Our theme at Dive for 2023 is ONE. Jesus prayed for His followers to be one even as He and Father are one, so that the world may know of God’s love for them.
It is easy to get focused on our own selfish pursuits or worse, to give in to sinful appetites that bring division in the church. Jesus prayed for unity because unity does not come naturally; we have to work at it. We are determined to replace our personal agenda with His agenda and to overlook one another’s faults so that we can operate as one.
We strive to be a dedicated, unified team of individuals working together to Glorify God by making known His love through His church to all people. Our prayer is that God will woo our heats and train our minds so that we really do want to be one even as Jesus and the Father are one.
May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.