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Thank you for taking time to visit our church online, I hope and pray that you will find it helpful to know and learn about us.

Our aim is to give glory to God and extend His kingdom by living and proclaiming His truth in the world.

You will also discover although our church is small, our ministries are broad and diverse, with strong emphasis in worship, teaching, fellowship, service to others and outreach. So if you are in search for a church that you want to call your home please consider yourself warmly invited to a Sunday Worship Celebration, a bible study group meeting, or any of our other events. If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you soon and God’s blessing to you

Tim Barrioquinto
Lead Pastor

Small Thing Big Goal

It was during the church camp when I encountered this colony of tiny insects. While watching I tried to break their line and see what else they could do. They fought back and bitten my finger and my foot.

Have you ever seen a trail of ants going from one destination to another? They seem to know and intensely focus where they are going. So I asked how it is possible that such a tiny creature can achieve so much. I found out that ants have never given up and how they prepare for the future. Ants always seem to accomplish everything they set out to do. I took a closer look at ants and I learned some principles from them.

Ants are remarkably persistent. They are focused and determined to get there no matter what the obstruction. They often scale great heights and travel long distances in order to get to the food. No obstacle is too big to conquer. This remarkable persistence reminds me of the story in the bible about a friend comes at midnight in Luke 11:8 Because of his fearless persistence his friend rise and give what he needs.

I found out there is no other group of insects that are more efficient, effective, and motivated. They seem to always be focused and working towards the common goals of building and repairing the nest, collecting and distributing food, and caring for eggs. Their common goal reminds me of Philippians 4:13, while we Christians need motivation from church and guidance, Christians need to be driven by faith to continue the tasks in achieving the common goal. We need motivation from other in order to complete our goals, because God created us not to be alone. (Genesis 2:18) I learned also that ants know how to focus on what is important to themselves and the colony in order to stay self-motivated. Making a difference and contributing to a bigger cause is one of the best motivating factors we can have as the follower of Christ (Philippians 1:21).

Ants will do whatever is necessary in order to protect the queen from danger. They know that the queen is the most important component to the survival of the colony. While the community of Christian it is important to know that we have the King of kings and Lord of lords whom we served and important that we protect the values that are important to us. Your skills, talents, and ideas are at the core of your being. Use those things with everything you have in your church, just like in a colony for God, because any talent you can contribute to God’s kingdom here on earth is investing your treasures in heaven (Matthew 6).

Ants cannot be human but we can learn much about the accomplishment from them. They are hardworking, social, and persistent. I believe God created ants for us to see the importance of teamwork, fellowship, unity, and commitment. Next time you see a colony of ants, remember what we have learned from this tiny insect and see the impact it can make in the life of your church. The smallest thing we can do for the lost soul will benefit the big goal to make Jesus known in all nations.

Contributed by Mhar D

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Mansion on the Hilltop

There was a Pastor in the countryside with a small congregation. It was a long dream of the church to have a building of their own since they have a big block of land. Not too far away was a hill with mansion on top.

Every Sunday the congregation meets in a hired hall to have their worship service. One Sunday the Pastor’s sermon was in Matthew 16:18 about Peter entitled “On this Rock”. After the message was delivered, he made one step further to challenge the church and he said, “Church we will do it literally, every time you commit sin bring stone to our vacant lot”.

Time went by and after three months the Pastor visited the vacant lot. To his amazement there was a mountain high of rocks and stones in different sizes so enormous that there was almost no vacant space anymore. Thinking of what to do to get the church vacant block of land clean again, he realized the quarry company nearby so he called on the company for help. It was the owner of the mansion on the hilltop picked up the call, but before the Pastor was able to speak, the mansion owner said “I was watching day and night how the people carried stones and rocks of different sizes to the vacant land, but don’t worry” He said, “I will send my Son to clear the stones and rocks from your property”.

Just after the Pastor hangs up the phone, the Son came to clear them out. With Him were all the tools needed. All the rocks and stones were taken and crushed. Furthermore, the mansion owner compensated the church with assistance to have their own church building. Out of curiosity the Pastor asked the Son what they were going to do with the crushed rocks and stones, He replied “all the stones and rocks were crushed to make pavements and roads so the people who wanted to go to the mansion would have smooth journey”.

Remember my friend, next time you carry a stone or rock, the Father – mansion owner – is watching day and night, whether the sin is small or big in our life, bring it to a vacant lot because the Son is ready to crush them for us to have a smooth journey going to the Mansion on the Hilltop.

Contributed by Mhar D

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Activ8ed takes the 1000 Steps

160227-activ8ed-1000steps-01The Activ8ed (Youth) group of our church went out of the usual Friday evening fellowship and bible study to get out and go to the Dandenong Ranges National Park, which is an hour and half drive from Melbourne.

They’ve taken and walked the 1000 Steps Kokoda Trail, a unique and renowned tourist spot at Mt. Dandenong.

Being the first Activ8ed outing for the year, everyone was excited as the weather forecast was warm and sunny.

Organized by the leaders of the youth, they’ve arranged themselves car pooling, packed lunch such as sandwiches and juice boxes, and went prepared with a first-aid kit, not to mention a nurse in the group.

160227-activ8ed-1000steps-03The day started bit cloudy and cold, but turned glorious sunny and cool when they arrived. They’ve started the walk as soon as everyone checked in.

The walk felt like forever – quoted by one youth

Our pastor and wife, plus a couple of parents joined to oversee the trip and made it to the top as well.

Going up was just half of the story. The other half perhaps was better.

Tiring but fun and for sure there will be more adventures being planned this year.

Contributed by JanPaul M

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Dance for a Cause

Reaching Out to the Hungry and Thirsty in the Name of Jesus…

Reaching Out to the Hungry and Thirsty in the Name of Jesus … Matthew 25:35-41

We hosted a night of dance, fun, and music. Proceeds will benefit these 4 institutions:

Bethsaida School for the Disabled

Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled Inc. began as Lingkod Banahaw, a former CBM-supported project. It was established in 1996 at Candelaria, Quezon, a three hours drive away from Manila. Currently Bethsaida is implementing a community based rehabilitation (CBR) programme in the municipalities of Dolores, Tiaong, Sariaya, San Antonio and Candelaria. The programme supports children with physical, visual and hearing impairments as well as children with a mental and/or developmental impairment. A parent organization in each municipality was initially established and will later on be federated into a provincial wide organization for advocacy initiatives.  Bethsaida also runs a small school for children with special needs, called the Bartimaeus Centre for Alternative Learning.

Bethsaida CBR aims to supports persons with disabilities through tutorials at home, physical therapy and the providence of trainings and seminars to staff, field workers, teachers, community leaders and members of the family about early detection and the prevention of impairments.

Bahay Pag-asa Center

Located in Brgy. Lamot II, Calauan, Laguna.

This facility was established two years ago by the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Mr. Ernesto Montecillo. The primary objective of this project is to “promote the rights and welfare of children at risk and in conflict with the law under a restorative justice and welfare system.”

This program is to help the less fortunate people of Laguna, especially the youth.

I actually met with Mr Montecillo in October 2013 and I got the chance to meet the children.   There are 2 centres.  One for the boys and one for the girls. The girls’ centre were not only delinquent but also rape victims of their own kin.

Gawang Laya

Gawang Laya means ‘created free’ (invented by our western grammar in Filipino language). This is how God made ALL of us and this is His dream for us today, and the future.Gawang Laya is a network of hearts passionate about catalysing justice, in the context of globalisation. We seek to build a bridge between Philippines and Australia that is founded on mutual respect and depth of relationships. Through this bridge, we will tackle the issues of poverty and injustice.
“Gawang Laya exists to build networks in Australia and the Philippines – as individuals and/or organisations – by joining what God is already doing, partnering with local practitioners, and serving all people in need.

These networks are for the purpose of catalysing projects that help alleviate spiritual and physical poverty.”

Light of the World

A small Christian church in Olongapo City that caters to the spiritual needs of the children and youth in the neighbourhood. It teaches the Words of God to these children. After the lessons the church feed these children.

Contributed by Baby V, Roger A, Ps Tim

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Stroke Awareness

A StrokeSafe ambassador from the National Stroke Foundation visited our church to educate our church members about what stroke is and what we can do to prevent it.
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It was a time efficient way to learn life-saving stroke prevention and awareness messages.

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It is said that church is not just a place to gain spiritual knowledge and understanding but also learning how to look after our physical body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

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Contributed by Beth D

Gig for a Cause

Reaching Out to the Hungry and Thirsty in the Name of Jesus…

Reaching Out to the Hungry and Thirsty in the Name of Jesus … Matthew 25:35-41

We hosted a performance night inviting various talents to render songs and music. Proceeds will benefit these 4 institutions:

Bethsaida School for the Disabled

Bethsaida CBR Services for the Disabled Inc. began as Lingkod Banahaw, a former CBM-supported project. It was established in 1996 at Candelaria, Quezon, a three hours drive away from Manila. Currently Bethsaida is implementing a community based rehabilitation (CBR) programme in the municipalities of Dolores, Tiaong, Sariaya, San Antonio and Candelaria. The programme supports children with physical, visual and hearing impairments as well as children with a mental and/or developmental impairment. A parent organization in each municipality was initially established and will later on be federated into a provincial wide organization for advocacy initiatives.  Bethsaida also runs a small school for children with special needs, called the Bartimaeus Centre for Alternative Learning.

Bethsaida CBR aims to supports persons with disabilities through tutorials at home, physical therapy and the providence of trainings and seminars to staff, field workers, teachers, community leaders and members of the family about early detection and the prevention of impairments.

Bahay Pag-asa Center

Located in Brgy. Lamot II, Calauan, Laguna.

This facility was established two years ago by the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Mr. Ernesto Montecillo. The primary objective of this project is to “promote the rights and welfare of children at risk and in conflict with the law under a restorative justice and welfare system.”

This program is to help the less fortunate people of Laguna, especially the youth.

I actually met with Mr Montecillo in October 2013 and I got the chance to meet the children.   There are 2 centres.  One for the boys and one for the girls. The girls’ centre were not only delinquent but also rape victims of their own kin.

Gawang Laya

Gawang Laya means ‘created free’ (invented by our western grammar in Filipino language). This is how God made ALL of us and this is His dream for us today, and the future.Gawang Laya is a network of hearts passionate about catalysing justice, in the context of globalisation. We seek to build a bridge between Philippines and Australia that is founded on mutual respect and depth of relationships. Through this bridge, we will tackle the issues of poverty and injustice.
“Gawang Laya exists to build networks in Australia and the Philippines – as individuals and/or organisations – by joining what God is already doing, partnering with local practitioners, and serving all people in need.

These networks are for the purpose of catalysing projects that help alleviate spiritual and physical poverty.”

Light of the World

A small Christian church in Olongapo City that caters to the spiritual needs of the children and youth in the neighbourhood. It teaches the Words of God to these children. After the lessons the church feed these children.

Contributed by Baby V, Roger A, Ps Tim

Contacts us for more information