Phoebe is the Hospital Chaplain at the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital located in the Philippines. Her daily interactions bring her face-to-face with those struggling with difficult health issues. Within the hospital, she preaches at Sunday services, conducts devotions, facilitates prayers, comforts patients, and offers counselling. Whether it’s a patient, medical practitioner, hospital employee or stakeholder, she knows her role is to represent Christ in this environment to everyone.
In all her active ministries, she has a strong desire to better hone her skills and understanding of how God can work through her as chaplain. To accomplish this, Phoebe enrolled with the Centre for Continuing Theological Education Program (CCTEP) administered by CBM’s partner, Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM). The CCTEP aims to facilitate community transformation and development by working with local churches to minister effectively to marginalized populations and local communities.
As pastors receive theological training from Bible schools and seminaries, they often encounter the need for continuing education and development to better serve their congregations and communities. The CCTEP hopes to bridge that gap and offers practical theological training on all aspects of ministry including budgeting, pastoral care, and community development. As times change, they offer a wide range of topics to address current issues in governance, interfaith relationships, gender studies, and the integration of faith & work among others.
“This program allowed me to gain new insights and a better approach towards my ministry. I have a new understanding in how to become a more effective Hospital Chaplain and better influencer for Christ to the people around me,” says Phoebe.
“To my Canadian Baptist brothers and sisters, thank you for providing us with the resources we need to access this program. I am grateful for all your support in establishing a sound theological foundation as we continue to do God’s work and care for others. May God continue to bless your ministry and your family abundantly by His love, goodness, provisions and protection.”
Your faithfulness enables pastoral leaders like Phoebe to update and further her skills so she can better support those in her community. Thank you for your commitment in investing in leaders.