Our Philosophy

Christian Community Development


The Midian Leadership Project is based in Christian Community Development philosophy, founded on the principles developed by civil rights leader and community developer Dr. John Perkins, which emphasize community life, reconciliation, and economic empowerment. Learn more about Dr. Perkins and CCD philosohy here.

Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding


The Midian Leadership Project emphasizes seeking wholeness for the community by affirming each person’s role and contribution to community life, seeking full restoration for those who have violated community standards, including those entangled in the criminal justice system, seeking reconciliation for those who are at odds with one another, and empowering young people to take proactive, intentional action to ensure the peace and thriving of our community.  

Transformative Community Leadership


At Midian we believe that community structures are best transformed from within. We support and empower the leadership of young people who will ultimately grow and sustain the community’s assets, while confronting and transforming unjust institutions and practices. 

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