What’s in the name?
All names convey meaning. Although ‘i.d.9:16’ may seem peculiar or different, each component of our name links directly to our mission as an outreach to young adults.
The i.d. stands for our identity as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. The term disciple means a student, a learner, a follower. By intentional we mean that our decision to follow Christ is conscious and deliberate. As intentional disciples we actively embrace Jesus’ call to holiness and mission.
1 Corinthians 9:16: “If I preach the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for necessity has been laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.”
This verse emphasizes the privilege and duty placed upon each disciple to be directly engaged in the evangelistic mission of the Church. It is here that disciples find their deepest identity. Evangelization is not an optional extra, but an essential element of the life of a disciple.