Eurongilly’s Mal Forsyth this week started as the second scripture teacher at Junee High School and will teach years 9 and 10. Picture: Declan RurengaAFTER a motorbike accident six years ago, Eurongilly farmer Mal Forsyth took time to take stock and examine what was important in life.
He started working in youth ministry through a Cootamundra church and then headed to Sydney to develop further skills and study for a Bachelor of Theology.
This week Mr Forsyth started as the second scripture teacher at Junee High School.
When not working in the classroom, Mr Forsyth can be found working at his family’s farm at Eurongilly and Bethungra and said the scripture lessons wasn’t just about God, but how it relates to students’ everyday lives.
“It’s seen as ‘the God stuff’ and ‘the other stuff’,” Mr Forsyth said.
“What I want to show students, is what we believe about God actually affects everything else as well.”
During his studies Mr Forysth taught scripture at a school in the McArthur region for three years.
He said the motivation for returning to the Junee shire was to return home.
“There’s a real need for people to come back and take an interest in regional areas,” he said.
“Living in Sydney it was obvious that unless someone takes the initiative and moves to regional areas they can be quite easily forgotten in the media and by people,” Mr Forsyth said.
Mr Forsyth will be Junee’s second scripture teacher after Adele Skewes started teaching years 7 and 8 in 2012.
The Junee Christian Education Association is funding the scripture lesson program and Mr Forsyth said its growth was a positive sign.
“I think it means Junee is ready for something big and the Junee community is leading the way in making the Bible and the gospel accessible to every student,” he said.
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