The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) was established in 1965 by a group of Christian leaders seeking to form an organization that would express their oneness in Jesus Christ and to formalize into a distinct council the growing force and influence of evangelism in the country. The defense of the fundamentals of faith, the need to evangelize the Philippines, and the need to have a clearly evangelical witness were the primary factors that prompted PCEC’s inception.
From a small umbrella organization, PCEC has grown into the largest network of denominations, churches, mission groups and para-church organizations nationwide. It seeks to become the main catalyst in hastening the discipling of the Philippines for the Lord Jesus Christ by promoting unity and cooperative ministries, presenting a distinctly evangelical voice and presence to our government and other publics, and engaging in ministries that help the poor and needy to become economically self-reliant and rightly related with God and Jesus Christ.
Vision and Mission
A transformed nation through the discipling of every Filipino for the Lord Jesus Christ; A nation where peace, justice and righteousness reign; where everyone has a decent standard of living and where Jesus Christ is recognized as Lord of all
To glorify God by catalyzing the multiplication of evangelical churches that will transform their communities to become Christ-centered.
PCEC continually defines and defends its evangelical heritage through solid, historical and biblical scholarship, and creative reflection, being aware of contemporary challenges to the faith. It attracts all groups that share the same evangelical distinctives but also nurtures dialogue and creative cooperation with other Christian bodies.
Visionary, credible and united leadership
PCEC cultivates the development and recognition of leaders who deliberately exert special influence on their constituency, moving them towards goals of beneficial permanence that fulfill the group’s real needs.
PCEC is committed to upholding the highest moral, ethical, and biblical standards for its leaders and constituency. It gives premium to the values of excellence, relevance and servanthood among leaders.
PCEC recognizes plurality and exerts efforts to eliminate unhealthy competitions. It also avoids needless duplication and enhances strategic cooperation. It makes every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace, and settles conflicts within its ecclesiastical structure.
Active and redemptive networking
PCEC is an organization that recognizes the value of interdependence through collaboration and partnership beyond itself in order to receive and share ideas, resources and information relevant to the times and effective to its sustenance and the achievement of its vision/objectives in the fast-changing environment.
PCEC is helping establish and empower pastoral movements all over the country to help disciple the nation through constant relationship building, effective networking, and providing united and holistic Christian witness to their communities.
Needful and enlightened advocacy
PCEC consistently serves as a credible and prominent moral guardian of the nation duly recognized by the different sectors of society as a well-informed coordinating body for the issues affecting the cultural, social, political and economic life of our nation. It presents a distinctly evangelical voice and presence to our government and other publics as a witness to the lordship of Christ in all things.
Generational and sectoral ministry
PCEC reaches out to a multi-sectoral and multi-generational constituency through its respective commissions and other agencies that provide relevant and specific programs to impact all sectors of society.
Egalitarian and democratic management
PCEC attracts and inspires into active membership and participation all evangelical denominations, organizations, institutions and ministries by cultivating collegial and consultative relationship and providing mutually beneficial services.
All PCEC stakeholders have access to accurate and timely information through constant dialogue and consultation, participatory, planning, reporting and feedback so that they can make relevant decisions and carry out their work with accountability and coordination.
Layman and every member equipping
PCEC places a high value on the individual believer as a recipient of the graces of God. It is actively involved in initiating and sponsoring projects designed to enable local congregations to discover, enhance and employ their spiritual gifts for the nurture and growth of the body of Christ. There is a continuing breakthrough as church leaders equip the people of God for the work of the ministry.
Intensive partnership for church planting and missions
PCEC is strongly committing its strategic resources to assisting/empowering evangelicals to plant vibrant and witnessing local churches in every unchurched community and to mobilize well-equipped and dedicated Filipino cross-cultural missionaries to the unreached peoples of the Philippines, Asia and the world.
Complete and holistic ministry
PCEC ministers to the total needs of man, thus, it mobilizes and facilitates relief and rehabilitation programs for the victims of natural and man-made calamities through its member bodies and commissions. It seeks to help the poor and needy become economically self-reliant and rightly related with God through Jesus Christ.
Adequate direction in national and catalytic events
PCEC identifies and organizes timely and relevant events serving as venues for developing unity, promoting moral uprightness, addressing various issues, and proclaiming the gospel among the participants, thus, creating impact on the personal organizational and national levels. The catalytic events use the tri-media for promotion, communication and recognition.
Legitimate and sound finances
PCEC ensures financial viability by trusting God to provide and through an effective generation of resources. It observes prudent use of resources and efficient financial control.
Separation of Church and State
PCEC advocates the separation of Church and State where the State allows religious freedom and does not promote and support a particular religion. In our pluralistic society, PCEC helps cultivate congenial relationship with other groups and collaborate with them in common national issues that transcend religious convictions.
The Church continues to serve as the conscience of the State and to participate in nation building through moral transformation.