Planting a new church is never easy. In response to God’s calling to reach out as many souls in different communities, the journey of evangelizing on the field is definitely challenging and energy zapping.
Last December 3, NCF Main has officially launched NCF Rainbow church by the grace of God. It was approximately one year in the making before it sprung into a full-blown one. An estimated crowd of seventy people along with NCF family church members and attendees joined the worship service.
Let us take a close look on how NCF Rainbow Homes started.
Begin with a strong desire for the Word. All big things started from humble beginnings, it all started with a request of the Alcantara family to hold a bible study gathering within their place of residency, which commenced during the first quarter of 2017.
Be dedicated. As mentioned earlier, planting a church is challenging and can sometimes be lonely during its early stages. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Kudos to the pioneering team who remained committed and who never quitted.
Work as one team. The NCF-Main leadership, along with respective ministries gathered together to hold an evangelistic crusade at Rainbow Homes last May 10. Bible studies have already been established which is an obvious proof that Christ teachings are well perceived in the community and having an evangelistic crusade was the next best thing to do in order to increase the Word’s mileage in the locality.
Designate faithful leaders. It is essential to appoint leaders who are devoted to carry out the work consistently in the area.
The front runners of the NCF Rainbow Homes chapter is led by Ptr. Nonie Lazo as Head Pastor, Ptr. Lloyd Garcia as Associate Pastor, Bro. Danny Alcantara as Bible Study Leader, Bro. Nelson Alcantara as Deacon, Sis. Marysol Alcantara as Treasurer and Sis. Elma Alcantara as Church Secretary.
Understand the need for a church. Ptr. Albert Salipot delivered the message with a stern focus about the need for a church. He mentioned that the main reason in putting up a church is to glorify God. Ptr. Albert also gave emphasis that a church must be open to everyone regardless of your status in life.
It is great to end the year with a new church built for God’s glory and we are eyeing more great things on 2018!
Keen to check out NCF Rainbow? Regular worship service schedule starts at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday at Rainbow Homes II, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
Dennis de Silva, Board Member, Novaliches Christian Fellowship, Inc. and Author, The Walking Dedo: Road Beyond The Dead End.