What is the purpose of JGYD?
Jesus Global Youth Day (JGYD) 2019 is the first-ever simultaneous gathering of youth from all over the globe, with a historic assembly at the Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines. This celebration coincides with the United Nations International Youth Day in August.
The three-day conference, which starts on August 8th and culminates on August 10th, aims to unite, inspire, and challenge the young generation of today to initiate “CHANGE” through the message of the Gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.
Throughout the three-day event, there will be different conferences, plenary talks, and trainings conducted by internationally renowned resource persons and motivational speakers on various topics (i.e. leadership, evangelism & missions, worship, discipleship, campus ministry, etc.). There will also be worship concerts led by celebrated Christian bands and artists every evening.
Prior to this momentous gathering, several week-long Youth Mission Immersions (YMI) for international youth groups will be held in the Greater Manila Area.
What is the purpose of JGYD?
JGYD 2019 aims to provide the youth from all over the world with a life-changing opportunity to hear and discover together God’s heart and calling for them. We want to see every young Christian of this generation united for Jesus and start a radical CHANGE in our world today!
We want to gather leaders around the world and mentors of youth to collectively learn and discuss how to effectively reach out and connect with the youth amidst the evolving challenges they face. Together we want to understand God’s plan to reach and win today’s youth.
JGYD’s Outcry: “Love Christ. Live Committed. Lead Change.”
JGYD Philippine Steering Committee
Bishop Noel Pantoja
Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC)
Bishop Noel Pantoja is the National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC), the umbrella organization of 78 evangelical denominations, comprising more than 38,856 evangelical local churches and 268 missions and para church organizations in the Philippines. He is also concurrently serving as the President of Philippine Relief and Development Services (Philrads) – the relief arm of PCEC. He is also Chairman of the Board and President of the Philippine Bible Society; a board member of Asian Theological Seminary, Philippines; chairman of the board of Conservative Baptist Seminary Asia (CBS-Asia); chairman of the Philippine Missions Association; co-convenor of Philippine Interfaith Movement Against Human Trafficking (PIMAHT); council member of Multi-Sectoral Governing Council, Armed Forces of the Philippines; executive committee member of Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA), and international council member of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Ms. Sally Ababa
Operation Mobilization Philippines
Ms. Sally Ababa is presently the National Director of Operation Mobilisation (OM) Philippines. It was in Cebu City where she started the work of OM among street children. With several youth volunteers who became her prime partners, they were able to do various community transformational development projects in Cebu and beyond. Today, she is also serving as one of the elders of Bradford United Church of Christ, Incorporated in Cebu City.
Bishop Leo Alconga
Philippine for Jesus Movement
Once the chairman of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC ) Youth Commission, Bishop Leo Alconga is currently the executive director of International Needs Philippines whose ministry is among the children and youth. He is also the president of the Philippines for Jesus Movement, a coalition of churches and para-church organizations in the Philippines. He also sits as a board member of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches , the biggest coalition of evangelical local churches and denominations. He also serves as board secretary of the Febias College of Bible, and elder preacher of Pasig Bible Christian Church, his home church.
Bishop Juan Ancho Buenaventura
Bishop Juan ‘Ancho’ Cruz Buenaventura is the Senior Pastor of LifeChurch Philippines and the Chief Executive Officer/President of LifeCollege, Inc.
As the Senior Pastor of LifeChurch since 1982, he is proactively ministering to a congregation of 7,000 strong members in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. For 36 years and counting, LifeChurch has grown to become one of the biggest Christian churches across the island of Palawan which includes El Nido, Taytay, Rizal, Aborlan, Narra, Brooke’s Point-Southgate, and church outreaches in various sitios and barangays. LifeChurch has also been able to transplant its Christ-centred DNA to its city churches in Manila, Samar, General Santos, and Koronadal, and to its international churches in London, United Kingdom, and Pacoima and Corona in California, USA.
Dr. Nora Lucero
Philippine Bible Society
Dr. Nora Lucero is the first woman General Secretary of the Philippine Bible Society. She also was the immediate past Chairman of the Global Board, United Bible Societies. She is currently serving in several boards and executive committees, including Febias College of Bible, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Alliance Graduate School, National Council of Churches in the Philippines, and Episcopal Commission for the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA-CBCP).
Bishop Ellie Mercado
Zion Christian Community Church
Bishop Ellie Mercado is the Vice Chairman of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, and President of Zion Christian Community Church.
Bishop Jonel Milan
Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ
Bishop Jonel Milan is the overseer of Hope of Glory Community. Chairman of Philippine Ministerial Fellowship Network, ministering to pastoral movements and independent churches, he is also a broadcaster and a family counselor for Far East Broadcasting Company’s Family Matters radio program. Moreover, he is the Chairman of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ. In the past, he pioneered several transformational movements such as ASIN, Care for Philippines Prayer Movement, Parents & Teachers Hope of the Motherland (PaThom) Movement, and CATALYST, inspiring youth to effect significant change.
Bishop Cesar Vicente Punzalan III
Asian Theological Seminary
Bishop Cesar Punzalan is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Theological Seminary. He also serves as Co-Moderator for Intrafaith and Interfaith Relations of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Bishop Chito Ramos
Alliance of Bible Christian Communities of the Philippines
Bishop Chito Ramos is the National Minister of the Alliance of Bible Christian Communities of the Philippines (ABCCOP). He is also currently serving as Deputy Director of both the Philippine Relief and Development Services (PhilRads) & the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). Corporate Treasurer of Church Assistance Program (CAP), he is likewise a member of the Board of Trustees of International Needs Philippines.
Dr. Peter Tan-Chi
Christ’s Commission Fellowship
Dr. Peter Tan-Chi is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Christ’s Commission Fellowship (CCF). CCF is a movement that focuses on discipling and mobilizing people to be salt and light and make them all that God wants them to be. From an evangelistic home Bible study in 1984, CCF has grown into a church planting movement with the mission: To honor God and make Christ-committed followers who will make Christ-committed followers. Peter is also a successful businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and Chairman of Axeia Development Corporation, one of the pioneer and leading mass housing and subdivision developers in the Philippines. He is involved in other businesses, such as construction, residential and commercial real estate development, poultry, education, and technology. Peter is passionate about the importance of healthy leaders and discipleship at home and in the workplace. He regularly speaks at seminars in different parts of the world on topics including marriage, parenting, leadership at work and growing healthy churches.
There are five ways you can participate
1. Attend the Global Pastors Congress
Church pastors to embrace the JGYD vision and attend the Global Pastors Congress designed for senior and youth pastors on Day 1, August 8th from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.
2. Send your youth leaders
Participate and send youth frontrunners and leaders to the Global Youth Leaders Congress on August 9th from 3 pm to 6 pm, for them to capture God’s heart and agenda for their generation together with their contemporaries from all over the world.
3. Bring your youth delegation
Bring your youth delegation for inspiration and celebration for three nights from August 8 to 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena starting from 7 pm until 10 pm.
4. Become a host church
Churches in the Greater Manila Area may host international youth groups and provide them with a one-week mission immersion program in the local community. Churches and organizations that will register as ‘Youth Mission Immersion (YMI) Host’ will have to meet the required criteria and conditions.
5. Your own local JGYD conference
Churches outside Metro Manila, Philippines (and elsewhere in the world) may design and host their own Youth Conferences from August 8th to the 10th in their locality. Churches and organizations who desire to do so shall be provided with sample programs and activities as well as JGYD paraphernalia (i.e. event logos, brochures, promotional print designs, etc.).