We try to have an office Bible study every Tuesday afternoon. We have been working through the book of Galatians and just finished it this week. I've found it so helpful, going deeply into the text considering it almost verse by verse. We look at the practical applications of the passages. So far it has been very challenging. I always look forward to these times, they are a great opportunity to learn and just get to know God better. It's also a great opportunity to hear others views and they may pick out something that I wouldn't have seen. Then we pray together about anything in the passage that really challenged us and any other things that are on our hearts. (Hannah)
"I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings." 1 Corinthians 9:22-23
Hannah and I travelled down to Luton on Monday, ready for our fifth training day as part of the Enable BTEC course in Schoolswork. We've really been getting a lot out of training - even though I've been working in schools for over 5 years I'm learning new strategies and skills, as well as a much deeper understanding of the Education System in England and Wales.
There's a lot of self-guided learning between the training days, and the assignments are challenging but very relevant to our work. It's been good to exercise the ol' grey matter, though homework deadlines are no more enjoyable than they were many moons ago when I was last in formal education!
We've heard from sector leaders in Christian work, as well as great insights from experienced teachers.
This course is the first vocational qualification for workers who visit schools; in the ever-changing world of Education training and accreditation is increasingly important and gives schools increased confidence in the work and support churches and organisations can offer.
So, cheesy hotels, long journeys, homework...all are worth it to help equip us to share the Good News of Jesus and demonstrate the Kingdom of God in our local schools.
"Internship - No pay. Long tiring days. Infuriating co-workers.
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