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
“He counts the number of the stars. He calls them all by name." (Psalm 147:4)
Astronomers used Australia's largest optical telescope to map 100,000 galaxies that surround our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The three-dimensional map covers 5 per cent of the sky and allows us to see 4 billion light-years deep into space. The number of stars included defies our imagination but not the knowledge of God.
How amazing to read, "He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name." Jesus Christ, the Creator of the galaxies, visited our planet to pay the penalty for our sin and today He stands ready to bring healing and wholeness to our deeply wounded spirits. From naming stars to mending hearts, nothing is too hard for God.
(Source: Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 years)
Thought for Today:
"Hope is a waking up dream."