True to his commitment on planting a new CUC church in the Philippines, Pastor Regen Luna attended the “Organizational Development Training” headed by the United Nations Development Program and TLF share Collective held last October 1-3, 2010 at 9 waves, San Mateo, Rizal.
The aim of the program is to develop organizations in response to the current status of HIV/AIDs problem in the country. The said program centers on the strength and weaknesses of an organization. Building a proper Vision, Mission, Purpose and Goals of an organization. Making Constitutions and By-Laws. Registering an organization to the government through SEC. Organizational Strategic Planning for the next three months. And making an organization relevant and attuned to the current problems of HIV/AIDS in the Philippines.
As CUC is starting here in the Philippines, Ptr. Regen is now moving to a new direction were spirituality and sexuality especially sexual health of the MSM (Male who have sex with males) and TG (Transgenders) communities is at utmost importance. Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd, Church of God – CUC will make an HIV/AIDS ministry to reach the GLBT (gay, lesbian, Bisexual, transgender) community.
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The Christian United Church welcomes Regen Luna, as a licensed Local Pastor and candidate for ordination as a Elder in Full Connection, after the completion of additional formation. He will be planting a community in the Philippines. Visit our website for additional information about the Christian United Church. The CUC is currently engaged in ministry in the United States and Poland. We are excited to bring a new inclusive Christian community to the Philippines.
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Regen Luna has been accepted as Candidate for Ordination and as a Licensed Local Pastor in the Christian United Church. Pastor Luna will continue to prepare for pastoral and theological studies to be received as Elder in Full Connection by the Annual Conference of the Christian United Church.
Regen is from Dasmarimas, Philippines. He completed a Bachelor’s in History from DeLaSalle University In 2001 and has studied Theology at various graduate institutions. He has served as Associate Pastor, MCC Manila 2000-2001 and as Interim Pastoral Leader of MCC Philippines from 2005- 2008.
Pastor Regen will be developing a congregation in Dasmarinas named Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd Christian United Church. This will be the first church for the newly emerging Christian United Church with congregations currently in Poland and the United States.
Bishop David Strong, Bishop of the denomination, said “We welcome Pastor Regen into the connectional covenant community of the Christian United Church. He shares in the charism of the CUC to provide a ministry of inclusion which invites members of the LGBT community and our straight allies to become Disciples of Christ through communion and community”.
The Christian United Church is a denomination with a Methodist polity that is inclusive and centered on the spiritual practice of weekly Holy Communion and the means of grace and mercy in our daily life. For more information visit www. christianunitedchurch.net
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