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
"When wisdom enters your heart ... discretion will preserve you." Proverbs 2: 10 - 11
During World War 11, one Allied unit was assigned a crucial mission in Berlin. Each soldier had to memorize a detailed map of Berlin's important military sites. In just a few hours, each soldier had done so. The mission was a success.
Several years later, the Army offered a similar unit an extra week's furlough if they could carry out a comparable mission. They could not match the success of the first. What made the difference? The lives of the men were not at stake.
Christians are engaged in spiritual warfare. Our road map is the Bible. The more of it we memorize, and the more thoroughly we know it, the more effective we will be for God.
(Source: My Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"
- George Eliot