CHRISTIAN GROWTH MINISTRIES, INC
& GROW INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
with Dr. Joe Lum
Christian Growth Ministries and Grow International Ministries sponsored a one-day conference, “A Challenge for Ministerial Integrity,” on June 20, 2014 at The Bible League Office in Quezon City. The resource speaker of the conference was Dr. Joseph “Joe” Lum on the following topics: The History of Pentecostal & Prosperity Gospel Movements; Teachings of the Health, Wealth & Prosperity Gospel Movement; Helping One Another: Biblical Counseling Foundations and How People Change. Dr. Lum was also joined by Mr. Robert Nichols of Grow International Ministries.
In attendance were 99 delegates from all around Metro Manila and nearby provinces such as Rizal, Bulacan and as far as Batangas City. For the topic, “Teachings of the Health, Wealth & Prosperity Movement,” Dr Joe Lum showed clips of well-known authors and speakers such as Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Hagin, Benny Hinn, TD Jakes, Paula White, David Yonggi Cho, Joseph Prince, Fredrick Price, Creflo Dollar and John Avanzini. He quoted their famous teachings and compared them to the Word of God. Dr. Lum also showed a video clip of a case study on “Arranged Marriage in India” and asked the participants for their opinions. In addition, he showed video clips of John Piper and John MacArthur’s messages and teachings.
During every session, Dr. Lum gave the participants a chance to ask questions and share their thoughts on the topic. He answered their questions and helped with further clarification.
During the afternoon session, the CGM Video Presentation was shown to introduce CGM ministries to the delegates. Mr. Robby Nichols led an ice breaker and gave rewards to those who were able to answer the surprise questions. He also introduced the work of Grow International Ministries where he is presently involved.
Before the conference concluded, Ms. Rosely Fornoles, Executive Director of CGM, and Mr. Robby Nichols presented a plaque of appreciation to the speaker. Ms. Fornoles also gave some small appreciation gifts to Dr. Joe Lum. Lito de Guzman gave awards to the delegates who arrived earliest and the delegates who traveled the farthest.
The following books courtesy of the speaker Dr. Joe Lum were distributed to the delegates after the seminar: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith; Proclaiming a Cross-Centered Theology, Preaching the Cross; The Supremacy of God in Preaching; The Case For Faith etc… and a Video CD of the Strange Fire Conference by John MacArthur.
Josephine F. Recare, CGM Literature Team Member
June 24, 2014 .