Church School Distinctiveness

The six church school values we are learning about this year are:

Autumn 1 Koinonia
Koinonia is being in agreement with one another, being united in purpose, and serving alongside each other. Our koinonia with each other is based on our common koinonia with Jesus Christ. We strive to live out our church values in our school community.
Autumn 2 Generosity
God’s generosity is best described as ‘grace’, love given freely without limit or conditions. This generosity, once experienced and acknowledged by an individual can in turn release a generous spirit toward others. We can be generous in time, money, compassion and love.
Spring 1 Hope
The biblical definition of hope is ‘confident expectation’. Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unseen. Those who have a trustful hope in God, have a confidence in God’s protection, help and companionship when they encounter fear, anxiety or adversity. Those who hope in Christ believe they will see Christ and his ways of love and good up-lifted in life and in death.
Spring 2 Friendship
Christians believe Jesus Christ gave us the definition of a true friend in laying down his life for us. They believe that in the incarnation of Jesus, God made it possible for anyone to become His friend by trusting in Him as his personal savior, being born again and receiving new life in Him.
Summer 1 Respect
The Bible teaches us that, as followers of Christ, we should respect all men, other Christians, God, and governmental authorities. It literally means to place a great value or high price on something.
Summer 2 Thankfulness
We should be thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17). When we are thankful, our focus moves off selfish desires and off the pain of current circumstances. Expressing thankfulness helps us remember that God is in control.

Our Church School Value for this term is: RESPECT