Friday, February 20, 2015

“Wellness” Chapel at PIU

Wellness Chapel (10)Last Tuesday our chapel speaker was Jo Romaniello, a visiting teacher and counselor from California. Jo is working with us to set up Wellness Chapel (11)a “Counseling in the Church” emphasis within our Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies program in our seminary. The planned start date for this program is Fall of 2016. Jo is currently teaching our Introduction to Counseling course for seminary students. You can read more about what she is doing on her blog here.

Wellness Chapel (8)Her chapel was very interactive. Jo gave us several sets of questions Wellnesschapel (1)and asked us to split up in pairs and think through the questions and discuss them with our partner. I think most everyone found this to be a helpful experience. She then discussed some insights that we could apply from this process and encouraged us to keep talking with one another.

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We began chapel with a good time of music and worship

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I especially liked it that faculty and staff were able to sit with individual students and interact in a meaningful way.

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