International Justice Mission Leader to Speak at NWC

Jim Martin, vice president of spiritual formation at International Justice Mission (IJM), will speak in Northwestern College’s chapel service on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 11:05 a.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.

Martin began his career as a junior high math and science teacher before serving with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts and pastoring a church in California. Now at IJM, Martin seeks to equip the organization’s worldwide staff “to do the work of justice joyfully and sustainably with ever-deepening dependence on God.” Martin’s book, “The Just Church,” serves as a practical guide for churches to engage in life-giving justice ministry.

International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. The organization partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

“Jim has a heart to see the next generation committed to becoming abolitionists,” says Mark DeYounge, Northwestern’s dean of Christian formation. “In his chapel presentation, Jim will lay a foundational vision for how justice is an essential DNA to the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is going to be some real weight to the truths of what Jim is going to speak into and bring to light; come ready to be challenged and convicted.”

Martin received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.