Added an article on disaster response chaplaincy based on some activities of our group over the years. The article may be found by clicking HERE.
“Disaster Response for Ministers” training. at PBTS in partnership with Bukal Life Care. This is part of PBTS’ “Summer Leadership Institute.” Dean Miller from the Baptist General Assembly of Virginia was the lead trainer. The focus was developing of relief response networks that are prepared to respond to disasters of a variety of kinds and relating to a variety of needs. It was a great time for learning and for sharing insights.
On the right is Dean Miller, our lead facilitator/instructor. Additionally,, Bob and Jehny (from Bukal Life Care) assisted, particularly in giving overviews of disaster response chaplaincy as it pertains to crisis defusing (Bob) and Play and Art Therapy (Jehny)
Wednesday (May 13)
Before 2pm Registration at Finance/Dorms
2pm 1st Session/ Welcome/Intro
4pm 2nd Session
8:30am 3rd Session
10 am Break
10:30 am 4th Session
12 pm Lunch
1:30 pm 5th Session
3 pm Break
3:30 pm 6th Session
5:30 pm Dinner
Friday (Same Schedule as Thursday)
8:30am 11th Session
10:15 am 12th Session/ Graduation/Certificates
11:30 am Lunch
<For the most part, this is a repeat of a post on the CPSP-Philippines website: http://www.cpspp.org>
A few updates. As Summer is beginning here (Summer starts in March in the Philippines) a number of things are happening.
1. Clinical Pastoral Care. CPO (“Clinical Pastoral Orientation”), a shortened-form of CPE intended for professionals and Bible school students, is finishing up in Baguio. CPO has requirements that are approximately 1/4th of a Full Unit of CPE (and according to my calculations, that is 1/2 of the requirements of a Half Unit). It provides a taste of the philosophy and training structure of CPE for those who are curious… and can be taken for school credit in some places.
Additionally, our Foundations of Clinical Pastoral Care book in development has just pased the 100 page mark (finally). It is almost a year and a half in development… but it is rolling now. It seeks to integrate the methodology and insights of the modern CPE and pastoral care movements, with the insights and theological grounding of the historical pastoral care movement. Prayerfully, the first draft should ready by June. This will provide the text basis for CPO/CPC training.
CPO will start again, hopefully, in June or July, but this time in Bulacan. Will keep you updated. <Note: While CPE is certified certified by CPSP-PI in conjunction with the standards of CPSP, CPO is not. It is a training program under the standards of Bukal Life Care… following methodology and quality standards of the CPSP-PI CPE program.>
2. Clinical Pastoral Education. CPE always seems to be a fluid thing since it is small groups driven by need and opportunity. However, it LOOKS like CPE will be held this Summer at:
- Three locations in Manila
- One location in Baguio (Full unit starts March 16. Half unit starts 2nd week of April)
- One location in Korea
3. D.Min. in “Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Pastoral Supervision.” This program is held in Central Philippines University, in partnership with CPSP and CPSP-PI. The program is new but on-going. We are excited by its potential.
4. Disaster Response Chaplaincy. CPSP-PI, Bukal Life Care, and Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary, will be holding a 3-day intensive training in Disaster Response Chaplaincy May 13-16 (yes, it looks like 4 days… but the ends are cut off). One of the goals of CPSP-Philippines is to add a sub-specialty for Clinical Chaplains of Disaster Response Chaplain.
5. CPSP-PI Standards and MOA. CPSP-Philippinesstandards have been disseminated for utilization by chapters, training centers, and CPE programs. They closely follow the standards set by CPSP. The Memorandum of Agreement between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines has been written up and is presently being reviewed by both parties. Hopefully, the final version will be done soon for signing. The MOA will ensure equivalency of programs and reciprocity of certifications between the organizations.
This picture has some members of the Bukal Life staff at the AV-STM Dinner, December 5th. There were approximately 500 in attendance. We have a partnership with AV-STM (Asia Vision-Short Term Mission). It was founded in 2002 at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary by Dr. Byung-Yoon Kim. AV-STM has sent hundreds of Filipino and Asian missionaries on short-term missions throughout Southeast Asia and Central Asia. It has also supported some mid-term missionaries.
Bukal Life Care has been working in partnership with them over the last few years. We assist with initial evaluation of prospective missionaries, Some training in pastoral care and first aid. Additionally, our team has been able to do some in-field missionary member care, as well as post-trip member care.
AV-STM came out with a new calendar for 2015 with a considerable number of photos or our team and work. We appreciate that, and look forward to further partnership in 2015.
December 11-13. Meeting with Dr. Raymond Lawarence, the General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.
January 5-7, 2015. Lide-Walker Conference… and Grand Opening of New Office of Bukal Life Care.
January 19. Clinical Pastoral Orientation starts. 6 weeks.
March 23. Clinical Pastoral Education. 11 weeks.
March (late). AV-STM Prefield Training.
May 13-16. Disaster Response Chaplaincy Intensive Course.
We have had a very busy time lately with Bob and Celia Munson, and Dr. Paul Tabon ministering in Korea, along with Cori, Jehny, and Becky getting training. But now that we are back… we can catch our breath a tiny bit in preparation before upcoming activities.
November 8. Board of Trustees meeting. This is the 5th year anniversary of Bukal Life Care. We thought about having a big celebration… but decided to wait for the grand opening of our new office.
November 18-20. LCSBC Conference. We don’t have a primary role in it… although we may be working with some participants. However, we will have a booth there.
<November 29. Disaster Response Orientation seminar is postponed. It will be integrated into “Intro the CPO program, and the Leadership Symposium in 2015>
December 13-15. Pastoral Care trainings and meetings with Dr. Lawrence. (And staff Christmas party).
January 5-8. Lide-Walker Conference. We will have a booth, and we will have our grand opening for our new office.
January 19. Start of Intro to Clinical Pastoral Care (CPO). 6. 100 hours (50/50). Integrating hospital chaplaincy orientation, disaster response chaplaincy, and (LIFT) palliative care.
March 23. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE/T). Summer intensive unit. 11 weeks (400 hours) starting March 23.
May. Leadership Symposium… focusing on Disaster Response for ministers. <Tentative>
1. Bob and Celia just got back from a trip to Korea… working with “The Love C Center” in Ansan City. Celia led Disaster Response Chaplaincy Orientation training, while Bob taught Introduction to Missiology. Add to that speaking at a seminary and a military base, and visiting the Imperial palace grounds, it was quite a trip. We are working with some up there in expanding clinical pastoral care in Korea. The present CPE/T in Korea is limited to hospitals.
2. Jehny and Becky attended the Parents Congress… in Baguio… a yearly partnership of the SLU Sunflower Children’s Center, and Child and Famly Services.
1. Cori, Becky, and Jehny are at the weeklong symposium arranged by the Ruth Foundation in Alabang for Palliative Care, “Leadership for Hope”.
2. Dr. Paul Tabon is still in Korea and will stay for a few more weeks to, among things, teach pastoral care for students at the SEE center there.
1. October 17-19, the Pastoral Care conference at Linden Suites will be going on with at least two from our staff attending… along with many friends of our group.
2. December. We are looking to have meetings and possible training seminars with Dr. Raymond Lawrence, general secretary of CPSP. We are presently working on some partnership issues between CPSP-PI and CPSP. Hopefully, most of this can be worked out and formalized by then.
3. January 19. Expected start of Half Unit of CPE in Baguio.
4. Mar 23. Expected start of Summer Intensive full unit of CPE.
We were invited by Dr. Yohan Lee to join him at his place “The Love C Center”… a diaspora ministry in Ansan City. Bob and Celia Munson and Dr. Paul Tabon make up the Bukal Life Care team. The three of us are part of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, and. along with Dr. Yohan, are part of CPSP-Philippines. So this is a multiple level ministry trip.
We have been pretty busy. We arrived Saturday, October 4th, and were given well-needed time to rest.
SUNDAY MORNING. We went to a Diaspora church (church for internationals… especially Filipinos living in Korea) in Suyu… a beautiful forested and mountainous area on the edge of Metropolitan Seoul. Bob preached, while Celia and Doc Paul gave testimonies. After that we had a great meal with our hosts for the day, Ptr. Jimmy and wife Marivic.
SUNDAY EVENING. I (Bob) taught a class of international students of the center in “Introduction to Missiology” as part of an SEE course with PBTS. Will continue the presentations next Sunday.
MONDAY MORNING/AFTERNOON. Celia led a Seminar in “Disaster Response Chaplaincy.” Dr. Lee interpreted. This training was for Korean ministry workers. The 2nd half of the training will be on next Monday, shortly before we return to the Philippines. Celia will lead training sessions for an English-speaking group of ministers Wednesday and Friday.
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. We traveled to Yaeil Theological Seminary. Bob was a guest speaker at the invitation of Dr. Joshua Lee, professor of Missions and Spiritual formation there. The topic was “Beautifully Broken: Metaphors for Spiritual Brokenness and Renewal.” Dr. Lee translated again.
At Yaeil Theological Seminary. Bob as guest lecturer
TUESDAY EVENING. We went to a traditional Korean restaurant and had a wonderful wonderful meal. It is Dr. Lee’s birthday so we were very happy to treat him. Now that we are back at the center, Celia, Doc Paul, and Doc Lee are having a CPSP-Philippines Baguio Chapter meeting.
We have been invited by Chaplain Eugene to visit and speak at a Korean Military hospital. We look forward to the opportunity on Thursday.
Bob and Celia will return on the 13th, while Doc Paul will stay and continue to work with Doc Lee on training in Pastoral Care.
Bob and Celia Munson and Paul Tabon are teaching in South Korea in partnership with “The Love Center” in Ansan City, South Korea, led by Dr. Yohan Lee. This is partly a project of Bukal Life Care, CPSP, and PBTS.
Bob and Paul will be preaching at different churches on Sunday. Then Bob will be doing seminars on Missiology, Celia on Disaster Response, and Paul in Pastoral Care.
The Munsons will be returning on the 13th, while Paul will stay a few days longer. We plan to be adding photos soon.