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
"They have devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints." (1 Corinthians 16:15)
An America's Cup yacht has a crew of 16 people, including the navigator, the helmsman, and the mast men. But the boat could not compete without the relentless work of the five 'grinders' - the men who turn the heavy cranks that control the sails.
In the work of Christ, many jobs get noticed, ... but unless there are a lot of grinders - those who are willing to work faithfully at the unglamorous roles - His work cannot go forward. So if you are a grinder keep at it! Your faithfulness is far more important than you realize. Our Captain is depending on you!
(Source:Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi