Narrative Counseling

While there are those who specialize in Narrative Counseling, there are some basic aspects to it that can be of value to those who seek to do Pastoral Counseling.

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Upcoming Activities

November 7.  Start of CPE Extended Unit. Supervisor is Celia Munson. This group meets from 6pm – 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (It is possible that there will be a second group that meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.) Contact us at bukallife@gmail.com if interested or have questions.

November 14.  Drug Surrenderer Program Family Day.

January 8-10.  Lide-Walker Conference. Guy and Roxanne Grimes from the Relationship Warehouse.

Other trainings upcoming.

A Parable of Three Cars

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My wife and I were having an a somewhat impromptu conversation with a couple of our ministry partners (they know who they are). As we talked the issue of achieving one’s dreams (or failure to do so) came up, along with issue of regret. That led me into what I hoped was a somewhat inspirational speech of sorts. Well, with some further reflection, I think maybe I should have said it this way instead.

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John and Bill were next-door neighbors and were in their 60s. Bill came over to John’s yard where John was working on his car. John had a sports car. It was pretty obvious that it once was a sleek powerful machine. But now it looked quite beat up, and the oil stain on the driveway suggested that this car was really struggling. Bill asked him about his car.

John said, “Oh I have had this baby…

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Training Opportunities at PBTS in Pastoral Care

And that is not actually all. For 2nd Semester, we also have two “regular” PC courses at PBTS.

-Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Taught by Dr. Lyn Montecastro (Master’s level course)

-Interpersonal Relationships. Taught by Mrs. Celia Munson (Bachelor’s level course)

Regular courses start the week of October 9, although enrollment is the week before.

 

Some More Updates to our Schedule

June 19. Start. Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). Meeting Mondays at 1pm. PBTS. Bukal Life Care

July 7. CPE Commissioning. 6pm. PBTS.

July 21-23. 4th Regional Asia-Oceania Consultation Seminar and Retreat. Topic: ““Deepening Spirituality: A Journey towards an Integrated Self.” Organized by Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation, Inc. To be held at Winaca Resort, Acop, Benguet. Cost P4500. For more info, contact, secretariat@vanderpolcenter.org

August 15. Counseling Ethics Seminar. Urdaneta, Pangasinan.

September 19-22. The 11th Asia Pacific Congress-Convention on Pastoral Care and Counseling / APCPCC 2017) that will be held in The Mercure Ancol, Hotel and Convention Centre, Ancol Baycity, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia. The APCPCC 2017 will designate the theme of ”PASTORAL MINISTRY AND VIOLENCE”. http://the2017apcpcc.org/

 

The Celebrate Recovery Schdule with Drug Surrenderers remains unchanged. the Schedule for Jail ministry at Baguio Jail, and La Trinidad District Jails may change, but no updates on that at this time.

The Prisoner’s Journey

Three members of Bukal Life Care went to the Prison Fellowship International training in using “The Prisoner’s Journey” (TPJ) materials for prison ministry. The three of us were Bob, Celia, and German. Bob and Celia have been working at the La Trinidad District Jail, while German has been working at the Baguio City Jail. The workshop was at Bibak Bible Church, and the training was excellent. It meshes nicely with another training program several of us have attended called “Celebrate Recovery” (CR). CR is for those with substance abuse problems… inside of our outside of jail. We plan to utilize CR with Drug Surrenderers, and TPJ in our jail work.

We plan to serve as organizers for the training program at La Trinidad District Jail. We are looking forward to an exciting several months as TPJ starts in July, and CR continues into June and July.