268 Teachers Equipped to Intentionally Disciple Children

Post by: admin - December 11, 2017

Church Ministry Summit delegates poses for a big group picture

CSM’s second Church Ministry Summit (CMS) featuring DisciplingKids: Training the Next Generation to Follow Jesus was held last November 30 to December 2, 2017 in Baguio. A total of 268 participants came to the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) from different parts of the Philippines, some as far as Batangas in Luzon, Bacolod in the Visayas, Pagadian and Cotabato in Mindanao.

The Church Ministry Summit team during the registration


CSM Author and PBTS President Dr. Armand Canoy welcomed the participants in Baguio

The Church Ministry Summit team and participants were privileged to hear two plenary speakers who are passionate in reaching out to children and discipling them. Opening plenary speaker Rev. Lalano “Nono” Badoy, National Director of Philippine Missions Association (PMA) spoke on Discipling the 4/14 Window while closing plenary speaker Ms. Fe Foronda, National Director of the Philippine Children’s Ministries Network (PCMN) discussed issues related to Ministering to Kids beyond the Church. Both speakers imparted timely and informative wisdom and insights in discipling children.

(1st picture) Plenary speaker Rev. Lalano Badoy (2nd picture L-R) CMS Committee Head Rev. Reuel Alfonso, Rev. Lalano Badoy, and CSM Publishing President and CEO Mr. Abner Lacson at the opening plenary session


(1st picture) Plenary speaker Ms. Fe Foronda (2nd picture L-R) Mr. Abner Lacson, Rev. Reuel Alfonso, Ms. Fe Foronda, and CSM Editorial Manager Ms. Joy Solina at the closing plenary session​



The PBTS Music Team led the worship time through singing at the beginning of each plenary session

Participants also learned from the breakout sessions led and facilitated by three CSM master trainers: Ms. Jen Macaranas on music and dance and games, Raquel Lomugdang on arts and crafts, and Millie Espino on creative Bible storytelling and children’s ministry planning.

L-R: Mr. Abner Lacson, Ms. Jen Macaranas, Ms. Raquel Lomugdang, Ms. Millie Espino, and Rev. Reuel Alfonso

Children’s Ministry Planning Made Easy and Making Bible Stories Memorable with Ms. Millie Espino

L-R (clockwise): Trainer Millie Espino (in pink costume) taught participants how to creatively tell Bible stories ; question and answer during Children’s Ministry Planning Made Easy session

Discipling Kids with Arts and Crafts 1 & 2 with Ms. Raquel Lomugdang

L-R (clockwise): Trainer Raquel Lomugdang with puppet Jake, arts and crafts time, participant making shoes of the gospel of peace; and different lion crafts​

Teaching Bible Truths through Music and Dance and Teaching Bible Truths through Games with Ms. Jen Macaranas

L-R (top): Trainer Jen Macaranas assisted by CSM Sales Supervisor Mark Rivera taught the icebreaker “Praise the Lord” and dance steps of “What Pleases the Lord” during the workshop on Music and Dance

L-R (bottom): Participants played “Volcanoes and Craters” and the “Missions Game” during the workshop on Games

Participants, young and old, showcased their talents and their recently acquired learning from the breakout sessions during the Summit Got Talent night on the last night of the Summit.

L-R (clockwise): Representatives from Calvary Foursquare Church (spoken poetry), Christian Gospel Church (drama), Kingdom Ministries (song) and Malibu Christian Fellowship, Inc. (dance)

L-R: Arts & Crafts session participants modeled and danced, wearing their full armor crafts

L-R: Group 1 participants of Music and Dance showcased their collaborative choreography of DiscipleKids track, “Get Hooked on Jesus” while Group 2 performed the DiscipleKids theme song, “What Pleases The Lord”​

Praises for the Church Ministry Summit from the evaluation forms answered by participants:

Overall, this summit, through God’s guidance and provision and the effort of all the staff is a very successful one! I like the place, and to top that, I like how useful this summit is to us and we are excited to apply our learnings in our church.

Hindi boring ang workshops at nabibigyan ang sarili na kilalanin pa ang mga talent na magagamit sa pagdidisciple o pagserve sa mga bata.

Sobrang gusto ko yung lugar, ambience, facilities and kwarto, nakakapagrelax and rest talaga ng maayos. Nagustuhan ko ang mga workshops (creativity) sa iba’t ibang paraan music, dance, arts and crafts, games etc. maximizing our strengths and creativities.

Very encouraging and inspiring also challenging

I learned a lot of strategies and fun learning techniques when it comes to discipling children.

Thank you especially to the staff who accommodated us, we look forward for the coming days pa to be partners with you in ministering to the children.

MORE SUMMIT PLS!! Scheduling is perfect; we had time to relax, share what we have learned and to explore Baguio. Thank you, and God bless you and your ministry.

For those who were not able to participate in the second Church Ministry Summit, we have scheduled Sunday school teachers’ seminars featuring DiscipleKids in December and January.

Dates:                 December 9 and 16, 2017

Venue:                CSM Building, Pascor Drive, Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Date:                   January 13, 2018

Venues:              CSM Building, Pascor Drive, Sto. Niño, Parañaque City

Church by the Highway, Bacoor, Cavite

To register, contact Cat Zuñiga-Santos at tel. nos. (02) 8527301 up to 04 local 110 or mobile no. 0908-893-7016. For the complete list of venues and schedules with our partner bookstores, click here.

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