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Christ's Commission Fellowship

Christ's Commission Fellowship
Location CCF Center, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue corner C5 Road, Pasig City
Country  Philippines
Denomination Non-denominational
Membership 60,000 (2015)
Website http://www.ccf.org.ph
Architecture
Status Megachurch
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Arch. Daniel Go
Style Modern
Groundbreaking November 27, 2008
Completed April 2013
Clergy
Pastor(s)

Dr. Peter Tan-Chi (Senior Pastor/Elder)

Ptr. Ricky Sarthou (Executive Pastor)

Christ's Commission Fellowship (simply called as CCF) is a non-denominational megachurch founded by Dr. Peter Tan-chi, based in the Philippines. Its main worship center is located at the CCF Center in Frontera Verde, Pasig City, with its membership approaching up to 60,000 people in all outreaches.[1]

Its mission is "To Honor God and To make Christ Committed Followers who will make Christ Committed Followers" which is inspired by Matthew 28: 19-20.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Congregations 2
    • Local 2.1
      • Metro Manila 2.1.1
      • Luzon 2.1.2
      • Visayas 2.1.3
      • Mindanao 2.1.4
    • International 2.2
  • Ministries 3
    • Church Ministries 3.1
    • Social Ministries 3.2
  • CCF Center 4
  • Media 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The previous logo of CCF until 2012

In 1982, Pastor Peter Tan-Chi, began an evangelistic home Bible study in Brookside Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal. Only three couples attended that first Bible study, but as they began to invite their friends, who then invited their own friends and families, the Bible study grew and moved to San Juan City. Two years later, A core group of 40 people (businessmen, professionals, and their families) emerged from these Bible studies. Later on, they met at the Asian Institute of Management for their first Sunday worship service and launched "Christ’s Commission Foundation" in August 1984.

Since then, CCF’s continuous growth has caused its worship services to move from place to place. From AIM, services moved to Greenbelt in Makati City, then to the Conference Room of the Philippine International Convention Center, and then to the PICC Plenary Hall. Worshippers then split in order to attend at two different venues, one in CCF Sucat, and one at the Valle Verde Country Club.

The worship hall of Christ's Commission Fellowship at 5th floor in St. Francis Square

In 1997, CCF's worship services transferred to St. Francis Square in Ortigas Center. Today, it is now thriving church of approximately 60,000 members and considered as one of the fastest-growing Evangelical churches in the country,[3] with worship and bible study centers in major cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, then it has an international outreach, one in Singapore, Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles, USA with overall 37 outreaches worldwide. It is a unique fellowship composed of and led by lay men and women, all of whom still share God’s love and the Gospel in the style of the first century Christians, in small groups, in their homes, communities, and workplaces. It is an indigenous church, which operates without foreign affiliation or financial assistance. The vision that the Lord gave to the leaders of CCF is to establish a church patterned after that of the New Testament. The emphasis of CCF is on the active participation and ministry of lay people committed to fulfilling Christ's purpose, and all Christians are called by the Lord to be ministers to make committed followers of Jesus Christ.[4]

On August 30, 2009, CCF celebrated its 25th Anniversary and God’s faithfulness, attended with thousands of members from different CCF outreaches nationwide. It was held at Araneta Coliseum (now Smart Araneta Coliseum), Quezon City.[5]

On May 12, 2013, CCF transferred to their new worship and training center, also known as the CCF Center. This will be the headquarters of CCF. It will also house the CCF Life Academy which will open the K3/K4 levels this school year 2013.

On August 31, 2014, CCF celebrated its thirtieth anniversary with the theme "Changing Lives for Eternity", attended by 12, 000+ worshipers each service.

Congregations

CCF has established 38 satellite outreaches within the Philippines and 8 international outreaches. These 46 congregations have about 60,000 members as of 2015.

Local

International

(International Satellites are divided into Regions, CCF Gulf, CCF Oceania, CCF North America, CCF East Asia, CCF Trans-Pacific)

Ministries

Church Ministries

  • B1G Ministry ( Singles ministry) (www.beonewithgod.org)
  • D-Group (Small group)
  • Elevate "Formerly J-Zone" (Youth Worship/Youth Ministry)
  • Elevate Live (Campus outreach for students)
  • Golden Ladies and Sheperd's Staff (Senior ministry)
  • Exalt Ministry (Worship, Music, Host team)
  • Technical & Live Production
  • Media (Creative Arts Ministry, Post-productions)
  • NXTGen (Children Ministry)
  • CCF Beyond (International Discipleship)

Social Ministries

  • Backstreet Kids
  • Biyahe Jail Ministry
  • Uplift
  • Bronze Staff
  • FIT (Faith In Tune)
  • FNL (Friday Night Lights)
  • FRIENDS (Fil-Chi)
  • Glorious Hope
  • Kool Solo Parents
  • Life to the Max
  • Living Free
  • Lord’s Attorneys @ Work
  • MBS (Monday Bible Studies)
  • B1G Fridays (Singles Bible Study at CCF Center)
  • G-MEN (Military and Police)
  • Precious Hope / Penuel House
  • Sports
  • Total Athlete Network

CCF Center

On November 27, 2008, CCF started to build its own 7-storey ministry building. The building named CCF Worship and Training Center (known as CCF Center). It is a 750,000 square foot lot located at Frontera Verde, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave (C-5) cor. Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. This will be the international headquarters of CCF. The center will have an estimated 10,000 seating capacity worship hall, an overflow room with 2,000 seating capacity, a youth and sports center, and a school. It will begin to train students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, lay people and pastors. The construction of the center was completed on April 2013. The first worship service held at the CCF Center was on May 12, 2013, held with three services attended by different members from outreaches nationwide. It was followed by the "Unstoppable" Tour in Manila of Nick Vujicic on May 18 entitled "Unstoppable Faith" and a Sunday Service the next day, May 19. The following week after Nick Vujicic's tour was the start of the Global Discipleship Congress 2013 (GDC2013)attended by people from all parts of the world. August 25, 2013 marked CCF's 29th Anniversary. The service was held at the CCF Center and was attended by 10,000+ worshipers per service. August 31, 2014 marked CCF's 30th Anniversary with the theme "Changing Lives for Eternity" being attended by a huge crowd of 12, 000++ worshipers each of the 3 services.[6][7]

The CCF Center was designed by ADGo Architecture and Design Inc. headed by its principal architect, Architect Daniel Go which took seven years from design to completion.[8]

The preparation of the new worship hall at CCF Center in Frontera Verde, Pasig City

Media

In 2009, CCF started its live stream on its official website,[9] but in 2011, CCF also started producing its own television program which airs Sunday services' sermons. It was aired by GOOD TV, and it was aired by Light TV 33 on UHF-Channel. CCF Sunday Services can also be viewed through YouTube via their account www.youtube.com/CCFmainTV.[10]

See also


References

  1. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/about-us/the-ccf-story/
  2. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/about-us/the-ccf-story/
  3. ^ McGrath, Alister E. (2008) Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First London: Regnum Books (p 454 to 455)
  4. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/about-us/the-ccf-story/
  5. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/ccf-turns-silver/
  6. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/get-involved/building-projects/
  7. ^ http://www.acousticdimensions.com/projects/worship/STCccf.htm
  8. ^ MST Business (March 23, 2014). "How a young architect designed the country’s largest worship center". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/stream/
  10. ^ http://www.ccf.org.ph/ccf-tv/

External links

  • Christ's Commission Fellowship CCF's Official Website
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship in the Americas CCF Americas
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship Los Angeles CCF Los Angeles Official Website
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship Vancouver CCF Vancouver Official Website
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship Toronto CCF Toronto Official Website
  • Christ's Commission Fellowship Binangonan CCF Binangonan Official Website

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