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
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done." (Philippians 4:6)
Don't evaluate the effectiveness of your prayers solely on the basis of whether God gives you what you asked for. Sometimes He may respond in the way you asked; other times He may deny your request because it is not in your best interests; or He may postpone action for reasons that are unknown to you. Prayer is not designed to give you everything. The purpose of prayer is to connect with God.
Thought for Today:
'When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers."
- Colleen C. Barrett