Making a difference through responding in love to needs, involves us bringing our head, heart and hands into the context. Through listening carefully, having empathy and taking time to understand the real need enables us to have compassion and respond with our hearts and hands. As a Lutheran College, one of our major goals is to support young people to have a heart for service – to grow in their capacity to utilize their individual strengths, to improve the life of others, and the world. Rather than seeing service as a series of acts, we would hope that young people would embrace service as a way of being.
Having service as a core value, emanates from our recognition of our common humanity and interrelationship with nature. We respond to God’s love for us by utilising our gifts to respond to the needs we encounter in people and in our natural world.