Pastor’s Pen

Generate – College faith magazine

Our Senior faith space of Generate have been true to their name. This year they dreamed of producing a school faith and life magazine themselves – and that’s exactly what they have done. They generated an impressive magazine called “Let there be Light”. This is their second issue and from now on we will add
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Parenting in the iGen age!

It should surprise nobody that this current generation of young people has been termed iGen! This will include your children born between 1995 and 2012. They are the generation born into a smart world with no pre-internet memories. They are the most digitally connected and aware. You can spot them because they are smartphone natives,
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Easter and roller coasters

Do you love roller coasters? My favourite is one in Oakwood Wales, that is inside a forest, and weaves in and out of the trees! The story of Easter is like a roller coaster! Think about it from the perspective of Jesus’ friends. They see something different in Him, something amazing. They decide to follow
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What’s the Big Deal about Jesus?

Big deal about Jesus

This term we have been having a great time in Primary chapels taking on the role of detectives to solve the mystery – “What’s the Big Deal about Jesus?” The pastors have been busy finding clues around the school, on the top of a mountain, and even underwater. However, all of these clues have been
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Pastor’s Pen – how is your love quotient?

How is your love quotient? Do you feel loved? Do you find it easy to love others? This year, with our faith based groups (Activ8 for Years 7-9 and Gener8 for Years 10-12), we have begun the “ABIGYEAR” program which challenges us to become more intentional in living like Jesus. The program provides a theme
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What are the College Pastors up to?

The year is off to a flying start with all chapels and Bible studies underway. The new year brought with it a new College verse, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.“
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Pastor’s Pen: The Gift of Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner so I should start shopping, especially as most of my family live overseas, so I need to get it posted very soon! I love making gifts too and thinking through just what would bless that person. I have to be honest and say I love getting gifts too! And
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Pastors’ parenting persuasion

This semester Pastor Donna, Steph Alksne (parent volunteer) and I, have been privileged to run a parenting course for parents of High School students. We have really enjoyed sharing together and learning from each other. Although my boys are in their early 20s, we never stop learning from each other and though we did have
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Pastor’s Pen

This term has seen many exciting events and happenings for the Pastors at GCC. We have been incredibly blessed to have our own Pastor Block descend from the sky [not from heaven but from the end of a crane!]. Y block has been undergoing a fit out and we hope soon to invite all parents
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Pastor’s Pen 9 June 2017

Parenting involves wearing many hats: chef, psychologist, handyman, cleaner and nurse. I have worn all these hats and more as I raised my four children into adulthood. Yet there were times when I asked myself: Am I doing everything right? Am I doing enough? Will my child succeed in life? Psychologists at Harvard came up
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