Building connections into community is an important life skill. For our young people, building connections with their school enables them to grow existing interests and strengths and to grow new ones. Being connected to community gives us purpose, enhances our wellbeing and fosters important social and emotional skills as we experience the ebbs and flow of community life. Human beings, no matter what age, flourish when they are connected to and contributing to community. At Pacific, there are many opportunities for young people to connect through their academic, social, emotional and spiritual learning and through their pastoral, outdoor education, sporting and cultural pursuits. In community, young people learn the importance of contributing to and shaping better outcomes for others. The same is true for the adults of our community.
Engagement with service activities, small and large group devotions and worship, builds relationships with others and with God as we come together for a common purpose. In sharing God’s love with people, Jesus built community. The sustainment and enhancement of our spiritual growth is boosted by being in community together with this common purpose. God encourages us to come together regularly with the common purpose of building our relationship with Him and in support of each other. This connection is central to who we are and is life giving.