New Job

What happened to me yesterday was so abrupt. I couldn’t explain how I felt. Maybe I was overwhelmed. Or maybe I was just shocked. Everything happened so fast. What was it? I finally got a job! No. It isn’t a 9-5 job. It’s something a lot of people dream of getting as a job(I think…a number tells me that they want that job. I’m a researcher for a TV network. (Hint:I’m a kapamilya now). But I never thought it would be that easy. It was so informal. My friend Chris just asked me to come with him because a new show will start soon and they still need a researcher. I was opting for that other position(not really) but the other researcher for the show that my friend is in backed out and needed a replacement. He then told the producer that I was with him and he(prod) said “okay”. Just that! And that was over the phone. I was like…whoa! seryoso ba to?! whats my status now? Even the new researchers aren’t still sure if they’re in or not. I just waited but didn’t really expect anything. I was really half-hearted about it but I told God that if He really wants me to be in this field, I’ll be accepted. I just told Him that. I didn’t hear from Him though. It all happened so quick. Continue reading New Job

W-A-I-T-I-N-G

I am not understood. I don’t understand either. I just thought that everything’s alright ‘til today. I hate it. Really. Why cant some people understand that I am just in the process called ‘waiting’? W-A-I-T-I-N-G. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past years or so. This isn’t JUST about looking for a job eh. This is about everything in my life. What’s so wrong with now? Nothing. I am just waiting for God’s perfect timing. But somehow, Some people can get really impatient with me. And I with them. And it makes me feel so irresponsible while being “so idealistic”. I am now confused as to where to go, when and how. I just want everything to be revealed right before my very eyes. But I know that’s so impossible. I’ll just try to get up and get moving. Tenenenten…Oh God, please help me.

mode | aloof

music | kirk franklin – the blood song

Connector and Facilitators Tasks and Expectations

Engages

1. One who engages himself with the people by initiating a conversation or a simple exchange of words as a starting point.

2. One who wears a smile to facilitate a welcoming and approachable atmosphere for the students.

Facilitates

One who ensures that no one in the assigned group is left behind or out of place, everyone in the group is given the opportunity to talk and feel belonged.

Intercedes with Thanksgiving

One who makes a change on the spiritual climate of his group by interceding with thanksgiving to God in behalf of his group especially during the event. John 12:32 “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.”

Expectations

Each connector-facilitator is expected:

1. To attend the briefing and debriefing sessions 30 minutes before and after the event for prayer time unless there was a prior engagement.

2. To know his assigned group of 10-15 1st and 2nd year college students.

3. To get to know each of his member and fill up the info group sheet that contains the contact nos. and email address of his members. This information is critical to follow-up the students.

4. To be present and participates in every small group processing or group activity that necessitates his assistance.

5. To prepare himself spiritually for this event since this is a bridge activity of eventually connecting the students and staff to Christ.

6. To maximize every opportunity to connect and minister to his group members whether just by wearing a smile at all times. When the Manga Missions magazine is distributed at the later part of the Workshop, let’s briefly walk through the student and encourage reading it from beginning to end.

7. To observe the simple follow-up plan for his group members (potential seekers).

Things Not To Do within the Program Proper

1. No sharing of the Gospel while the program is ongoing.

2. No prayer of acceptance/sinner’s prayer be conducted within the Program proper.

Follow-Up Plan (1 week)

1. During the workshop, we will ask the participants to answer the spiritual survey and get their personal information; this is simultaneous with our giving of Manga Missions magazine as our souvenir, gift for the students and staff of STI.

2. Within 24 hours since the initial contact with student, the connector-facilitator sends a text message expressing his thanks for the participation of the student, his delight to get to know him even in a short span of time and informs of the evaluation form. The ICS Chi Alpha team will  email the evaluation form pertaining to the Impact Seminar to the student.

3. Within 24 – 48 hrs as well, after responding to the survey and the students is Searching/Open/Interested, we prioritize to invite for a talk preferably at the 180 Degrees Activity Center since this is set for this purpose and accessible for the STI students. If in case, the connector-facilitator is not available within that week, it should be referred to the ICS Chi-Alpha Team (Ptra. Grace, Attina, Hani) to link up with the student and do STAR.

If the response is Unconcerned/Questioning/Doubting/Hostile, we ask why and offer to pray for the student and how we could be of help as needed. We refer to the ICS Chi Alpha Team and we park that contact on our database and praying that their hearts would respond in the next bridge events.

(All sample text messages and spiritual surveys will be given during the General Orientation and Meeting of Volunteers on Sun, October 07, 2012, 4:30-6PM at the 180 degrees Activity Center, as well as all questions and clarifications will be entertained there.)

ICS Chi-Alpha Team is very much open for more campus volunteers (esp. disciplers, care group leaders) and intercessors regardless of age as long as has a heart to minister to our students. We see a vast harvest of students and staff coming, praise God!