December Updates

We recently had a few small holiday events.

On December 12th, we had our Drug Surrenderer Christmas celebration at Lualhati barangay. We are presently meeting with the Lualhati group monthly, and with the Pacdal group weekly.

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On December 15th, we had the last CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) meeting of 2017. We did several case presentations, most of them done while having merienda at Noodle King.

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On December 16th, we went to the La Trinidad District jail for counseling, and some gifts for all of the female inmates. Afterwards, our team went out to lunch at Future Diner. . This is our last ministry day until the holidays is over.

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Some pictures from Huey on the jail ministry (can’t take pictures inside the jail)

December 19. We will have our last CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) on this date. This is for one of our two groups. The other group is already off for the holiday and will return in 2018.

January 8.  This is the start of three activities. One is the Lide-Walker Conference 2017. The focus will be on from the Grimes of The Relationship Warehouse. Second is a module course on Marriage Counseling, January 8-19, led by Dr. Chuck Henderson. Third is the SEE conference. All of these are at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

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January.  We will be having the Annual Board Meeting of CPSP-Philippines. Details as they become known.

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Upcoming Activities

November 7.  Start of CPE Extended Unit. Supervisor is Celia Munson. This group meets from 6pm – 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (It is possible that there will be a second group that meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.) Contact us at bukallife@gmail.com if interested or have questions.

November 14.  Drug Surrenderer Program Family Day.

January 8-10.  Lide-Walker Conference. Guy and Roxanne Grimes from the Relationship Warehouse.

Other trainings upcoming.

A Parable of Three Cars

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My wife and I were having an a somewhat impromptu conversation with a couple of our ministry partners (they know who they are). As we talked the issue of achieving one’s dreams (or failure to do so) came up, along with issue of regret. That led me into what I hoped was a somewhat inspirational speech of sorts. Well, with some further reflection, I think maybe I should have said it this way instead.

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John and Bill were next-door neighbors and were in their 60s. Bill came over to John’s yard where John was working on his car. John had a sports car. It was pretty obvious that it once was a sleek powerful machine. But now it looked quite beat up, and the oil stain on the driveway suggested that this car was really struggling. Bill asked him about his car.

John said, “Oh I have had this baby…

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Pastoral Theology at PBTS

Dr. Doug Dickens of Gardner-Webb University is spending 2 weeks at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) to teach a module in Pastoral Theology. Dr. Dickens is a Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training with CPSP in the US. We have found his previous visits a great blessing and are thankful for spending time with us.

 

Training Opportunities at PBTS in Pastoral Care

And that is not actually all. For 2nd Semester, we also have two “regular” PC courses at PBTS.

-Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Taught by Dr. Lyn Montecastro (Master’s level course)

-Interpersonal Relationships. Taught by Mrs. Celia Munson (Bachelor’s level course)

Regular courses start the week of October 9, although enrollment is the week before.

 

Theological Reflection Presentation

With Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) along with other pastoral care programs that utilize cases, we expect trainees to include theological reflection. Some are good at this, while others struggle. However, doing this well, is not only good for self-growth, but also gaining pastoral identity, and ministerial competence.