At Pacific we are a community under the ministry of the Lutheran Church. Therefore the Gospel of Jesus Christ is at the centre of our life as a School. Subsequently, staff and students meet each week for worship in the name of Jesus to receive good things from God’s gracious hand. Attendance at these services is compulsory for all students, and teaching staff, though all other staff are welcome to attend the weekly services as they are able.
To be prepared to receive God’s blessing, we have a special space in our College dedicated for our weekly worship gathering.
We have special items used for our worship service.
We set up and assemble each week.
We practice an order for worship, to ensure that we clearly hear God’s word.
We prepared to bring prayer, praise and thanksgiving to God in our worship.
We are diligent as a College of the Lutheran Church, to worship in the name of Jesus.
- Steps for preparing Class Chapels
- Class-run chapel template
- Demo class-run chapel file
- Using the 40 Developmental Assets as whole school THREADS
- Order of service for 'special services' during the school year
LEARNING FROM SIR WINSTON
Or ... THE “GOSPEL” GUIDE
Churchill was famous for his "V" for "Victory" sign. Remember this image when you are planning worship and devotions.
A "V" symbol teaches the way a central truth to Christian faith. God comes "down" to me first, so I then respond "upward" to God. In the simplest for we say: "God acts, then I respond." This is important because it is the "opposite" to what human nature believes. Human nature believes that God won't respond unless I act first.
So, our chapel services and evotions, are focused on the Gospel. With the "V" sign clearly remembered, we can now say: "GOSPEL = what God has done for us."
If you use an example about people of faith, make sure you point out how God has worked in their lives and through them to benefit others. To check that your message meets the above Gospel criterion, answer these questions positively. Does my message promote Jesus Christ and give him the glory (credit)? Does my message remind the listeners of God’s love for them?