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
"Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things." (Matthew 6:32)
I was talking with a man who farmed nearby. "Sure need rain," he said. "Don't know what we're gonna do if it doesn't rain." Then he paused and said, "You know, I have been farming around here for 41 years and it's always the same - either too wet or too dry. I don't know why I bother to talk about it in the first place."
We laughed together and I went on my way, pondering what he had said. God would be pleased to have us trade worry for trust and say, "Thank You, kind heavenly Father. You already know what I need. So I'll trust You to take care of me."
(Source:Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
- Mark Twain