Two Conferences Coming up

While we often focus on activities that are directly linked to CPSP-Philippines or CPSP, we do wish to acknowledge and promote activities from other organizations that share the same vision. With that.

#1.  July 21-23.  We are pleased to inform you that the Vanderpol Center for Leadership & Pastoral Formation will host its 4th Regional Asia-Oceania Consultation Seminar and Retreat on July 21-23, 2017 at the Winaca Eco-Cultural Village, Acop, Tublay, Benguet ( The theme for this year’s retreat is “Deepening Spirituality: A Journey towards an Integrated Self.” We at Vanderpol Center understand and believe the value of having an integrated spirituality because we can only fully appreciate our value as human beings if we are truly integrated within ourselves, with our fellowmen, with our Creator, and with nature. 

In this connection, we are inviting you to join us as we explore, reflect on and consult with fellow practitioners on the true meaning of spirituality, spirituality vs. emotional health, finding healing from trauma, etc. through the messages to be given by our speakers, reflections, seminars and small group consultation process. The seminar fee is PHP 4,500 (USD 90), which includes transportation to and from the venue, food, accommodation and materials. Please take note that in order to reserve a slot, there is a non-refundable pre-registration fee of PHP 1,000 (USD 20), which is due on July 7, 2017. The slots are limited to 40 participants only and the online registration will close on July 14, 2017.   You may send us an email to

#2.  September 19-22. We would like to invite you to The 11th Asia Pacific Congress-Convention on Pastoral Care and Counseling / APCPCC 2017) that will be held on Tuesday-Friday, 19-22  September 2017 in The Mercure Ancol, Hotel and Convention Centre, Ancol Baycity, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia. The APCPCC 2017 will designate the theme of ”PASTORAL MINISTRY AND VIOLENCE”.

 Please feel free to contact us if there is anything we can assist or you can visit or email to and/or

#3.  October. Dr. Doug Dickens will be back with us in Baguio City, and we at CPSP-Philippines are hoping to have another seminar with him. The topic is still up in the air, but the hope is to align it with International Pastoral Care Week (the last week in October).


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