Volunteer RI Instructors from local Christian Churches come together to offer “Christian RI”. These denominations may amongst others include Anglican, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist, Catholic, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Uniting Churches.
The aim of Christian RI is to inform students about the basic beliefs of the Christian faith from a non-denominational perspective.
Christian RI may involve a variety of up-to-date teaching methods including storytelling, prayer, music, drama, craft, activity books, games, quizzes, video clips and puppet shows. Program resources are written by professional educators and are age-appropriate.
Typically 30 minutes per week
If you would like to express your interest in becoming an RI Instructor in your local school or would like to know more about what is required, please complete this form.
More information about the RI program available at your school can be found on your school website. Otherwise contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I have one young man who during 1st term told me at the end of every class that he didn’t believe any of it. Toward the end of term 2 he was asking me “why” questions and has stopped saying he doesn’t believe anything about God. The response from my class of 50 to receiving a free bible has been overwhelming – their excitement about receiving a bible is heart touching. (All had permission slips from their parents.)
One of my students recognised me at a local playground one week. I discovered he was a foster child and I was able to have some meaningful conversation about his foster brother who has a disability. A very bonding moment. I will cherish that moment.
One of my grade 3 classes from the very beginning wouldn’t settle. I tried everything I knew and nothing worked. An RI colleague came into my class for moral support. A miracle happened:
Since that day this class has remained the same.
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