Victory (church)

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Victory
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Honor God, Make Disciples
Location 32nd Street corner University Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Country Philippines
Denomination Every Nation
Membership 110,000 (2015)
Website victory.org.ph
History
Former name(s) Victory Christian Fellowship, VCF, Victory Church
Founded 1984
Founder(s) Steve and Deborah Murrell
Architecture
Status Megachurch
Functional status Active
Style Modern
Clergy
Senior pastor(s) Manny Carlos (Chairman)

Victory is an evangelical church based in the Philippines. It is a member of Every Nation, with churches and campus ministries in 69 nations.[1]

History[edit]

Victory was started by Steve and Deborah Murrell, who came to the Philippines in 1984 together with Rice Broocks and 65 other American university students on a one-month summer mission trip.[2] Since 1984, Victory has grown until it presently has churches in 60 Philippine cities.[3]

In 2015, Victory's Metro Manila church draws some 65,000 persons across 15 congregations, all with multiple services and locations, and many offering more than one language (English).[4] Each location has multiple preachers.[5] The church has multiple locations and holds 94 services every weekend, each of them led by live preaching, training Filipinos to reach their cities, the nation, and the world.[6] Over 10,000 leaders conduct small weekly discipleship groups.[7]

Discipleship and leadership training process[edit]

Since its inception in 1984, church members are equipped to compassionately engage communities, intentionally establish biblical foundations, strategically equip believers, and continually empower disciples.[8] Its primary vehicle for discipleship is the Victory group, a small group of people who get together, build relationships, and study the Bible.[9][10][11][12]

Victory Worship[edit]

In 2014, Victory Worship[13] released its first live worship album, Radical Love.[14] Radical Love and its 2015 follow-up, Rise Heart, were certified Gold by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry, Inc. (PARI).[15] On March 25, 2017, the group released Awit ng Bayan, its first full Filipino-language single.

Doctrine[edit]

Victory, as a member of Every Nation, adheres to the statement of faith of the World Evangelical Alliance,[16] of which Every Nation is a member. Victory is also a member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, and thus adheres to the council's statement of faith.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "The Lego Principle: An Interview with Joey Bonifacio", Christianity Today, 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  2. ^ Bird, Warren, "Philippines: Victory Megachurch Building on Discipleship", Outreach Magazine, 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  3. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "The Lego Principle: An Interview with Joey Bonifacio", Christianity Today, 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  4. ^ Warren Bird, World megachurches, Leadership Network, USA, retrieved August 21, 2016
  5. ^ Bird, Warren, "Philippines: Victory Megachurch Building on Discipleship", Outreach Magazine, 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  6. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "CPLF Recap: November 2012, How North Americans Can Learn about Church Planting from the Rest of the World", Christianity Today, 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  7. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "On the Path to Discipleship", Outreach Magazine, 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  8. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "Leadership Book Interview: Steve Murrell and Wikichurches", Christianity Today, 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  9. ^ Esplanada, Jerry, "Ruffy Biazon Like a Fish in an Aquarium", Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  10. ^ Glorioso, Bot "Ogie Proud Dad On and Off Cam", Philippine Star, 2011-12-05. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  11. ^ Lo, Ricky "Coney Reyes on the perils & pleasures of single parenting", Philippine Star, 2004-03-10. Retrieved 2016-04-11.
  12. ^ Stetzer, Ed, "Monday is for Missiology: Movemental Christianity Presentation", Christianity Today, 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  13. ^ James Banaag, "Local Christian band Victory Worship has been making waves in the OPM scene", One Music Philippines, 2016-03-23. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  14. ^ "Pinoy Christian Worship Album tops iTunes Philippines Album Chart for One Week", CBN Asia, 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  15. ^ "List of PARI Gold, Platinum & Diamond Awardees". Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  16. ^ "World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  17. ^ "PCEC Members". Retrieved 2016-12-12. 

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