Activities

Program Courses Offered at CLFC or by invitation:

Basic Bible Seminar (BBS) – a 3-day introductory course to Scripture.  It helps the participant to read, study, share and pray with Scripture in communities.  For those who are knowledgeable about Scripture, this is a good approach / method for teaching the basics to lay people.

BBS Facilitators’ Training – a 3-4 day training course for those who have taken the Basic Bible Seminar and are willing to be BBS Facilitators for future BBS.

Bible Sharing Methods for Bible Facilitators – This offers different ways of sharing Scripture in small groups.

The Biblical Apostolate and the Bible Facilitator – It is a general orientation on the Biblical Apostolate or the Biblical Pastoral Ministry and its role in Christian Formation.  It helps the Bible Facilitator to be aware of his/her call as a disciple of Christ to bring the Good News and to learn some basic skills of a Bible Facilitator.

Biblical retreats and recollections that are tailored to the group needs.

Leadership Training for particular groups with particular needs.

Bibliodrama Workshop – a holistic approach in interiorizing the Word of God through dance, gesture, sculpture and drama.  This is very helpful to Campus Ministers, Religious Education Teachers, Youth Ministers, Pastoral Workers, Religious Women and Men and Priests.

BIBLIODRAMA WORKSHOP

Bibliodrama Workshops

Creative Methods of Teaching Scriptures to the Youth.  This is a workshop for Catechists and Religious Education Teachers handling young people.  This tries to find ways and means to teach and share Scripture to young people that makes it interesting for them as well as a source for value formation.

Creative Methods of Teaching Scriptures to the Youth

Creative Methods of Teaching Scriptures to the Youth

Psychogenetic Retreat.  Psychogenetic is a scientific approach to understanding the influence of our parents and ancestors in our adult behavior and marital relationships.It was developed in 1992 by Anne Teachworth, founder of Gestalt Institute of New Orleans. The retreat is a psycho-spiritual experience that will help participants to discover how under stress we regress to the child that we were and how we can eventually cut-off ourselves from negative trans-generational patterns that are not helpful in our relationships.

For couples who have been suffering in their present marital relationships the retreat will help them stop committing the same mistakes of their parents’ unhappy and troublesome relationship. For separated spouses they will understand the psychogenetic reason outside the issues of conflict that made separation inevitable.  For other singles or couples they may discover new ways to improve their current relationship. The Word of God will further help participants see the “ups” and “downs” of their life’s journey.

Youth Encounter Seminar-Workshops – a biblical retreat on personhood, relationship with others and with God/Christ. This is the Salesian Virac model.  Team with DB CLAY formation team.

Parents and Children Retreat – To provide an opportunity for parents and their children to experience a retreat together for closer bonding in their relationships; to experience learning and sharing together; to reflect and pray together as a family.

“Ecology Seminar for Fisherfolks in General Generoso, Davao Oriental”

“Ecology Seminar for Fisherfolks in General Generoso, Davao Oriental”

The Teaching Profession: Our Vocation – Our Gift to God and Society –  A two-day seminar workshop for teachers: To appreciate our profession and vocation as Christian teachers; To understand human beginnings and personality development; To be aware of violence and its impact on behavior, learning and growth; To assess our methods of discipline and teaching and find ways of improving them; To be more compassionate and understanding of our fellow teachers, students and parents.

The Teaching Profession: Our Vocation – Our Gift to God and Society

The Teaching Profession: Our Vocation – Our Gift to God and Society

CLFC teams with the Cebu Citizens’ Involvement and Maturation in People’s Empowerment and Liberation (C-CIMPEL) under the Commission on Service of the Archdiocese of Cebu headed by Mrs. Marilu Briones Chiongbian, in the socio-political education of the citizenry (good governance, anti-corruption, peace and justice). Scripture is used in the theological reflections of our pastoral theological cycle process of discernment and actions. (On Going the whole year round) C-CIMPEL is the citizen’s arm for election watch and counting.

Some of the C-CIMPEL Archdiocesan Core Team Members

Some of the C-CIMPEL Archdiocesan Core Team Members

Some of the C-CIMPEL Archdiocesan Core Team Members

…and some light moments at Loy Alix’s rest house in Tabuelan

…and some light moments at Loy Alix’s rest house in Tabuelan

…and some light moments at Loy Alix’s rest house in Tabuelan

Barangay Governance and Development Program (BGDP) and Barangay Development Plan – an on-going formation program of C-CIMPEL  – to help citizens to move towards a responsible participation in “everyday politics” and in the barangay level.

Barangay Governance and Development Program (BGDP) and Barangay Development Plan

Non-Violent Communication Seminar (NVC) or Compassionate Communication Seminar – Founder of NVC of the Center for Non Violent Communication is Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.  This was introduced to Cebu by Mr. Art Burroughs who was invited by Mrs. Marilu B. Chiongbian.  Star took a 2week course on this topic under Fr. Anthony Pillai, SJ at East Asian Pastoral Institute.  NVC is a method, a way of interacting that facilitates the flow of communication needed to exchange information and resolve differences peacefully.  It focuses on shared human values and needs. Oftentimes, problems arise from unmet needs.  There are several subtopics that could be explored after a basic NVC course.  Examples are:  The Heart of Social Change; What’s Making You Angry; Teaching Children Compassionately; We Can Work it Out; Practical Spirituality, etc.

 

 

Non-Violent Communication Seminar (NVC) or Compassionate Communication Seminar

Non-Violent Communication Seminar (NVC) or Compassionate Communication Seminar

 

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