"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore." (André Gide)
What's in a Name?
in·trep·id // definition: fearless; adventurous
Intrepid conjure up images of maritime explorers of yesteryear, burly bearded mountain men in plaid, or kayakers deep in the backcountry dropping over precipitous falls. With a high degree of risk (but even a higher chance of reward) people from mountain bikers to start-up entrepreneurs to church planting missionaries all fall under that label of intrepid. Nothing grand in life comes easy. Sacrifice. Pain. Hard work. Determination. Fortitude. Focus. Resilience. These are the marks of an intrepid person.
The mission of Intrepid is to partner with and mobilize local churches to plant new churches across North America in under-reached and off-the-beaten-path communities, particularly communities that have been in economic decline and are transitioning to revitalize their local economy (both urban and rural). To see churches planted where people come to Christ and the community is lifted through new businesses, non-profits, job creation, and more.