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PHI02 - ECPM - Personal support of Elvin T Buenviaje
Elvin Buenviaje is the Executive Director of Emmaus Church Planting Ministries. He is on the full time staff of ECPM directly overseeing the operation of church planting activities and at the same time is involved in teaching church planting teams. He also visits church planting teams on the mission site to provide pastoral care and to coach the team in implementing the church planting programme.
Elvin has a vital role in every church planting project of ECPM in partnership with the local assemblies. His basic responsibility is to ensure the effiicient implementation of the programme that will result in the birthing of new churches. His influence and encouragement to the team who are in the frontline of gospel proclamation is invaluable.
He is also often invited to speak at evangelistic and leadership seminars during which he contributes to the spiritual and skill development of many church leaders.
History of Partnership
The partnership goes back to the days of Len and Mary Savill being missionaries in the Philippines. They introduced us to ECPM, a church planting movement. BHW has been supporting this partnership for a number of years. Elvin is the leader and supporting him provides stability and leadership to the ministry.
Len Savill visits the Philippines each year to encourage the team and to provide accountability.
The beneficiaries are Elvin and his family and indirectly those he leads.
What We Like About The Partnership
There is a clear church planting and growth outcome in ECPM. Elvin provides some of this but every year new initiatives are commenced and churches are planted. Elvin is passionate about the planting of a sustainable indigenous church in the Philippines as 86% of 80+ million people have not heard a meaningful presentation of the Good News.
Elvin is married to Fritzie (a school teacher) and they have three children, Amzi Tiel, Ezek Omri and Jazer Peter. They live about an hour from the ECPM office. During the first quarter of 2007 he suffered from a stroke but by the end of March 2007 he had fully recovered from his illness and was again actively back to work, overseeing the ministry of ECPM and providing pastoral care and mentoring to the church planting teams. He is also keen to get back to his previous involvement as teacher-facilitator in the training modules. Elvin is passionate about training and growing church leaders.
Vision And Annual Strategy
ECPM is committed to partnering with the local churches in equipping potential church leaders and in planting new assemblies in unreached communities. ECPM’s vision is to establish a campus ministry training programme. This is also in partnership with the assemblies and with the same aim of providing training opportunities to young leaders and to strengthen their youth ministry outreach programme.
How Can I Help?
This project currently has no financial donor so is available for support.