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 put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord." (Psalm 40:3)
I have a pretty messy conglomeration of early childhood victimization and a long-term history of defeat to thank for my deep insecurity and uncertainty. Actually, “self-torment” would be a better word for it. I suppose it’s the residual of a formerly self-destructive nature. Whatever it is, it waves like a red flag to the enemy: “Hit her right here! This is where she’s weakest! Aim here!”
God has to be omnipotent to have kept me out of the ditch for as long as He has, but just as surely, He was also omnipotent through my tumbles. Every time we fall, He is able to help us up.
(Source: Believing God Day By Day – Beth Moore)
Thought for Today:
“I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.”
- Michael Jordan