Upcoming Schedule September/October 2012

Okay. Things getting focused… finally.

SEP 1 (Saturday) CPO (Celia) and Brent School (Joyce)
SEP 3  (Monday) Start of CPE, batch Baguio 
SEP 5 (Wednesday) Staff meeting (11am)
SEP 9 (Sunday) TBC Grief and Loss training (Celia et al)
SEP 12-14.  PABATS meeting, Cebu (Doc Ryan)
SEP 25-27. AofG convention (NE), Aglipay, Quirino (Celia and Jehny)
OCT 2. Video conference with Barbara McGuire (Baguio staff)
OCT 6. BOT Annual Meeting
OCT 13-28. Missionary Member Care (Bob and Celia)
OCT 18-29. Dr. Espineda visit.

August Updates

A few of the things coming up.

1. CPE-Baguio expected to start September 1st.
2. CPO with CSBC-WMU expected to also start September 1st.
3. Brent Group Training (at Brent School, Baguio) on September 1st. Follow-on meeting TBD.
4. Board of Trustees Meeting. October 6, Baguio City
5. Symposium at CPU, Iloilo. October 20
6. CPSP Peer Reviews/Meetings. October 23-26, PBTS Baguio. Exact times and presenters to be determined.
7. Symposium in Baguio City, October 27

Philippine Medical Mission Research

While we at Bukal Life have mostly shifted to counseling, clinical pastoral education, and disaster response, we still occasionally are involved in medical mission work.
Bob Munson, the administrator of Bukal Life, recently finished his dissertation on the use of medical mission events in the Philippines for long-term local church outreach. Since the focus is on integration of short-term events with long-term ministry, the paper has applicability beyond medical to other forms of Christian relief and development.
Rather than bore people with over 200 pages of unpleasant reading, Bob has reworked the dissertation into a couple of articles and several blogs.

The two articles are on Slideshare, while the posts are on Bob’s mission blog.

Article #1: Visual Model for Church-Based Relief and Development

Article #2: Healthy Medical Missions: Principles for the Church’s Role in Effective Community Outreach in the Philippines

Blog #1: Medical Mission Events in the Philippines, Part 1

Blog #2: Medical Mission Events in the Philippines, Part 2

Blog #3: Medical Mission Events in the Philippines, Part 3

Blog #4: Medical Mission Events in the Philippines, Part 4

Blog #5: Medical Mission Events in the Philippines, Part 5

Announcement from CPSP-Philippines


Ms. Joyce Gray, a CPSP Supervisor-in-Training, has been named as the CPSP Philippines Interim National Coordinator, effective immediately. In this position, she will work closely with Cesar G. Espineda, Director, CPSP Philippines.

Ms. Gray is a staff member of Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center, based in Baguio City, Philippines. She has received her Master of Divinity from Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, and is presently working on her Doctor of Theology from Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Senminary.

The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to “Recovery of Soul.” CPSP offers accredited training and credentialing for Pastoral Psychotherapy, Pastoral Supervision, Pastoral Counseling, and Clinical Chaplaincy.

Her website is: http://www.cpspjoycegray.webs.com/
CPSP’s website is: www.pastoralreport.com