Base Ministry

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aka Youth Missions International, YMI, Mission Differently, Base Sports   |   St. Charles, 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 1369

St. Charles, IL 60174 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

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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

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2012

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

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.

Since our inception in 2007, over 8,000 young people have been trained and released to lead ministry, reaching over 75,000 with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Now, YMI is working to increase our impact. By 2020, we will develop 20,000 young Christian leaders who will reach a quarter of a million people with the Gospel.

Developing young Christian leaders is our passion.

Why are we so passionate about this? The Church, particularly the Church in North America, is in need of more young people who are truly leaders in ministry. These young 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 YMI intends to hand back to local churches as we work with young people.

How will we develop the 20,000 leaders?

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. Over the next five years, we will work to make our training more accessible so that more people can take advantage of it.

2. Add more ministry opportunities. A great strength of YMI is our ability to provide specific ministry opportunities that allow young people to test their particular calling in ministry. 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 are a member of the Awana family of ministries. YMI will continue to develop and deepen the relationships we already have so that we increase our reach.

In nine short years, YMI has transformed from a volunteer-led, West Coast-focused ministry to a nationwide operation with global reach. Throughout it all, we have been able to maintain our distinctive culture, methods, and outcomes. 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 pairing training with authentic ministry opportunity, allowing young people to lead ministry and grow. 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 over the next five years. Our goal is simple: training 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 over 3,300 young people in 2019. This will allow us to exceed 19,000 cumulatively - 95% of our 2020 goal of 20,000 young Christian leaders trained.

Additionally, we will reach 37,000 more through ministry led by these leaders. This will bring us to 190,000 reached with the good news of Jesus Christ. This will also bring us to just over 76% of our 2020 goal of 250,000 reached.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Personal conversations,

  • 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 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • 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,

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 07/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Swenson

Phil Dalrymple

Northwest Shippers

Chris Williams

District School Board of Pasco County

Bruce Swenson

Dawna Nelson

Byron Meyer

Erik Tullberg

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 7/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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