Special Christian Education
OAC Ministries has conducted presentations in WA public schools since 1988 with Rob Adams, who has conducted over 3,000 of them. We teach students about what we believe, why we believe it, and some of the differences it makes to our lives. But we don’t ask them to sign up.
Two types of presentations are available:
- Christian Values & life skills – eg. Respect, Gratitude, Self Esteem, Rules, etc
- Christian Foundations – Easter & Christmas presentations, Christian Basics
Primary topics include:
- Garbage In Garbage Out
- Mirror Mirror on the Wall
- Attitude of Gratitude
- Living Together in a Shrinking World
- Watch Your Words
Most presentations are between 50-55 minutes in length and are suitable for all primary ages (years 1-6). The size and facilities of the school determines whether 1 or more sessions are required. The theme is presented using stories, object lessons, games, interaction, visual teaching, and loads of fun.
Our seminars can be used for Special Religious Education classes, assemblies, special events, leader training, or camps. Where possible we like to partner with local schools, chaplains, churches, & communities, because together the lesson can go beyond just the incursion.
Secondary Topics include:
- Making Choices – includes info, values, subconscious, & spiritual influences
- True Coolness – what’s actually good vs a fad we may regret
- Pecking Order stoppers – see through bullies and the fear of rejection
- Real Relationships – real love vs mere projection
- Anger – what’s underneath it and how to defuse it
- Valuing People – why are people valuable?
We suggest a donation of 200 per presentation, plus 100 per repeat session on the same visit.
For country schools a contribution towards travel costs is asked.
Costs should not prevent small schools from using our services. Just ask.
As with any subject area, good information and skills do exist, and should be taught ethically. OACM does so with sensitivity, expertise, and a bit of entertainment helps too. Our code of conduct agrees with the WA Education Act, including that we will:
- be safe in our programs and people, we all have Working With Children’s Checks and are trained in Child Safety
- educate ethically, not coerce students to membership of a church
- ground our language in who makes a given truth-claim, rather than make universal claims
- openly declare our Christian bias, rather than use an implied ‘hidden curriculum’
- raise general Christian themes such as God, Jesus and the Bible, rather than denominational specifics
- introduce substantial knowledge, and skills that help practically, benefiting both students and adults
- demonstrate how to approach others plurally on common ground, whilst still upholding one’s own worldview.