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
"Happy are the people whose God is the Lord!" (Psalm 144:15)
When W.B. Davidson was a young boy, he walked with his father three miles from his rural home to his grandmother's house. While they were visiting, the sun set. Davidson writes: "Between our home and grandmother's house was a swamp. That night the croaking of the frogs, the chirping of the crickets, and the shadow of the trees frightened me. I asked my father if there was any danger ... but he assured me that there was nothing to dread .... Taking me by the hand, he said, "I will not allow anything to harm you." Immediately my fears passed away and I was ready to face the world.
God holds our hand. We have nothing to fear.
(Source: Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"Spread love everywhere you go. First of all in your own house ... let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."
- Mother Teresa.