As a communion of encountered families, we are called by the Lord to build communities of disciples of Jesus Christ who, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will renew and strengthen our Christian faithful through programs of Christian encounter (Marriage, Family, Solo Parent, Singles, Youth Encounters and Life in the Spirit Seminars), of Spiritual Growth, of Pastoral Care and of Poverty Alleviation.
We are a communion of families and a community of persons called together as one people through the moment of encounter and a process of renewal to a relationship of faith, hope and love with God. We are reconciled with the Father by our saving faith in Jesus Christ, by renewing trust in the Holy Spirit, and by our uniting compassion with one another. We are blessed with personal gifts – spiritual and natural, innate or acquired – which we yield to the Word and the Spirit. We give freely and fully of ourselves, love and serve one another as we seek and proclaim God’s Kingdom. We commit, as disciples of Jesus, to speak the words and do the deeds of Christ among the Filipino people and among others to whom we are called by the Lord.
We are the Lord’s under-shepherds. We will be witnesses to the Word that others may hear and understand. We will be counselors with the Spirit, that others may have healing and wholeness. We will be defenders in Christ of those who suffer injustice and oppression.
Programs of Christian Encounters
Solo Parents Encounter
Life in Spirit Seminar
Virtual Life in Spirit Seminar
District Council of Stewards
Central to the BLD Global Community’s success in its mission is the efficient governance and pastoring by the District Council of Stewards. The DCS is the governing body of the District. It oversees the operations and activities of the District as a collegial body in complete unanimity. It has no authority as individuals or as couples. If the District Council of Stewards is not of one heart and one mind in any proposed action, it should defer to the decision of the Council of Servant Leaders through the District Development Servant Leader and its representative, District Development Deputy (DDD). Specific policies proposed by the DCS are to be reviewed by the CSL through the District Development Servant Leader and its appointed representative, DDD. The DCS may recommend but may not decide on matters in the realm of Community-wide policies or CSL concerns, such as Covenanting, Encounter and Life in the Spirit Programs, teachings, imposition of fees, opening of Districts-In-Process or outreaches outside its diocese, or similar functions and activities.
As a body, the DCS gives directions on matters that affect the District’s life, reviews all teachings given to the District, discerns the word as received from the Council and its actualization for the District, and leads the District at all prayer meetings and assemblies.
The DCS is not to operate the day-to-day activities of the Apostolate and Ministries under its area of concern. This is the job of the Apostolate/Ministry Coordinators, who shall compose the District Leaders Conference together with the Homestead Shepherds. However, each Apostolate and Ministry Coordinator must seek approval of his plans from his respective Pastoral Head/District Steward.
As couples, every member of the DCS shall oversee the spiritual life of the District:
- Teaches and exhorts the District
- Be the guardians of the WORD for the District
- Witness actively to the Word of God and the teaching of the Church
- Shepherd the personal life and monitors the service of the Program Coordinators under their area of concern
The DCS is composed of five (5) Stewards
- Evangelization Steward
- Formation Steward
- Management Steward
- Mission Steward
- Pastoral Steward
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Praise and Worship
1st Friday of the month: Eucharistic Celebration
Other Fridays: Praise and Worship