Reflection on a Chipped Cup

“The pride of the cupchip cup
is in the drink, its humility
in the serving. What, then
do its defects matter?”
-Dag Hammarskjöld


Pastoral Theology 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.


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.


Theological Reflection Presentation

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.

Changes at our Office

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.