Tim Bloomer, the Provost for the University and others shared a Biblical view of education, how Howard Malmstadt and Loren Cunningham met and dreamed with God of a Univeristy like no other. Where rather than weeding out the weak, we are to look for the image of God in each one of our students and call them to learn, be transformed and find God in all spheres of life.
It was such a joy to have deep times of worship, intercession and confront our own views of education as we discussed around the tables and we're ether challenged by our own preconceived ideas of education, perhaps including pain from the past or the challenge of God to become educators who long to teach and impart the life of God to others in many diverse fields of study.
We continued with the theme of "On Earth as it is in Heaven" which was begun in the UofN workshop the week before where we looked at how God's kingdom is to transform this world in the here and now through faithful obedience and trust that God can work in us to do according to His good pleasure within our communities, tribes and nations.
We spoke about the big story of God and how God was working in our midst and co-labouring with us in our smaller stories to see His will be done here on earth. We realised that our smaller stories and vocational calling fit and form together to create the tension needed to challenge us into the future as well as recall His faithfulness in the past.