As a Pastor, I am always grateful for opportunities to see growth in our students.
Unlimited is one of the programs the College pastors have run for the past two years with the whole of Year 8. During the course of the Unlimited program, we get the chance to see incredible growth. In fact, that’s what the whole program is geared towards.
Unlimited is all about opening our students’ eyes to their Unlimited Potential and how they can take steps to grow into it.
Here are two quick spoilers for how we invite the students into seeing and achieving their potential through the Unlimited program.
1. Don’t limit yourself.
Knowing what you can change and changing your self-talk are important steps in the journey to discovering your potential. In Unlimited we focus on these as well as other concepts to encourage our students to think about the ways they might be self-sabotaging and limiting their God-given potential. Then we challenge them to change their core beliefs about themselves and start to speak to themselves like they would their best friend. When you do that, you go from trudging around defeated to having a spring in your step.
2. Allow yourself to be encouraged by others.
A big part of our unlimited program is learning how to work in a team. Teamwork is so crucial to learn in our world. Many of our students will need to know how to work well with others at school, during work or at university. Unlimited provides a safe team environment where our students are challenged to achieve tasks as a team but the crucial difference is that we debrief each activity. This gives our students the opportunity to process what’s going on for them and their peers and how they can more effectively work together.
It also allows them to encourage each other to be better, rather than tear each other down. We have seen students that didn’t want anything to do with each other at the start of this program become each other’s greatest cheerleaders by the end.
We have been and continue to be excited by the way these two ideas among many others have positively impacted our school culture in the two years we have had the privilege of running Unlimited with the whole of Year 8. We are keen to see how God uses these concepts to continue to positively impact this year’s Year 8 cohort as they grow into who they were made to be.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Pastor Isaiah Logan