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