Who We Are
What Moves US
How We Act
Identify is born out of the commitment that following Christ is a call to die and identify with Jesus and his mission to the hard places in our world. Identify is a community of writers, thinkers, and practitioners, who desire to come alongside the church to equip and encourage her to carry the cross of Christ into the often ignored and hard places in need of compassion, justice and redemption.
We are deeply moved by the margins of our world, the harder places, the often-ignored voices of those without power. We are moved because Christ was moved and consistently sought to identify with the outcast and the common, in order that they may identify with him.
We are moved when we see Christ in and among the lives and places of the poor, the disabled, sexual minorities, immigrants, refugees, and those in underserved communities.
We are moved by the incarnation of Christ and seeing his church live in light of the incarnation.
We are moved by the ways we see Christ’s redemption bringing justice and dignity to those created in his image.
We are moved when we see Jesus’ church push back against injustice, exploitation, and inequality that devalues the dignity of those created in his image.
We are moved by a holistic approach to life and ministry, seeing redemption and compassionate social action in unity with each other.
We are moved when we Jesus’ kingdom and will done on earth as it is in heaven.
Calling and equipping a community of disciples who identify with Christ and his kingdom by pursuing justice, compassion, and redemption in the hard places.
We seek to equip the church and leaders to actively engage in seven key domains of justice and marginalization. Our domains of involvement are:
- Education Inequality
- Racial Reconciliation
- Poverty and Economics
- Gender and Sexuality
- Ethic of Life and Disabilities
- Adoption, Fostering, and Orphan Care
- Immigration and Refugees