We began with the most important thing… to focus on Jesus, of course! Throughout the workshop, we spent time in worship, lifting Him up as Lord individually, over the region, and over the University.
We found that as we drew close to Him, we were drawing close to one another. He led us in times of removing hindrances to our relationship with one another so we can move forward individually and together in freedom!
Our tears of repentance and forgiveness turned to shouts of celebration for the cleansing, healing and restoration that released new peace from the past and hope for the future.
In contrast, the Greek model is to fill the head with knowledge, to educate the elite citizen in order to rule. Sadly, this has become the core for formal education around the world.
As a result, education is exclusive and competitive.
It has become a place of shame, fear and discouragement. We explored our stories in order to identify the lies that we received and how they have held us back.
We honored the wonderful accomplishment of those who were graduating with UofN degrees across several colleges.
A key take away for many is that relationships and identity are key for real learning to happen. As a group, we did not just talk about biblical, Spirit-led education, we experienced it!
We looked at the role of Base Leader, School Staff, Guest Speaker and School Leader work in the University of the Nations. As well as Formal, Non-Formal and Informal modes of education, where our lives must match what we say, do and how we act. Education is not just in the classroom but in all of life.
Finally we wrote some of our dreams, callings and commitments as a record of our time together at Uniquip.