Manila Archdiocese, UST Campus Ministry, Simbahayan offer certificate course on youth ministry

In partnership with the Commission on Youth of the Archdiocese of Manila, the UST Center for Campus Ministry and the UST Simbahayan Office for Community Development offer a non-formal, non-degree Certificate course on Youth Ministry, Pastoral Leadership and Empowerment (CYMPLE). CYMPLE is an attempt to help equip the Youth Leaders of the Archdiocese of Manila with the necessary skills demanded by Youth Ministry. 

The course is a 7-Saturday program that includes lectures, workshops and a required mission experience. Topics include Youth Spirituality and Prayer, Catholic Youth Ministry, Effective Youth Leadership, Management of Organization, Peer Counseling, Youth Catechesis, Public Speaking, Youth Advocacies and Critical Thinking.The Course instructors are provided by both UST and the Archdiocesan Commission on Youth. Among the Thomasian instructors were:

Most. Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Alumnus, Sacred TheologyPeace and Good Governance
Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada, OPUST Graduate SchoolCritical Thinking
Assoc. Prof. Richard PazcoguinCenter for Campus MinistryYouth Catechesis
Mr. Albert LoteyroCenter for Campus MinistryManagement of Organization
Ms. Girly ConstantinoInstitute of ReligionEffective Youth Leadership
Asst. Prof. Enrique JamillaInstitute of ReligionSeminar on Webpage Design
Assoc. Prof. Joan Christi TrocioInstitute of ReligionTheater Workshop
Ms. Carmen Rosario QuesadaGuidance and Counseling Dept.Peer Counseling
Mr. Paul QuiambaoAlumnus, College of ArchitecturePhotography Workshop
Mr. Kabaitan BautistaAlumnus, Conservatory of Music Music Workshop
Mr. Harold Nikko FortonStudent, Conservatory of MusicMusic Workshop
Ms. Bianca Camille SantosAlumna, Faculty of Arts and Letters Public Speaking Workshop
Mr. Gerald Matthew EustaquioAlumnus, Faculty of Arts and Letters Public Speaking Workshop
Mr. Philip LatonioAlumnus, Faculty of Arts and Letters Public Speaking Workshop
Mr. Jeffrey GarciaAlumnus, College of EducationPublic Speaking Workshop
Mr. Juan Carlos LibiranAlumnus, College of EducationYouth Spirituality and Prayer

The certificate of completion is awarded to participants who have completed at least 75 percent of the total course hours, passed the oral examination and completed the course requirements, which include reflection papers, special projects and a mission experience. 

The first batch finished their program in March 2013, with 21 graduates. The second batch produced 24 graduates (August 2013). Batch 3 produced 34 graduates (June 2014). The fourth batch, with 25 graduates is received their certificates on July 4, 2015, with no less than His Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, presiding over the graduation mass and commissioning rites. To date, ten Thomasians have earned the certificate.

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