- CPE Transition. Our Summer group of 16 trainees completed their CPE units— some in the last week of May er and some in the first week of June. A new group of 15 trainees (with Supervisor Celia, and SITs Vo and Edgar) started on June 15. Most of the trainees are associated with either PBTS (Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary) or LTS (Lutheran Theological Seminary). Most are either doing a half-unit intensive, or a full-unit extended.
- This June starts a first with us. We are in partnership with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) in establishing a new course of study. PBTS ow has two new degrees: Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care, and Master of Arts in Pastoral Care (M.Div-PC and MA-PC). Both are integrated with our CPE program. We are excited to see how things go. More info is available at https://pbts.net.ph/index.php/2018/05/15/pastoral-care-degrees-at-philippine-baptist-theological-seminary/
- On June 17, Bob and Celia went to BIBAK Bible Church to hold a Conflict Resolution seminar for Youth and Young Adult leaders from various local churches. We are thankful to our hosts for their hospitality and we pray that they found value in the activity.
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.
Dr. Doug Dickens will be visiting us for a couple of weeks. He is a Diplomate with CPSP, and a professor at Gardner-Webb University. He will be teaching PC 6 Grief and Loss (a 3-unit course that can be taken for credit at PBTS).
Dr. Doug Dickens of Gardner-Webb University is spending 2 weeks at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) to teach a module in Pastoral Theology. Dr. Dickens is a Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training with CPSP in the US. We have found his previous visits a great blessing and are thankful for spending time with us.
Sunday Afternoons: Drug Surrenderer Care Team A. Location “A”
Monday Mornings: Jail Counseling. BJMP
Monday Afternoons: CPE Group A
Tuesdays: Community Service Chaplaincy Training
Tuesday Afternoons: Drug Surrenderer Care Team A. Location “B”
Thursdays: Community Service Chaplaincy Training
March 4. Graduation for CPE Group B
March 20. Start of CPE Intensive
April 23-25 PC Seminar with Dr. Doug Dickens
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