On October 12, 2015, the Christian Council for Transparency and Accountability (CCTA) led by Mr. Angelito “Anjji” Gabriel hosted Dr. Gary Hoag, ECFA International Liaison, and Dr. Wes Willmer, ECFA Press Author, for a two-part training for ministry and marketplace leaders in Manila. The two sessions covered “Faithful Administration and Governance: Defining and Measuring Success in Ministry” and “Integration of Faith and Fundraising: Sowing to Rally Sustainable Support.” This gathering was sponsored by the Center for Community Transformation (CCT) and promoted widely with assistance from Dr. Zenet Maramara of Asian Theological Seminary (ATS) and the Christian Stewardship Association (CSA) of the Philippines. CCTA plans to provide further trainings on these topics in cooperation with CCT, ATS, and CSA in response to requests from all over the Philippines.
The featured article, "CCTA Moves Forward" for this Global News Update talked about the visit of Dr. Gary Hoag, ECFA International Liaison Director, and Wes Willmer, ECFA Press author, to the Philippines in October 2015, a trip with a mission that:
- encouraged and inspired the CCTA board members to move forward with its governance, transparency and accountability advocacy
- provided an awakening among representatives of various Christ-centered organizations in the Philippines on their practice of governance and stewardship which was the objective of the trainings facilitated by Dr. Gary Hoag and Wes Willmer