Training up warriors for the faith, preparing them to take dominion as we have been commanded in all areas of life. Helping us to fulfil our covenantal duty to His children and others (Deuteronomy 6;7) as we are commanded to teach the Word of God in formal and informal settings with the goal of relating all knowledge to God’s authority – all spheres of thought are under God’s authority.
In education as in all learnerships one is called to study, requiring resources such as computers, learning aids etc. God has given us the most pragmatic learning aid and that is HIS word, the bible.
In it we find everything we need to know and learn and observe to become the children of God we are called to be. It is therefore tantamount to our Christian journey to use the word of God as the centre point for daily living, teaching and education in the Christian Faith.
The different ministries of St Faiths whether it be Alpha, Confirmation, Sunday School, Bible Study, Lay Minister Training etc. All use the word of God to fully dispense knowledge in these areas.
Daniel 1:17 As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
To expand God’s Kingdom on earth via the different ministries in the Education Portfolio, we are called to ensure that each facet of Education is grounded in the word of God and to ensure that every teaching given is based thereon.
The Education Portfolio therefore constantly seeks, to look to different ways of growing the Kingdom of God on earth by seeking out every means possible to educate God’s beloved as a means to nurture, grow, strengthen and support the extended family of God.
Deuteronomy 17:18-19 And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them.