Concerned with the welfare not only of its members but also of society in general, the Church Of Christ initiates programs that promote its Christian values in its various fields of endeavor.
Through its Christian Family Organizations—Buklod (which means “bond”) for married members, KADIWA (“Kabataang May Diwang Wagas” or “Youth with a Noble Intent”) for the single members 18 years and older, and Binhi (“seed”) for 12- to 17-year-old members—the Church Of Christ conducts seminars, get-togethers, and other activities that uphold the biblical ideals on marriage, parenting, and family relationships.
Promoting good health and clean living, the Church Of Christ mounts free medical-dental missions, blood donation drives, health care seminars, and other related campaigns. Its New Era General Hospital not only caters to the concerns mostly of its ministers and members but also helps in mobilizing volunteers for the Church’s medical missions.
The Church Of Christ’s support on education has given rise to the New Era University.
Through the Iglesia Ni Cristo School For Ministers, the Church Administration trains men to help in overseeing and in propagating God’s message for man’s salvation.
Recognizing the value of sports not only for personal development but also for building up team spirit and unity, the Church constantly holds sports activities under the banner of Unity Games.
The Church Of Christ Aid for Humanity program has benefited multitudes of people in need, from calamity victims to indigents and indigenous peoples.
Through its implementing arm, the Felix Y. Manalo Foundation, the Church gives assistance to the needy in all parts of the world.
Tree-planting activities and clean-up drives form part of the Church Of Christ’s ongoing program on environmental protection and preservation.
Arts and culture
The Church Of Christ helps its members hone their creative talents through programs that serve specific interests in music and the arts. The Church conducts competitions and presentations to showcase its members’ creative works that highlight the true Christian way of living.