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Nowra Anglican College

Chaplaincy@NAC

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Welcome to the Chaplaincy @ Nowra Anglican College. Whether you are already a part of the College community or just having a look, I trust you will be excited about our approach to Christian education at NAC.

As an Anglican school, we take the revealed word of God contained in the Bible as authoritative for how we can come to know God and to live good lives. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 learn about the central truths of Christianity and how they can come to know and serve God and others.

Students will have regular Christian Studies classes, Chapel, lunchtime groups and weekend camps. Christian Studies is an opportunity to systematically explore the Bible and its relevance for life today. Students learn about the key themes of the Bible focussed Old Testament and New Testament studies, Jesus: his life, death and resurrection, church history, world religions and biblical approaches to social and ethical issues. Student questions are warmly invited and contribute to a stimulating learning experience. Contemporary learning and teaching strategies are utilised, encouraging students to explore and create as they learn.

_D3A0251Chapel services are informal, engaging and energetic gatherings including games, singing, Bible talks and prayer. Students are encouraged to participate and lead within Chapel.  Chapels are held weekly in Junior School and fortnightly in Senior School. There are also services for special occasions such as Easter and Christmas. Parents are most welcome to attend Chapel.
The Chaplaincy department also runs weekly student fellowship groups in partnership with Crusader Union. God Squad and Club56 for primary and Crossroads is for students in years 7-12. A student leadership team organises and runs the Crossroads program. A highlight for senior students is the annual Crossroads Camp. Leadership development opportunities are available for junior and senior students at College and through Crusaders.

IMG_5273Relationship with local churches is an important aspect to the Chaplaincy ministry. The College is a member of the Southern Shoalhaven Anglican Mission Area and regularly hosts meetings and events for this network.

In addition to these programs, the College seeks to promote an authentic expression of Christianity in faith and action which is evident in all aspects of College life. From the academic to creative, from sport to service learning, these are all opportunities to taste and see the Christian life in all its fullness and relevance, as we prepare students for life in the 21st century.

If you would like to discover more about the Chaplaincy and Christian education initiatives at Nowra Anglican College, please don’t hesitate to contact me or make an appointment for a cuppa.

In addition to myself, the Chaplaincy staff consists of Mrs Emily Heath, Assistant Chaplain – Junior School

Jim Dayhew
College Chaplain

 

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