We had our Board of Trustees meeting on Oct 6th. It was a good meeting with considerable discussion. Some changes will be reported down the line. However, our first major change is related to our name.
We are formally changing our name from Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center to Bukal Life Care & Training Center.
There are two major reasons for this. First, the Philippines has changed the law in an attempt to regulate the use of the terms “counseling,” “counselor,” and “counseling center.” Although we have internationally certified counselors and Philippine registered counselors, it seems preferable to avoid the terms generally. Second, we want to change our name to be more in line with our main areas of ministry. These are:
LIFE CARE: pastoral care, life coaching, social ministry, member care, social ministry, and
TRAINING: training in Clinical Pastoral Education/Training, Crisis Chaplaincy, pastoral care, parenting, and other seminars.
In the next few weeks we will be changing our work to be in line with the new name and mission.