As we reflect on 2017 we have so much to be thankful for! God has used Micah Challenge in ways we know are beyond our abilities! This past year we engaged over 50,000 people in our work for justice and peace -- we mobilized thousands of prophetic, bold and urgent messages to our President and members of Congress, helped over 300 communities study biblical justice in 9 different countries, and mobilized thousands of people in prayer for justice. Next year we have big plans to expand our work!
Here's what we are up to for 2018, and we'd love your support to do it!
Live Justly Discipleship School // In 2018 we will be launching the Live Justly Discipleship School, an 8 week time of study, training, worship, and prayer to help equip pastors and leaders to teach and train their communities to seek justice! We will be creating a film series based on this curriculum and time together that we think will reach over 1,000,000 people in the subsequent year!
Mobilization Training // Right now there are literally thousands of young people going through the Live Justly study all over the world. In March we'll be helping to train and equip a group of them in Haiti. We'll continue training and equipping young leaders to lead justice movements in their nations!
Climate Justice // In 2017 we led a trip of leaders to Washington DC to advocate for Congress to address climate change, and keep promises our nation has made to impoverished nations suffering the impacts of climate change. We launched the Renew Our World Campaign, and
Worship and Soul Care // We recognized the deep spiritual darkness of our times -- where the Church was largely celebrating or staying silent in the face of injustice being mandated from the highest places of power in our nation. We organized a gathering of worship, prayer, and action called "Prophets, Priests and Poets: Seeking justice in the Trump Era". What emerged was a radical time of prayer, revelation, and care for each others' souls. In early 2018 we'll be launching a set of resources to help communities across the nation gather, lament, pray, inspire action, and simply care for each others' souls in a time where there are a lot of weary Jesus people.
What is this pledge?
We wrote this pledge after our gathering August 14-16 in Portland, OR. We believe this is the beginning of something big--a movement, a family of people who take the Gospel seriously, who recognize our world needs people willing to take bold action, to pray passionately, and to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. Check out the livestream from August 15.
We commit ourselves to
Pray daily the Lord’s prayer “your kingdom come, your will be done,” and pray against the the powers and principalities of racism, sexism, oppression, abuse and apathy.
Change our own attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate injustice and deny God’s plan for all creation to flourish
Challenge our elected officials to take bold action on:
Reduce emissions that cause climate change, and provide support to impoverished communities suffering from the impacts of climate change
Empower and protect communities of color, end mass incarceration and heavily invest in education of all children no matter their zip code.
Refugees and Immigrants
Protect and welcome refugees and immigrants, and all those who are fleeing oppression, conflict and persecution.
We are prophets of hope declaring a future when Jesus reigns over all creation and when racism, sexism, poverty and injustice are vanquished.
We are priests preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus; good news to the poor, freedom for the captives, and restoration for all that is broken.
We are poets imagining, mourning, celebrating, lamenting and laughing as we tell the story of the Kingdom of God crashing into our world.