We encounter God in many ways and we provide opportunities to introduce other youth in our community to Jesus Christ. Knowing God is a continual process and a journey for each of us. We are shaping our understanding of the world, God, and our relationship to God through His eyes. We are re-shaping our values, ideas, and character through Scripture and community.
Growing in God and with others signifies the importance of relationships in our journey toward Christlikeness. Merely believing the right things does not automatically translate into life change. Instead, it is when we are in loving relationships of people who can hold us accountable or to encourage us toward love and good deeds that we grow best.
God sent Jesus Christ to us and we are also sent to participate in God’s mission. Go reminds us that as followers of Jesus, we are participating in a story that is bigger than ourselves. We are a sign of what life can look like when God’s kingdom is “on Earth as it is in heaven.” We love God and others. We serve our neighbors, care for the underserved and protect the vulnerable. We want others to experience the love and grace that we have received.