Thursday, March 14, 2013

Career Objective & Personal Statement

My Vocation is Christian Education!

More specifically, it is teaching Biblical and Theological Studies at the secondary and collegiate level and fostering authentic spiritual growth in students as the next generation of Christian leaders. This calling was developed during my undergraduate degree at Gordon College where I majored in Biblical & Theological Studies and Youth Ministries. This calling has been confirmed in my life as I have now served in Christian schools in the role of Bible Teacher and Chapel Coordinator. Additionally, I have since obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology degree from Boston College School of Theology & Ministry  I am also certified as a Bible Specialist through ACSI. My education and ministry experiences have instilled in me a passion for teaching the Bible and Theology to secondary and collegiate students.

I would like to share two of my foundational convictions which I bring to the classroom and influence my teaching. These are two slogans used frequently at my alma mater, Gordon College: “freedom within a framework of faith” and “faith seeking understanding.”  As an educative community, we sought out the meaning of these two phrases both as Christians and as learners. As a Christian educator, one of my goals is to have my classroom be a safe place for students to ask engaging questions. Having both a “framework of faith” and a “faith seeking understanding,” allows students the freedom to be challenged by hard truths and deep questions, yet have the foundation and core beliefs, as well as the support of an authentically Christian teacher, to assimilate answers and new knowledge into an already established framework of faith. I am excited to continue teaching in educational settings that are distinctively Christian, while remaining faithful to the pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence!

Sola Deo Gloria

Peter T. Fitzroy (M.Div., Th.M.)
June 1, 2017

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