Aimee discovered life through SRE

Aimee discovered life through SRE

More than a decade ago, Aimee’s life changed forever thanks to high school SRE (Special Religious Education), previously known as Scripture. 

Now a store manager at Koorong in Newcastle, Aimee credits her faith today to her high school scripture classes where she first read the Bible for herself and encountered the transforming love of Jesus. 

“I wasn’t raised in a religious household; I knew who Jesus and God were and knew some of the stories but I really didn’t know how to connect… 

“My faith journey started slowly, attending scripture at school and I began to read the Bible,” recalls Aimee.

“My faith grew and I felt like my search for purpose was coming to an end.”

“I see the (SRE) classes as a form of education in schools. It’s part history and geography, part science and part life skills. It teaches kids about loving others just as God loves us.”

Aimee recalls her SRE classes being highly interactive, and a safe, non-judgemental space to learn about the Bible and the Christian faith.

Her teacher was relatable, making classes enjoyable as they explored together, and he encouraged the students to ask questions and participate in discussions. 

“Scripture classes were the foundation of my faith, and I believe that scripture is vital in the (NSW) public school system. Scripture classes were invaluable for me and paved the way for who I am today,” said Aimee.

You can help more young people like Aimee by supporting SRE in schools. 

Visit donate.generate.org.au.

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