Primary students from PMSA schools converged on Brisbane Boys’ College (BBC) today to discuss leadership and to find inspiration for good leadership in the Bible.
Eighty-four students from Years 3-6 at BBC, Clayfield College, and Somerville House workshopped what leadership means as a Christian.
The Junior Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) conference is run by BBC Associate Chaplain Thomas McPherson to develop the children’s leadership within a Christian Framework.
“We want kids to get excited about their role in the leadership journey from an early age so that when they reach Year 6 they have more in mind than just a badge,” Mr McPherson said.
“We also want them to realise that the Bible is full of leadership wisdom and that basing our thinking on leadership around the Bible has a massive impact.”
Two of the leadership passages being looked at in depth are:
Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. Ecclesiastes 4:9
There are many parts but one body … If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness. 1 Corinthians 12.
The junior program running in our PMSA schools has held this conference for three years, and is unique in the ISCF community.
This conference is one of many activities that contributes to fulfilling the PMSA’s vision – building caring school communities, by providing world-class teaching and learning environments of excellence, permeated by Christian faith and actions.