15 And he said to him, “If thy presence will not go with me, do not carry us up from here. 17 And the LORD said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” – Exodus 33:15,17
The National Youth Empowered team together with the National Board of Church of God World Missions, Philippines recently celebrated the victory of the first ever Regional Youth Leadership Summit: Counterflow 2016 at Marriott Hotel Manila, on June 9, 2016. They gladly reported the victories and the successes of the cutting-edge event for Youth leaders to the National Board, who gave their all-out support to empower the new breed of Youth leaders carrying our battlecry: #BornAgainPilipinas!
The summit was born out of the vision to overcome the challenges faced by our churches’ Youth and Young Adult Ministries in connecting with the next generation, building small groups, and making disciples inside and outside the church. The 723 Youth and Y.A. ministry heads and leaders from COG churches all over the country were trained for 3 days with the help of the Aim-and-Shoot Principle (ASP), an intensive program devised by Church of God – Dasmarinas for fast-paced evangelism and discipleship with immediate application.
One of the highlights of the event was the Washing of the Feet started by our Regional Overseer and National Youth Director, Bro. AJ Velasco, which symbolized the heart of Counterflow: humility and submission to our leaders. The delegates were also blessed and empowered with an anointed praise and worship, led by teams who attended OUTPOUR National Worship Camp last March 2016. They also enjoyed the fellowship, team building, campfire, and boodle fights with their fellow leaders from their respective regions. This was also the first time that a Youth Empowered event was spread across the country, beginning with MMR and CSL (April 13-15), NLR (April 27-29), MIN (May 11-13) and VIS (May 25-27).
We would like to extend our GRATITUDE to the NATIONAL MEN’S MINISTRY for SETTING THE PACE! Your SMALL steps of faith and DEEP passion for the fathers of #COGPhilippines made a GREAT impact on what the youth achieved today! MARAMING SALAMAT PO! And Happy Father’s Day!!!
Youth Empowered Philippines believes that this collective effort is the key to the fulfillment of the Great Commission that will realize our vision for this nation: BORN AGAIN PILIPINAS!
(Visit the official Facebook page of Youth Empowered to catch a glimpse of what happened during the event.)
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