AFCOE Philippines | PAFCOE


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QUALIFICATION NO. 1: You must be at least 16 years old.

Maturity often goes with age. Participants who are not mature enough often lose their focus easily.

QUALIFICATION NO. 2: You must be a baptized member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church at least 6 months prior to the start of the training session. (Baptismal Certificate should be submitted as supporting document)

PAFCOE is a supporting ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and will only accept baptized members of the church.

QUALIFICATION NO. 3: You must be in good standing in your church and the immediate community thereof (3 Reference Forms must be submitted as supporting document)

PAFCOE endeavors to produce excellent evangelists who will foster unity in the church and bring a positive influence in the community. PAFCOE will not accept applicants who are at variance with the church or is affiliated with groups who are in disagreement with the church.

QUALIFICATION NO. 4: You must be in good health and have no communicable disease. (Medical Certificate with X-ray Interpretation must be submitted as supporting document)

PAFCOE's ministry is focused in the urban area. The harsh environment and the rigorous activities in PAFCOE require that your health be in its optimum. Also because of the nature of the training and the type of the living quarters, communicable diseases can spread easily when unnoticed.

QUALIFICATION NO. 5: You must have competent English reading and listening comprehension.

PAFCOE is an international evangelism training center, it accommodates applicants from all-over-the-world. Also, our commission is to all nations and PAFCOE wants to prepare its students for international engagements. Because of these, our training modules are all in English. Fluency in speaking the English Language is recommended but not required.

QUALIFICATION NO. 6: You must agree and be willing to follow the basic policies and all other policies of PAFCOE

The Full Policy Manual can be downloaded from the information page of each course.

All students are expected to live in harmony with Biblical principles, and to adhere to the standards and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Honesty is a vital principle and highly esteemed in PAFCOE. All participants are expected and required to be HONEST AT ALL TIMES. Any form of dishonesty: lying, gossiping, cheating, forgery, etc. are grounds for immediate dismissal.

One of the keys to experiencing the full potential of the PAFCOE program is faithfulness in the area of personal devotions. This personal time spent between the soul and God enables and empowers the student for dynamic Christianity and effective ministry. Far from being a burdensome requirement, it is a blessed privilege!

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes and outreach projects unless other arrangements have been made and approved by the Administrator. Habitual tardiness and/or absence will not be tolerated and may lead to expulsion.

The Sabbath hours, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, are sacred and joyous times for spiritual renewal, public worship, and Christian fellowship. Secular activities (shopping, business, sports, and distracting amusements) are to be avoided during this time. Attendance at worship services is required unless arrangements are made to accommodate special circumstances.

A friendly and professional association is expected between students. Because of the intensity of the program, DATING AND COURTSHIP ARE PROHIBITED among the students while at PAFCOE. All are required to maintain a high standard of moral purity, avoiding the appearance of inappropriate attentions to the opposite sex.

At PAFCOE, we strive to be the best at everything we do. We realize that God has called us to be a witness for Him. As part of that calling, we believe that dress and grooming should be modest, neat, and clean. Recognizing that our program demands a high standard of professionalism & excellence, the following dress policies are in effect for all students:
Please be advised that torn jeans, sleeveless or stomach revealing tops, skin-tight apparel, low-cut or unbuttoned shirts are not allowed at anytime on campus or for off campus activities. Any jewelry, including wedding bands/rings, shall not be worn. Tattoos should be covered and not visible if possible.

For class & chapel, a professional or professional-casual look is expected. Dress or kaki pants with collared or button-up shirt or barong are required for men. For ladies, skirts or dresses are expected during class, chapel, outreach, and the evangelistic meetings. No jeans, shorts, T-shirts, or mini-skirts are allowed at any time during class, chapel, outreach, church, or the evangelistic meetings.

For church, a professional look is expected. Shirt & tie or barong is suitable for men. Modest dresses or skirts/blouse for ladies are required. For Friday evening vespers as the Sabbath hours begin, church attire is appropriate as we worship together.

Participants of the PAFCOE program are not required to become vegetarians. However, to promote health and better learning, all meals served in PAFCOE does not contain milk, egg, stimulants, or any animal derived meat. Participants are encouraged to eat and enjoy whatever is served.

Distribution of all books, literature, or media (CDs, videos, etc.) must first be approved by the PAFCOE staff.

Under no circumstances may any illicit drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, caffeine, pornography, occult items, gang symbols, or any other ungodly items be tolerated on the PAFCOE campus, in the PAFCOE housing, or on the person of PAFCOE students. Discovery of any of these items may lead to immediate expulsion, without a refund, from the program.

Participants are asked to assist the staff and other attendees by manifesting a cooperative, harmonious attitude. All must complete assignments by the date requested, meet community outreach goals, and abide by written rules as outlined in this document. If you have concerns, questions, or special circumstances, please discuss them with our administration. Every effort is made to carefully resolve such issues.

PAFCOE reserves the right to dismiss a participant, without a refund, who fails to abide by the policies and guidelines in this document.

PAFCOE reserves the right to dismiss a participant who is unable to meet the due financial obligations.

PAFCOE is committed to providing the very best instruction and lecturers available. We are constantly seeking to find and schedule additional Spirit-filled, Bible-believing instructors. PAFCOE faculty is divided into two groups: on-site staff/lecturers and guest lecturers.

PAFCOE PAFCOE is not an accredited school, but rather a training center of evangelism. Therefore, we cannot guarantee college/university credit for the completion of the PAFCOE program. PAFCOE will issue a certificate of completion for all who satisfactorily complete the course of evangelistic training.

QUALIFICATION NO. 7: You must be willing to learn and to change.
PAFCOE students have varying educational backgrounds and age range. Professionals and even people who have not undergone formal education can be very hard to teach if they think that they have already learned enough or if they think that they are higher or better than their teachers. Albert Barnes once said, “The great hindrance to all true wisdom is the thought that we have already attained it.”

During the training, you will learn life changing principles from the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy. However, all of these will be of no use if it will not be applied. “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” (1 Corinthians 3:18) PAFCOE is a training school and we will only accept applicants who are willing to be trained. “Solomon was never so rich or so wise or so truly great as when he confessed, "I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in." (Christian Leadership, p. 13)