iServi News | 19 November 2021 | Term 4, Week 6
Living our Values
As a Servite organisation we promote the core charisms of Marian, Community and Service across our College. In bringing these charisms to life, we focus on the integration of six key values:
- Courage: the strength of heart and firmness of spirit to stand up for what is right despite facing difficulties
- Compassion: being aware of and recognising the suffering of others and responding to this with sensitivity and respect in times of need
- Hospitality: embracing diversity and graciously accepting community members and providing for their needs
- Respect: the deep care and support of others
- Justice: we see each person as equal, remembering always to act with a spirit of kindness and forgiveness
- Mercy: we witness and celebrate the humanity in all people
We believe these core values enable our young people to live with purpose and to have a positive impact on our world.
The College’s Ministry vision is designed to to provide personalised opportunities to explore faith and spirituality and allow students to live out the College values. At the heart of Servite College is a community grounded in the Gospel. Through the discovery of Jesus, we can transform the way that we live and develop the courage and compassion to transform the lives of others so that we can all have life, and live life to the full (John 10:10).
Our Ministry life is expressed through three key dimensions: Discover, Transform and Live. These dimensions drive our planning and describe the core elements of Ministry at Servite.
In promoting the discovery of Jesus, we provide a community environment that gives authentic witness to the joy of the Gospel. We help people to see, experience and understand a Gospel-centred way of life and to discover and be challenged by Jesus’ words and actions.
We also aim to provide opportunities for both personal and social transformation through seeing the face of Jesus in everyone we encounter. We invite all within our community to respond to our Servite calling to serve others and make a positive impact on our world.
In living our values, we promote the courage, compassion and conviction to put our faith into action, well beyond our College campus. We want our students to be actively engaged in the pursuit of social justice and help them to know how to use their gifts and talents to be a beacon of light in the world.
We strive every day as a College community to live out our values and uphold our Servite charisms of Marian, Community and Service.
Mr Jeff Allen