Mighty Rasing

Nonprofit, ministry professional, author

Mighty Rasing

mighty rasing

My name is Mighty Rasing. I’m a ministry (faith-based, nonprofit) professional building & managing relationships with international partners.

I’m husband to Charina, and Tatay (daddy) to Malcolm and Caspian. This website is where I write about things related to my work: faith & ministry (usually related to Methodist Christianity), leadership, and young people’s issues.

I have more than a decade of experience working in international ministry settings. I have led the planning, organizing, and implementation of an international young people’s event. I have worked with young leaders in Africa and Asia in the areas of leadership development and faith formation.

Connect with me

As a writer, I have published three (3) books in the Philippines.

As a communicator, I have co-hosted an award-winning radio program in the largest Christian broadcasting company in the Philippines, and produced and hosted 50 episodes of a podcast helping young adults discover and pursue their calling.

PROJECTS I’M CURRENTLY MANAGING

Building and managing relationships with international ministry partners.

More recently, I took on the role of building and managing relationships with my employer’s international ministry partners. My role is to convene strategic conversations, discover the bright spots, needs, and challenges of our partners while looking for ways to collaborate and work together. Along the way, I serve as a broker of knowledge between our partner, our organization, and our broader constituency.

Publishing Teams in the Philippines and various countries in Africa

I oversee the operations of fifteen (14) Publishing Teams in Africa and one (1) in the Philippines. The organization I work for has invested on these publishing years almost a decade ago. We are helping them raise indigenous thought leaders and publish books in their local languages while moving toward sustainable operations.

Deployment of e-Readers in colleges and universities in Africa

Together with another organizational partner, I oversee the deployment of e-Readers in various colleges and universities in Africa, helping students use newer textbooks they would not otherwise have access to.

PROJECTS I MANAGED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS

My work has enabled me to work with leaders from around the world in the area of leadership development, faith formation, publishing, deployment of eReaders in colleges and universities in Africa,

Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC, 2014 & 2018)

The GYPC is the once every 4 years event for youth, young adults, and youth workers of The United Methodist Church. This gathering brings together young people for worship and celebration, faith formation, leadership development, and conversation about different issues facing the church and the world.

In 2014, I led the host team in the Philippines, coordinating various aspects of the events: from visa processing, volunteer recruitment, coordination with the venue, transportation, and other needs of the event.

Our venue got destroyed by a very strong typhoon. With quick thinking and with the support of our strong team, we managed to evacuate over 400 international participants to a different venue and still continued with the conference.

In 2018, I served as the overall director of the GYPC with the help of a design team and an event manager. More than 330 participants from 40 countries attended the event in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Holy Land Trip for Young Adult Leaders (2017, 2019)

I co-led a small international group of 10-12 young adults in a Holy Land Pilgrimage to learn about the intersection of faith, leadership, and conflict in the land where Jesus walked and conducted his ministry.

Annual Young Leaders Summit in the Philippines and in Africa (2013-2018)

I directly organized and implemented this learning and training event for young leaders in the Philippines. After moving to Nashville in 2015, I supervised our staff person in the Philippines and in Africa in organizing this event.

Each year from 2013-2018, we brought together a group of 19-25 young leaders to learn about leadership principles from their own cultural contexts and identify ways that they can meaningfully contribute as young leaders.

A Crazy Story:

Resigning from a well-paying job to be a full-time volunteer

I served as the National President of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship in the Philippines from June 2006 – May 2008. To make this ministry possible, I did a crazy thing and resigned from a budding career, with a good salary level I should add, in the Business Process Outsourcing industry in the Philippines. My ministry was a volunteer position with no salary. But God provided for my needs, and I learned so many things about freelancing, and sustaining myself while doing ministry.

I joined Young People’s Ministries as its Philippine Staff in March 2009 and served in that capacity until the end of March 2015. Together with my family, I have since relocated to Nashville, TN USA for my new role. I work with youth and young adult leaders all over the world in the areas of faith formation, leadership development, and advocacy.

Books I’ve written

I have written three books.

Start Up: Find your place. Engage the World. Sustain Your Life. This book is for new college graduates who want to discover their calling and engage the world meaningfully and in a sustainable way.

May Powers Ka to be #SuperEpic A leadership book for youth and teenagers, written in conversational Taglish (a mixture of Tagalog and English), that uses superheroes in inspiring young people to use their potentials to create a big impact to their world.

Get a Life Online: Tips & Tricks Para sa Hardcore na Netizen The Web, Social Media and the Internet has become an integral part of our lives. How do we use its potentials for good? How do we avoid the pitfalls? And how can we use its power to express our faith? These are the questions that the book answers.

9 thoughts on “Mighty Rasing

  • Jef Menguin
    September 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Hello Mighty,

    I need people like you who is interested in leadership development. I conduct leadership seminars mainly based on transformational leadership, servant leadership, and spiritual leaders. It is the first though where I get the most invitations. As of now, there is an invitation for me to conduct a seminar on transformational leadership for school principals.

    Maybe we can help each other create a better program for Filipinos on the subject of transformational leadership. I hope also that you will grace my website with new articles that will inspire people to help in the transformation of our society.

    Two weeks ago, I finished my two-day Speak with Confidence workshop for the Pastors of United Methodist Church. We conducted the workshop in Kalaw, Manila. It is really a small world.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Thank you and God bless.

    Jef Menguin
    inspirational speaker
    Philippines

    • Mighty Rasing
      September 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Hi Jef, it’s a small world indeed! glad to know you helped some of our pastors develop the skills to speak confidently! 🙂 We really need to inspire more people to help contribute toward social change. I’m with you on that purpose.

      God bless you more!

  • Val
    July 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hi Mighty, thanks so much for dropping by in my site! It is indeed an honor to know like-minded people! I am sure to be following your articles from now on! Hey if you have speaking engagement schedules let me know, maybe I can come and watch you and learn! Thanks man! Godbless!

  • Sebs
    September 13, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Hello Mighty. Nice site you have here. Am also passionate about leadership and personal development.

  • Daniel P Warren
    January 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Well Mighty you are a very suprising find, I’m in my mid 50’s now, and have been in management for most of my life, lol you could say i’m one of your concepts fore founders! A 100% on all fronts my young friend, except i wish you had left the religious context out it, although i do being in a greater power, i doubt very much that any earthly religion has much validity or benifit to give to the world. It also dilutes the truths in what you are teaching. lol sorry mate, everyone is a critic, i am very pleased to see some youth today are progressive, the West it seems, has lost its fight in cultural growth!

  • romyg570
    July 2, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Hi Mighty. I would like to know how you got into my fb address. Definitely interested in your advocacy. Incidentally, I was NUMYF president in 1968-70. 

    • Mighty Rasing
      July 4, 2012 at 10:46 am

      Hello kuya Romy, I’m not sure po how I got into your FB. Probably because of the many groups I’m connected with. 🙂 Nice to know you served as NUMYF president, too. 🙂

  • Francis Bacus
    December 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Mighty, I read your book on goodreads grabeh laking tulong sakin yong advice mo for blogger na nag-start palang. I also love your articles and advocacy for youth, leadership and personal development. Sana someday makamit ko rin pangarap ko maging kagaya mo. Continue the genuine service for others po, laking bagay para sa aming nag uumpisa palang ang mga advice and tips nyo po.
    More blessings, more power and Godbless.

    • Mighty
      December 6, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Thanks Francis! I’m glad nakatulong sa iyo yung libro! Keep writing! 🙂

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