MERCY AND GRACE MINISTRIES INC

Pleasanton, CA   |  www.mercyandgrace.org

Mission

Mercy and Grace Ministries proclaims the good news of God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and transformation through the Holy Spirit to those who are incarcerated. We bring hope, love, and encouragement through preaching the Word of God and establishing personal relationships. We equip them to disciple others both inside and outside behind prison walls. Together with them, we boldly approach the throne of God to “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).

Ruling year info

2009

President

Mr. Chris Mullen

Vice President

Mr. Eric P Mueller

Main address

Po Box 1567

Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA

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EIN

13-4368428

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Our programs

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Prison Ministry

Mercy and Grace Ministries has been in 16 prisons across California and Utah. We perform the church preaching and teaching to inmates within their church services. Each yard has its own chapel, the inmates perform the worship and we bring teachers that prepare sermons for their services. We also have and are building teams to go in for prayer and to talk to the inmates before and after church service. Our goal is to spread the gospel through Love, Hope and Encouragement.

Population(s) Served

This budget is for a resource to coordinate and grow the youth division within the ministry and coordinate volunteers to serve in the ministry.

Population(s) Served

This is an annual men's equipping retreat.

Population(s) Served

Mercy and Grace invests in training and pouring into our volunteers. We have a partnership with Western Seminary where we leverage some of their curriculum to equip and deploy preachers, teachers, and those serving in the prisons and juvenile halls.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The below goals are driving towards our impact to bring Love, Hope and Encouragement to the lost, incarcerated. We do this through the teaching and preaching and providing pastoral care to those whom may not have access to that in their current environment. We are building a network of prison and juvenile churches to raise effective leaders internally and externally to use the Gospel message to ignite change from the inside out of these correctional facilities.

2018-2019
1) Add 6-8 additional Church services over 2 state prisons & 2 juvenile facilities.
2) Launch Fresno Region- Serve 8 State Prisons within 1.5 hour drive from Fresno.
3) Grow Prison & Youth volunteer teams and raise up and equip leaders to preach and teach to help accommodate additional services.

Our strategy is to leverage our relationships to build the network of prisons and youth juvenile facilities in the regions we serve. We are building church relationships to drive the raising and equipping of leaders, funding efforts and the focus on raising effective teachers and preachers to bring the change agent of the Gospel to these facilities. Our strategy is to blueprint the successes we have to bring on affiliate churches to raise leaders in the local areas to the facilities we serve as it related to adult and juvenile facilities. Our strategy is to develop programs that augment the prison programs to bring Biblical teaching into these facilities.

We have proven capabilities evident in our growth of the ministry to this present time. We have donors that support us extensively and two major funding events that sustain us each year. Financially, we are solid and that will increase as we take on church partnerships. As it relates to human resources, we have a solid dedicated Board that is diverse in skill sets and has the capability to set and accomplish the goals of the organization in a timely manner. Our network we have built as it relates to prisons, prison chaplains, District Attorney's, Judges and law enforcement is helping to open doors where they would not be available if not for the reputation we have as a ministry. These relationships are the key to our success in growing the correctional facility network. We have faithful volunteers, donors, servants and teams that support the ministry and give us the further confidence for growth into the future. Most importantly, our capabilities don't rest on our own strength, our own network, our own efforts, we are supported and guided by a God who cares about the population we serve. our capabilities truly depend on something greater than ourselves.

The progress as it relates to reaching our goals has been significant. We set goals for 2014 and BEYOND. God has abundantly blessed us in meeting and exceeding all the goals we set. As seen in the Goals section of this report, you can see the accomplished goals for the year. We set these goals and God opened the doors for us to walk through to accomplish them. Our obedience in walking through the doors that God has opened gave us the opportunity to meet our goals. Our biggest risk is not being able to fill the growth of the ministry with the current resources we have. Building church partnerships is the big area of focus and if we can't execute on that strategy, then we will not be able to meet the growth trajectory of the ministry.

Financials

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MERCY AND GRACE MINISTRIES INC

Board of directors
as of 07/17/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Chris Mullen

Mercy and Grace Ministries

Term: 2007 -


Board co-chair

Mr. Eric Mueller

Peak IP Solutions, LLC

Term: 2011 -

Rich Pace

Chris Mullen

Eric Mueller

Michelle Padilla

Liz Connolly

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes