As humans we have an innate desire to belong. Whether they are family, friendship, sporting, cultural or other special interest groups there is a way of being that defines being part of the group. Being part of the group means that we absorb and live the values that are strongly held. Each member, through their actions, can enhance the strength of those values to bring about the greater good for people within and outside of the group. As part of community, we each have a responsibility to bring our best selves to contribute to the enriching of community.
Being part of Pacific means we have God at our centre as a constant guide for what is important and should be valued. Centring on God’s love and grace enables us to grow as individuals and as community and to have a strong sense of belonging. We can be earthy and real as we dig deep to grow richly, each in our own gifted way. There is freedom to learn and grow as we bring our gifts to enrich the lives of people and to enhance community. The diversity of those gifts is what makes us rich as community.