About this partnership
The Spirit of God is raising up Vineyard leaders throughout the Philippines that are creatively and effectively addressing the spiritual and societal needs of their communities!
This partnership is about building on strengths and it is a privilege and joy to join them in their efforts to grow the kingdom. The Philippines National Team seeks avenues for spiritual formation, leadership development, and team equipping through the global partnership so that they can grow to become their own AVC.
This being said, the focus of the Philippines Partnership is to help establish a self-sustained, indigenously led Vineyard Church movement throughout the Philippines, where:
- Leaders are encouraged and equipped to address the spiritual needs of their communities.
- Leaders are encouraged and equipped to sustain unity with one another in order to move forward in common vision and purpose.
- Vineyard values will be upheld.
- The bond of love and friendship will be at the forefront of all engagements so that relationship and trust emerge.
- Opportunities for future partners and resources are encouraged and promoted.
Population: 100.9 million
Number of Vineyard Churches:
Primary Religion: Catholicism
Ave. Education: 11 years
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. The economy has weathered global economic shocks better than its regional peers due to less exposure to troubled international securities, lower dependence on exports, relatively resilient domestic consumption, large remittances from four- to five-million overseas Filipino workers, and a rapidly expanding outsourcing industry.
Philippines. 2015. google.com. Retrieved 30 July 2015
The World Fact Book: East & Southeast Asia: Philippines. 2015. cia.gov. Retrieved 30 July 2015
Abigail Gaines has served as the Lead Pastor for Vineyard Church Glendora in Southern California since 2008. VCG is a diverse a community of Christ-followers in fervent pursuit of the kingdom of God here and now. Through birth and adoption, Abigail and her husband are the parents of 3 wonderful kids. She holds a B.A. in Global Studies and is finishing up her in M.A. in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Danny served as the Senior Associate Pastor at Vineyard Columbus until 2002 when he and his wife, Penny, planted Vineyard Church of Delaware County. Danny has served as an Area Pastoral Care Leader since the 1990’s and has been the Regional Overseer for West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania much of Ohio since 2013. Since the mid 1980’s Danny has been very involved in missions, with a primary focus in Brazil and now in the Philippines.
The current focus of the Philippines Partnership is to equip and encourage the national leadership team as they move closer to becoming their own AVC.
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact Philippines for generations to come.