Win, build and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples
Win, build and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples Movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Faith, Growth and Fruitfulness
Win, build and send Christ-centered multiplying disciples
Movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus
Faith, Growth and Fruitfulness
Today’s college students are tomorrow’s world leaders. Imagine the changes the world would see if every one of the 110 million college students had an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel every year.We want to see students everywhere embrace the purpose, love and forgiveness that God offers them in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Every day, leaders in business and government make influential decisions that reverberate through society. How different our world would be if those decisions were being made by men and women who were truly following Jesus. We want to help build spiritual movements among leaders so their influence can be used by God to draw people everywhere to himself.
As innovators in tools for evangelism and discipleship, we help the body of Christ win, build and send people. We are also helping to plant churches in the most unreached regions of the world through JESUS Film translations and mission trips.
Recognizing that many people worldwide are using the Web to explore spirituality, we see Internet evangelism and discipleship as a key component to helping people begin a relationship with God and truly follow Jesus.
As a student at Fuller Theological Seminary, studying late one night for a Greek exam, Bill Bright receives a unique impression from God to invest his life in helping reach the entire world, starting with college students. A professor friend suggests “Campus Crusade for Christ” as the name of the new ministry. In the fall, Bill and his wife, Vonette, start Campus Crusade at UCLA with the backing of a 24-hour prayer chain.
More than 250 UCLA students receive Christ, including the student-body president, campus-newspaper editor and many athletes, including Rafer Johnson, later an Olympic gold-medalist in the decathlon. Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) spreads to other schools, and to meet the need, the Brights accept their first six staff members.
Bill Bright writes “God's Plan for Your Life.” This 20-minute evangelistic presentation, required memorization for staff members, sets the tone for the development of CCC's revolutionary training in evangelism and discipleship.
The first Lay Institute for Evangelism takes the evangelism and discipleship training from the campus ministry and adapts it to a church context.
Bill Bright takes what he describes as “the distilled essence of the gospel” and writes a booklet called Have You Heard of the Four Spiritual Laws? Today the booklet has been translated into more than 200 languages, and more than 2.5 billion copies have been distributed worldwide.
Frank and Rose Obien lay the groundwork for Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ.
The first Institute of Evangelism was held at the Philippine Christian College. Hundreds were trained in evangelism using the Four Spiritual Laws booklet.
On March 15, the first College Life Meeting (CLM) was held at Senator Osias’ residence in Cubao. CLM was a gathering designed for fellowship, evangelism and training. Tony Ruiz attended this meeting and came to know the Lord. He then shared Christ to Jovie Galaraga, who later on shared to others students in the University of the East. Many similar stories of spiritual multiplication happened and caused the expansion of CCC to nearby universities. The biblical concept of spiritual Multiplication was and is still being taught and ingrained to every member of CCC . ● Campus Crusade for Christ was officially recognized as a religious organization in the University of Manila with Professor Sergio Chavez as faculty adviser. By this time, CCC ministry had already expanded to University of the East and University of the Philippines Diliman. ● CCC had its first Filipino recruit as missionary—Ms. Leticia Paler.
In January, Oscar Baldemor enlisted as a missionary and was later joined by his new bride, Lynn Bautista-Baldemor. Osais Jaim from Silliman University also joined the growing missionary team. ● By April 7, CCC was officially recognized in the University of the Philippines Diliman through the efforts of dedicated student members of Action Groups, a term used to describe discipleship groups. ● In July, the national leadership of CCC was transitioned to Rev. Guillermo and Betty Bergado. Hence, the PCCC ministry was now composed of an all-Filipino missionary team. The Obiens would later on go back to the CCC International Headquarters in the United States.
Col. Renerio and Sixta Fuentes joined PCCC and started the Lay Ministry, which mobilized and equipped church members for evangelism and discipleship. Besides serving as the National Representative of PCCC, he also acted as the Chairman of the Planning Board and worked closely with Asia-South Pacific Great Commission Training Center in Manila. ● Andre Kole, a US-based missionary of CCC and renown magician and illusionist went to Manila and Cebu for evangelistic shows. The relevance and creativity of CCC ministry in presenting the Gospel earned its reputation of being in the “cutting-edge”.
The first National Leadership Training Institute was held in UP Los Baños. ● During this time, student activism was gaining momentum. Public demonstrations against the government were often staged. Christian students took the opportunity to stage a different form of radicalism—a March for Jesus.
Professional Ministry was started by Alumni of campus ministries who desired to continue College Life and fellowship in the professional world.
The country was in great turmoil and student activism was at its peak. Christian students took Jesus as the alternative solution to the political upheaval on the streets. This time, at the very center of Plaza Miranda. ● The Great Commission Training Center, which would later set the training standard for every CCC missionary, was established in the Philippines by Kent and Diane Hutcheson. Manila was chosen as the training site because the campuses were very ideal in movement building. ● The first Agape Medical Team came to the Philippines and conducted medical clinics. They also sponsored conferences among medical practitioners, training them as Great Commission workers through their platforms as medical practitioners. ● PCCC had 50 missionaries at this time, 16 of which were Filipinos.
The country was placed under Martial Law. Like any other organization during this period, PCCC had to seek permission for its missionaries to enter campuses. ● Student disciples and missionaries went to Canlubang, Laguna for a three-day retreat. An opportunity was given them to give five gospel presentations among political detainees and army officers. Even the iron-hand of a dictator couldn’t thwart God’s plan of redemption.
Korea hosted Explo ’74 and the Philippines sent 200 missionaries and students. More campuses in Metro Manila were opened. ● The Medical Ministry of PCCC started in the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital. It began with Kent Hutcheson who shared the gospel to Yang Kwong Chen, a medical student who then shared the gospel to Khryss Cristobal. ● Eloisa “Lei” Tagle- Copenhaver pioneered the campus ministry at UP Los Banos while serving as a faculty member of the same university.
In March, Here’s Life Training Centers were established in Baguio and Manila. Pastors and lay leaders were equipped with ministry skills. As a result, congregations were established in far-flung barrios and urban areas.
The Great Commission Prayer Crusade drew more than 10,000 people at the Araneta Coliseum. Prayer and intercession were emphasized as an integral component of the Great Commission agenda.
The ubiquitous “I FOUND IT” signs, newspaper advertisements, and flyers gave PCCC a high visibility exposure. The “I FOUND IT” campaign in Manila mobilized 1,915 workers from 102 church partners. As a result, 209,803 positively responded to the gospel and 4,923 people were joined Bible study groups.
Barangay Great Commission Training Center (BGCTC) was established in La Trinidad, Benguet by Bob and Lita Kurle. Nineteen trainees used health as their ministry platform. The BGCTC was instrumental in the evangelization of the Cordilleras.
JESUS, a film account of the life of Christ, premieres in the Philippines and was shown later in 250 theaters. Based on the Gospel of Luke, JESUS is filmed at 202 locations in Israel, incorporating a cast of more than 5,000. The film becomes the most-translated motion picture in history-more than 974 languages, 5.5 billion viewers and 201.6 million decisions for Christ as of January 2007. ● OPERATION JABEZ (OJ), a strategy of saturating a community with the gospel while training local believers how to follow up “ministry fruits” was launched nationwide. The JESUS' Film was mightily used in bringing the gospel to the whole Philippines. Many students like Atty. Clem Fajardo joined the “STOP-OUT” program where they did not enroll for a year but committed themselves to the project. Tom Roxas was the project coordinator. ● International School of Theology-Asia in Baguio City (ISOT-Asia), now International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) was established. It is a graduate seminary dedicated to building biblical thinkers for dynamic spiritual leadership.
Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ sent its first overseas missionary. Evelyn Ramos-Pajaron went to Korea to help set up the Great Commission Training Center. ● Missionaries and students went to Sabah, Malaysia for Operation Jabez.
“How To Get Better Grades” seminar was launched and yielded many decisions for Christ as it opened evangelistic opportunities, especially among college freshmen. ● The Great Commission Resource Ministry was organized by Bob del Rosario with his team composed of Lala Macapili, Dayday Sayo-Dizon, Marissa Jochico and Loi Kuizon as a volunteer. This ministry also launched People Reaching People, a magazine designed to update ministry partners and provide devotional materials with the help of the publication team under Marlette Dumlao.
The potential of the Jesus' Film in saturating every barangay with the gospel and planting local churches nationwide prompted the creation of the JESUS' Film Ministry. ● ISOT-Asia held its first commencement exercise and commissioned its first set of graduates.
EXPLO 85, a worldwide video conference, links an estimated 300,000 delegates at 98 conference sites on five continents, with the help of 18 satellites. Manila hosted EXPLO 85 at the ULTRA for a five-day evangelism and discipleship training. Bill Bright defies jet lag while spending one day on all five continents.
Seeing the great need for medical doctors in Tacloban, Dr. Editha Canete-Miguel and Judy George- Bowery started the Agape Rural Program (ARP) and trained Christian doctors for a holistic ministry. It opened a satellite training center in Palawan managed by Engr. Jun Miguel who was involved in the professional and church ministries of PCCC.
Campus Crusade for Christ International launches New Life 2000®. This initiative brings CCC ministries under one umbrella in cooperation with Christians worldwide, with a goal of helping lead at least 1 billion people to Christ.
Thee JESUS Film was dubbed into eight (8) major Filipino languages. The team was composed of John Stuart, Jonah Lim, Che Solijon and Edwin Magday. This was in preparation for the New Life 2000® in Manila.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Central Luzon that caused severe damage and casualties. IloCor CCC, under Meinardo Rivera put up a relief and operation center in Baguio City.
Representatives from 102 countries converge on Manila over a six-month period. During the New Life 2000: Manila project, more than 5,000 people (only 11 percent of them Americans) present the gospel to 3.3 million Filipinos, with 447,000 indicating decisions to receive Christ.
The International Prayer Conference led by Ben Jennings was held in Manila. Afterwards, Prayer Leadership Training Institute sessions were conducted across the country to strengthen prayer discipleship and mobilization using the Building Your Prayer Life study material authored by Cory Boo- Varela, the PCCC National Prayer Coordinator.
Athletes in Action (AIA) started from the bible study groups of Totie Andes in most of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) teams. This ministry aims to help build spiritual movements in the world of sports among students, community leaders and through the local church.
Dr. Teodulfo and Evelyn Pajaron were trained by FamilyLife International as conference speakers and pioneered FamilyLife in the Philippines. A “Weekend to Remember” Marriage Conference held in Davao was attended by 250 couples. FamilyLife grew and expanded to other regions through partnerships with various denominations and groups. This ministry commits to build spiritual movements that help transform families.
First EKBALE (“sent out”) teams of Influencers International went to Cambodia and Indonesia for short-term missions. ● PCCC was recognized for its outstanding contribution to the student ministry and community development through the Agape Rural Program by the Biblical Christianity in the Philippine Celebration committee as the country celebrated its 100th year of Biblical Christianity.
During the Holy Week, simultaneous showing of world leaders and personalities giving tribute to Jesus in national TV channels worldwide drew millions of viewers and exposure to the life and words of Christ. Participating churches made the follow up of the responses received during this Millennial Tribute to Jesus.
Purpose Driven Church Planting Seminar convened 1,200 pastors and church planters from around the country.
VOTE RIGHT Campaign started. This is a workshop designed to educate Filipino voters on how to effectively choose candidates for elected post who are possessing biblical virtues and leadership competence.
The evangelistic website, EveryStudent.com is translated into 27 languages and has more than 5 million visitors, with 400 indicating decisions to know Christ per day.
JESUS Film Project releases Magdalena: Released From Shame, the story of Jesus told from the perspective of Mary Magdalene. It has now been shown in 34 countries, including 8 on national television
PCCC partnered with church and para-churches in sponsoring the first Puso sa Puso Presidential Forum at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Global Church Movement was launched in Bicol under the leadership of Cipriano and Maricel Opeña.
Aninag (Philippine version of Soularium). was launched. It is a spiritual conversation starter tool composed of various pictures produced by the Student-led Movement with Lu Vergara as project coordinator.
Digital Strategies was launched through the Digital Day of Outreach. ● CCC became one of the initiators of Indigitous in the Philippines
June 29-July 4 was the first Southeast Asia Wide Staff Conference held in Chaam, Thailand. ● Artist In Touch and Manny Pacquaio co-sponsored Capt. Amir Tsarfati’s talk about Understanding Israel and The End Times. The event gathered around 300 guests from the entertainment, sports and media sector. ● FamilyLife’s Art of Marriage- an evangelistic video-guided event was conducted to help couples understand God's design for marriage. This was an interactive learning event for the 250 who participated. As a result, volunteers were enlisted and others were wanting to be trained. ● The first Christian hacking event was held in Manila in October through Indigitous #Manila. ● November 30. Changed to Change- PCCC celebrated its golden anniversary at CCF Center.
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