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
A few items to pass on:
A. CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). Supervisor Celia’s group is nearing completion of their Half Unit. There are 7-trainees in this group. Supervisor Paul’s group is in the middle of their Full Unit. There area also 7-trainees in this group.
B. Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). CPO is presently being held at Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center by Chaplain Phanuel Buac. This is actually the 2nd class he has held this year with trainees. This batch is from October to December.
C. Counseling Sites. In addition to our trainees serving in counseling in hospitals here in Baguio and Bulacan, we presently have two new teams at additional sites. Group #1 is led by Chaplain German, and it is held weekly at the Baguio Jail (BJMP). This group works in partnership with Prison Fellowship International-Philippines. Group #2 is led by Chaplain Celia. It is a partnership with several local churches and is running a weekly pilot program of intervention with individuals dealing drug use in Mines View Barangay.
D. Lay Shepherding. We are presently working with another local church to start a lay shepherding program. This is an 8-12 hour intensive in basic pastoral care principles for church members. The exact schedule is yet to be determined.
E. Upcoming Trainings and Visits. We are looking forward to a number of our partners visiting. In January, Dr. Ryan Clark, former Bukal Life Care member will be in Baguio to provide training in Pastoral Care. In February, Dr. Raymond Lawrence, GenSec of CPSP, is planning a visit to the Philippines, as well as two or three other Southeast Asian nations. In April, Dr. Doug Dickens, CPSP and ACPE Diplomate, will visit Baguio and lead two training courses, and a 3-day seminar. We look forward to gaining from all of these visits.
Seminary and CPE Training (at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary):
A. PC 1 – Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling (Master’s Level) will be offered this second semester but in modular. It will be taught by Dr. Ryan Clark, on January 16-20, 2017, 8:00AM to 5:00PM. Dr. Clark is a former professor of Pastoral Care at PBTS, and has been an active member of Bukal Life Care. Additionally, he is on the Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines.
SEE students may enroll this on October 13,14,17 to receive credits and assignments ahead.
B. PC B 2 – Interpersonal Relationships (Bachelor’s Level) will be offered the full semester beginning October 19. . It will led by Ms. Celia Munson. It will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 – 4pm. Enrollment is through the seminary also October 13, 14,, 17.
C. CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) will be taught during 2nd semester as well. One schedule is a Saturday schedule led by Dr. Paul Tabon. The other is a three day a month group led by Ms. Celia Munson. The course may be taken for seminary credit or not.
Although Minister Heartlink is not a ministry of Bukal Life Care, a number of members and friends of Bukal are joining in their ministry project to Mindanao, October 4-11. They are holding three retreats for Pastors and Wives there. The goal is to strengthen and train pastors and wives in ministry as pastoral care and self care.
Annual Case Conference
As noted in an associated post. Dr. Raymond Lawrence will be in the Philippines for most of October. He will be in Manila and Iloilo much of the time, holding trainings at Saint Andrews Theological Seminary, as well as Central Philippine University. However, he will join us for two days for Case Conferencing, October 14-15.
A couple of photos from Parenting and Love Language Training at Shekinah Grace School in Alaminos, Pangasinan.
The Pastoral Care book (titled, “The Art of Pastoral Care”) just arrived in the mail. It is written by Bob and Celia Munson, for use for CPO, Intro to Pastoral Care, and (perhaps) first unit of CPE. They are presently working on a follow up volume for advanced units of CPE.
At the present, the book is available on Amazon for about 9 dollars (US), and Kindle for $2.50. We are looking for more cost effective options for paper copies in the Philippines.
We used this presentation for our Ministry Heartlink Pastoral Care Skills Training… and will most likely continue to use it for our short and long courses.
The Wednesday after Easter, Bob and Celia led training “Conflict in the Field” with Asia Vision-Short Term Missions. This is part of their prefield training before their two month mission trip into Asia.
Thursday was the first day of our CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). CPE lasts for 10-11 weeks. We have 8 trainees this time. So far, it looks like it is going to be a great, but busy, Summer. We meet as a group Thursdays and Fridays for 11 weeks.
May 2nd. Monthly “Minister Heartlink” Planning meeting.
July 4-15. Minster Heartlink CPO Intensive. training.
September. CPE Extended
October 4-10. Heartlink Project in Mindanao