Our Christian Value for Summer One is 'Forgiveness'
The experience of forgiveness is at the heart of the Christian gospel. It is a forgiveness won by Christ's work on the cross which Christians believe is where God's love and justice meet. The need for forgiveness is universal, because every one in some way shares in the guilt of messing up their own lives, the lives of others or the generous gift of this world to us by God. We need to feel pardoned and there is a longing to start again with a clean sheet. The experience of being forgiven through the mysterious work of the cross is the motivation to love and change that energises Christians to live differently and better. God promises the gift of his Holy Spirit to help them do just that.
Our Christian Value for Spring Two is 'Trust'
Trust is the basis of all stable relationships, including a person's relationship with God. It is rooted in truth, and will grow through consistent experiences of reliability and integrity. God's commitment to humanity is seen in his willingness to trust ordinary people with the carrying out of his purposes throughout history.
Our Christian Value for Spring One is 'Peace'
Jesus said: "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."
Peace-making actions can range from helping to resolve conflict to creating space for stillness. Peace, in the sense of of total well-being, is God's intention for the whole of creation, and is a promise that awaits ultimate fulfillment.
Our Christian Value for Autumn Two is 'Courage'
Basic to Christian faith is the claim that God is always present in every situation.
This belief has led to great acts of courage that have included facing danger and opposition, overcoming fear, making a stand for what is right and encouraging others to persevere. Through prayer, people have found the strength to help them to be courageous.
Our Christian Value for Autumn One 2018 is 'Creativity'
Seen from a Christian perspective all of life is a 'gift', entrusted by a loving Creator God to humankind for a purpose. This purpose is glimpsed as the creative spirit within each person learns to value and explore, celebrate and enjoy this world in all its mystery and diversity. With this gift comes a mutual responsibility to ensure the creation is not spoiled, but rather sustained and shared by all.
Our Christian Value for Summer Two 2017 is 'Humility'
In the Bible, humility or humbleness is a quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity. Rather than, "Me first," humility allows us to say, "No, you first, my friend." Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.
The justice revealed in the Bible is always seen in the context of love. It included the call to
take responsibility for one another, especially the poor and oppressed, and to see that
no-one is excluded from the essentials of life.
Our Christian Value for Spring Two 2017 is 'Hope'
Christian's see their hope in God's promise 'that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil'. This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus exemplified in his person, ministry and relationship with God, what it was to be called the 'Servant King'. Christians believe that their calling is to follow Jesus' example according to their gifts or abilities. They believe that through serving God in others, 'perfect freedom' will be found.
Our Christian Value for Spring Two is 'Hope'
Christians see hope in God's Promise 'that love and goodness have, and will ultimately, overcome all evil.' This hope is manifested in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.