The focus our ministry is stated in our Unified Ministry Direction (UMD)
“We envision Loving Communities and Laborers living out and proclaiming the Gospel of God’s Kingdom leading to the transformation of hearts and lives, families and nations from one generations to another.”
Our Unified Ministry Direction contain two important things to make an impact for the Gospel and God’s Kingdom: Building Loving communities and raising up of Laborers.
There are Four groups of Fours that that summarizes our Ministry focus.
I. The Four Forms
These forms that we have are the framework or environment where we express the Great commandment and prepare people to do the Great Commission.
1) Permanent Loving Community (PLC) – This is the meeting of all constituencies in our local ministry area like Cebu, Los Baños, CDO, Davao etc. Biblical example of this are: Rom 1:7, 1Co 1:2 Gal. 1:2, Eph 1:1, Phil 1:1 Col 1:2).
2) Entity Loving Community (ELC) – This is the meeting of our constituencies who belong to natural groupings like students, professionals, couples, alumni etc. (1 Cor. 9:20-22)
3) Small Biblical Community (SBC) – this is the meeting of our Bible study groups usually composed of 3 to 10 members. (Luke 6:12-16).
4) One-On-One – (1O1) This is a meeting between two persons characterize by more intense life to life discipleship where mentoring, coaching, counselling and deep sharing of deepest issues in life are happening. (John 21:15-21).
II. The Four Characteristics of a Loving Community
Based on the Great Commandment (John 13:34-35) and our Unified Ministry Direction (Our Vision), each of this form of community should grow in four areas. We call this the Four Characteristics of a Loving Community
1) Transformational – meaning all of us are growing into Christ-likeness. (2 Cor. 3:18)
2) Communal – meaning we are loving, caring, helping and serving one another. (John 13:34-35)
3) Missional – meaning all of us together are advancing the Gospel and His kingdom . (Isaiah 54:1-4)
4) Generational – meaning we are raising up generational laborers who can be the foundation of three to four generations of laborers. (2Tim 2:2)
III. The Four Stages of Development of a Loving Community
Aside from these characteristics each of this form of community are also growing in four stages of development. This is very important aspect of ministry because these is where we see the growth and maturity that God is doing among us.
1) Pioneering – Forming the community where we invite individuals to join the community for common purpose. (Acts 14)
2) Developing – Establishing on the basic foundation as individual and community. (Acts 14:22, 16:5)
3) Maturing – Preparing individuals and teams to multiply. (Ephesians 4:12-16)
4) Partnering/Sending – The actual multiplication of the community happens while keeping the bond. (Acts 13:1-3)
IV. The Four Process of Raising Up Laborers
We also do four processes of Raising up Laborers and we usually start from the Lost because our laborers are supposed to be living and discipling among the Lost.
1) Evangelism – We let the people know about sin and its effects on us. Then we introducing Jesus and the good news of what He has done with sin and His invitation to enter His Kingdom. (Mark 16:15)
2) Establishing – Helping someone who have decided to believe and accept Jesus to grow in Discipleship, a committed followers of Jesus which is the result of His relationship with God as a child of God, as friend, as Steward and as partners in advancing His Kingdom (Col 2:7)
3) Equipping – preparing the person to participate in advancing the Kingdom. Equipping and training him in knowledge and conviction, skills and methods, and character and attitudes. (2 Timothy 3:17)
4) Engaging – Deploying the person in different parts of the harvest based on the his God’s given gifts, talents and capabilities. (1 Corinthians 3:9)
“Four Forms, Four Characteristics, Four Stages and Four Processes that is the Four Fours of the PhilNavs Ministry as we pursue our Unified Ministry Direction.
We have been doing lot of these but we just organize them for clearer and common understanding.