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
"No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11)
In 1992 Hurricane Andrew destroyed thousands of homes in South Florida. Yet in an area where the wreckage looked like a war zone, one house remained standing ....
A reporter asked the homeowner why his house had not been blown away. He replied, "I built the house ... according to Florida state building code. I was told that a house built according to the Florida State building code could withstand a hurricane - and it did.
Jesus said that the person who obeys His Word is like "a wise man who built his house on the rock." (Matthew 7:24) If we build according to His code of obedience, we will not be swept away when crises hit with hurricane-like force.
(Source: Our Daily Bread: Celebrating 50 Years)
Thought for Today:
"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time."
- Marian Wright Edelman