June 19. Start. Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). Meeting Mondays at 1pm. PBTS. Bukal Life Care
July 7. CPE Commissioning. 6pm. PBTS.
July 21-23. 4th Regional Asia-Oceania Consultation Seminar and Retreat. Topic: ““Deepening Spirituality: A Journey towards an Integrated Self.” Organized by Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation, Inc. To be held at Winaca Resort, Acop, Benguet. Cost P4500. For more info, contact, firstname.lastname@example.org
August 15. Counseling Ethics Seminar. Urdaneta, Pangasinan.
September 19-22. The 11th Asia Pacific Congress-Convention on Pastoral Care and Counseling / APCPCC 2017) that will be held in The Mercure Ancol, Hotel and Convention Centre, Ancol Baycity, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia. The APCPCC 2017 will designate the theme of ”PASTORAL MINISTRY AND VIOLENCE”. http://the2017apcpcc.org/
The Celebrate Recovery Schdule with Drug Surrenderers remains unchanged. the Schedule for Jail ministry at Baguio Jail, and La Trinidad District Jails may change, but no updates on that at this time.
Three members of Bukal Life Care went to the Prison Fellowship International training in using “The Prisoner’s Journey” (TPJ) materials for prison ministry. The three of us were Bob, Celia, and German. Bob and Celia have been working at the La Trinidad District Jail, while German has been working at the Baguio City Jail. The workshop was at Bibak Bible Church, and the training was excellent. It meshes nicely with another training program several of us have attended called “Celebrate Recovery” (CR). CR is for those with substance abuse problems… inside of our outside of jail. We plan to utilize CR with Drug Surrenderers, and TPJ in our jail work.
We plan to serve as organizers for the training program at La Trinidad District Jail. We are looking forward to an exciting several months as TPJ starts in July, and CR continues into June and July.
Enneagram and Team Art Activities with Cordilleras Southern Baptist Church Ministries youth at Avong ni Romy Resort in Wangal, La Trinidad. Thanks to CPE members and friends of Bukal Life Care in joining in facilitating the activities.
Here in the Philippines, Summer starts in March and ends in May. We have had a busy summer with work now going on at two hospitals, two jails, and two drug surrenderer ministry sites. But here is a countdown of some stats.:
Six: JM’s CPE Group has six trainees.
Five: Vo’s CPE Group has five trainees
Four: Doc Paul’s CPE Group has four trainees
Three: Chaplain Phan’s CPO Group has three trainees
Two: Our SIT program has two Supervisor’s in Training (Vo and JM)
One: We have one more, Edgar, who is about to enter the SIT program
We expect CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) to start June 19, meeting on Monday afternoons for approximately 15 weeks. Contact us if you have any questions.
April 24-25, 2017, we had the 2nd annual Dayot and Dickens Seminar. This year, the teme was on Pastoral Care, and we had Dr. Doug Dickens speak of the use of the Beatitudes as a framework for pastoral diagnosis. In this sense, the diagnosis is not for pathology, but for wellness. We had over 220 guests. We at Bukal were thrilled to serve, along with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, as hosts for this event. We met many old friends and colleagues, as well as many new.
Looks at one’s life through the metaphor of story “threads” that are woven together. It draws considerably from Narrative counseling, but can be valuable in the context of Pastoral Care & Counseling.