The Bible calls us to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our Happy Valley neighbors as ourselves. However, we know it is very hard to do that on our own, so we live that out together. Jesus himself loves personally and perfectly; our desire is to be a reflection of Him here in State College!
Often, when people asked Jesus questions, He would simply invite them to follow Him. To go where He went, to do what He did, and to walk with Him in a relationship. Jesus understands that our faith isn’t just a set of beliefs bound up in our minds but something that is lived out in our everyday lives. We follow Him, trusting in his steadfast and faithful character, believing He will continue to walk with us.
We see in the scriptures that Jesus seeks to bring all people to himself regardless of who we are, where we come from, or anything we’ve done. We strive to emulate the example of Jesus and intentionally seek out those that He pursues. We join in the redemptive work of God’s Kingdom here in Happy Valley, as a community that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and is dedicated to proclaiming the gospel is actually good news for everyone.
Love, follow, and seek are not just intellectual concepts – they come alive when we serve. We get to be the hands and feet of Jesus, meeting the tangible needs of the people in our dorms, neighborhoods, work spaces, and on the campus of PSU.