Thought for the week - Vision

16th September 2018

Our thought for the week from our academy chaplain this week is focused on the theme of 'Vision'.  

Bible reading:
John 4:13-14 “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””

In the above passage Jesus is telling a woman he met at a well that his words/teachings would open up doors that would lead to new life. He made many statements like this throughout his ministry including the one we have as our vision statement; ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’.

Giving people the opportunity to attain ‘life in all its fullness’ is the foundation on which our academy was built and remains our guiding vision. How do we seek to achieve this? By providing a caring and inclusive community, encouraging everyone to pursue excellence and investing in the spiritual development of all our members whatever their belief.

We believe that the Christian tradition offers many ideas that challenge us to be the best we can be and pursue life that not only enlivens us but brings life to those around us. I look forward to the coming year and working with you to explore these ideas further.

Prayer:
God of the Universe, we thank you for our school, for the leadership team you have blessed us with and the many staff and students who make up our community. We desire to be a place that helps to make ‘life in all its fullness’ a reality for many and we ask that you would give us the wisdom and courage needed to make it so. In Jesus name, amen.