Archive for the ‘Training Follow-up’ Category

Classes are over and it’s summer season in the Philippines! For many a youth leader this means a camp or a retreat. Here’s an article (based on a book by Chap Clark) touching on that very topic, taken from our Connection Points workbook–a follow-up workbook to our seminars.


Spending time with youth is essential for a quality youth ministry. One way to spend a quantity of quality time with youth is through a camp or retreat experience. Consider your weekly youth meetings where you spend about one and a half hours with the youth. Over a one-year period this means you will spend approximately 78 hours with your youth. Now consider a 4-day youth camp where you spend 18 hours a day with the youth (because who sleeps much at a youth camp?). At this camp you will get to be with the youth for 72 hours—almost as much as a whole year of youth meetings! This tells me that youth camps are great investments for our ministries.

Most of you are probably doing some type of youth camps. But we have to ask ourselves some key questions about our current camp strategies and look at some new options to consider for camps. As you read this article evaluate what you currently do for youth camps and look for some new ideas. (more…)


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Do you know the country that the yoyo was invented in?

ReyLast Thursday, we visited Bethel Bible College in Malinta, Valenzuela and I had the opportunity to ask around 60 students that question. GYMN trainer Rey Dorimon invited GYMN-Asia to host the chapel hour for the graduating students at Bethel Bible College and so 6 trainers and staff assembled in campus on February 19, 2009. (more…)

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The Bicol Group hosted the Level 1 training in Legaspi City last May this year. There were 39 trainees and among them were 10 key people representing their church or organization. Three months after the training, we met-up with these key leaders again.

Alvan and I went back to Bicol last August 29 and went straight to Legaspi and slept for a night. The meeting was scheduled on September 30, Saturday at 9:00 in the morning in Graceland-Pacific Mall.  Some of the leaders were coming from Naga City and neighboring towns of Legaspi.

At 10 A.M. we were starting to fill the fast-food center, so we decided to occupy the meeting area in the corner. At 11 o’clock we were ready to begin. The room heated up with warm smiles, hugs and catching-up with each other. For most of us, it was the first time we’d seen each other since the training. We felt the warmness of the souls of these leaders. We were joined by the Bicol Organizers Pastor Abel and his 6-month pregnant wife Ate Mhel, Ate Eden,and Ate Gen. (more…)

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