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
"Then he said, "Anyone who wants to be first must take last place and be the servant of everyone else." (Mark 9:35)
Everyone wants his or her life to count for something, to be meaningful, and to make a difference. Real significance is not a matter of greatness or fame or influence. True significance is found in serving. Jesus was the most significant person the world has ever known, yet he acted like a servant. If you want your life to have significance and meaning then look for ways that you can serve other people.
(Source: God is in the Small Stuff - Bruce and Stan)
Thought for Today:
"To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give."
- Taisen Deshimaru