Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association

Touching hearts on shores worldwide

aka The Tide   |   Chambersburg, PA   |  www.thetide.org

Mission

Creatively sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ worldwide through media and partnerships. Our goal is to use radio broadcasts in the language people were born to speak to introduce those people to a personal God and to bring them into a life saving relationship with Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

1973

Director

Rev. Donald J Shenk

Main address

P. O. Box 399

Chambersburg, PA 17201 USA

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Formerly known as

Gospel Tide Hour

EIN

23-7173366

NTEE code info

Religious Radio (X84)

Protestant (X21)

Radio (A34)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are many people throughout the world who live with a sense of hopelessness and lack of purpose. We aim to share the gospel with them in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner so that they can understand God's creative purpose for their lives and His provision for new life and hope through Christ.

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?

Distribution of Radios and Media Players

The Tide provides radios and media players for community use in regions where the poverty level makes it prohibitive for people to purchase their own.  In India and Nigeria a sponsorship of $40 provides a radio or a combination radio and cassette player to be used as an outreach tool. In many cases a fresh set of batteries is provided each month for the first year, until a listening group has grown to the point where members can contribute to purchase batteries. Where cassette players, CD players and digital media players are distributed a series of prerecorded material is also supplied so that it can be listened to during times when there is no on air broadcast.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The Tide ministry works with indigenous groups on the ground in various countries to produce and air Christian radio programs in the languages the local people were born to speak. The Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association is currently producing and airing Christian radio programs in 24 languages, potentially reaching almost a quarter of the world's population. Countries where we are currently active include Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples

Through short term mission trips The Tide ministry facilitates relationship building between Christian leaders in various countries, combined with teaching seminars to resource and equip indigenous leaders.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Indigenous peoples

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 broadcast audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Heart Language Radio Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through analysis of broadcast coverage maps and population figures we endeavor to track our total potential audience.

Number of rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Heart Language Radio Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through direct reporting from ministry partners we track the number of events held to follow up with and disciple listeners. (Covid-19 related restrictions limited these events in 2020)

Number of fresh radio programs being produced

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Heart Language Radio Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our ministry partners produce fresh content to be broadcast each week for all of our radio programs in each region of the world. The number of fresh programs increases as new languages are added.

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.

Our ultimate goal is to see that every person has the opportunity to hear the life transforming Gospel message in their own language. Through The Tide heart language radio broadcasts and related discipleship programs we aim to see people responding in faith to the God of the universe, accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and enabled to freely live out their faith in the context of their own community and culture.

The Tide works with ministry partners in various countries to identify and recruit indigenous ministers who are capable of sharing the Gospel message in their own language, to their own people, in a culturally relevant manner. These recruits are then trained in radio program production and used to produce The Tide heart language radio programs in studios in their own regions. The Tide also employs local staff in each country to follow up with listeners and engage them in activities to disciple them into committed Christ followers. Through short term mission trips experienced leaders from North America are invited to help train and resource emerging indigenous leaders in various regions of the world.

The Tide has a wide network of contacts in numerous countries and partners with other like minded ministries.

The Tide ministry has been steadily increasing the number of heart language radio programs we are producing, and expanding into new countries. Ministry partners have also increased the number of on the ground evangelistic campaigns and discipleship activities. In 2020 we entered into a new partnership with an organization in Pakistan to broadcast radio programs in both the Pashto and Saraiki languages. This year (2021) we are initiating a new radio broadcast in the Dari language for people living in Afghanistan, and partnering in an Arabic language TV program to teach the truth about Christ throughout the Middle East.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association

Board of directors
as of 1/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Walden

William Strausbaugh

Messiah College

Jonathan Lloyd

Brethren In Christ World Missions

Ed Asbury

Gannet Flemming

Lane Thrush

Keller-Williams Realty

Mike Smith

Thrivent

Donald Shenk

Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association

John Walden

No Affiliation

John Miller

JHM Associates

Seth Miller

Pam Zaiser

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
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data