Chris explained the purpose behind naming the youth group ministry “Borderland”. He describes“Borderland” as a place, or space, between places. In nature, this is best described as an ecotone, where it represents a transition area between two communities. This is especially indicative of the teen age years, where middle and high school students transition from childhood to adulthood in a short few years.Chris also mentioned that God’s Kingdom is all about love. Living in God’s Kingdom means living in the will and the way of God. Mark 12:30-31 states: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Chris described the fact that a diagram of at triangle between God, us, and others is short-sighted because it neglects the truth that we need to love ourselves if we are to successfully love others.