2019 Report on the First RE Counsellors Spiritual Nurture, Meeting & Review
The 1st RE Counsellor Spiritual Nurture and Review meeting was held for one and a half days from 26-27 October 2019 at the GA office. It was attended by 11 RE counsellors from the Northern, Central and Southern regions. The main objective of this meeting was to review the progress of counselling work, especially in the proper and correct recording of the counselling profiles. The main instructor was Deacon Aaron Tan and Sis Chin Phei Chen.
2019 Senior Classes Religious Education Teachers Seminar
Thank the Lord for yet another opportunity to participate in the National Senior Class RE Teachers Seminar together with my fellow co-workers on the 24th and 25th August this year. Although it only lasted one and a half days, we had the opportunity to learn how to care for students, understand their mentality, discover some activities we can conduct to learn with them, develop management skills, and learn more about the mind of youths.
After sending off a group of young faces, Olive Garden then received another group of students with eager faces. The 2nd day after the National Junior Youth & Intermediate Youth Combined Bible Camp had ended, marked the start of the National Malay-speak- ing Bible Camp, which lasted for 6 days, from the 1st to the 6th of June. This camp was organised for the younger brethren who speak Malay language. The speakers were Pr Nehemiah Ooi and Dn Isaiah Chang. There were 28 Junior Youth students and 29 Intermediate Youth students in total.
2019 National Junior Youth & Intermediate Youth Combined Bible Camp
We thank God that the National Junior Youth & Intermediate Youth Combined Bible Camp has taken place smoothly in Olive Garden, Port Dickson. There were a total of 102 Junior Youth students and 56 Intermediate Youth students who came from churches around the country. Everyone gathered together in Olive Garden and spent 6 days and 5 nights of community life. The speakers were Pr Hosea Hoo, Pr Nehemiah Ooi, Pr Ezra Chong, and Sis Phei Chein.
The 2019 Religion Education (RE) Teacher’s Dialogue kicked off in the Nothern Region. The main target audiences of this dialogue were the RE regional person-in-charge, the local RE chairperson and the RE teachers. The two speakers were Deacon Aaron Tan and Sister Chin Phei Chein (Pr. Ezra Chong’s wife).
The National 2nd Batch of the RE Counselors Training is a two-year training. The year 2017 was the 1 st year of training and this year is the 2nd year of training. The main objective of the training is to train a group of new counselors who are able to do the pastoral care and counseling work, that the RE students, RE teachers, and parents are able to receive assistance when they are in need.
Pr. Oh shared how he personally led the teenagers, and also briefly introduced the Korea GA’s RE system, in which the preachers of the Korea GA are directly involved in the local churches’ and RE works.