The holistic education of students at St Paul's is overseen by the Wellbeing Committee. This Committee is chaired by the Executive Director of Faith and Community and includes the Director of Senior School, the Director of Junior School, the Director of St Paul's International School, the two Counsellors, the Head of Middle Schooling (Pastoral), the Chaplain, the Youth Worker, the Head of Sports Development and the Round Square Coordinator.
Authentic Ministry, which is part of the Wellbeing Committee's brief, 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
"Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." (Mark 6:31)
According to tradition ... the apostle [John's] hobby was raising pigeons. On one occasion another elder passed his house as he returned from hunting and saw John playing with one of his birds. The man gently chided him for spending his time so frivolously. John looked at the hunter's bow and remarked that the string was loose. "Yes," said the elder, "I always loosen the string of my bow when it's not in use. If it stayed tight, it would lose its resilience and fail me in the hunt." John responded, "And I am now relaxing the bow of my mind so that I may be better able to shoot the arrows of divine truth."
(Source: Our Daily Bread - Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"How do you spell love?" Piglet asked Pooh.
"I don't have to spell it," said Pooh. "I just feel it."
- A.A. Milne & E.H. Shepard