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Philippines: Ministry in Davao City

Update from Sean Ransom
The Expositor’s Academy
Manila, Philippines
October 3, 2013

The Expositor’s Academy and Soli Deo Gloria Church in Davao City

Davao City

Davao City

Last week, I had the joy of spending the day with the elders of Soli Deo Gloria Church (SDGC) in Davao City. These humble men invited me to come alongside of them to help strengthen them and their church. In addition to their hunger for growing spiritually and training their members to do the same, they have caught the vision to help train pastors and church workers in other churches as well.

Their Pastor, Jurem Ramos, is a faithful expositor whom the Lord has used to impact the country through a radio ministry. They have recognized the responsibility that comes with that privilege and are interested in partnering with The Expositor’s Academy (TEA) to help maximize their impact for the kingdom.

The Lord has just opened up a larger facility for them that has several classrooms and they have plans to use it to expand the training of their members and others. We are looking into the possibility of partnering with them in this endeavor and having SDGC be the home of TEA in the south of the country.

Starting last August, the elders and I agreed to meet every few weeks to study 1 Timothy and to discuss what a biblical ministry looks like. Last Thursday, I flew into Davao to be with the elders during the day and then to teach a Survey of the Book of Acts in the evening to members of the church. Again, I was blessed and overwhelmed by their kindness. They have a high view of Scripture and a serious commitment to an expository ministry, including preaching, leadership, discipleship and membership that is refreshing and exciting. I can’t wait to see what the Lord will do through this church and TEA’s partnership with them. ◄

Mentoring Time with Elders and Ministers at Soli Deo Gloria

Mentoring Time with Elders and Ministers at Soli Deo Gloria

Originally published at Sean Ransoms blog, The Ransom Note.