WHO WE ARE
The Christian Solidarity Movement is an interdenominational para-church organization that exists for the purpose of establishing unity in the body of Christ through young people globally. Our strategy is to sow the seed of solidarity in the hearts of the youths so that as they grow into their ministry in the church and the nations they will do so with a vision and passion for uniting the body of Christ.
To become the primary networking organ in the body of Christ facilitating initiatives and events to network the saints globally across denominational lines in various expressions of ministry raising up a generation with a mission to unite the church.
To transform, mobilize, empower, and unite the youth of the body of Christ to secure a united church in the future that will passionately pursue God’s agenda to impact the nations of the earth through solidarity thereby establishing the kingdom of God.
Intimacy with God
Value of self and others
Commitment to Biblical truth
The Ministry was founded by Rev. Douglas and Mrs. Myrna Gibson in July 2001 with a movement of prayer for young people. To date, the movement has successfully brought thousands of young people together for bi-monthly all night prayer meetings that are hosted at venues throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
Rev. Douglas Gibson,affectionately known as Pastor Dougie, has an insatiable passion for young people. He is an ordained minister with The Open Bible Standard Churches Inc. Trinidad and Tobago and is an associate pastor at The First Church of the Open Bible, San Fernando. His portfolio includes the prayer ministry in his local church as well as the National Prayer Co-coordinator for The Open Bible Standard Churches Inc. Trinidad and Tobago. Pastor Gibson lives in the country of his birth, the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, with his wife Myrna and their three adult children Kirk, Leighton and Kirsten.
THE CONCEPT OF SOLIDARITY
In Genesis 11:1-4 we read the story of the attempt of men to unite the world to make a name for themselves. God’s testimony of these people was: “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” Genesis 11:6 (KJV). The vision of the Christian Solidarity Movement is to establish a unity in the body of Christ that is focused on exalting the name of Jesus and advancing His cause through the mobilization of the saints globally.
Our dream for solidarity was inspired by the apostolic prayer of Jesus in John 17:11 (KJV) “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.”
He further prayed in John 17:20-23 (KJV) “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”
It is important to note that this prayer was prayed both for the disciples of His day and for us who would believe in Him through their ministry. It represents the passion of Jesus for His church and His need for a people on the earth who will willingly commit to seeing a manifestation of the answer to this prayer on the earth. The vision of the Christian Solidarity Movement is to raise up such a people who will readily commit themselves to the unity of the church to impact the nations of the world in SOLIDARITY.
The goals of the Christian Solidarity Movement are:
To nurture the next generation of young people to unite the body of Christ.
To establish a dynamic global network of youth and youth-related ministries in order to secure a united future for the church.
To maximize the God-given potential of our young people and the church, by extension, for national and global impact through solidarity.
To empower young people to passionately pursue and fulfill God's purpose, raising up a God-centered, purpose-driven generation.