To further equip them with knowledge and skills in taking care of their younger brethren, the Children’s Worship Service (CWS) officers from the Central Ecclesiastical District underwent a children’s mental health awareness symposium on November 2, 2022.
It was held mainly at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Commonwealth, but was also livestreamed to other local congregations in the district.
“Taking care of our brethren in the CWS is a fulfilling task for me. During the seminar, approaches on how to effectively communicate with children were taught to us,” shared Brother Misael Dungca III, a CWS teacher in the Local Congregation of Luzon Avenue. “What we learned gave us helpful insights on how to be more effective in caring not only for their mental health but also for their faith.”
Mental health awareness is a must, especially that the youth experienced the changes brought by the pandemic, remarked broadcaster Anthony Taberna, also a CWS teacher. He explained, “This is so timely because youngsters are more or less dependent on their gadgets, nowadays. The seminar reminded us that maintaining good communication with the children under our care is important to be able to lead them in being active members of the Church Of Christ.”
He added that as a father, he means to “instill in my children reverence for God. It is pivotal that they learn from us early on obedience to God, as taught by the Church Administration.” — With reports from INC News Section