Hebrews 10:25 NLT says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”
Scripture does not simply call us to watch a service but to be among a community of believers that loves, forgives, and prays for one another in the laying of hands. This is experienced to the full when we meet together physically.
We believe that meeting online was our only option for a season (because meeting physically was illegal here in the Philippines). As we move out of the pandemic we want to strengthen our physical presence because that’s the best way we can pastorally care for our people. We believe that people should be planted in an accessible, physical, local church just like how it is modeled in the Bible
Once your Connect Group makes the transition to meet physically, you will have to decide on a consistent meeting location. Upon deciding, we encourage you to continue to meet as a group.
However, if some members cannot not make it due to distance or difficulties in traveling, they have the option to transfer to a different Connect Group that meets within their area. If that’s you, your Connect Leader can help you make the transfer! The reality is, you will most likely transfer to a new group as most people would want to be placed near their home or workplace for convenience. If you want to stay with your current group or Connect Leader, you will have to be willing to travel to wherever the new location will be.
You have two options.
1) Let your Connect leader know and he/she will help organize your transfer to a new Connect.
2) Let your current Connect leader know that you will be transferring and then sign up for a Connect Group again through . This is our recommended option to ensure that our team can assign you to the group that’s the right fit for you!
When our church went online, people from all over the world got connected to our family. If you would like to stay connected to Favor and start meeting with a Connect Group physically, but you’re far from our existing campus locations (Manila and Brisbane), we would love to help out and see if there is any possibility that someone in your area is also connected to Favor. Send us your info through so we can help you!
Marc and Kim Cudal, FavorPro (Adults)
Chona Baylon, Favor Seasoned
Who It’s For:
Those who are unable to attend a physical Connect Group for health or personal reasons.
Those who do are unable to attend a physical Connect Group because they are based outside of Metro Manila or live in a different country but still want to call Favor Church their home.
What to Expect:
The Online Connect will be one big group meeting over Zoom, which will meet during Connect Weeks on the same day and at the same time. (Eg. Saturdays at 9am)
We will still meet once every two weeks (bi-weekly).
There will be breakout rooms after watching the Connect material so you can discuss with other online Favor Fam attendees.