At some points in life, we all feel the desire to explore the questions that really matter—about meaning and our identity in life. Everyone feels that they would like to express themselves and who they really are. We all want to pursue our dreams and explore the opportunities that we would like follow. But there’s always that niggling thought—will these things actually make me happy? What if you achieved your greatest dreams in life, only to realise that you still aren’t completely satisfied?
The I Am series is an opportunity to explore the identity of Jesus and to discover what He has to offer. As we journey together, we will explore different aspects of what it means to develop a practical friendship with Him. You’ll get to ask any question that comes to mind. You’ll also make some great friendships as well.
Each group that journeys through the I Am series will take your own unique path. However, the common elements are:
There is something fun about relaxing together over a meal. This is the time to make new friends and learn more about the stories of other people in your group.
The ideas that we will talk about on the journey have been filmed and produced as a short film series, which we will get to watch together.
Then you will have the opportunity to discuss your questions and ideas about the short film. You’ll hear what other people think as well.
Hi! My name is Maryellen, and I’m a law and media student from Sydney, Australia. When I’m not nose-deep in textbooks, I love to get out in the sunshine, paint and play around with Photoshop and go rock-climbing. I grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I made the conscious choice to follow Jesus. Once I discovered that God sent his Son to die for me, I finally understood the depth of God’s love for me. This realisation has shifted my life and perspective forever. Jesus has given my life meaning and direction. Even when I fail, face challenges or feel sad, I can experience His peace and know that one day I’ll live with Jesus forever.
I grew up in Hong Kong, which is a truly global city that is at one of the crossroads along flightpaths between Europe, North America and Asia. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to the big picture in life. For example, I love the emotional beauty of epic symphonies like Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Symphony. I also love the big concepts in science, like cosmology, as well as the philosophy and logic of science. I also enjoy exploring the meaning and purpose of life. The amazing thing is that I have discovered all of these big picture concepts converge in one single Person—Jesus Christ. He is the Person who answers all of the questions that I have and meets all of my deepest needs.