Trauma and Recovery: Biblical Principles and Biblical Practices

Join us for an informative time as we discuss trauma and its effects in adults and children. Although news reports and discussions tend to focus on war, abused children, domestic violence, suicide, and natural disasters, trauma can also be caused by a single event, a prolonged event, or repeated events. It overwhelms us with intense fear, helplessness, or horror. Trauma physically affects the brain and the body, causing anxiety, anger, and the inability to concentrate. Victims have problems remembering, trusting, and forming relationships. We will look at the long-term impacts of trauma on society and pathways to recovery, as we consider integrating Biblical principles and best mental health practices to bring hope into a hurting world.

Course Take-Away:

  • What is Trauma?
  • The 3 Principles of Well-being for Adults and Children
  • Trauma and the Brain
  • Long-term Impact of Trauma

FREE ADMISSION

Date and Time: 24 October 2022 (Monday) - 10am - 12pm
Venue: 7 Armenian St, Bible House S179932

Nancy Writebol

Nancy Writebol is a Trauma Healing Master Facilitator. Through Trauma Healing Institute, she is appointed as SIM Global Coordinator for Trauma Healing. Together with her husband, David, they are ministering with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Liberia.



Trauma Healing 2022 – Advanced Equipping

Sower Institute for Biblical Discipleship, in partnership with Trauma Healing Institute (THI), aims to provide leadership and services to churches and organisations using God’s word to bring healing and restoration to trauma survivors.

THI’s trauma healing programme provides basic mental health concepts with a biblical framework, using Scripture passages and composite real-life stories to help traumatised people connect the teaching with their circumstances.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Participants must have attended an initial equipping session and also co-led or led at least two healing groups (or some equivalent activity) and submitted their reports.

 

ABOUT THE SESSION

This session, the second of two seminars, continues the equipping process for facilitators in Bible-based Trauma Healing using the book Healing the Wounds of Trauma: How the Church Can Help and its associated programme model. This proven approach uses applied Scripture and best mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, ethnic conflicts, natural disasters, car accidents, abuse, and similar events. The book has been translated and taught in over 100 countries with more than 194 language groups in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas.The advanced session hones the skills acquired at the initial session and during the practicum. By the end of this session, trainees should be better able to solve programme issues arising in trauma healing as they carry out their ministries. They should understand the materials completely and clearly and be able to teach in a participatory way. Participants who have the necessary competencies are certified as training facilitators or healing group facilitators at the end of the advanced session.

 

DATES AND TIME: 1821 October 2022 at 9AM5PM

VENUE: 7 Armenian Street, Bible House S179932

 

COST:

$380 (Early bird price until 24 Sep)

$420 (From 25 Sep)

*Cost includes materials, snacks and lunch

Upon registering, please:

1. Send reports to Sam Leow (samuel.leow@bible.org.sg) at least 2 (two) healing groups conducted in the last 3 years

2. Wait for registration confirmation before proceeding to make payment for the course

About the Facilitator

Nancy Writebol

Nancy Writebol is a Trauma Healing Master Facilitator. Through Trauma Healing Institute, she is appointed as SIM Global Coordinator for Trauma Healing. Together with her husband, David, they are ministering with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Liberia.

Co-Facilitators

Belinda Ng, Carol Lim and Shannon Chan



Trauma Healing 2022 – Initial Equipping

Sower Institute for Biblical Discipleship, in partnership with Trauma Healing Institute (THI), aims to provide leadership and services to churches and organisations using God’s word to bring healing and restoration to trauma survivors.

THI’s trauma healing programme provides basic mental health concepts with a biblical framework, using Scripture passages and composite real-life stories to help traumatised people connect the teaching with their circumstances.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME MODEL

The proven model of the Trauma Healing Institute uses applied Scripture and mental health principles to address spiritual and emotional wounds caused by trauma of war, violence, natural disasters, and abuse.

ABOUT THE SESSION

At this initial equipping session, participants learn basic Biblical and mental health principles related to trauma care; explore if they themselves are carrying any wounds of trauma or loss and bring those to Christ for healing; learn how to lead groups in a participatory way; learn the programme model; and develop plans for using what they have learned in their community.

Trauma healing facilitators aim to “do no harm” to those they help. To this end, participants are evaluated during the equipping session. A simple test measures mastery of content. A short practice facilitation exercise includes feedback on facilitators’ strengths and suggestions to address areas needing improvement.

This initial equipping session is followed by a 6 to 9-month practicum in which apprentice facilitators teach the core lessons or more at least twice. The training process is completed with an advanced equipping session.

This session is open to laypeople and clergy, including mental health professionals, social justice advocates, NGO workers, mission workers and others. Necessary qualifications:

  • Able to communicate in English
  • Able to attend the entire session
  • At least 18 years old
  • Committed to help trauma survivors

 

DATES AND TIME: 2528 October 2022 at 9AM5PM

VENUE: 7 Armenian Street, Bible House S179932

 

COST:

$380 (Early bird price until 24 Sep)

$420 (From 25 Sep)

*Cost includes materials, snacks and lunch

Please note: Please download Statement of Support Here, and send the document to Sam Leow (samuel.leow@bible.org.sg). Every participant must provide an endorsement note from their respective church pastor or organisational leader to participate in this training. *Registration closes 15 October 2022

About the Facilitator

Nancy Writebol

Nancy Writebol is a Trauma Healing Master Facilitator. Through Trauma Healing Institute, she is appointed as SIM Global Coordinator for Trauma Healing. Together with her husband, David, they are ministering with Serving in Mission (SIM) in Liberia.

Co-Facilitators

Belinda Ng and Carol Lim



Rescue – Leading Yourself And Others To Freedom

There are people today in many countries and cultures on earth who need to experience freedom. Many experience various forms of slavery beyond forced labor. In this seminar, we will identify some forms of bondage, such as addictions or destructive habits. Just as God brought the Israelites out of bondage in Egypt, He continues to grant freedom from many forms of oppression.

God led Moses out of Egyptian enslavement to freedom. Before Moses could lead others to freedom, he had to experience God’s gift of freedom himself. This seminar will take you through Moses’ journey to enable you to experience the same leading and guidance God gave Moses. God intends us to live a life free from the bondage of sin so that we may help others to obtain the same freedom through our personal relationship with Him.


Event Details

Fees: $20
*Lunch is provided

Date & Time:
Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 | 9AM–4PM

Venue:
Bible House
7 Armenian Street, S179932

REGISTER NOW AT: bible.org.sg/rescue!
Registration closes 20 Sep 2022

For more info, contact:
Lisman at 9046 7253
Ps Lloyd at 9617 4122

ADDITIONAL SESSION :
*Would you like to join an additional session of training for trainers, which will be hold on Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 (4-7PM) after the Rescue session (additional fees of $15, including meal)?
If Yes, click "Register here to join main event and training for trainer session"

Please contact us at sowerinstitute@bible.org.sg or call 6304 5286 with your registration number if there are any issues during registration.

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FACILITATORS

Rev Gil Balignasay

Rev Gil Balignasay gave his life to Christ in 1978 in an evangelistic crusade. In 1990, he was ordained into ministry, where he pastored three different churches over 30 years. Currently, he is a mentor, equipper and trainer of pastoral leaders in the Philippines and Asia, as well as Regional Director of Walk Thru the Bible in Southeast Asia and Pacific.

Rev Gil also has many educational qualifications under his belt. Other than receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Theology at the Higher Ground Bible College, Master’s degree in Divinity at International School of Theology - Asia, and Doctorate in Ministry Studies at International Graduate School of Leadership, he also completed Advanced Leadership Training at Haggai Institute.

Rev Gil has been married to his wife, Emily, for 39 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rev Rich Leland

Rev Rich Leland received a B.A. degree from Washington Bible College with a major in Bible. While attending college, Rich sensed that ministry was God’s calling for his life. After college, Rich went on to receive a Masters in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rich served three years as Minister of Education in a New Jersey church; followed by almost eight years as senior pastor in a Boston suburb. In 1986, Rich and his family moved to Nantucket where he served as senior pastor for over 30 years.

His relationship with Walk Thru the Bible dates back to 1983 when he became a part-time live event instructor. About a decade later, he had the opportunity to begin teaching Walk Thru the Bible’s resources internationally. And from 1996-2006, he served as the programme’s director of international Ministries in 2018.

Rich is married to Linda and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy vacationing at a lake in Southern Maine. Rich and Linda’s lives revolve around Bible teaching, enjoying the beauty of Nantucket, and being revitalised at the lake.

Rev Dr Peter Poon

Rev Dr Peter Poon, having served as a pastor for 40 years in four Presbyterian Churches, has retired. He is now serving part-time with the Bible Society of Singapore involving in Walk Thru the Bible seminars and trainings as well as in leadership courses under Multiplying Leadership Series (in association with John Maxwell’s Equip ministry). With Walk Thru the Bible, he has been serving in regional training in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and China. He has also taken numerous Holy Land study tours since 1989. Presently, his focus is in teaching and training, and his passion is in mentoring and coaching particularly emerging leaders.

Rev. Poon is married to Helena and they have three grown children and four grandkids. For leisure, he and his wife engaged regularly in jungle trails walking, birdwatching, and travel photography.



Refuge – Finding Home In A World Of Change

It was a time not unlike our own. When the judges ruled, the nation of Israel indulged in radical individualism, frequent wars, idol worship, and more. In the Book of Ruth, Naomi—having fled a famine only to suffer devastating losses—returns home, grieving and accompanied by her foreign daughter-in-law. Naomi thought she had nothing left, but God surprised her with His faithfulness in the midst of her crisis of faith. We can learn from this story as we see how Naomi experienced:

  1. Losing Home
  2. Finding Favour
  3. Finding Faith
  4. Finding Home

In Refuge, we will see how God used a grieving widow, a faithful foreigner, and a man of standing to show us that, ultimately, we find our home and our refuge in Him.


Event Details

Fees: $10
*Afternoon snack is provided

Date & Time:
Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 | 1PM–5PM

Venue:
International Baptist Church
81 King’s Road, Singapore

REGISTER NOW AT: bible.org.sg/refugehome
Registration closes 20 Sep 2022

For more info, contact:
Lisman at 9046 7253
Ps Lloyd at 9617 4122

ADDITIONAL SESSION :
*Would you like to join an additional session of training for trainers, which will be hold on Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 (5-8PM) after the Refuge session (additional fees of $15, include meal)?
If Yes, click "Register here to join main event and training for trainer session"

Please contact us at sowerinstitute@bible.org.sg or call 6304 5286 with your registration number if there are any issues during registration.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to stay updated!

FACILITATORS

Rev Gil Balignasay

Rev Gil Balignasay gave his life to Christ in 1978 in an evangelistic crusade. In 1990, he was ordained into ministry, where he pastored three different churches over 30 years. Currently, he is a mentor, equipper and trainer of pastoral leaders in the Philippines and Asia, as well as Regional Director of Walk Thru the Bible in Southeast Asia and Pacific.

Rev Gil also has many educational qualifications under his belt. Other than receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Theology at the Higher Ground Bible College, Master’s degree in Divinity at International School of Theology - Asia, and Doctorate in Ministry Studies at International Graduate School of Leadership, he also completed Advanced Leadership Training at Haggai Institute.

Rev Gil has been married to his wife, Emily, for 39 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rev Rich Leland

Rev Rich Leland received a B.A. degree from Washington Bible College with a major in Bible. While attending college, Rich sensed that ministry was God’s calling for his life. After college, Rich went on to receive a Masters in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rich served three years as Minister of Education in a New Jersey church; followed by almost eight years as senior pastor in a Boston suburb. In 1986, Rich and his family moved to Nantucket where he served as senior pastor for over 30 years.

His relationship with Walk Thru the Bible dates back to 1983 when he became a part-time live event instructor. About a decade later, he had the opportunity to begin teaching Walk Thru the Bible’s resources internationally. And from 1996-2006, he served as the programme’s director of international Ministries in 2018.

Rich is married to Linda and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy vacationing at a lake in Southern Maine. Rich and Linda’s lives revolve around Bible teaching, enjoying the beauty of Nantucket, and being revitalised at the lake.

Rev Dr Peter Poon

Rev Dr Peter Poon, having served as a pastor for 40 years in four Presbyterian Churches, has retired. He is now serving part-time with the Bible Society of Singapore involving in Walk Thru the Bible seminars and trainings as well as in leadership courses under Multiplying Leadership Series (in association with John Maxwell’s Equip ministry). With Walk Thru the Bible, he has been serving in regional training in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and China. He has also taken numerous Holy Land study tours since 1989. Presently, his focus is in teaching and training, and his passion is in mentoring and coaching particularly emerging leaders.

Rev. Poon is married to Helena and they have three grown children and four grandkids. For leisure, he and his wife engaged regularly in jungle trails walking, birdwatching, and travel photography.



Crucible – The Choices that Change Your Life Forever

Moments of decision; your life is full of them. And how you respond can have a lifelong impact. Israel’s shepherd king faced critical choices in the same areas we do, and we can learn a lot from how he handled them. God will use the choices we make to transform us into people after His own heart and shape our lives forever.

Seminar Outline:

  1. Image vs Character
  2. Fear vs Faith
  3. Circumstances vs Truth
  4. Deception vs Integrity
  5. Arrogance vs Humility
  6. Disappointment vs Expectancy

Event Details

Fees: $20
*Light dinner is provided

Date & Time:
Friday, 23 Sep 2022 | 5PM–9PM

Venue:
East Asia School of Theology
118 Joo Chiat Road, 04-01 Singapore

REGISTER NOW AT: bible.org.sg/crucible
Registration closes 20 Sep 2022

For more info, contact:
Ps Sonny at 9112 0170
Ps Rey at 8669 8867
Lisman at 9046 7253

ADDITIONAL SESSION :
*Would you like to join an additional session of training for trainers, which will be hold on Saturday, 24 Sep 2022 (4-7PM) after the Rescue session at the Bible House (additional fees of $15, including meal)?
If Yes, click "Register here to join main event and training for trainer session"

Please contact us at sowerinstitute@bible.org.sg or call 6304 5286 with your registration number if there are any issues during registration.

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to stay updated!

FACILITATORS

Rev Gil Balignasay

Rev Gil Balignasay gave his life to Christ in 1978 in an evangelistic crusade. In 1990, he was ordained into ministry, where he pastored three different churches over 30 years. Currently, he is a mentor, equipper and trainer of pastoral leaders in the Philippines and Asia, as well as Regional Director of Walk Thru the Bible in Southeast Asia and Pacific.

Rev Gil also has many educational qualifications under his belt. Other than receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Theology at the Higher Ground Bible College, Master’s degree in Divinity at International School of Theology - Asia, and Doctorate in Ministry Studies at International Graduate School of Leadership, he also completed Advanced Leadership Training at Haggai Institute.

Rev Gil has been married to his wife, Emily, for 39 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rev Rich Leland

Rev Rich Leland received a B.A. degree from Washington Bible College with a major in Bible. While attending college, Rich sensed that ministry was God’s calling for his life. After college, Rich went on to receive a Masters in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rich served three years as Minister of Education in a New Jersey church; followed by almost eight years as senior pastor in a Boston suburb. In 1986, Rich and his family moved to Nantucket where he served as senior pastor for over 30 years.

His relationship with Walk Thru the Bible dates back to 1983 when he became a part-time live event instructor. About a decade later, he had the opportunity to begin teaching Walk Thru the Bible’s resources internationally. And from 1996-2006, he served as the programme’s director of international Ministries in 2018.

Rich is married to Linda and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy vacationing at a lake in Southern Maine. Rich and Linda’s lives revolve around Bible teaching, enjoying the beauty of Nantucket, and being revitalised at the lake.

Rev Dr Peter Poon

Rev Dr Peter Poon, having served as a pastor for 40 years in four Presbyterian Churches, has retired. He is now serving part-time with the Bible Society of Singapore involving in Walk Thru the Bible seminars and trainings as well as in leadership courses under Multiplying Leadership Series (in association with John Maxwell’s Equip ministry). With Walk Thru the Bible, he has been serving in regional training in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and China. He has also taken numerous Holy Land study tours since 1989. Presently, his focus is in teaching and training, and his passion is in mentoring and coaching particularly emerging leaders.

Rev. Poon is married to Helena and they have three grown children and four grandkids. For leisure, he and his wife engaged regularly in jungle trails walking, birdwatching, and travel photography.