Three Days in February

Three great activities in three consecutive days.

Day 1 (February 20). Asia Vision-STM invited us to Wood Nymph Restaurant for a planning dinner. AV-STM is a Philippine-based organization that trains Filipinos in missions through training and Short-Term and Encounter missions. AV-STM is committed to proper missionary member care for those who go. We have been working with them with personality evaluation and training. We are presently working with each other to develop a program that meets the needs of AV-STM. Thanks to Jehny and Fhey for taking the lead on developing this program.

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Day 2 (February 21). At the invitation of Serving Neighbors Network, we were invited to do a training in Intentional Conversation. We did a similar training at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary a month before. SNN trains children in Baguio through the ALS (alternative learning system) program. Attendees were teachers and barangay workers. There were approximately 20 in attendance. Bob led the primary training, with roleplay and group discussion work by Celia, Becky, and Cori.

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Day 3 (February 22).  We carried out another topic in our series of Mini-Workshops. This training is in Conflict Mediation, led by Dr. Sim Dang-Awan. Doc Sim is an expert in mediation and tribal confict resolution. The training was held at Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) , to a group of around 25. We had a very positive response to this and discussion is underway for follow-ons to this important topic.

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Intentional Conversation Presentation

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3/intentional-conversation&#8221; title=”Intentional Conversation” target=”_blank”>Intentional Conversation</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3&#8243; target=”_blank”>Bob Munson</a></strong> </div>

Intentional Conversation Mini-Workshop

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We recently started our Mini-Workshop series. It started last year with two trainings related to disaster response and stress defusing. This year we started with “Intentional Conversation” especialy focusing on the use of intentional conversation in gaining understanding and or seeking change in a relationship. DSC03924

We had 38 attendees with 1 hour of more standard lecture and an hour of group discussion and roleplay. Thanks to PBTS for giving us space to use for this training, as well as providing snacks for attendees.

We are looking into doing our next Mini-Workshop in February on the topic of “Mediation.”

Mini-Workshop Series Starting

In 2014, we plan to hold periodic (perhaps once or twice monthly) mini-workshops on various topics of pastoral care.

These will be held at the campus of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Very small groups could be held at our office there. Larger groups will be at in classrooms.

Our fist one will be on the topic of “Intentional Conversation.” It will be on January 30th (Thursday) from 6pm to 8pm.