Consistent with the IFI’s belief in the purity of life, holiness, altruism and obedience to God’s commandments and the church’s history and mandate of being one in the people’s struggle for liberation, the IFI envisions:
· A global community of men and women working together toward the fullness of life and respect for the dignity of all peoples and nations, the promotion of the integrity of all creation, and the pursuit of justice and peace.
· A Philippine nation that asserts its sovereignty and patrimony, where justice and peace reigns and the people pursue active witnessing of God.
· A dynamic and living church united in its historical mission and ministry, deeply rooted in the life and struggles of the poor, deprived and oppressed toiling masses, active in the pursuit of justice and peace, and faithful custodians of God’s creation.
The Iglesia Filipina Independiente, as a community of faith steeped in the nationalist history of the workers and Filipino people’s struggle in the Philippines, affirms its historical mission and ministry to empower the poor, deprived and oppressed through liberative education, organizing, and mobilizing the Filipino people to pursue life in its fullness, and to be active witnesses against injustices and for the propagation of God’s love to all humankind.
1. Education, worship and ministry for strengthening the membership’s (clergy and laity) knowledge in IFI history and teachings, both spiritual and phenomenal.
a) Deepening and enhancing the expression of Aglipayan Spirituality through participation in our collective fight against injustices/human rights violations.
b) Engaging in liturgical renewal towards a more intensive education and propagation of our faith.
c) Further asserting our own perspective through giving more emphasis in reading the context of the historical events that gave birth to the IFI, its ministry and mission.
d) Coming up with common and official resource materials that are relevant to the propagation of our faith.
e) Enhancing understanding of Church membership on Declaration of Faith and Articles of Religion and propagate it to all members.
f) Developing well-informed, active and responsive church members through Christian Education that reflects Aglipayan Spirituality.
g) Implementing and evolving a comprehensive human resource development program for both the clergy and lay.
2. Education, worship and ministry for strengthening the membership’s (clergy and laity) knowledge in IFI history and teachings, both spiritual and phenomenal.
Developing the National Program: program and institutional strengthening of current development programs being implemented (Rights Defenders, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Relief and Rehab, psychosocial intervention TFER/BK, Community Development Program (IDP and ABCD), Livelihood and Cottage Industry, WAP to name a few, in support to the struggle of the basic sectors.
3. Stewardship and resources development in supporting the work of the Church at all levels.
a) Establishing tithing as the minimum standard form of Christian giving.
b) Popularization of the church strategy for stewardship and resource development.
c) Implementation of the church strategy for stewardship and resource development.
d) Enhancing education on Centralization of Funds and Resource Management.
e) Maximum use of idle properties.
f) Reviewing and Systematizing policies on program implementation.
g) Staff for TYSP implementation.
4. Concordat and international ecumenical work for strengthening solidarity relations with other Churches and faith-based institutions.
a) Celebrating the Jubilee of Concordat Relations in 2015.
b) Engaging in discussions on the World Council of Churches’ document on Baptism Eucharist and Ministry with other Christian denominations specially with NCCP member-churches.
c) Enhancing concordat relations with Concordat Churches
d) Pursue relationship with Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
e) Exploring on strengthening South-South Relations with Churches in the South.