Christ's Commission Fellowship
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|Christ's Commission Fellowship|
|Location||CCF Center, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue corner C5 Road, Pasig City|
|Architect(s)||Arch. Daniel Go|
|Groundbreaking||November 27, 2008|
Dr. Peter Tan-Chi (Senior Pastor/Elder)Ptr. Ricky Sarthou (Executive Pastor)
Christ's Commission Fellowship (simply called as CCF) is a non-denominational megachurch founded by Dr. Peter Tan-chi, based in the Philippines. It's main worship center is located at the CCF Center in Frontera Verde, Pasig City, with its membership approaching up to 40,000 people in all outreaches.[not in citation given]
Its mission is "To Honor God and To make Christ Committed Followers who will make Christ Committed Followers" which is inspired by Matthew 28: 19-20.
In 1982, Pastor Peter Tan-Chi, began an evangelistic home Bible study in Brookside Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal. Only three couples attended that first Bible study, but as they began to invite their friends, who then invited their own friends and families, the Bible study grew and moved to San Juan City. Two years later, A core group of 40 people (businessmen, professionals, and their families) emerged from these Bible studies. Later on, they met at the Asian Institute of Management for their first Sunday worship service and launched "Christ’s Commission Foundation" in August 1984.
Since then, CCF’s continuous growth has caused its worship services to move from place to place. From AIM, services moved to Greenbelt in Makati City, then to the Conference Room of the Philippine International Convention Center, and then to the PICC Plenary Hall. Worshippers then split in order to attend at two different venues, one in CCF Sucat, and one at the Valle Verde Country Club.
In 1997, CCF's worship services transferred to St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center. Today, it is now thriving church of approximately 30,000 members and considered as one of the fastest-growing Evangelical churches in the country, with worship and bible study centers in major cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, then it has an international outreach, one in Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles, USA with overall 37 outreaches worldwide. It is a unique fellowship composed of and led by lay men and women, all of whom still share God’s love and the Gospel in the style of the first century Christians, in small groups, in their homes, communities, and workplaces. It is an indigenous church, which operates without foreign affiliation or financial assistance. The vision that the Lord gave to the leaders of CCF is to establish a church patterned after that of the New Testament. The emphasis of CCF is on the active participation and ministry of lay people committed to fulfilling Christ's purpose, and all Christians are called by the Lord to be ministers to make committed followers of Jesus Christ.
On August 30, 2009, CCF celebrated its 25th Anniversary and God’s faithfulness, attended with thousands of members from different CCF outreaches nationwide. It was held at Araneta Coliseum (now Smart Araneta Coliseum), Quezon City.
On May 12, 2013, CCF transferred to their new worship and training center, also known as the CCF Center. This will be the headquarters of CCF. It will also house the CCF Life Academy which will open the K3/K4 levels this school year 2013.
CCF have established 38 satellite outreaches within the Philippines, and 8 international outreaches, with a total of 46 congregations with 40,000 members as of 2013.
- Sydney, Australia
- Saskatchewan, Canada
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Doha, Qatar
- Los Angeles, USA
- Dubai, UAE
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- B1G Ministry ( Singles ministry)
- D-Group (Small group)
- Elevate (Youth Worship/Youth Ministry)
- Golden Ladies and Sheperd's Staff (Senior ministry)
- Exalt Ministry (Worship, Music, Tech-Live Production, Broadcast, Host team)
- Media (Creative Arts Ministry, Post-productions)
- NXTGen (Children Ministry)
- Backstreet Kids
- Biyahe Jail Ministry
- Bronze Staff
- FIT (Faith In Tune)
- FNL (Friday Night Lights)
- FRIENDS (Fil-Chi)
- Glorious Hope
- Kool Solo Parents
- Life to the Max
- Living Free
- Lord’s Attorneys @ Work
- MBS (Monday Bible Study)
- Precious Hope / Penuel House
- Total Athlete Network
On November 27, 2008, CCF started to build its own 7-storey ministry building. The building named CCF Worship and Training Center (known as CCF Center). It is a 750,000 square foot lot located at Frontera Verde, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave (C-5) cor. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. This will be the international headquarters of CCF. The center will have an estimated 10,000 seating capacity worship hall, an overflow room with 2,000 seating capacity, a youth and sports center, and a school. It will begin to train students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, lay people and pastors. The construction of the center was completed on April 2013. The first worship service held at the CCF Center was on May 12, 2013, held with three services attended by different members from outreaches nationwide. It was followed by the "Unstoppable" Tour in Manila of Nick Vujicic on May 18 entitled "Unstoppable Faith" and a Sunday Service the next day, May 19. The following week after Nick Vujicic's tour was the start of the Global Discipleship Congress 2013 (GDC2013)attended by people from all parts of the world. August 25, 2013 marked CCF's 29th Anniversary. The service was held at the CCF Center and was attended by 10,000+ worshipers per service.
In 2009, CCF started its live stream on its official website, but in 2011, CCF also started producing its own television program which airs Sunday services' sermons. It was aired by GOOD TV, and it was aired by Light TV 33 on UHF-Channel. CCF Sunday Services can also be viewed through YouTube via their account www.youtube.com/CCFmainTV.
- McGrath, Alister E. (2008) Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First] London: Regnum Books (p 454 to 455)
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