Things are not alright. Therefore, we choose to stand against the status quo. We choose to see the invisible, give a voice to the voiceless, create beauty from ashes, rediscover dignity, restore hope.
Circumstances can't erase the fact that every person is of equal value in the eyes of Jesus. We choose to see every person through the eyes of Jesus. We won't separate mission and compassion, because Jesus doesn't. We will pursue transformation in an integrated way that honors the community where we live and work, collaborating with others whenever possible.
We choose to work alongside the oppressed and not over them. We identify with the outcasts. We choose to live in a way that reflects Jesus. We believe no one should be invisible and everyone should have access to food, freedom, and forgiveness.
CLICK TO LEARN MORE ABOUT INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.
What happens when I sign The Declaration?
Signing The Declaration entitles you to receive our INSIGHT email newsletters that provide 1-minute inspiration for integrated community transformation. It's a starting point to learn more and become part of a global community who desire to put ICT into practice.
We'll be developing more resources and experiences to help you engage in ICT where you are, and as a signer of The Declaration you'll be among the first to know of these opportunities.