God loves us and accepts us as we are. He also believes that being in relationship with Him and being more like His Son, Jesus, is the best thing for us. We all change as the years go on – we get older and wiser. We believe that we are also called to be transformed – we are called to be more like Jesus as the years go on, with the help of the Holy Spirit. This can happen in lots of ways: through reading the bible, prayer, following Jesus in all that we do, through facing tough situations and relying on God in the middle of them. (Like other things in the world, we change through internal thoughts and wrestling but also through external forces that can have positive and negative effects.) Life changes, and we will grow and develop our thinking through both internal wrestling and external experiences which may have both positive and negative effect. But we believe that God, through the Holy Spirit, is continually transforming us for our good.