We held our Summer 2018 Commissioning Service for our Clinical Pastoral Education Trainees. Our trainees are: Christine, Kenino, Daniel, Dorina, Esther, Chiqui, Christian, Michael, Eden, Joel, Matthew, Fredirick, and Edgar (Chara and Lyn could not join the service). The Supervisor is Celia, and the SITs (Supervisors-in-Training) are Vo and Edgar. Our trainees this Summer are from the four countries.
Celia and Vo’s CPE groups were blessed to have a guest instructor– Chaplain Salvador Delmundo. He is the head chaplain of the famed Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas .
He was able to speak via Skype for two hours. He shared a great deal of wisdom in terms of his role as a chaplain at a psychiatric institution. We are greatly thankful for his support, and look forward to future communications.
On April 26 and 27, our team traveled to Maddela in Quirino Province for training in Pastoral Counseling. It was held at Agape Christian Ministries of the Philippines. This actually involves a network of 13 churches. The host church is led by Ptr. Juanito Leal.
There were approximately 32 trainees involving pastors and lay ministers. We had a wonderful time. Our team of 7 consisted of both members of the staff, and CPE trainees.
After the trip, we continued on to Aurora to visit with friends in Baler.
We recently had a few small holiday events.
On December 12th, we had our Drug Surrenderer Christmas celebration at Lualhati barangay. We are presently meeting with the Lualhati group monthly, and with the Pacdal group weekly.
On December 15th, we had the last CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) meeting of 2017. We did several case presentations, most of them done while having merienda at Noodle King.
On December 16th, we went to the La Trinidad District jail for counseling, and some gifts for all of the female inmates. Afterwards, our team went out to lunch at Future Diner. . This is our last ministry day until the holidays is over.
Some pictures from Huey on the jail ministry (can’t take pictures inside the jail)
December 19. We will have our last CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) on this date. This is for one of our two groups. The other group is already off for the holiday and will return in 2018.
January 8. This is the start of three activities. One is the Lide-Walker Conference 2017. The focus will be on from the Grimes of The Relationship Warehouse. Second is a module course on Marriage Counseling, January 8-19, led by Dr. Chuck Henderson. Third is the SEE conference. All of these are at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.
January. We will be having the Annual Board Meeting of CPSP-Philippines. Details as they become known.
We had a busy first two weeks in July (2016). We had two simultaneous programs (not including the completion of Summer 2016 CPE program, that will have graduation on July 18, 2016).
July 4-14, we had training of 5 as part of our Ministry Heartlink partnership. Bob, Celia, and Edgar worked with this from Bukal Life Care, along with Dr. Waldo Raposa, Mosendes, and others from Minister Heartlink.
July 2, 9, and 16, we had Hospital Visitation Program training at Christ Life Community Church. Training was led by Bob, Celia, and German. We are greatly appreciative of the hospitality of Ptr. Boni and team.
It took something like 3 years, but finally finished the book, “The Art of Pastoral Care.” Bob and Celia developed the materials for Bukal Life Care in Baguio City, Philippines. Primarily, this is for “Intro to Pastoral Care” and “Clinical Pastoral
Orientation.” The follow-on book, The Dynamics of Pastoral
Care, when done, will add to this for those moving on into
Units 1-4 of Clinical Pastoral Education.
The goal in this (short) book was to find some balance points:
- Balance between Theology and Psychology
- Balance between Historical and Clinical Pastoral Care
We recently completed half units of CPE led by Dr. Paul Tabon and Celia Munson. There will be follow-on CPE work for a number of trainees.
On the 27th, we celebrated Pastoral Care Week with a pastoral care presentation. After that we joined together for food and fellowship.
November 5 we will have our annual board meeting.
November 23 we will have training led by Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP. The training will be in Case Study and Reflection.
November 24-26 we will have other activities associated with CPSP-Philippines and Bukal with Dr. Lawrence. More info on this to follow.
Below are a few pictures from the last few days.