Bukal Ng Tipan- Learning About Community

When my mom and I were informed that the Diocesan Lay Formation Center (DLFC) will hold a training for its facilitators and some graduates to be conducted by Bukal Ng Tipan, we did not hesitate to sign up. I have been a volunteer of the Diocesan Lay Formation Program from it's very beginning and it has been an exciting journey for me.  Yes, I was a facilitator but I have also gotten a lot of insights from our participants which I never would have learned anywhere else.  Still,  I felt that after 7 years of the DLFC, it was time for us to be re-energized.  I have heard good stories from our staff who took a few of Bukal's courses and so, I was looking forward to the 3-day live-out facilitators' training even though it was going to be on a weekend (which included Mother's Day).

It was not really a "training" per se, but a retreat-seminar for formators on Basic Ecclesistic Communities (BSC), and Bukal Ng Tipan did not disappoint.   The two and a half days (we ended after lunch in time for some Mother's Day celebration) was an eye-opener, very uplifting and yes, it gave us that much needed energy boost and inspiration to continue our pastoral work. I especially liked the role-playing exercises, which is surprising since I am not much of an actor.  Maybe because everything was so practical and real that it was easy to do the exercises. I have been a diocesan volunteer for the past few years but now I am looking forward to applying what we learned in my own parish.

 

I learned so much about "possibilities", about how the word of God can help bring the neighborhood/community together, and much more.  This training will not only help me in my church work, where I hope to make a difference in bringing about BEC's that will function as a communion of communities, but in my general outlook of life.  Thank you Fr. Mark, Stella, Ading and Noel for a well-spent weekend and to Fr. Nitz, our DLFC head who made this possible. Till next time.


If you are interested in Bukal Ng Tipan's programs, please visit their website: http://bukalngtipan.com/

Comments

  1. Nice to know that such programs are being conducted. Keep it up guys!

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  2. it's really nice to attend gatherings like this once in awhile aside from the regular sunday mass. It makes us remember God's words and to live by it.

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  3. i believe so that god can create a big impact to everyone to be at peace I'm a member of iglesia ni cristo and it dies bring people together in a huge way!! amen to everyone xx

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  4. The Church is a possible way to bring the members of the community together.

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  5. Praise God for the activity...

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  6. I miss special activities like this as much as I miss retreats and recollections. I know how helpful and useful this training is especially when you have a mission to reach out others through good works and charity.

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  7. It's been a while since I have attended a retreat or formation. This reminds me that I need to go into some form of spiritual retreat myself to renew and get recharged.

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  8. same here I miss retreats and recollections.. ganda ng bonding moments mo with your mom.. makes me miss home much!

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  9. and how to bring together a family also. I used to go on retreats also but haven't got the time to go out so I do it at home and spend my time alone with God.

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  10. whenever i miss church something happens unexpectedly. and everytime i go to church, i always feel inspired and satisfied. if i join events like this, i'd receive more for sure. love to join one of these days

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  11. We used to have BUKLURAN in our
    neighborhood but when the couple
    who is in-charged with the activity
    both suffered from illness and the
    wife passed away... it suddenly stopped.

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  12. Somewhat, I missed attending gathering like these. The last one I attended was in 1995 pa ata.

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