TsungTsin Christian Academy Day 1 Big Group Sharing 18th March, 2011
Academy Anthem Now thank we all our God, With heart and hands and voices, Who wond'rous things hath done, In whom Tsung Tsin rejoices; Who from our founding year Hath blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.
Academy Anthem O may this bounteous God, Through all the years be near us, With charity and hope And lasting faith sustain us; O help Tsung Tsin to grow And challenges to face; Vouchsafe to keep Tsung Tsin Forever in Thy grace.
The Academy Prayer Almighty God, We beseech Thee To grant our academy Thy gracious favour That knowledge may ever be Enlarged and deepened; And all good learning Flourish and abound. Bless all who teach And all who learn; And grant That both teachers and learners, In humility of heart, May look ever upward unto Thee, Who art the Fountain of all wisdom; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Day 1 Theme Servant Leadership
Leader should cultivate …. Habits of Mind
Activity 1 5 Uses of the massager
Words to use • Different perspectives • Different point of view • Multiple solutions • Resilient • Pliable Adaptable Options Open-minded Diversity Creative
Words to use Adaptable means responsive to change. Open-minded refers to receptive to new and different ideas or the opinions of others. Diversity meansrespect in which things differ. Resilient refers to a character of people who can adapt to any situation. Pliable means capable of being bent or flexed.
Activity 2 $6000 cash in hand Perspective from -HK Government -Student under 18 -Student over 18 -Grassroots -Professionals -Political parties -Shop owner of shopping centre -New immigrants
Government’s view “In light of the public’s views on the MPF injection, I have decided not to use MPF as a platform,” Tsang said.
Grassroots’ view Imagine, elderly people who collect cardboard from trash by day and night and trade it for a few miserable but vital bucks are going to collect a sum that could be more than a year’s earnings from their recovery-recycling efforts.
Professionals’ view Mak Sui-choi, Associate Professor, Finance and Decision Sciences, HKBU: The cash handout is a very bad precedent. It’s a political, not an economics or academic, issue. Some people don’t need the HK$6000 handout, while the extra sum can be a great help to low-paid workers, the jobless and welfare recipients.
Political Parties’ view Ip Kwok-him: The revised proposal is fair. Wong Kwok-hing: Now there is something HK can be proud of. Wong Yuk-man: The cash handout is a victory for the people
Political Parties’ view Eu Yuet-mee: Besides, there is no overall strategy. Just a mess. It is worse than not giving any money. Ho Chun-yan: The unusual, if not unprecedented, move is a result of strong public reaction.
Flexible Thinking • Empathy • Consider different views • Change one’s perspective to look at a situation • Reframing thoughts based on new information and knowledge
Psalms1:1-2 1 Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord. 不從惡人的計謀，不站罪人的道路，不坐褻慢人的座位，
Psalms1:1-2 2 But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and whose mind is on his law day and night. 惟喜愛耶和華的律法，晝夜思想，這人便為有福！
Hymn No. 17 As the deer
Reflection Question Choose a piece of news today, identify three different perspectives in it.