We want to be apprentices of Jesus and ambassadors for him.
Apprentices imitate and learn the ways of their master.
We don't want to just learn about Jesus. We want to take on his way of life. Jesus said, "everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher." (Luke 6:40) We want to become like Jesus in our thoughts, attitudes, and actions.
Ambassadors reach out when a message has been miscommunicated or misunderstood.
Lots of people are skeptical of the church. Our neighbors don't always need logical arguments about Jesus. They need to experience tangible expressions of his love, mercy, hope, and compassion. With God's help, we seek to be ambassadors of His Good News, who live this out.