Missions of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America

Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines

PRCP Organization Banner 4 9 2014

Berean PRC, Antipolo City - Pastor: Rev. V. Ibe
PRC in Bulacan - Pastor: Rev. J. Flores
Maranatha PRC, Valenzuela City - Pastor: Rev. L. Trinidad

Contact Committee Delegation in the Philippines - Update Dec.17, 2015

As the delegation of Profs. R. Cammenga and R. Dykstra continues their visit to and work in the Philippines on behalf of the PRC Committee for Contact with Other Churches, Rev.D.Kleyn posted on his blog Friday Dec.17 a summary of their work so far. The report contains many profitable pictures with descriptions of their labors.

Below is a glimpse at some of the visits and works done so far; visit the post to find the complete summary.

In response to a request from the PRCP (Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines), a delegation from the Contact Committee of the PRCA traveled to the Philippines in December 2015 to begin the work toward the goal of establishing a sister-church relationship between the PRCA and the PRCP.

ProfRC ProvCC Dec 2015 1

On Sunday, December 13, Prof. R.Cammenga preached in Provident Christian Church. Outside the church gate with Bro. Bien Montoya and his son BJ.
ProfRC ProvCC Dec 2015 2
Just before the worship service.
ProfRD BereanPRC Dec 2015
Meanwhile Prof. R.Dykstra was preaching at the Berean PRC and having lunch with the saints there.  After lunch we and some of the members of Provident joined him at the Berean church for a speech on Christian Education.
____________________________________________________
On Tuesday, instead of the regular 7M meeting each professor gave a lecture on a special topic, with other men invited to attend (in addition to the pastors who regularly attend 7M).
ProfRD 7M Dec2015
Prof. R.Dykstra spoke on Old Testament Types.
ProfRC 7M Dec 2015
Prof. R.Cammenga spoke on the Assurance of Salvation.
Read more...

Classis Meeting, October 31, 2015 - PRC in the Philippines

The Classis of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines met on Saturday, October 31.

Classis of PRCP Oct 2015 1

One of the main items on the agenda for the classis was the consideration of a request from the Maranatha Protestant Reformed congregation (Valenzuela, Metro Manila) to join the federation with the Berean PRC (Masinag, Metro Manila) and the First PRC (Muzon, Bulacan).

Rev.Daniel Kleyn, PRC missionary-pastor to the Philippines, has posted a report with pictures on his blog about this meeting and its work. You are encouraged to visit that post, but we may also provide this summary from that report.

One of the main items on the agenda was the request of Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela to join the Federation of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines.  There have been many meetings and months of preparation to determine if we were one in doctrine and faith.  Our Protestant Reformed missionaries (especially Rev. R. Smit) have also labored for many years in this congregation.  We now report with joy, and with thanks to the Lord, that Classis voted unanimously to receive MPRC into the federation.

Classis of PRCP Oct 2015 2
The delegates with the pastor and elder of Maranatha PRC.

 Left to right: Rev. John Flores, Elder Sonny Umali, Elder Eric Mescallado, Elder Rod Bongat, Rev. Daniel Kleyn, Rev. Vernon Ibe, Rev. Leovy Trinidad, Elder Ronald Mercado, Elder Alvin Castillo.
Read more...

Classis of the PRC in the Philippines - Meeting of June 12, 2015

Classis of PRCP 12

Elder Sonny Umali (stated clerk), Elder Eric Mescallado, Rev. Kleyn, Rev. V.Ibe, Rev. J.Flores, Elder Reden Zuniega, Deacon Eric Castano, Deacon Buboy Prosia

From our missionary in the Philippines comes this report on the recent Classis meeting of the PRC in the Philippines. We thank him for this update and for the pictures.

The Classis of the PRC in the Philippines met on Friday, June 12, 2015.  The meeting was held in the PRC in Bulacan.  This was the 5th meeting since the denomination's formation in 2014.  Rev. Flores led in opening devotions, and then Rev. Ibe chaired the meeting. 

The business of Classis was mostly routine (reports of standing committees, church visitors, clerk, treasurer, etc.) and Classis was able to finish its work by noon. 

The main actions were that Classis (1) adopted a constitution for Emeritus work, (2) adopted a constitution for Translation work, and (3) mandated its standing committee which is responsible, among other things, for contact with other churches to correspond with the Contact Committee of the PRCA with a view to establishing a sister church relationship.  It is encouraging to know of the PRCP's desire to work toward such a relationship.  We trust the standing committee is able to meet sometime in the near future to get that ball rolling. 

The next meeting of the Classis is scheduled for Saturday, October 31 in the Berean PRC.

Classis of PRCP 2

For more pictures from this meeting, visit Rev.D.Kleyn's blog.

Read more...

PRC Classis Meeting in the Philippines - Feb.25, 2015 - Update: Report & Pics

Berean PRC New worship place 2014From the February 22, 2015 bulletin of the Provident Christian Church (Marikina, the Philippines), where missionary-pastor D.Kleyn preached this past Sunday,  we learn the following:

The regular Classis Meeting of the Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines (which meets 3 times a year) is scheduled for this week  Wednesday, February 25, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the church building of the Berean PRC in Greenheights Subdivision, Mayamot, Antipolo. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting.

Let's be sure to pray for the delegates as they conduct the business of the churches together in that part of the world.

Also, this note was placed in the same bulletin:

Next Sunday, Lord willing, Rev. R. Smit will be preaching for us. That will be his and his family’s last Sunday with us here in PCC.

Let's also be in prayer for the Smits as they conclude their life and labors in the Philippines and prepare to come to First PRC, Grand Rapids, MI where Rev.Smit recently accepted a call to serve as pastor.

Update: Rev.D.Kleyn sent this summary of the meeting and a few pictures, which we now add here.

The meeting was held yesterday (February 25) in the church building of the Berean PRC in Mayamot, Antipolo. Rev.D.Kleyn (who served as president of the previous classis) opened the meeting by leading the classis in devotions and a meditation on Psalm 87:2. Then Rev. Flores, by rotation, chaired the meeting of Classis. 

PRCP Classis Feb 2015 1

In addition to receiving reports from the clerk and treasurer and approving their work, the Classis received and treated reports from its two standing committees. The main content of these reports was that each committee presented constitutions to classis for its respective duties - i.e., constitutions for Contact Committee, Finance Committee, Seminary Student Training, etc. 

The Classis also treated and approved the procedure that is to be used when churches request membership in the PRCP.  The classis then gave its approval for one of the standing committees to implement this procedure in treating the request of Maranatha PRC in Valenzuela to join the federation. 

The classis began at 9:00 am and finished at approximately 1:00 pm. 

This was the last classis meeting that Rev.R.Smit will attend, and he bade farewell to the classis and led in the closing prayer.  As many of the men of Classis mentioned, he will certainly be missed.

RSmit bids farewell 2 classis Feb 2015

The next classis meeting is scheduled for June 12, the Lord willing, and will be hosted by the PRC in Bulacan.

Read more...

Berean PRC Sponsors "Solas of the Reformation" Conference December 30 - Updates Added!

The Berean PRC in Antipolo City, the Philippines plans to hold a Reformed Theology Conference this Tuesday, Dec. 30 at the Bantayog Memorial Center in Quezon City from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Prof. David J. Engelsma (emeritus professor, PRC Seminary) will speak on the theme, “The Five Solas Of The Reformation.” Cost is P 150 per person. To reserve a spot, please contact Elder Rod Bongat at 0925-516-6424.

BPRC Conference Dec 2014

The Engelsmas arrived safely in the Philippines last night (Saturday, Dec.27) and Prof.Engelsma is preaching today in the Berean PRC.

*Update: On January 3, 2015 the Kleyns did a special post on their blog on the conference, with many pictures. You are encouraged to visit that post at the link provided here. Here are two pictures from that collection:

Prof.D.Engelsma with Pastors V.Ibe and J.Flores

Dec 2014 BPRC Conference 1

Group Picture:

Dec 2014 BPRC Conference 2

Further update: On January 9, 2015 Rev.D.Kleyn did a special post on the book selling part of the conference - exciting news! Here is a short note from that post along with a picture of Prof.D.Engelsma signing books:

In all we sold 270 books, more than double last year's sales! Thanks to the congregations of the PRC for the collections that make the sale and purchase of these books affordable!
I also promised an explanation of why Prof. Engelsma, the featured speaker at the conference, was not on the group picture. The reason was that many people wanted their books autographed by the author. :-)
2014 Sola Conference DJE signing books
Read more...

Classis Meeting of the PRC in the Philippines - Updated!

It was back in April of this year that the new federation of Protestant Reformed Churches in the Philippines was formed. The two congregations of Berean PRC (Manila) and First Reformed Church (Bulacan) committed to form a new denomination, agreeing in faith and practice on the basis of the Word of God, the Reformed creeds, and Church Order of Dordt.

PRC Classis-Oct31-2014

On October 31, Reformation Day, the churches held their third Classis meeting to conduct mutual church business. May God continue to bless this union, the meeting tomorrow, and the labors they perform together on behalf of the King of the church, Jesus Christ.

UPDATE: The picture above is from the Oct.31 meeting. You will also find a full report of this Classis meeting on the Philippines Mission Work blog.

*The Kleyns have also posted a feature on this Classis meeting on their blog, including many more pictures.

In other Philippine mission news, Missionary-pastor D.Kleyn recently reported on his and Rev.Smit's monthly trip to Bacolod and Sipalay. For more on this, visit the link on the Kleyn's blog. And be sure to sign up to receive the regular updates. Here is one picture from that post, as Rev.Kleyn prepares to lead the worship service and a regular member helps write the Psalter numbers on the board.

Bacolod 7-Sept-2014

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed

Contact Details

Denomination

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Reading Sermon Library
  • Taped Sermon Library

Synodical Officers

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Synodical Committees

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Emeritus Committee
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact/Missions

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classical Officers

Classis East
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Classis West
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.