Trainers Fearlessly Ready for 2017 VBS Training Season

Post by: admin - March 1, 2017

Trainers Fearlessly Ready for 2017 VBS Training Season

Prepare to hear lots of “Hai-yaaaah!” this coming VBS season.

For CSM’s 2017 VBS theme, “Fearless: Standing Boldly for God,” 38 trainers from Metro Manila, North and South Luzon (Baguio, Bulacan, and Lucena) gathered for another exciting training season through its VBS master training last January 28, 2017 at the CSM building in Paranaque.

A highly enlightening plenary talk on bullying by Values Education Professor Rowena “Awee” Hibanada of Philippine Normal University was this year’s special feature in the VBS master training workshop.

Trainers experienced a whole day of learning the martial arts-themed VBS in the breakout sessions. For VBS 2017, trainers were assigned to three (3) breakout classes: Children’s class (Beginners/Novices, Children 1/Trainees, Children 2/Acolytes) taught by CSM trainer Raquel Lomugdang, Youth (Disciples) class by Youth lesson writer Abigail Redor, and Director’s (Grand masters) class by VBS project editor and Fearless writer Daffodil Dedel.

The usual concluding session on evaluation by Training Manager Joy Solina gave selected long-time trainers the chance to share how evaluation feedback helped them train better. Three (3) trainers who have passed away (Al Rea in 2013, Alpha Sotto in 2014 and Mon Lugay in 2016) were also paid tribute through a short Powerpoint presentation.

Keep posted to this website and CSM’s Facebook page for VBS Fearless training schedules and promotional offers.VBS Project Editor and Fearless writer Daffodil Dedel gave an overview of VBS Fearless (left) and PNU Professor Rowena “Awee” Hibanada talked about “Taking a Closer Look at Bullying” (right)


Trainers played a game featured in the VBS lessons and learned the dance steps of the VBS theme song, “Do Not Fear”


Scenes from the breakout sessions (clockwise): Children’s class, Youth class, and Director’s class


Back demo: Children’s Class (first three pictures), dancing “When I am Afraid,” Storytelling Level 5: Fearless Witness (The Story of Stephen), making actions for memory verse and Youth class storytelling Level 2: Fearless Defender (The Story of David and Goliath)


Worship Rally Demonstration led by the Director’s Class


Long-time CSM Trainers from Metro Manila (left) and South Luzon (right) shared insights on the value of evaluation feedback


CSM Training Manager Joy Solina (extreme right) appreciates Plenary Speaker Prof. Rowena “Awee” Hibanada (center)


Training Officer Reuel Alfonso (extreme left) and CSM Editorial & Training Manager Joy Solina (extreme right) pose with VBS Fearless Guest Master Trainers (left to right) Abigail Redor, Daffodil Dedel, and Raquel Lomugdang




4 thoughts on “Trainers Fearlessly Ready for 2017 VBS Training Season

  1. Leonora C. Medina

    Ngaun pa lng po ay nabe bless na ako sa darating na VBS. We are all excited.
    We bought the materials before the promo ends in 2016. We were able to find out na wala po ung 3 posters that should be included in the package. I wonder if we can have it on the training seminar this March 25.
    How about certificates po? Is there a ready-made certificates po ba pagkatapos ng 5-day VBS?
    Thanks po. GOD bless.

    1. admin Post author

      Hello Leonora,

      Good day!

      We’re glad to know that you are excited for the VBS season. Regarding your inquiry, we would like apologize for the inconvenience. The posters will be given to you on March 25 before the start of the training, just look for Ella Rodelas. Also, please let us know the name of your church for our reference. For the certificates, you may avail those at CSM Bookcorner here in Parañaque.

      Thank you and God bless

  2. Gleza

    We attended the seminar here in Baguio City last month and we are very blessed! All glory and thanks to God who used the lives of the CSM trainers. As we excitedly shared to our pastors the theme and curriculum of this summer’s VBS, they had an idea to duplicate the things that we have learned from the seminar to the other outreaches with volunteers who want to help in the whole-month-round (May) VBS. To fulfill this, we’ll be conducting a seminar and VBS orientation, like what we had experienced with the CMS trainers, in our main church. I hope this will be okay with you?
    We’ll be reproducing the materials from the FEARLESS kit to provide for the VBS teams that will be assigned to conduct VBS in church outreaches.
    May I ask po if you can provide us with more copies of the student manuals? Photocopying them would mean the manuals will not be colored anymore and we know that it is really more interesting because of the colors. We’ll just pay for them nalang po sana.
    I hope you’ll be able to read this comment asap. Thank you!
    God bless more CSM!

    1. admin Post author

      Good day Gleza! 

      Thank you for your feedback! Yes you may conduct a seminar, just please put proper acknowledgment to CSM as the publisher. You can also have additional copies of the student’s manual by ordering through our Sales Department. You may contact them via call at 852-7301-04 or email at

      Thank you very much!




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