|Official Name||THE PHILIPPINE FOUNDATION OF ANG LINGKOD NG PANGINOON INC.|
|Other Name or Acronym||ANG LINGKOD NG PANGINOON, LINGKOD, OR ALNP|
|Vision||We are single men and women who seek fullness of life in Jesus Christ; to experience it and to live it out. We desire to be God’s people and to help build His kingdom. We aim to share this life to others, and so we work to bring many others to Him.|
|Mission||Our five-fold mission is:
|Year Accredited w/ Laiko||JULY 2002|
The Catholic Charismatic renewal started when both Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI re-affirmed the need for the action of the Holy Spirit in the Church, as in a new Pentecost. That need for renewal and sanctification could only be filled by the Holy Spirit. During the mid-70’s, renewal communities had been established in many places in the world. One such group was established in the Philippines in 1975 through the help of the The Word of God Community which was based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This group was called, Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon.
Ligaya, a Catholic covenant community, started several renewal communities and evangelistic movements to bring the Gospel message to more and more people across the different sectors of society. One such group was Christ’s Youth in Action (CYA), an evangelistic movement aimed at youth in university environments, which was established in 1980.
In 1983, the first batch of students who graduated from Christ’s Youth in Action (CYA) got together and decided to meet regularly to sustain their relationships and get support from one another. By September of 1984, they were meeting once a month. At that time, they called themselves CYA Alumni. In 1985, they began conducting Christian Life Programs in their respective workplaces. By then, their name had changed to CYA Young Professionals.
After some time, the group saw the need for a new name to establish their own identity. They sought the Lord and received a word that their name be “Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon” (or The Servant of the Lord) — a title of Jesus from the book of Isaiah. Today, the group is commonly known as Lingkod.
|Leadership and Organizational Structure
Lingkod is registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) under the corporate name The Philippine Foundation of Ang Lingkod Ng Panginoon, Inc. It is likewise registered with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as a tax-exempt done institution.
The Philippine Foundation of Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon, Inc, has seven trustees who are elected by the Charter Members as provided by the corporation’s by-laws. The Board of Trustees then elects a set of officers namely Chairman, President, Vice-President, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. The National Director, who is also the President, sits as an ex-officio member of the Board.
The National Director provides overall pastoral, governmental and administrative direction to all areas of Lingkod life and activity. He is assisted by the National Women’s Moderator in caring for the women, and the National Office staff in organizational and development work. Regional Directors (RDs) are extensions of the National Director in their respective regions. The RDs care for the branches in his region.
Each Lingkod Branch has a Branch Leader. The Branch Leader (BL), with the Branch Women’s Moderator (BWM) and the four Ministry Heads (MHs) shall compose the Branch Council. This Council serves as the overall governing body for the branch, responsible for overseeing both the pastoral and service concerns of the community.
|Composition of Membership||Lingkod is composed of single professionals and working people generally from ages 20-35 years old.|
|Activities and Events
LINGKOD has weekly prayer meetings (which are open and evangelistic) and weekly Action Group Meetings. A Unit, which is a group of action groups under a Unit Leader, meets once a month.
Events and Celebrations
There are Lingkod activities that are essential and specific to the singles environment, which cater to their spiritual needs.
Programs/ trainings being offered
|Lingkod offers various teaching courses for the formation of its members. The required teaching courses are:
The required teaching courses are for committed members are:
Training courses are intended to train some Lingkod members for specific areas of service. They include the following:
In addition, Lingkod alternately conducts either a National Lingkod Training Conference (NLTC) or a Regional Lingkod Training Conference (RLTC) every year for the various leaders of the branches. The NLTC and RLTC offer a wide variety of teaching and training modules to equip the leaders with the requisite skills for their service as well as the vision and spiritual understand of it.
|Lingkod is present and has branches in the following areas:
International: Singapore, UAE (Abu Dhabi & Dubai)
North & Central Luzon: Baguio, Dagupan, Angeles
Mega Manila: Greenhills, Manila, Makati, Quezon City, Alabang, Cavite, BGC
South Luzon: Los Banos, San Pablo, Batangas
East Visayas: Cebu, Mactan, Ormoc, Tacloban
West Visayas: Bacolod, Iloilo
South Visayas: Tagbilaran, Dumaguete
North Mindanao: Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Malaybalay, Valencia
South Mindanao: Davao, Digos, Zamboanga, Polomolok, Cotabato
|LINGKOD’S ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
A. THE PARTNERS IN MISSION (PIM)
Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon is a part of a larger work of God called the Partners in Mission (PIM). The PIM is an alliance of lay Catholic organizations committed to work for the spread of the Gospel and the renewal of Catholic life. They are all united by a common heritage, vision and mission, spirituality and way of life.
There are presently eight (8) member-organizations in the partnership, namely:
Lingkod is a member-community of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines, also known as Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas (LAIKO), which is the implementing arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines in promoting nationwide initiatives and coordinating national programs of the laity.
C. THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT (SOS)
Internationally, Lingkod is affiliated with the Sword of the Spirit, an international community of communities that is made up of local covenant communities, communal groupings like brotherhoods and sisterhoods, mission teams and organizations, and evangelistic outreaches and movements that share a life together as brothers and sisters in the Lord and seek to serve the Lord. The member groups are committed to one another in a fraternal covenant relationship and form a community of communities. They are committed to supporting one another and to sustaining their members in a common vision for Christian community life in the modern world.
|Official Contact Address||Room 203, JGS Bldg. #30 Scout Tuason corner Dr. Lazcano Sts., Brgy. Laging Handa Quezon City, 1103|
|Official Contact Numbers||+63 (02) – 7379870|
Chief Operating Officer/ National Director : Raymund Gerard Samson
Chairman : Atty. Gregorio T. Viterbo Jr.
Vice-Chairman : Atty. Maria Lourdes Sitaca
Treasurer : Roy Anthony Luna
Corporate Secretary : Elegio D. Cabasug