The holistic education of students at St Paul's is overseen by the Authentic Ministry Committee. This committee, set up in early 2010, in accordance with the Strategic Plan is currently exploring ways of ensuring that St Paul’s abides by the School’s Mission and Statement of Philosophy in all that it does. The Committee is also discussing how it can effectively function and make a positive contribution towards the growth of Authentic Ministry as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
Authentic Ministry includes members of the St Paul’s community being involved in the ministry of Jesus; is based on Scripture (Luke 4: 18 – 19; Matthew 28: 19 – 20); invites people to participate in the Kingdom of God; equips people to live authentically for Christ; engages with the real world; let’s go of the world’s way of getting things done e.g., for payment, self-gratification, for reward, for power, for status; and seeks to win the world through love, compassion, vulnerability, teaching, mercy, giving, service and faith in God.
Thought for the week from Robin Cox
"Those who wait on the Lord ... shall run and not be weary." (Isaiah 40:31)
Astronaut Michael Collins described the problem of trying to link two orbiting space vehicles. When two airplanes rendezvous for an in-flight refuelling, the plane behind simply increases speed until it catches the other aircraft. In outer space, however, acceleration puts the trailing spacecraft into a higher orbit, causing it to move away and widen the gap. Therefore the ship's commander must act against all natural instincts and slow down, dropping his craft into a lower orbit, which enables him to catch up, manoeuvre into position, and make contact at precisely the right moment.
So it is with the busy child of God. Taking on more activities can mean losing ground as a result of lost time with the Lord. To get ahead, we must slow down and wait on the Lord.
(Source: Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"You can often change things if you just change your attitude."
- Source unknown.