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Base Ministry

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aka Youth Missions International, YMI, Mission Differently, Base Sports   |   Sycamore, IL   |  www.baseministry.org

Mission

Who we are:
A training organization.

Our mission:
To empower young people to continually live and share their faith in the global communities they serve.

Method:
Empowering through authentic ministry.

Our outcome:
Developing young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus.

Our values:
Training leaders
Active faith
Sacrifice
Differences
Relationships
Excellence

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Drew Hester

Main address

PO Box 181

Sycamore, IL 60178 USA

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Formerly known as

Youth Missions International

EIN

20-8903588

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Young people are abandoning the church, and subsequently their faith, in droves as they head off to college and adulthood. If this trend continues, there soon will be no one to take the mantle of leadership within local churches.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Base Missions

Base Missions provides authentic mission experiences for your group. We form long-term partnerships with responsible, sustainable ministries who desire assistance. Every mission location we send to has been personally visited by us, ensuring that your team is engaging in meaningful relational evangelism.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Base Sports provides VBS-style sports camps and weekly clubs under the High Power brand. Engage your church, your community, and your youth through the power of sports ministry.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people reached

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want every church to develop young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus through authentic ministry experience. This is our vision.

Developing young Christian leaders is our passion. Since our inception in 2007, over 8,000 young people have been trained and released to lead in ministry, reaching over 75,000 with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Why are we so passionate about this? The Church is in need of more people who are truly leaders in ministry. These leaders are unafraid of sharing Jesus Christ with others, while being able to mobilize the Church, maximizing the impact made for Christ in the communities they live. Young leaders bring new vision and vitality. Where there is new vision and vitality paired with experience and training, effective ministry effort can take place, growing the local church. This is exactly what the Church needs and this is what Base intends to hand back to local churches as we work with young people.

1. Increase training accessibility. We have found that our training is valuable and effective in assisting the Church in developing young Christian leaders who can lead evangelistic ministry. Globally, our training is needed. Base will work to make our training more accessible so more people can take advantage of it.

2. Add more ministry opportunities. A great strength of Base Ministry is our ability to provide specific ministry opportunities that allow young people to test their newfound skills in a practical ministry setting. As we make our training more accessible, we will work hard to add even more variety to our ministry offerings, so that each church or individual going with us maximizes their time for their own spiritual formation and for the benefit of the ministry location they serve.

3. Deepen partnerships. We have some great relationships with ministry partners around the world and will continue to develop and deepen the relationships we already have while also activating new partnership opportunities.

We have a clearly defined mission: to empower young people to continually live and share their faith in Christ in the global communities they serve. We have a clearly defined method: we accomplish our mission by training and equipping with authentic ministry opportunities. Celebrating with young leaders who then take this back to their churches! These two things lead to a clearly defined outcome – what we offer back to the Church: more young Christian leaders who love to share Jesus.

We will leverage our staff and key ministry partnerships to maximize our opportunities and continue to grow this ministry. Our goal is simple: partner with local churches to train more young Christian leaders who will reach more children and youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have counted those trained in the thousands, we will now look to count these in the tens of thousands. We have seen tens of thousands reached with the message of Jesus, now we will press for hundreds of thousands.

Based on our indicators we are projected to train right around 1,500 young people in 2023.  

Additionally, we will reach roughly 4,000 more through ministry led by these leaders. This indicates the leaders stepping out and sharing their faith with multiple people while engaged in Base-backed ministry opportunities. 

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Base Ministry

Board of directors
as of 02/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Tullerg

Chris Williams

District School Board of Pasco County

Dawna Nelson

Byron Meyer

Erik Tullberg

Anthony Snyder

Christy Stewart

First Baptist Church of New Castle

Elias Garcia

West Side Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/14/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.