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Ministry Update - 12 April 2024

Alex Jacobi

This term, students in Years 10 - 12 had the opportunity to attend an immersive art exhibition called ‘Stations’ at Dayspring Church in Castle Hill. Traditionally, ‘Stations’ is an annual practice within the Catholic tradition of the Christian faith which traces the twelve final moments of Jesus' life leading up to his death and resurrection. Drawing upon elements of this tradition, the exhibit helped our students to slow down from the hurried pace of life, pause and reflect upon the significance of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, the offer of forgiveness and new relationship they can enter into with the God of the Bible. It was wonderful to see all of our students engaging so deeply and respectfully with this exhibition and being wonderful representatives of our college.

For many of our students, this exhibition had a profound impact on them. Here are a couple of testimonies our students shared with us about their experience:

“The thing that impacted me the most about these stations was that it gave a different perspective on how Jesus felt and what he experienced. I haven’t thought exactly on how Jesus felt about dying much before.”

“The stations helped me understand the life of God a bit better and what he has done for us, in terms of his resurrection. I felt the presence of God which gave me rest for the first time in ages and so being able to stay in that experience for a longer time than just the exhibition was really good.”

We are grateful to Dayspring Church for allowing us to partner with them for this special experience and for the way God used this exhibition to show our students his love and kindness.

Alongside this excursion in Term 1, we have continued to see God at work amongst our students through our fortnightly Chapel services, our ever-growing JOLT (Jesus Over Lunch Time) groups and some especially significant one-on-one conversations with students about their faith journey. We are so encouraged to see many of them wrestling with life’s big questions and how the God of the Bible helps make sense of them. There is much to be thankful for as we conclude Term 1!


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