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Board Governance Workshop. An Orientation & Introduction to the Lasallian Heritage Part II. Goals. Informational Reflective. Agenda. Common Terms Our Mission Our Founder Essential Characteristics of Lasallian Ministries. Common Terms. St. John Baptist de La Salle

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Board Governance Workshop

An Orientation & Introduction

to the Lasallian Heritage

Part II

goals
Goals
  • Informational
          • Reflective
agenda
Agenda
  • Common Terms
  • Our Mission
  • Our Founder
  • Essential Characteristics of Lasallian Ministries
common terms
Common Terms
  • St. John Baptist de La Salle
  • De La Salle, or La Salle
  • Lasallian
  • Lasallian Schools
common terms1
Common Terms
  • Fratres Scholarum Christianarum (FSC)
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • Lasallian Partners or Colleagues
common terms2
Institute

Superior General

Brother Álvaro

Generalate, Rome

General Chapter

International Mission Assembly

District

Visitor:

Brother Donald, SF (Napa)

Brother Tim, NO-SF (Covington)

District Chapter

District Mission Assembly

Common Terms
rheims france 1679
Rheims, France - 1679
  • The Situation –
    • Rampant Poverty
    • Multi-Generational

The Need –

  • What can be done to break the cycle of economic and spiritual poverty?
john baptist de la salle 1679
John Baptist de La Salle 1679
  • Newly Ordained
  • Privileged Background
  • A Person of Deep Faith
    • Committed to Doing God’s Will
  • A Path for the Future?
    • Whatever God Desires…
    • Education Does Not Appear to Be in the Cards…
one commitment leads to another
One Commitment Leads to Another
  • Assists Adrien Nyel
  • Works With Teachers
  • A Challenge: Trust in Providence
  • Establishes a Teaching Community
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The Gentle Persistence of God

I had not thought of doing this before, but not because others had not suggested that I do such work…

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The Gentle Persistence of God

And if I had ever thought…

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The Gentle Persistence of God

…one commitment led me into the next one without my having foreseen this in the beginning.

God, who directs all things with wisdom and gentleness…

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One Commitment Leads to Another
  • To help open a school
  • To assist teachers
  • To establish a community of educators – “Brothers”
  • To dedicate his life “in association” with these Brothers
  • To provide an education to those who did not have access to a quality, Christian education
who are the brothers
Who are the Brothers?
  • serve others through education
  • live in community, praying together daily
  • consecrate themselves to God
  • live in the spirit and charism of a long, living tradition
  • share their mission in a global “Institute”
our worldwide mission
Our Worldwide Mission

The purpose of this Institute is to provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it.

-- The Rule of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

video overview
Video Overview
  • De La Salle – A Reflection
    • Brother Gerard Rummery, FSC
      • Australia
      • General Councillor for 14 years
      • Significant Contributor to Lasallian Studies
    • Focus Question:
      • If you were sitting around a campfire with people who had never heard of John Baptist de La Salle, what would you tell them?
stop and reflect
Stop and Reflect
  • I learned…
  • I was surprised…
  • I rediscovered…
  • I’m beginning to wonder…
  • I’m getting clearer about…
  • I have a question about…
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Board Work

Parent

Programs

Curriculum

Co-Curricular

Programs

Development

Essential

Characteristics

Campus

Ministry

School

Policies

Hiring

Student

Service

Programs

Admissions

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Essential Characteristics of Lasallian Ministries

Faith in the Presence of God

Concern for Those in Poverty and a Commitment to Social Justice

Inclusive

Community

Respect for

All Persons

Quality

Education

faith in the presence of god
Faith in the Presence of God
  • Let us remember…
  • Made in the Image and Likeness of God
  • Realistic Optimism
  • God is present in our midst
concern for those in poverty and a commitment to social justice
Concern for Those in Poverty and a Commitment to Social Justice
  • Fullness of Life for All
  • Special Consideration Given to Those in Greatest Need
  • Concern extends beyond the school community
  • Both Social Action and Social Change are valued
respect for all persons
Respect for All Persons
  • “re” + “spect” = “to see again
  • Respect is not earned
  • Respect is a verb
  • Rights mean Responsibilities
quality education
Quality Education
  • Holistic Education: “To have a life as well as make a living”
    • Intellectual
    • Physical
    • Emotional
    • Spiritual
    • interpersonal
  • A challenging environment
inclusive community
Inclusive Community
  • “catholic” –focus on inclusion
  • Everyone Finds a Place
  • Hospitality for All
  • Focus on Quality Relationships
essential characteristics
Essential Characteristics
  • Remembering the Presence of God
  • Special Concern for Those in Poverty and a Commitment to Social Justice
  • Respect for All Persons
  • Quality Education
  • Inclusive Community
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Video Overview
  • The Experience
    • Reflections of students and graduates (some of whom are now educators) on their experience of Lasallian education
  • Watch and listen . . . what is a Lasallian school?
stop and reflect1
Stop and Reflect
  • I learned…
  • I was surprised…
  • I rediscovered…
  • I’m beginning to wonder…
  • I’m getting clearer about…
  • I have a question about…