What is Imago Dei?
Imago Dei is a gathering place for business men and women in Seattle who are interested in finding meaningful answers to the big questions of life.
WHAT WE DO
We are passionate about exploring the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Christian faith that is demonstrated
in the world and in our lives.
We are also interested in asking questions. No question is off-limits here.
Our conviction is that if the Christian faith is true, it has relevance for every aspect of our lives.
Imago Dei is a Christian faith group, but we welcome friends and colleagues of all faiths or no faith, religious or not religious.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our ID gatherings consist of:
1. A talk (part of a learning series),
2. Group Q&A (all questions welcome!)
3. An introduction to the nonprofit supported by our quarterly giving focus
4. Time to network and connect with other business men and women
Coffee, food, and fellowship are FREE - it's important to us that
there is never a financial fee to participate in Imago Dei.
Donations to support room rental fees and food costs are welcome, but not required.
Why We're Called Imago Dei:
FIND YOUR ID
What is your identity? How is it defined? And by whom?
We're all seeking answers to life's biggest questions, including who we are, what the meaning or purpose of our life is, and more.
Our group is called Imago Dei (or abbreviated ID), because identity is everything these days, and we believe that an identity rooted in Imago Dei ("made in the image of God") gives life its fullest meaning.
All too often we forget (or we've never been told) that every one of us is "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14) in the image of God.
We live in a region full of high suicide and depression rates, as well as homelessness and drug abuse. People are searching for their identity in their jobs, in their level of technical knowledge and abilities, in their relationships, in their status, or in their attempted escape from the pain of what they believe their identity has become.
They don’t hear that they are loved by God who sent His Son, Jesus, in the flesh (bearing the image of God) to save them.
So it’s no wonder we have many lost, confused, searching people in Seattle – the concept of identity is thought to be relative to temporary circumstances rather than being rooted in an unchanging Savior. And for Christians, we face a daily battle to remember to keep our identity in Christ and not in our jobs and current situations. We face pressure to conform to the world and to stop living out our faith in the public square, or else risk social rejection and financial ruin. Or, we are nearly crushed by the weight of stress from our jobs and responsibilities, losing sight of the bigger picture: eternity. All of us need the reminder to keep our identity anchored on something beyond ourselves – namely, Christ.
If our image and identity comes from God, as His image-bearers, then our lives have meaning. We are all Imago Dei.