The Ministry Education Commission (MEC) and the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC) of the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane are pleased to present this program to Anglican schools within our diocese.
In a world in which religion often seems a cause for division, we believe Anglicanism, with its broad membership and acceptance of a vibrant diversity, offers something very necessary to our society.
While we recognise that such diversity forms part of the character of our schools, we expect that the Anglican ethos and spirituality be appreciated and understood by all members of staff working within our educational environments. This package offers participants the chance to explore the ideas and experiences of Anglicanism in a safe, secure, though rigorous environment – in a sense, a microcosm of the Anglican school environment itself.
What does it mean to be Anglican? How is it distinct from other Christian faith expressions? What does it mean to offer education in an Anglican context? These questions and more form the basis for the participant’s experience, as do their own questions and needs.
In this part participants will begin to gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of Anglicanism. They will do so by examining the spirituality, history, and organisational structures of the Anglican Church. As well they will explore the vision, mission, and values of Anglican schools in general, and their own in specifics.
The aim of this part is to enable staff to develop a picture of just where they fit into the Anglican Church and its mission. This will involve a perspective gained from examination of the global context down to their own micro level.
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