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
"Without me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
The Christian life really isn't hard to live - it's impossible! In fact, only one person in history has actually lived it perfectly - Jesus Christ.
The situation isn't hopeless for us, however. When Jesus returned to His Father in heaven, He sent His Holy Spirit to help us live in a supernatural way.
A church bulletin captured this reality in the following prayer: "So far today, Lord, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped; I haven't lost my temper; I haven't been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or overindulgent. I'm very thankful for that. But in a few moments, Lord, I'm going to get out of bed. And from then on, I'm going to need a lot of help."
(Source: My Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"No-one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
- Charles Dickens