Lay Shepherding Program in Bocaue

Bob and Celia Munson and Mariz Eustaquio led training in Bocaue, Bulacan, August 15-16, 2015. The training is in Lay Shepherding, with the primary goal of establishing a structured and ethical Lay Shepherding program in the church. We had a great time, and Ptr. Renato and his wife Joy, along with other members of the church were wonderful hosts. 16 church leaders, mostly from Vineyard Christian Church of Bocaue, were trained in the program. We pray that it will help them in their growth in lay shepherding, both as in internal ministry, and an external ministry. Additionally, we pray that it will help us improve our training program. We have already made a few minor changes, and are looking forward to formalizing the structure in the next few weeks.

Select members of the team will be doing CPE or CPE with Celia starting in the last week of September.

If you are interested in principles of lay shepherding and how to establish a layshepherding program in your church, contact us at


Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling

Bob Munson, Administrator of Bukal LIfe Care was invited to teach a Master’s Level course in Introduction to Pastoral Care & Counseling at Maranatha Bible College in Baguio City. Celia Munson assisted, as did Ptr. Lawrence.

The Modular course covered a number of topics including Historical Pastoral Care, Active Listening, Therapeutic Communication, Emotional Life of Jesus, Grief and Loss, Case Studies, Life Coaching, Intentional Conversation, Pastoral Diagnosis, and introduction to Clinical Pastoral Care.

Maranatha was a great host. Thank you.

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