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Because Jesus is Truth, we divert all students away from using Biblical truths as a way to perpetuate the wisdom of Christ and do not necessarily claim His indwelling Life. Most "Christian" worldview institutions tend to systematically explain the basic concepts of His Truth, existence, reality and freedom, but shy away from the Supremacy of His indwelling promise - living through the born-again believer. The object of their modality assert His facts or Truth statements, and the causes of His phenomena; only to enlarge the student's own knowledge of the Holy. This method-of-madness propels the "follower" to live their "Christian" life by way of external beliefs, which derails them from discovering true salvation.


The Identity Matters Worldview Institute focuses on the Truth (Jesus), and the reality of the believer's identity in Christ. The world is then viewed through the mind of Christ that resides within authentic Christians.

(1 Corinthians 2:16)

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There is global confusion when it comes to the meaning of "Christian Worldviews." Presently, there are over 300 religions that make claim to the name "Christian." We refer to these individuals and groups as "Christ-Followers."

Our institute reveals three simple worldviews:

Secular - views that have no religious or spiritual basis

Christ Follower - those who make claim to the name/teachings of Christ

Christ-as-Life - a view of the world through the mind of Jesus Christ,

who lives in, and through, the born-again believer

​This is what makes our Institute unique!




Each Identity Matters Worldview Center is designed to provide the learner with an experience that centers upon the integration process of a strong Christ-as-Life worldview, faith, and what IOM coins as, the 12-Points of Transformation. The student will grow their Christian faith and become acutely aware of how their self-life behavior wars against the Word of God, all the while learning about, and embracing, a Biblical worldview.

The Identity Matters Worldview Institute is the home-base & work-station for each global center.

IM Worldview Institute presently has many centers in development worldwide!



The Institute's leadership has several layers to our structure—the Honorary Board, IM Institute Consultants, Executive Board, IM Instructors & the Student Board of Regents. We have been blessed with a quality leadership team that honors the Lord.



The Identity Matters Worldview Institute was originally formed under the ministry of Release Ministries back in 1987 - initially named, Release Ministries Leadership Institute.  After the formation of The Institute of Ministry (IOM America) in 2001, the Institute was placed under their management.  Now 30+-years later, the Institute has morphed into the Identity Matters Worldview Institute - casting the vision of "Equipping the Generations Through the Mind of Christ."  Simply stated, equipping true born-again believers in viewing the world through the indwelling mind of Jesus Christ.  We thank Dr. Phinney for his persistent endeavors in establishing, building and maintaining the root-system of one of the leading Christ-as-Life worldview institutions in the world today! 


It gives me great pleasure to commend my son in the faith, Dr. Stephen Phinney for his burden and vision to proliferate the message of the cross, Christ-as-Life or the crucified life, globally via media and material development.  The need is great, and the hour is late as he faithfully builds on the foundation in Scripture our Lord laid almost 2,000 years ago.


I pray that those who receive this training will multiply it to God's glory that the Church may be edified through transformed lives of indwelt believers, as  Dr. Phinney and I walk together in obedience to our Father.

-Dr. Charles R. Solomon, Grace Fellowship International

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