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Slides for 3 talks delivered by Mike Simmonds at the Christian Schools Trust Conference in February 2011

Slides for 3 talks delivered by Mike Simmonds at the Christian Schools Trust Conference in February 2011

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  • Reflection of JESUS calling us to be ‘Light of the world’The story told how as the evening shadows faded and dusk was giving way to darkness, Robert Louis Stevenson, a small boy at the time, had his nose pressed against the window pane of his home. He was fascinated by the old-fashioned lamplighter coming down the street lighting the gas street lamps."Look," he cried out in excitement to his nanny, "there's a man coming down the street punching holes in the darkness."Good metaphor – whether it’s a casual comment of encouragement - a more faith-based intervention – or an opportunity to be the one praying!Michelle:Often I have read the papers, thought through my questions or position on a matter only to have a new and nagging question strike me during the discussion around the table.  Should I ask it, would my contribution be helpful and did I really think that the obvious answer to my open ended question was something I’d ultimately agree with?  I asked it.  The decision that followed was significant in the life of the school.Am I a person full of grace and natural wisdom, likely to come up with life-changing, agenda setting pearls of wisdom?  No, but I have proved what would seem to be a prompting of God by the Holy Spirit in governing body meetings.
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    • 1. <ul><li> Mike Simmonds, GO Ministries 2011</li></ul>Please email for permission to use these slides: mike@goministries.org.uk <br />Slides used at the <br />Christians Schools Trust <br />Conference <br />in February 2011<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />
    • 2. Preaching & speaking<br />Training & facilitating<br />Writing <br />Networking Education<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />#CST11<br />
    • 3. Building Walls<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />
    • 4. Come, now is the time to worship!Come, now is the time to give your heart!Come, just as you are to worship!Come, just as you are before your God!Come <br />
    • 5. “Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we're talking about is Christ's body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. ...<br />let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't.”<br />Romans 12.4-6<br />
    • 6. find our meaning and function as a part of his body<br />
    • 7. Purpose<br />Ezra<br />Esther<br />Nehemiah<br />Walls<br />Esther<br />Ezra<br />Temple<br />Nehemiah 2 v 11-18<br />#CST11<br />
    • 8. Called<br />for such a<br />time<br />as this<br />#CST11<br />
    • 9. #CST11<br />
    • 10. “Though the name of God be not in it, His finger is”<br />Matthew Henry<br />
    • 11. You will never <br />build<br />until you first weep over the ruins<br />
    • 12.
    • 13. “The Holy Scriptures are story-shaped. Reality is story-shaped. The world is story-shaped. Our lives are story-shaped”<br />E Peterson Eat this Book page 62<br />
    • 14.
    • 15. Act One: Creation<br />Act Two: The Fall<br />Act Three: Israel<br />Act Four: Jesus Christ<br />Act Five: The Church<br />Scene 1: Church Begins Its Mission to the Nations <br />Scene 2: Our Place in the Story: Church Continues ItsMission to the Nations<br />Act Six: New Creation<br />
    • 16. Setting and chief Characters<br />The significant conflict/disruption<br />The story and characters develop<br />The climax is reached<br />Resolution of conflict, implications and stability restored<br />
    • 17. History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades; but the book of psalms goes further than all these. It is medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where the different psalms are like different exercises set out before him. In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.[1]<br />
    • 18. History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades; but the book of psalms goes further than all these. It is medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where the different psalms are like different exercises set out before him. In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.[1]<br />faithful improvisationin Act 5 Scene 2<br />“I view the Bible as the record of an intense love story and we can add to that story every day”<br />Laurie Beth Jones in Jesus CEO<br />
    • 19. History instructs us, the law teaches us, prophecy foretells, correction punishes, morality persuades; but the book of psalms goes further than all these. It is medicine for our spiritual health. Whoever reads it will find in it a medicine to cure the wounds caused by his own particular passions. Whoever studies it deeply will find it a kind of gymnasium open for all souls to use, where the different psalms are like different exercises set out before him. In that gymnasium, in that stadium of virtue, he can choose the exercises that will train him best to win the victor’s crown.[1]<br />faithful improvisationin Act 5 Scene 2<br />“Understanding (to the degree the Bible allows us) the purposes of God in his world, we can align ourselves with those purposes and live in a way that anticipates their achievement.” <br />R Baukman, Scripture & Authority Today Grove pg 11<br />#CST11<br />
    • 20. Confidence in the<br />Gospel<br />as revealed in the whole<br />Drama of Scripture<br />
    • 21. ‘It is ironic that many people in the modern world have regarded Christianity as a private worldview, a set of private stories. Some Christians have actually played right into this trap. But in principle, the whole point of Christianity is that it offers a story which is the story of the whole world. It is public truth. <br />
    • 22. “We who call ourselves Christians must be totally committed to telling the story of Jesus both as the climax of Israel's story and as the foundation of our own.”<br />NT Wright The Authority of Scripture SPCK page 92<br />
    • 23. Growing in the<br />Virtues<br />Christian Life<br />of the<br />
    • 24. “..the dynamic of virtue ...<br /> – practicing the habits of heart and life that point towards the true goal of human existence –<br />lies at the heart and life of the challenge of Christian behaviour as set out in the NT itself”<br />NT Wright, Virtue Reborn page 12<br />
    • 25. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faithgoodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. <br />2Peter 1:5-9<br />
    • 26. I am not what I ought to be<br />I am not what I want to be<br />I am not what I hope to be<br />But by the grace of God <br />I am not what I was.<br />John Newton<br />
    • 27. Learning to walk by <br />Faith<br /> sight<br />not by<br />
    • 28. Building a learning<br />culture that is focussed<br />Human Flourishing<br /> wisdom<br />and<br />as well as knowledge<br />
    • 29. Sometimes<br />you put up walls<br />not to keep people out but to<br />to see who cares<br />enough to<br />break them<br />down<br />
    • 30. BreakingdownWalls<br />Session 2<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />#CST11<br />
    • 31. #CST11<br />
    • 32.
    • 33.
    • 34. Configurations<br />(x,y,z)<br />x - # of full levels<br />y - # of levels with two adjacent blocks<br />z - # of blocks on top.<br />x≥0 y≥0 0≤z<3 <br />x=2<br />y=6<br />z=2<br />
    • 35. Analysis I<br />
    • 36. Analysis II<br />
    • 37. “For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.”<br />Ephesians 2.14-22<br />
    • 38. Model of Temple of Artemis,<br />
    • 39. God’s holy people<br />Ephesus<br />in<br />“you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ”<br />
    • 40.
    • 41. Act 5<br />How do we improvise today?<br />welcoming<br />and making space for<br />strangers<br />as a model for<br />Christian witness<br />
    • 42. Experiencing<br />and living with<br />forgiveness<br />#CST11<br />
    • 43. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”<br />Romans 8.1<br />
    • 44. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”<br />2Corinthians 5.17-18<br />
    • 45. Modelling <br />Grace<br />relationships<br />in all our<br />
    • 46. the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  The tongue also is a fire<br />the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  The tongue also is a fire<br />James 3.3-6<br />
    • 47. be transformed<br />by the<br />renewing <br />of your mind<br />Apostle Paul, Romans 12.1<br />Being trained to think "Christianly" is the necessary antidote to what will otherwise happen: being, as Paul says, "squeezed into the shape dictated by the present age."<br />Tom Wright in Virtue Reborn page131<br />
    • 48. Discovering what it means to be a <br />City on a Hill<br />Not a ghetto in the <br /> valley<br />
    • 49. Virtues<br />ETHOS<br />The distinctive, prevailing tone, spirit and character of the school which is dynamic and noticeable to all who visit and see the school in action.<br />Beliefs & Values<br />
    • 50. newrelationships<br />new ways of thinking into education<br />
    • 51. Discerning <br />Partnerships<br />the<br />that will enable us to<br /> Kingdom<br />build God’s<br />#CST11<br />
    • 52. “If our metaphorical walls are to be God honouring they must be more of a  foundation than a barrier.”<br />
    • 53. tomorrow<br />Education Sunday 2011<br />Firm Foundations<br />
    • 54. Ensure<br />vision<br />you have a <br />that drives you to the<br />end goal<br />Act 6<br />
    • 55. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen<br />Ephesians 3<br />
    • 56. BuildingBridges<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />#CST11<br />
    • 57.
    • 58.
    • 59.
    • 60. “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. <br />2 Corinthians 5.11-12<br />
    • 61. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! <br />
    • 62. Ananias<br />
    • 63.
    • 64.
    • 65. "Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations."From "Truth and reconciliation", BBC Focus on Africa magazine, <br />
    • 66. "There are different kinds of justice. Retributive justice is largely Western. The African understanding is far more restorative - not so much to punish as to redress or restore a balance that has been knocked askew."From "Recovering from Apartheid", in The New Yorker, 18 November 1996.<br />
    • 67.  “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”<br /> “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”<br />Matthew 6.33<br />justice<br />justice<br />shalom<br />
    • 68. www.stapleford-centre.org<br />
    • 69. Building<br />bridges<br />has to start with the<br />church<br />#CST11<br />
    • 70. “Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us”<br />2 Corinthians 5.20<br />
    • 71.
    • 72. Sometimes<br />you put up walls<br />not to keep people out but to<br />to see who cares<br />enough to<br />break them<br />down<br />
    • 73.
    • 74. If the curriculum constitutes the relationship between teacher and student (and of both with subject matter), then it is first a relationship between beings. This is the reality underlying ‘whole person’ rhetoric in schooling. An integral curriculum seeks to honour the being of students, to accord them respect as persons, to acknowledge their presence. It is thus that the curriculum will be oriented to formation rather than to information, to wisdom as a goal for students (and teachers) as well as a mode of operating for students and teachers.”<br />Blomberg DWisdom and Curriculum<br />
    • 75. “for education to include intelligent and imaginative reference to what religious belief means and has meant in human society is a necessity; ignoring this dimension is another kind of injustice. .” <br />Archbishop of Canterbury<br />Keynote Address at Church of England Academy Family Launch Conference, Lambeth Palace , Wednesday 21 October 2009<br />
    • 76. House of Commons<br />Education Bill 2011<br />(5B) In reporting under subsection (5), the Chief Inspector must consider— <br />a) the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils at the school;<br />
    • 77. House of Commons<br />Education Bill 2011<br />(5B) In reporting under subsection (5), the Chief Inspector must consider— <br />a) the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils at the school;<br />
    • 78. Youare a <br />City on a Hill<br />not a ghetto in the <br /> valley<br />
    • 79. “the precious light of ordinariness must be allowed to shine on expert activities if those activities are to be healthy".Joan Sallis<br />
    • 80. “...chase after justice, faith, love and peace; you’ll be in the company of all who call on the Lord from a pure heart.... And the Lord’s servant mustn’t be a fighter, but must be gentle to all people, able to teach, able to bear evil without resentment, able to correct opponents with a meek spirit...” <br />2 Timothy 2.22-25<br />
    • 81. C of E Mission The Five Marks of Mission<br />To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom<br />To teach, baptise and nurture new believers <br />To respond to human need by loving service <br />To seek to transform unjust structures of society <br />To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth<br /> (Bonds of Affection-1984 ACC-6 p49, Mission in a Broken World-1990 ACC-8 p101)<br />
    • 82. Discerning <br />Partnerships<br />the<br />that will enable us to<br /> Kingdom<br />build God’s<br />#CST11<br />
    • 83. Free Schools<br /> <br />Academy Schools<br />Academy Chains<br /> <br />Training Schools<br />Local and National Leaders in Education<br />
    • 84. From now on <br />regard everyone<br />differently<br />Building Bridges of GRACE<br />
    • 85. God<br />Respecting<br />And<br />Child <br />Enabling<br />
    • 86. The time is<br />NOW!<br />
    • 87. mike@goministries.org.uk<br />GOMikeS #CST11<br />Download the slides from:<br />www.slideshare.net/GOMike<br />
    • 88. Preaching & speaking<br />Training & facilitating<br />Writing <br />Networking Education<br />Mike Simmonds<br />Evangelist & Education Consultant<br />#CST11<br />

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