About IDEAS

We are a global community of professionals leveraging our skills to restore hope!

IDEAS works internationally in over 13 countries to demonstrate love, holistically serving among the forgotten and overlooked in order to see transformed lives in communities of contagious hope.

Our unique methodology offers compelling opportunity to Christian professionals to leverage their education, skills and passions in transformative projects to restore hope among the communities we serve. We affirm that God equips professionals to effectively engage every workplace and community through attitudes, knowledge, relationships and practice. We offer professional opportunities in five areas: agriculture, business, community development, education, and health/well-being. These projects deliver tangible value in community and provide for critical encounters and relationships that embody, inform and offer true and lasting hope.

Our Vision: To see transformed lives in communities of contagious hope.

Our Mission: To demonstrate love – serving forgotten and overlooked people by meeting their social, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs.

Our Values: We affirm that God equips his body to intentionally engage every workplace and
community to embody, inform and offer his true and lasting hope. IDEAS
professional projects and partnerships deliver tangible value in overlooked and
forgotten communities they serve. As members of his body, we offer God’s hope through
attitudes, relationships, and productivity.

  • Work as Holy Calling
    God is at work and invites his people to join him with skill and productivity in the workplaces and
    service areas of every community. When God’s people practice this holy calling, they manifest God’s
    presence and purposes in that setting, demonstrating the character of God as they embody, inform
    and offer God’s true and lasting hope.
  • Holistic Transformation
    Holistic transformative impact realizes God’s creative design and purpose for his image-bearers. Social,
    intellectual, physical and spiritual (SIPS) components together capture the scope of God’s relational
    design with him, with others, and creation. These contribute meaningfully to each one’s journey
    toward the wholeness of God’s true and lasting hope. We pursue holistic transformation for those
    communities among whom we work and for our personnel, leadership, and stakeholders.
  • Healthy Community
    Healthy community reflects the redeeming character of God superseding the brokenness of humankind
    and provides powerful, sustainable settings for God’s holistic transformation. Our values are nurtured
    in community through trusted relationships, collaborative learning and celebration. God’s purposes are
    more fully brought to life as we collaborate among ourselves and within the larger body of Christ.
  • Professional Integrity
    God’s character and hope are revealed as his people work with integrity and transparency for his glory.
    We offer our work as worship to God. Our work is an expression of our love for God and others,
    demonstrating God’s purposes to redeem and restore all of creation. Work done with authentic
    relationships, skills, and purposeful impact to bless others, engages people with God’s contagious hope
    and invites them into a journey of transformation.

IDEAS visionary impact is measured by:

  • Community realization of professional project’s intended product outcomes and impact
  • Progress on the journey towards sustainable and transformative hope

 

IDEAS mission is accomplished through (or “methodology”):

  • Recruiting and equipping Christian professionals desiring to effectively leverage their skills and productivity toward their holy calling in the whole mission of God
  • Building transformative projects and partnerships among marginalized communities that deliver holistic (SIPS) value and demonstrate God’s character and purposes
  • Deploying and building capacity of Christian professionals for project, community and personal roles and relationships that embody, inform and offer God’s true and lasting hope.

Our Focus:

Our projects serve forgotten and overlooked people in the regions of North Africa, Central Asia & the Middle East, and South & East Asia. In its work and projects IDEAS does not discriminate in providing services based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.