Embrace your identity, step into your calling.
The Name handbook leads you on a journey of who you are in Christ and the calling that encircles you. When you complete the curriculum, you will have mapped your identity and set goals for each sphere of your life: personal, family, work, community and place.
Jason and Jenny Dorsey are experienced coaches who would love to help you embrace your identity in Christ and step courageously into your calling. You can register for coaching sessions and an identity discovery session with them after you complete The Name curriculum.
You won’t walk this journey alone. The Identity Mapping Facebook group is a supportive community of travelers. Seminars and cohorts are offered throughout the year. And you can attend our annual retreat after you have participated in a cohort.
Identity is the defining issue in our cultural moment. In light of the thick fog that envelops the debate over identity, Christians must speak “true truth,” as Francis Schaeffer put it, in a winsome, loving way.
Identity matters personally and socially. Identity is important personally. You search for identity when you ask “Who am I?” You experience it when you are conscious of yourself and of other selves who are different, when you identify yourself with a cause or circle of friends, and when you construct an identity on social media. The significance of identity is felt in your intuitive valuing of yourself, in the strong desire to mean something, an enduring longing to count, wanting people to care for you and respect you, and in the hurt that arises when people don’t notice or aren’t interested in you. Longing for a secure identity is universal. You long to belong and to be loved. You feel anger when your identity is attacked, shame when your fragility is exposed, and loneliness when you feel left out. Identity matters personally.
Identity is also important at a social level. We are social beings who know ourselves in relationship to others, by identifying with those who are like us and differentiating from those who are unlike. We often group ourselves by gender, ethnic, sexual, economic, cultural or religious identities and exclude others. Today cultural and sexual identities are more celebrated than ever and, at the same time, more fluid. Identity markers that were once viewed as firm and fixed, like gender, are now seen as changeable based on a person’s self-identification. Ideological and political battles are fought over identity with neither conservatives nor progressives giving an inch. Moreover, many people find their deepest sense of identity in religion, in allegiance to God. Identity matters socially, to both secular and spiritual people.
Identity is entangled in what is most beautiful about us as well as what is most broken within us. No theory seeking to explain the human condition with all its glorious achievements, noble deeds and cultural advances as well as all of its evil, violence, oppressions, exclusions, wars and animosities can leave out the central role identity plays. As a pastor, I engage with the Christian Scriptures on a regular basis, and I think they bring a unique contribution to the subject of identity. From Jason Dorsey’s, The Name.
“Identity Mapping is a multifaceted course purposed to help individuals discover the wonder of their individuality. Personal interview, cohort discussion and private coaching sessions integrate to help people of all backgrounds learn what makes each of them unique.” – Amy
We are passionate about God’s glory through you. Over the past seventeen years we have honed a discipleship journey that helps you embrace you and boldly step into your calling.
Is IM for you?
Do you have questions about your identity and calling? Do you wonder: Who am I? What is my purpose? What should my focus be? Can my heart be healed? How can I live courageously?
Identity Mapping is an immersion experience. You can walk this discipleship journey as an individual or in one of our cohorts or seminars. Shop for the path that fits you.
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