More INC ministers ordainedFebruary 17, 2010, 5:36pm
The Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, ordained another 200 new ministers at the INC’s Central Temple along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City on February 13, 2010.
It was the INC’s second ordination of ministers this year. The first one was held on January 2, the birth anniversary of INC’s erstwhile leader, Brother Eraño G. Manalo, who passed away late last year. It was also the first ordination to be administered by the present Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo Manalo, during which 202 evangelical workers were ordained to become full-fledged ministers of the gospel.
During his homily last Saturday, Brother Eduardo Manalo explained what having more ministers meant to the church, saying:
“Many ministers are needed for our ever-expanding mission. You, my brethren, know very well how much this church has grown. The ministers are the ones who teach God’s words to the congregation during worship services, the ones who visit the homes of the brethren to edify those who are weary, and the ones who give counsel to those who are in need.”
Those ordained in the past two occasions were graduates of the College of Evangelical Ministry of the New Era University. They finished the five-year CHEd-accredited Bachelor of Evangelical Ministry course and underwent field training for a minimum of nine years across the country as well as in abroad. In fact, 62 of the ordainees last January flew from various parts of the USA, Europe, and Australia late last December and spent the New Year here with their families to prepare for the ordination.
At the rate it’s going, the INC, under the leadership of its new Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo Manalo, is showing no signs of slowing down in its effort to contribute to society’s spiritual growth through its evangelism and edification campaigns.
source: Manila Bulletin Online