WABI 2008

WORD ALIVE BIBLICAL INSTITUTE – WABI 2008

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The Word Alive Biblical Institute was started in 1991by John Paul I Biblical Center, the service arm of the Northern Luzon Bishops Inc. for the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry, in close collaboration with the faculty and administration of the Immaculate Conception School of Theology. This is a Trainers’ Training Course in the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry for Lay Ministers of the Word. WABI as it is fondly called in this region is partly supported by Kirche in Not / Ostpriesthilfe based in Germany.

THE PARTICIPANTS

The Course is intended for the LAITY.

It is open to:

  • any lay Catholic interested in deepening his/her knowledge of the Word of God – maturing in Christian faith;
  • those who want to commit themselves as LAY MINISTERS OF THE WORD.
  • those who are involved in the Biblical-Pastoral Ministry;
  • those who want to imbibe in themselves a prophetic understanding of the bible;
  • those who want to become biblical animators and facilitators;
  • those who want to proclaim the Word of God in the light of the call for new evangelization.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The participant should have working knowledge of the English Language.
  • A letter of recommendation by the Parish Priest and/or biblical promoter is needed.
  • The age limit is 60 years (some exceptions are possible).

LEARNING PROCESS

WABI promotes the participative-discovery approach to learning. Instead of the one-way lecture approach, the program is both learner-oriented, as it is subject oriented. The participants themselves are empowered to maximize their charisma to animate, facilitate, and coordinate team efforts and participation as servant-leaders. They are expected to come up with output: tools/modules which they can use later on. The course is deepened and made more meaningful (and relevant) through the participants and formators/facilitators sharing their pastoral experiences from their own cultural backgrounds. It is a stay-in program where formators and participants live together as a community.

FORMATORS/FACILITATORS

The Formators-Facilitators of WABI are a formation team from John Paul I Biblical Center, from the Immaculate Conception School of Theology, Vigan City. The team has been involved in community building, pastoral work and formation for a number of years. Other consultants (ECBA-CBCP, bishops, clergy, religious and lay people) who are experts in an area of Biblical Apostolate and Lay Ministry are also invited.

DURATION

The program is designed for two summers (Levels 1 and 2) with three weeks each. A certificate is awarded to the participant after completion of each of the two (2) levels. If the graduate so decides to make a lifetime commitment to the community (local church), the local ordinary and/or the parish priest shall install and commission the candidate as Lay Minister of the Word depending upon the recommendation of the local church (community).

COURSE CONTENT

LEVEL I

Biblical:

  • Introduction to Sacred Scriptures

  • Dei Verbum

Doctrinal: Basic Ecclesiology:

  • The Laity in the Life of the Church

  • Lay Spirituality

  • Introduction to the Holy Eucharist

Liturgical-Pastoral:

The Bible and Liturgy I:

  • Training for Lectors and

  • Commentators

  • Bible/Sunday Services

Bible Sharing I:

  • Bible Sharing Methods
  • Lectio Divina
  • Basic Bible Seminar

LEVEL II

Biblical:

  • Old Testament

  • New Testament

  • Dei Verbum

Liturgical-Pastoral:

The Bible and Liturgy II:

  • The Lectionary

  • Training for Faith Sharing

Bible Sharing II:

  • Bible Study Methods
  • Lectio Divina
  • Bibliodrama Workshop

UPDATING

A short renewal Course for two weeks is offered as an on-going formation for all graduates.

Biblical:

  • The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church

  • Book of Psalms

  • Gospel of Luke

Doctrinal: Missiology:

  • Mission and Dialogue

  • Basic Orientation in Moral Life

Liturgical-Pastoral:

  • The Exodus Story for Lay Ministers of the Word
  • Creative Proclamation of the Word of God

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For more Information, please contact:

Mr. Joel Bugtong

0919-626-5949

Ms. Zusan G. Asistin

0920-304-4542

Ms. Flordelis D. Dacquigan

0916-764-9460

Ms. Felicidad Perpetua J. Gines

0916-372-5868

Fr. Dominador O. Ramos, SVD

0917-506-0753

JOHN PAUL I BIBLICAL CENTER

For NORTHERN LUZON

Immaculate Conception School of Theology

2700 Vigan City

Telephone – Fax : (077) 722-2056

e-mail: <jp1bc@yahoo.com>

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2 Responses

  1. congratulations to you Doms, Fely, Flor, Joel, Suzan and all co-workers in this beautiful Wabi program, starting today!
    I see Wabi as an excellent way of confronting persons of good will with the Word; the Word and the Spirit will take over.
    I walk with you! Wim in Leuven, Belgium

  2. Now you have started;
    how many participants are there at each level?
    and where are they from?
    I am interested to see what the word does to a person, or even more to a community.
    Shalom!
    Wim

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