INSIGHT

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

INSIGHT is designed to prompt us to fix our eyes on Jesus and move with him toward integrated community transformation.   

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January 13, 2017
Lindsey Boulais
Lindsey Boulais
Photo by Andrew Nicodem / ITeams

What happened after Christmas

When I first began speaking at churches and social action groups about refugees, many didn't know about the present crisis. That was only three years ago, but back then, refugees weren't on our nightly news. We didn't see pictures of overcrowded rafts on the Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern arms reaching up for help. Our Facebook feeds didn't hold videos of ecstatic and tear-filled reunions between relatives separated along the journey. We didn't read the tweets of Syrians starving to death in a besieged city. Granted, all these things were still happening, we just didn't know about it. Today, its a different story...
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September 2, 2016
Katharine Knoodle
Katharine Knoodle
Photo by Andrew Nicodem / ITeams

When our definitions make people invisible

If we keep trying to put people in our black and white categories we are likely to miss seeing them through Jesus’ eyes, and feeling what his heart feels for them. The Good Shepherd was not indifferent to or critical of the sheep that wandered off. He went on a rescue mission. And I believe if we see people like that, then we’ll also get to see some of the miracles he is working right before our eyes.
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February 3, 2016
Brandon Weidman
Brandon Weidman
Photo by ITeams

Toward Success Criteria for Transformational Businesses

As part of integrated community transformation (ICT), businesses can provide opportunities for gaining access to hard-to-reach places to creating employment in poverty-entrenched economies, empowering women in oppressive cultures, or serve as a funding mechanism to sustain a project or ministry.
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April 29, 2015
Scott Olson
Scott Olson
Trees
Photo by Andrew Nicodem / ITeams

What makes ITeams different?

Not only will this explain who we are, it will show you what makes us different from other organizations. I wish I could sit down with each of you and draw this out on the back of a napkin. But, since I can't, I'd love for you to watch this short, creative video...