To provide free Christ-centered Bible training to pastors and teachers in the Philippines.
As Of First Importance Ministries (AOFIM) will travel around Philippines from city to city, partnering with local churches to conduct two ministry programs: Christ-Centered Bible Training and Christ-Centered Evangelism.
christ-centered bible training
Free Bible training classes will be conducted primarily for pastors, teachers, and leaders who have not been afforded formal Bible education. Classes will be held at each mission point in three-hour sessions twice a week for seven weeks with classes consisting of 10-15 students which will allow for more personal training.
The objective of this program is to exhort the churches through discipleship in two subjects: Christ-Centered Gospel and Christ-Centered Bible Interpretation.
Subject #1: Christ-Centered Gospel
What is the gospel according to the Scriptures? This course focuses on the teachings of Jesus Christ regarding His gospel, which He revealed entirely to His disciples through the Holy Spirit. According to the Scripture, the gospel of Jesus Christ reveals the righteousness of God. Therefore, believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ must include believing in what God has done in Christ, through Christ, and for Christ so that salvation and eternal life can be offered to all and granted to everyone who believes.
Subject #2: Christ-Centered Bible Interpretation
Why do we study the Bible? This course focuses on Jesus Christ as the reason, the means, and the method of studying and teaching the Scripture. Before interpreting what the Bible says, we must first understand why God gave us the Bible, how God enables us to understand it, and how we should approach the study of His Word.
Outreach activities will be conducted in the communities of the participating churches. AOFIM will join the churches in weekly evangelism, then at the end of the two months an evangelistic event will be held together with all the participating churches in that mission point.
The objective of this program is to evangelize the lost through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures.
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written "But the righteous man shall live by faith."
"Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”
We are currently in this phase of our mission, finalizing the details of our religious non-profit organization.
Mission Trip: January 2024
Pastor Bong and his family will be in Philippines for the month of January 2024. For more information about this Trip and for ways you can partner with us, click here.
This phase of our mission begins when a replacement pastor has been installed at Pastor Bong's home church.
Then AOFIM will travel for a year around USA and Canada sharing its vision and mission from church to church to gather support and partnerships through prayer and donations.
Once Pastor Bong and his family move to the Philippines, the first few months will be spent preparing for the mission. This includes finding a rental home, scheduling with churches for AOFIM training, and other logistical needs.
God-willing, the first church training will begin 6 months after landing in the Philippines.
partner with us
Our ministry relies entirely on support given by individuals, corporations, and churches for funding. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your donations will go towards:
Bibles for pastors
Refreshments for students attending training classes
Bible study workbooks
Lodging for Pastor Bong and his family in the Philippines