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  1. INDIVIDUAL DELIVERANCE: our deliverance team will meet with an individual to assist in freeing them from spiritual oppression

  2. DELIVERANCE TEAM TRAINING: Training for churches to develop deliverance teams of their own


  • The purpose of all our counseling / discipleship and education is to bring others into enduring freedom from spiritual oppression

  • We have been conditioned to live in certain (destructive) patterns.  New patterns must be established in Christ so to not return to old ways

  • Means in which we achieve this is through:

    • personal and group counseling

    • sermons which will be posted on this website

    • pulpit supply for churches

    • public speaking engagements 

  • Retreats and communities are intended to assist in establishing long lasting new patterns.

  • Jesus showed people how to continually live with Him and in Him .

  • Our world today makes this very difficult.  The retreat is designed to assist in disconnecting from the world and reconnect with Jesus Christ as we were created to be






"Identity In Christ" is dedicated to assisting people in becoming what they were intended to be by their Creator.  The foundation and power we stand on is in  Jesus Christ alone.  Everything we do is guided by the Christian Scriptures

(Old and New Testament) and under the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit. 


Derek Mason is the president and leader of "Identity In Christ, Inc." 

  • An Ordained Pastor

  • Extensive experience and training in spiritual warfare and spiritual development

  • Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

  • Certified Enneagram Administrator  


There are four branches (divisions) to this organization. 

Not everyone needs all of these branches. 

Deliverance is the first branch.  Deliverance is rescue or freedom from an evil presence (coming from darkness to light).  The Bible tells us that there is a demonic realm which is always at work on all humans.  Most of this is external; meaning if our being and spirit is metaphorically seen as our home (our dwelling place), then they exist outside the house but knock on our doors and tap on our windows (to annoy and prompt us).  This is  normal and is simply the world we live in until Jesus Christ returns to abolish all evil. 


Some demons, however, have successfully come into our house (metaphorically) or our being/spirit.  This is demonic influence/oppression.  Here their efforts and influence is extremely powerful and yet in most cases undetected.  Demonic influence or oppression is a lot more common than most people realize and can occur (enter our home/being/spirit) in three ways: (1) experiences of personal great pain - physically, mentally or emotionally, (2) very serious sin (such as murder, adultery or habitual evil), or (3) dedication (witchcraft, Ouija, cult ceremonies - even of blessing, tarot cards, divination, etc.). 

There are also generational issues (where a demon is passed down from parents and/or grandparents due to one of the three ways listed above). 


Possession is when a demon takes over the physical actions of a person.  This is the least common and most extreme situation.  Usually these situations are as a result of dedication (intentional or unintentional).  These individuals are extremely dangerous to themselves and others.  It is essential that someone who is very experienced and qualified in deliverance only assist them.  Deliverance for the possessed has been often referred to as an exorcism.   


It is essential to understand that we are: (1) physical, (2) emotional AND (3) spiritual beings; if a person is struggling severely but does not address all three of these areas, they CAN find that all efforts from doctors and medications are minimally effective, if at all. 

If there is a spiritual issue, THAT MUST FIRST be dealt with. 

Then physical and emotional treatments will be much more effective.  


Counseling and Education is the second branch of "Identity In Christ."  Our counseling and education efforts are designed to guide people into the fullness of the victory we have access to in Jesus Christ.  We have been conditioned into a certain way of processing, responding to and controlling our lives.  Awareness of deception / the darkness, of ourselves, and of God is essential for healing.  We explore each of these areas and establish a new path of living in Christ.  As described in the "services" section above, we achieve this through: personal and group counseling, weekly sermons which will soon be posted on this website, pulpit supply for churches and other public speaking engagements.   


Community & Retreats are the third branch of "Identity In Christ." 

"Lighthouse Church" is a division of Identity In Christ, Inc.

and a community in Mount Horeb, WI

which actively practices and guides others

into our identity in Jesus Christ in three ways:

(1) KNOW - celebration,

(2) GROW - discipleship, and

(3) GO - bearing fruit.

Retreats are extended periods of time of detachment from our normal schedules (generally a week) dedicated to establishing enduring new habits which embrace Jesus in the way He teaches us.  Because the world's influence on us is so powerful, these retreats are geared to disconnect us from the world and reconnect us to Jesus Christ in ways that will endure and not be forgotten at the end of the retreat.


Deliverance & Spiritual Counseling Team Duplication is the fourth and final branch of "Identity In Christ."  This branch is designed to instruct and guide churches in developing their own deliverance and spiritual counseling / educational teams.  Very few churches do this well anymore, if at all.  Yet this is a power and a gift which Jesus gave to His followers.  If His followers neglect this gift, where does that leave the world?  The answer: without hope.  ALL churches should have a deliverance and spiritual counseling / educational team.  Some churches will no doubt have more spiritual activity than others but all should be prepared, knowledgeable and able to guide the children of God from darkness into "the Light". 

*** I (Derek) understand when people avoid the deliverance and spiritual warfare ministry because they do not know how to do it and are afraid to confront it in their lacking experience and knowledge.  I was in that same boat at one point. But I am convicted to share what the LORD has shown me, so that more churches can be what they were meant to be. I will pass on to you the knowledge and experience to establish and build this ministry in the power we have access to in Jesus Christ. There is no longer any excuse. I promise you this ministry will magnify the LORD's presence to you and your church in ways that will change your lives and many others! It takes faith to step forward into this ministry but I have found that (just as the Scriptures tell us) the Holy Spirit meets us when we follow the LORD's Word wholeheartedly as His humble and faithful servants.

It is always all for His glory, not ours.***



This ministry is absolutely structured in a way to give people long term (not temporary) freedom from spiritual oppression. However, it is important to understand this is OFTEN not a quick fix.  Deliverance itself can offer immediate relief but reconditioning our thoughts (from harmful demonic influences) must also occur and this usually takes time.  Both pre-deliverance counseling and post-deliverance counseling are essential and required for long term healing.  If you would like a better understanding of our methods of deliverance I recommend these two books for further reading:

Paper Craft

Meeting Location

100 S. First St (lower level)

Mount Horeb Innovation Center

Mount Horeb, WI 53572


Tel: 608-425-8620


Mailing Address

1520 Artaius Pkwy, Unit #714

Libertyville, IL 60048

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