The name Fig Tree is inspired by the parable in Luke 13:3-9. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are the gardeners responsible for the fig trees, watering and fertilizing the soil and pruning the branches to bring them to fruitfulness.
The aim is:
Bettering Good Samaritans: Good Samaritans are all who are or want to be involved in caring for and helping others in the church such as pastors, church ministry leaders, youth leaders but also in secular functions such as care takers in the health care system and other lay care givers.
We are Christians with a biblical based belief system, however and we offer to better all who are interested.
Caroline van Romondt is a native from Curacao, born and raised. She obtained her BA in Christian Education and Youth ministries at Briercrest Bible School, and her MA in Christian Counselling from Providence Theological Seminary. She has been serving as a missionary with Global Outreach Missions Inc. here in Curacao since 1995. She is a member of the Abundant Grace Church (Iglesia Grasia Abundante) led by Sr. Pastor Calvin Varlack. She has given numerous training courses and workshops in churches all over Curacao, Aruba and Holland.
Caroline is still the only official Christian counselor on the ABC islands and she felt the burden in seeing so many people who struggle in dealing with contemporary issues. Many Caregivers want to help the hurting and the lost, but they are not sufficiently equipped to do so. The financial burden to do so is a hindrance for many. Fig Tree Training Institute is a vision God has laid on her heart. She envisioned the Institute as a way to bring training to the Caregivers on the islands through professionals in the area of Christian counselling and coaching and international interns in that field of study who will in turn gain a multi-cultural experience working alongside us in training and teaching. As a tree needs to be attended to (Luke 13) and the soil needs to be amended, we want to be that venue for others.
Bettering Good Samaritans
A community of Caregivers being attended to and nurtured through sound relevant biblical teachings so that they can in turn branch out and bring forth spiritual and emotional healing and restoration of the broken and lost.
|Chairman:||Caroline van Romondt, M.A. Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary:||Zjumira Wout, M.Sc. President of Abstinence Education Foundationemail@example.com|
|Treasurer:||Nihayla Eugenio-Schoop, M.Sc. Accounting Specialist / Youth firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Board member & Legal Advisor:||Marilva Dall, Lawyeremail@example.com|
|Biblical Advisor:||Dr. Julius Wong Loi Sing, professor Moody Bible Institute, Chicago Illinoisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pastoral Care Advisors||Ed and Luisette Kraal, M.A. Saved to Serve Foundationemail@example.com|
A Young Man is Set Free from Fear
Many people struggle with fear and anxiety in several ways. Just recently a young man paralyzed by fear, quit his job. His anxiety issues at work were too much to bear. He sought help from a counsellor. During the counseling sessions, they explored possible trigger points into his past and revealed the false messages he has believed about himself and of God.
Through biblical based counselling, this young man finally understood why he was so defeated by fear. He started to renew his mind and took steps to face his fears. He could move from the bondage of believing he is not good enough and that he is a failure, to being set free as he embraced Jesus as Savior and Lord. Now he takes responsibility to renew his mind daily by the truths in the Word of God; he knows and understands that he is chosen, loved and forgiven by God. Now he can even face his failures through Jesus Christ who strengthens him.
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Help us better more good Samaritans through your donation.
Below are some specific ways you can support Fig Tree Training Institute, dedicated to train and equip Caregivers in the Caribbean and beyond…
To make a monetary donation, you can make a depositby clicking on the LINK below. Please specify toward what you want your donation to go (see options above).
Our goal is to guide and train 10 Certified Life Coaches. Below you can see options that we can offer. We are seeking funding for our students to participate in these courses. But there will be a cost attached to participate. If you are interested and believe you qualify, please contact us through our CONNECT page on this Website.
Light University – Grief and Loss Certification Program 101 – Introduction to Grief and Loss
Light University – Blended Families 2.0
The Parrott Institute for Healthy Relationships – Certified Life Coach
THE NEW MAN CONFERENCE
Fig Tree Training Institute presents their 1st Christian Counseling & Coaching Conference. The topic for this conference is “The New Man” based on Ephesians 4:24.
The main speaker for this event will be Dr. Thomas Fortson, former President and CEO of Promise Keepers. Dr. Fortson and the rest of the speakers’ bio can be found here.
This conference is specifically for pastors and church leaders. It will be held on August 17th & 18th at World Trade Center Curacao.
*As of August 16th, registration is closed.
Unfortunately, we have closed down registration for this conference.
We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, you can call freely to +5999 564-3389 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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