One of our CPE Supervisors-in-Training, and staff member, Chaplain Violeta Canoy will be in Ghana and will be leading a seminar in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Our prayers are with her and her husband, and we are looking forward to hearing a good report of that event.
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.
Actually, this is not a new presentation. It was presented 2 years ago at the City Hall of Baguio City. But finally put it on-line.
With Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) along with other pastoral care programs that utilize cases, we expect trainees to include theological reflection. Some are good at this, while others struggle. However, doing this well, is not only good for self-growth, but also gaining pastoral identity, and ministerial competence.
We have been able to make a few improvements at our office. New furniture and rug added to the Counseling Room. In the office area, a new display table and wide screen monitor was added. This allows us to do training seminars here, especially when we open up our folding wall for larger groups. Looking forward to comments on the changes.
Busy Summer here in Baguio. Here are a few things.
Sundays: 5:30PM Drug Surrenderer Group A
CPE Supervisor Celia, with Supervisors-in-Training Vo and JM
Tuesdays: CPE Summer Group 1
1PM Drug Surrenderer Group B
Wednesdays: CPE Summer Group 2
Thursdays: CPE Combined Didactic
Calendar of Events:
April 8: Ministry Project at Helping Hands.
April 23: AACPE Pastoral Care Convention, Manila
April 24-25: “DAD” Pastoral Conference at PBTS, Baguio City. Led by Dr. Doug Dickens
May 5-6: PFI Jail Ministry Training Course
June 1: Ministry Project for CSBCM Youth Camp
David and Cathereina Kinder joined us on Monday, January 30, to lead a Creativity Workshop. It had two parts. Part 1 was Creative Worship, while the other part was Art for pastoral evaluation and healing. We had a great time, and are inspired to use some of the methods in our future ministry work.
Creative Workshop: Let My People Go
Releasing God’s love and freedom through music and art
Join us for a hands-on session on how we can use creative expressions to lead others to experience breakthroughs and walk in greater wholeness.
When: January 30, Monday, 1-6pm
Where: Bukal Life
1-2.30pm: Let Freedom Reign
Various stations are arranged around the room during a worship set for participants to encounter the Lord. Followed by Q&A.
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
3-6pm: Let Healing Flow
Participants will be led to create a series of art pieces designed to unlock their emotions and draw them deeper into the heart of God.
“From his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.”
About David & Cathereina Kinder
Radically transformed by the love of God years ago, David has given his life to bringing the Gospel to the most overlooked people of the world. As a worship leader, he takes people into the heart of God where they experience freedom and wholeness. Cathereina has spent almost two decades in the advertising industry. Her love for storytelling and creativity has paved the way for her to bring the message of God’s love to over 30 nations.
There are a couple of major Pastoral Care Conferences in Baguio City, in the next few months.
A. April, 2017. Information below:
B. January 2018. The Grimes, Relationship Trainers and Consultants will join the Lide-Walker Bible Conference, at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, Baguio City.
These are partnerships between Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary and Bukal Life Care
We recently enjoyed the visit of Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP, to our headquarters in Baguio City, Philippines, as well as his work with our friends and partners at St. Andrews Theological Seminary in Manila, and Central Philippine University in Iloilo.
But we have others coming as well.
January 16-20, Dr. Ryan Clark, member of the Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines will be in Baguio for a short visit. He is coming at the invitation of our partner, Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary to teach a short course, “Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling.” During his visit we will also have our Board of Trustees meeting of CPSP-Philippines.
April 10-28, Dr. Doug Dickens, Diplomate of CPSP, will be in the Philippines, Baguio and Manila to provide training. He will be teaching two modules at PBTS, tentatively “Pastoral Theology” and “Crisis Counseling.” He will also holding a seminar in pastoral care. More information to follow.