Friday, 1 July 2016

Religious Education in Toroa

Luke 10:1-9
New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Sends Out the Seventy-Two
10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

5 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. 7 Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

8 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. 9 Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

How is working with others connected with our Christian values? 

It helps us build friendships. - Zara and Bella

The golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. - Elise

Christianity means accepting everyone, when you work with others, it's the same. - Sophia

Helping people, for example, the homeless, is a way of working with others. - Zac

We go and cook for the City Mission. It makes us feel proud to help people out. They're really nice people, but something's gone wrong and they've ended up homeless. - Ben

Why is it important to work with others?

If you don't work with others, you won't meet new people and you'll have no friends. - Mitchell and Ben

It's important for future life-skills, like flatting. - Harry and Zac

It's important because they might be able to help you. - Trinity

Other people always know things you don't know and you might know things they don't know. - Amy and Ashley

If you have an idea and it doesn't work, they've got other ideas. - Gabby

You can find new ways to work things out. It helps everyone build confidence. - Bella

You can encourage each other. - Elise

Which skills do we need to work with others? 

Taking turns. - Lily

Sharing. - Caitlyn

Connecting, getting to know people - Izzy and Sophia

Caring about others. - Zac

Sometimes you need the 'That's funny' habit of mind to have a laugh. - Ben

Including everyone in the community. - Zara

Being able to solve problems. - Bella

Listening to each other. - Amy and Trinity

Being clear, because other people won't understand unless you're clear and they won't know what to do. - Mitchell

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