July Updates

July is a busy month again. Here are a few things going on:

-July 5-6. NOVA training with Dr. Clark’s Crisis Counseling Class at PBTS
-July 9. Parenting and 5 Love Language Training at IHMS, La Trinidad
-Late July. Training in Ecumenism and Crisis Response with BBEG (date TBD)

Clinical Pastoral Education:

-CPE Batch 2 is still on-going
-August 6. CPE Batch 3 starts

Helps Ministry:
-July 5-8. Shekinah Home Orphanage, Dingras, Ilocos Norte
-July 10. Children’s Program at Irisan Dumpsite
-July 12-13. Special Needs Project with DSWD, Dagupan, Pangasinan

Fund-Raising Dinner and Concert, Baguio City, September 4 at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary More info to follow.


Dalicno Trip. Disaster Response Counseling Training

We travelled to Dalicno, Itogon… a mining community in the Cordillera Mountains of the Philippines. We spent the day there at Mountain Light Church leading training for a bit over 20 in Disaster Response Counseling. Bob led the morning lecture. Celia led the afternoon training and NOVA group training. Juliet led music and assisted with the NOVA small groups. Jehny acted as our host and assisted with NOVA group training. We thank the church and people of Dalicno for their hospitality. It is a beautiful place and had a wonderful time. Some photos are on Facebook.


Upcoming CPE trainings

The following is the tentative schedule for Clinical Pastoral Education over the next 12 months:

A. CPE 2011 Batch 2 June 18 – Sep 10. Baguio City

B. CPE 2011 Batch 3 (A/B) Aug 6 – Oct 29. Baguio (A) and Manila (B)

C. CPE 2011 Batch 4 (A/B) Nov 12 – Feb 11 (break from Dec 18 – Jan 6) Baguio (A) and Manila (B).

D. CPE 2012 Batch 1 Mar 19 – Jun 2. Baguio City

Application in the Forms section of website (www.bukallife.org) must be filled out and subsequent interview and testing required before admittance to the program. Contact us at info@bukallife.org if you have any questions.

Personal identity and pastoral care (via Trinitarian Dance)

This is a continuation of a earlier post on Personal Identity and Success within the church. Recently I completed a certificate 4 in Chaplaincy which is run by the Australian Christian Churches in partnership with Booth College (Salvation Army) The greatest issue I felt this course deals with is in training people what true pastoral care is…and by default what poor care is. It's my contention that it should be mandated that every pastor, church … Read More

via Trinitarian Dance