We had a great time at Center of Hope for Women… a ministry in Baguio City… in leading a one-day seminar on the basics of Christian Counseling. Around 15 trainees attended from the Center of Hope and Philippine College of Ministry. We also had a few of our CPE trainees join. We had five parts to our training. The first part was a presentation on the background or introduction to Christian Counseling. The next was a presentation on Emotions. The Center of Hope provided a great lunch. After lunch we had a learning activity that involved a ball of string and a series of insults and compliments (don’t ask… but it went well). Then we had our third presentaiton, and that was on self-care and healthy boundaries. Finally, we had question and answer. We also provided a handout on effective (and ineffective) therapeutic conversation. We really did not go over that because of lack of time.
Presentation that provides a quick little overview of Christian Counseling for those who— well— don’t really know anything about Christian Counseling.
We started CPE this week for our Summer Intensive with 7 trainees. We had some changes in our follow-on units due to schedules of some trainees. This list updates these changes.
March 12: Start of Summer Intensive
March 29: Training at Center Hope for Women
April 15: Mid-term Eval
May 10: Commissioning
June (perhaps June 3) Orientation for new CPE Unit
June 11 Start of CPO
In our partnership with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS), we are happy to have the first graduates of the new Pastoral Care programs at PBTS. They are the first in decades. We are justifiably pleased and proud.
—MDiv-PC: Daniel Spaeth
—MA-PC: Dorina Belran