagayan will happen in the Evening of the same day at the Dynasty Hotel. All Sundays beginning October 30 will be opened to the public for praise, worship, fellowship, ministry and mission -- establishing the Purposes of God in their lives. Praise the Lord for Pastors Dante and Pearlie for shepherding this flock. Wednesdays will be devoted to Small Group Meetings in a nearby Rest-o.
I will be giving a Basic Discipleship Course on the Friday of the 28th TO THE TEAM of Pastor Dantz. We will be seeing our Sister Jeddah in CDO on the 27th as well. Hallelujah! Marawi will be also visited by us in the Morning of Friday ... we will be back after Lunch of the same day.
WANT to COME? WANT to JOIN ... you may through prayer, giving, blessing and / or being with us. We are leaving Wednesday, October 26 via SUPERFERRY :-)

Friday, October 14, 2005


The Call for MISSIONS is getting more powerful around His Life.
More and more people are participating. PEOPLE are on FIRE. I am personally excited on what will happen this SUNDAY (October 16). It will be our COMMITMENT DAY. This Sunday would include the CASTING of Commitment Cards regarding "BORDERS to CROSS" (see related article). People will be built up in the FAITH to cross their own borders and limitations in the area of THINKING and EXPERIENCE.
There will be PERSONAL borders to cross, CITY-WIDE borders to cross; COUNTRY-WIDE Borders to cross and even an AROUND THE WORLD borders to cross!
This SUNDAY will also include a HARVEST Giving for our Great Commission Fund >> 100% percent of it will be given to FUND the Vision of having "70 Congregations by 2010, with a total cummulative attendance of 12,000 people" - this FUND will go to our Church Planting Champions and their Congregations!
IT'S exciting being in the CENTER of God's WILL!
LET's CROSS BORDERS ... this time in God's Name, in God's Will, in God's Time and for God's Glory. Somebody SHOUT ... "AMEN"!
Tomorrow is LUNCHEON DATE Vision Casting at Apollo RESTAURANT -- for CHAMPS only! Seventy to Eighty people will be there.

Monday, September 26, 2005

October is Missions MONTH

What if this HAPPENS?

Start your Christian IMAGINATION working with the PRAYER of JABEZ in place ...
Remember the prayer of JABEZ?

1 Chronicles 4:9 (NIV)
9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, {9 Jabez sounds like the Hebrew for pain.} saying, "I gave birth to him in pain."
10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.

Bringing His Life Beyond Borders

Here's what YOU can believe God for ...

a. Win a FRIEND to the LORD
>> through prayer and giving an invitation to come to church / cell.
b. Start a New Cell Group
>> through host homing, using a VCD Curriculum

Start a Congregation >> together with a Team of 12 to 24 people
Choose from these locations ...
a. At Robinsons Cinema 4 / with a different time / focusing on different people.
b. Within the city of Bacolod (District Level - North, South, East ...).
c. Within the outskirts of Bacolod (Baranggay / Purok Level).

a. Within the province of Negros (city or municipality).
b. Within the Visayas.

a. At Cagayan de Oro.
b. At Any Point within the Philippines (with INTERNSHIP for a YEAR - preparing for full time)

5) A CROSSING the Seas MISSION (preparing for FULL-TIME)
a. Within South-East Asia.
b. Any part of the World.

Mission Month would include:
1) A SEMINAR on Missions >> Class 401.
2) A 21-Day Reading Guide with an emphasis on Evangelism and Missions.
3) 3 Sunday Worship Celebration Messages on "Being a World Class Christian".
4) 3 Memory Verses on the Task on Evangelism.
5) Starting of New Cell Groups.
6) Missions Exposure Trip to a Destinatiom of an HLM Church Extension.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

ILOILO Begins YX with 160 people!

Thursday, September 01, 2005


Hi there! This could probably the BEST Experience you can ever have before 2005 comes to a close ... WE WILL BE SPONSORING OUR 1ST SHORT TERM MISSIONS TRIP TO CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY.
We will be visiting Iligan City for a day and Marawi as well.Would you like to go and witness the Opening of our 1st Sunday Worship Celebration of His Life Ministries Cagayan de Oro City?This coming October 23 (Sunday) we will be leaving for the great island of Mindanao. We will be there till the 31st of October. For those who wish to stay there for another week or few more days ... arrangements could be made. In fact the more volunteers we have for His Life Ministries Cagayan the better. Pastors Dante and Pearlie and Kat will count this as a great joy and priviledge in partnering with you.
You are about to MAKE HISTORY!
Yes! All you have to do is PRAY and FAST 1st.
Then make sure to raise your support of 8000 to 10000 pesos per person.
This will cover your transportation, food and accomodations and other trips within these 3 cities.
You may challenge those who will not go there geographically by being there through your representation. Classes 401 will be offered this coming October to set our hearts for Evangelism and Missions. October will also be our Missions Month at His Life Central.
(1) God says "Go".
(2) Every Christian is a Missionary.
(3) There is a short term missions opportunity for a week.
(4) We will begin our 1st Sunday Worship Celebration in Cagayan de Oro City.
(5) This is our 1st Church in the Mindanao area. More will be definitely planted in due time.
(6) Make history!
(7) If you are a STUDENT ... its your Semestral Break!
(8) See joy being completed as we share the Word of Life to people -- the Lord Jesus Christ.

(1) Giving out pamphlets before the actual Sunday Worship Celebration.
(2) Sing with the Praise and Worship Team.
(3) Set up Chairs.
(4) Usher People in our 1st Celebration.
(5) Smile and Greet people as they come in.
(6) Tell a Bible Story to the children.
(7) Shake somebody's hand.
(8) Do a Drama and Dance Number.
(9) Share your Testimony.
(1) Pastor Glenn and Glad will go with some people from Iloilo.
(2) A few from His Life Talisay and Gaisano will be there.
(3) A LOT of people from His Life Central will definitely be there!
(4) I will be there tooooooooo :-)
Keep POSTED ... pastor jr here :-)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

His Life Talisay Pictures

Posting some pictures I have from our Talisay His Life Church. This was during one of their Anniversary Celebtrations in 2004. The LORD is good and mighty in this congregation. People are hungry for God and the touch of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Last YX (Youth Xtreme - Talisay Anniversary) close to 400 people came to Celebrate. Isnt that Amazing? This congregation is being pastored by Pastors Chabby and Alma Palmares.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The aim of missions is to "bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations" (Romans 1:5).
This is a new thing with the coming of Christ.
God's will is to glorify his Son by making him the concious focus of all saving faith.
(quoted from John Piper)

His Life Family Center - Reaching Families for the Lord
In December 9, 2001, we have planted our first daughter church in Bacolod City.
Led by Pastor Eric Negado with his wife Teresa.
They were supported by a team composed of Raymond Jamora, Ellen Toga, George, Vincent, Cute Garcia, Marijo Jimenez, Ken Atonson, all from the youth of our sending church -- His Life Ministries-Central.
From the Central's Children's Ministry came Herlin Latuza; from our Worship team, Baughart Sison; from our adults group, Tita Andio Dreyfus, Cid Sun and Manong Felimon Nobleza.
His Life Family Center, emphasizes on reaching families for the Lord.
For the past 3 years His Life Family Center has been constantly growing.
Presently they meet every Sunday at the Gaisano City Supermall, Cinema 1 at 9:30 am.
They just recently opened a new Youth Service that meets every Sunday at their Center located at the heart of downtown Bacolod.
For detailed information, please visit their web site found at >>

His Life Iloilo - Youth Power
The farthest we have gone so far (before Cagayan de Oro), launched last March 16, 2002, when Pastor Glenn Arellano, and wife Glad with their little darling Alpha took that bold step of faith.
With a team composed of future church planters, Pastor Chabby Palmares and wife Alma, Pastor Dante Montano and Kimmy Tenerife they planted His Life Ministries - Iloilo.
The church in Iloilo is mostly composed of young people reaching College and University campus students.
Young professionals and family people come also to their weekly Celebrations and Cell Groups.
A cool church with a powerful praise and worship, they had the privilege to serve the Lord by hosting the recently concluded Youth Xtreme Tribo Camp of the His Life Youth Ministries. This was the biggest preparation ever made by our young people.
Visit XTREME CHALLENGE at Marbuena Island Iloilo and see thier brochure for yourself >>
They regularly meet at Robinsons Place Iloilo Cinema 6, 9:30 am during Sundays.

His Life Talisay - Spirit Filled
A year after supporting Pastor Glenn in Iloilo, Pastor Chabby and Alma Palmares also planted a church in Talisay City last January 26, 2003 with a team of young people, all hungry for the touch of God.
Also supporting the Church there were former HLM Bookkeepper Tita Baby Medina and Family, Tita Baby Balaquit and family, among those members who are living in Talisay Area.
Known for passionate and all out worship, this young church reaches different age groups in Talisay.
They just celebrated 2 years of poweful youth ministry with an all time high attendance of nearly 400 young people!
They meet at the their Center @ Magsaysay St. Talisay, every Sunday, 7am and 9:30 am SERVICES.

His Life Cagayan - Strategic
Last January of this year, Pastor Joebert Ramos and Pastor Dante Montano surveyed
Cagayan de Oro City.
With plans of having a church plant there this year Pastor Dante (Head of our Ministry Department and School of Leaders) went intensive G12 training and is now preparing
with wife Pearlie and baby Kat-Kat for the mission trip Church Planting.
This church is strategically placed as a possible gateway to Mindanao Area.
More missionaries will even be produced here in the future.
The first Church Planting team that will accompany Pastor Dante is composed of Brothers Ian Dychiu and Buboy Jamora. Pastor Chabby will follow later.
Our goal is to see our 1st Sunday Worship Celebration in the island of Mindanao this coming October 30, 2005. Visit this page regularly to find out how to join this Missions Trip to Cagayan for a week this coming October 23 to 30.
You may visit the NEW Website of Pastor Dante at >>>

His Life Ministries Central is located at: #107 B .S. Aquino Drive,
Bacolod City, Philippines 6100 P.O. Box 786
Telephone and FAX: (034) 433-0245 / 709-9794
His Life Ministries Central meets every Sunday
at Robinsons Place Bacolod City, Cinema 4
with 2 Services (8:30am and 10am).