College Prayer & Spiritual Growth
All Campus Prayer
Mondays from 8.50am to 9.20am in B6 (Chaplain Fiona’s room) at the Primary Campus.
Thursdays during morning tea at the Middle and Secondary Campus.
Listen out for the loud speaker announcement that will inform you as to where to gather for the meeting.
Email your prayer requests to our College Pastor, Pastor Saskia Hill at shill@
What Is A Christian?
We don’t live in a perfect world and no matter how hard we try to be a ‘good’ person, we know there is no such thing as a perfect person. At some point in our lives, all of us will have done or said something either knowingly or unknowingly that may hurt us or someone else- this is called sin. A Christian is someone who understands the need for a Saviour in their life to come and fix our sin and to provide a fresh start by wiping the slate clean and providing a future full of freedom, hope and grace. Being a Christian is nothing to do with being perfect, it’s everything to do with being forgiven.
How Do I Become A Christian?
Inviting Jesus to come and be first in our lives is the best decision we can ever make and we can become a Christian by praying a simple, heartfelt prayer like the one below:
I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong and that I am a sinner. I believe you died for me on the cross so that I might be forgiven. I trust that you have forgiven me and I receive your love and grace for me. I invite you to be my Lord and loving Father. Help me believe in you and love you every day, and help me to show the world what you are like and how great your love is.
In Jesus name,
If you have prayed that prayer for the first time or the hundredth time, you have done something amazing and the very next thing you should do is let someone know- whether it be one of your Teachers, Chaplains, Youth Pastor or your Parents. Make sure you celebrate this incredible decision with someone who can help you take your next steps in this amazing adventure. A decision to pray the prayer above is the first in many exciting steps in your faith journey. In order to help guide your next steps you will need to find a a Bible and commit to reading it daily, praying to God to help you hear from him as you read. If you are not already connected to a church, it is important to find a Bible- based Church that feels like home. Church is a community of Christians, an extended family that will encourage and support you in your faith as well as helping you to discover the gifts and bright future God has in store for you.
At Brisbane Christian College we appreciate that every student is at a different point in their faith journey. We understand that not all of our students have made a commitment to follow Jesus and we graciously and respectfully acknowledge that. All our students are required to attend Chapel services, learn Bible verses, participate in prayer with students and staff, and attend Christian Studies lessons. These forums and others not listed provide opportunities to teach the values that this College is so strongly built on and we encourage students of all beliefs to approach these forums with the following attitudes:
- Openness: Our heart and mind are the doorways to faith. When they are open, they enable us to discover truth that would be impossible if closed. As a College we are committed to helping students find or grow in their faith, you can do this by asking honest questions and knowing that the Bible promises in Luke 11:9, …seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Honour & Respect: Our College Values place a high emphasis on honouring Jesus Christ and respecting others. The word ‘honour’ simply means to place a high value on something or someone. When we are in any Christian forum such as Chapel or a Christian Studies lesson, we have an opportunity to show that we value the beliefs of others by respectfully listening to what they are saying in the same way that we would expect them to do for us if we were given the opportunity to share our beliefs.
Encouraging Bible Verses
The Bible is a love letter from God to us, it has heaps and heaps of verses written in it that are called ‘Bible Promises’. God uses the Bible to speak to and encourage us through the good and bad seasons. Our prayer is that these verses would speak to you continually through your school year.
Pastoral Care plays an integral role in the wellbeing of all students, across all year levels. It is based upon a deep respect for the dignity and uniqueness of the individual person, made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Pastoral Care exists within both formal programs and informal interactions.
At the Primary Campus, the major focus of Pastoral Care is provided by the class teacher. This process is supported by the Primary Chaplain, College Counsellor and the Primary Leadership Team.
At the Middle and Secondary Campus, there are six Pastoral Care Houses, each Head of House facilitates Pastoral Care within their House. They are the primary referral point for pastoral care issues.
Each student belongs to a Family Group which meets each morning and for one weekly lesson. Comprising students from Years 6-12, the Family Group provides regular opportunities for positive relationships to be established. The Family Group teacher is at the forefront of ensuring that each student is supported and develops a sense of belonging. The College Pastor, Chaplains and College Counsellor also contribute to the Pastoral Care process.
The College Pastor, Chaplains and College Counsellor are accessible to parents and students via email or the College Reception.