Spiritual Formation of Children

Children have an inborn and fully present capacity to connect with God. They are divinely hardwired to relate to the Divine. However, Christians are still lost on how to foster the spirituality of children. Learn some practical steps and skills to set the stage in having a relation with God young as they are!

Registration Fee: Php500 (includes handouts and E-certificate)

Raising Children with Special Needs

Caring for children with special needs is both challenging and rewarding. Those handling them are often exhausted and full of stress. Truly, it requires a certain skills and training to effectively tap their unique giftedness.

Registration Fee: Php500 (includes handouts and E-certificate)

Building Blocks for Children’s Financial Literacy

It’s never too soon to start teaching children about personal finance. Children young as they are can learn financial literacy. Learn some basic skills that will set the stage for their good future.

Registration Fee: Php500 (includes handouts and E-certificate)

“God’s Plan for Family: Nurturing Parenting Seminar”

A Parenting seminar was conducted by Mission Ministries Philippines and partner school Head Start Learning Center last February 8, 2023, at Bagong Silangang, Quezon City.

Dr. Chonabelle Domingo the speaker of the said seminar, highlighted the purpose of God for creating a family and the challenges faced by parents in today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing world. The lecture covers other topics like Understanding the Behavioral Problems, Nature of the children, and Disciplinary Measures.

During group discussions, participants had the opportunity to express their own thoughts and experiences, which sparked parent cooperation and networking. Parents can impart knowledge and insights and learn from one another during the event.

In the end, the attendees were grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow as parents and expressed their appreciation for the organizers’ efforts.

ECE Seminar at K.I.L.A.

On March 17, 2023, Kids International Learning Academy (KILA) in Binangonan, Rizal, hosted a seminar on Early Childhood Care, organized by Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP). Ms. Elizabeth Anne King-Santos, an expert in early childhood education and the author of MMP’s Toddlers Curriculum, led the seminar as one of MMP’s on-call trainers and consultants. Ms. Santos is also a preschool owner and homeschool educator, a professor in the Training Certificate of MMP and ATS, and a regular speaker in the annual ECE seminars of MMP.

The seminar covered various topics such as Philosophy in Early Childhood Education, Assessment, Methods of Teaching, Classroom Management, and Classroom Discipline. The principal and part-owner of KILA, Ms. Joan Ong, organized the seminar. Ms. Ong is also the author of MMP’s Math Made Easy book and a former seminar lecturer.

KILA started as a small preschool in a small space in partnership with MMP in 2000. Over the years, it has grown into a prominent school in their area, offering Secondary education to the children of missionaries. The seminar marked a revival of their partnership with MMP.

School Seminar Empowers Teachers with New Sunday Strategies and Ideas

On January 28, 2023, Mission Ministries Philippines and Horizon Ministries at Binangonan, Rizal, conducted a Sunday School seminar. The event was attended by enthusiastic Sunday School teachers and volunteers from Horizon Ministries and Aral Simula—the workshop aimed to empower teachers with new strategies and ideas to enhance their students’ learning experience.

The seminar began with a warm welcome by the organizers, who expressed their appreciation for Sunday School teachers’ hard work and dedication. Next, the keynote speakers, Teacher Claribel “Bing” Amihan, Teacher Loida Garcia, and Dr. Chonabelle Domingo, shared their insights and experiences on the topic of “Early Childhood Education in the Context of Sunday School.” The lecture was engaging and inspiring and provided attendees with valuable tips and techniques to improve their teaching skills.

After the keynote speech, the attendees participated in a series of interactive workshops designed to provide hands-on experience in implementing new teaching strategies. The workshops covered many topics, including Classroom Management Strategies, Positive Discipline, Emotional coaching, and Variety is the Key: Teaching Strategies Galore.

The attendees were also able to share their own experiences and ideas during group discussions, which encouraged collaboration and networking among the teachers. The event provided a platform for teachers to learn from each other and exchange ideas and insights.

Ms. Clarisse Baltazar, a student in the Asian Theological Seminary under Matul 555, spearheaded this seminar. She attended MMP’s Early Childhood Education 1 & 2 seminars in 2022, part of the Matul 555. She caught the vision and shared the idea with her church, Horizon Ministries.

In conclusion, the Sunday School seminar was a resounding success, and the attendees left with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and inspiration. The event provided a valuable platform for Sunday School teachers to learn, network, and exchange ideas. The organizers expressed their satisfaction and plans to put up their preschool in the future.

Reading to Learn

Mary Mcleod Bethune once remarked, “The whole world opened to me when I learned to read,” And it is indeed true. Reading is an effective way to discover what the world has to offer. With this in mind, Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP) and Action for the Care & Development of the Poor in the Philippines, Inc. (ACAP) joined forces again in training their childcare volunteers to teach how to read.

The seminar was held last March 30, 2023, at the ACAP office in Paranaque. It was attended by 30 of its volunteers.

The speakers, Dr. Chonabelle Domingo, President and CEO of MMP, and Ms. Erlyn B. Isidro, facilitated this whole-day event.

Apart from the importance of reading, the process of reading, stages of writing, and lesson planning, the speakers also tackled the Marungko approach, a technology MMP has adopted to teach children how to read in Filipino. Based on MMP’s experience, children can read in just one month by using this approach through its book BIP BIP or Bilis sa Pagbasa ng Batang Isip-Pinoy.

A workshop was also done for the application of what they learned. The volunteers were able to develop stories and activities that they could use.

Online ECE Training Certificate Relaunched

MMP’s Training Certificate Course in Early Childhood Care and Education was one of the services that were affected by the pandemic two years ago. There were no registrants for this program, perhaps due to uncertainties in time and resource constraints.

After two years of promotion, the program is finally available for this class online via Zoom. The first module, Bible Intro, began on April 23 and May 7, 2022, with lessons beginning on those dates. There were 12 students from different places in the Philippines, as well as Jakarta, Indonesia. The Holistic and Transformational Ministry is now the third module of the ECE Training Certificate. The number of students enrolled has grown.

We had problems, just as we would in any other online class. However, there are advantages as well, such as bringing students from many locations together to learn Childhood Education from a biblical perspective. This is one of the distinctive elements of Mission Ministries Philippines and Asian Theological Seminary’s Training Certificate.

According to the students, learning more about God and the significance of developing a stronger relationship with Him before fulfilling their duty as teachers have been humbling. “In a world of shifting views, Christian Education is steady,” noted one of the professors in the ECE modules. We are not only teachers for our pupils’ futures, but we are also teachers for their eternity.

Enrollment in the Mission Ministries ECE Training Certificate is still open. You can reach us on Facebook at MMP ece or by email at ecemodule.mmp@gmail.com, or by calling Ms. Erlyn Isidro at 09301434780.