Religion, Spiritual Development

Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association

Touching hearts on shores worldwide

aka The Tide

Chambersburg, PA

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

1973

Director

Rev. Donald J Shenk

Main Address

P. O. Box 399

Chambersburg, PA 17201 USA

Formerly Known As

Gospel Tide Hour

Keywords

International, Christian, Gospel, Radio, Broadcasting, Evangelism, Discipleship

EIN

23-7173366

 Number

2513350352

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Religious Radio (X84)

Protestant (X21)

Radio (A34)

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Programs + Results

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Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Distribution of Radios and Media Players

Heart Language Radio Programs

Leader to Leader Conferences

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of broadcast audience members

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Heart Language Radio Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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 event held to follow up with and disciple listeners.

Number of fresh radio programs being produced

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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 programs we aim to see people responding in faith to the God of the universe, accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and 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 requires all partner ministries to submit quarterly progress reports and a comprehensive annual report. These reports include statistics on ministry activities and the number of people impacted. The reports also include translated portions of letters from listeners sharing how the radio programs and discipleship activities have impacted their lives.

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. Building plans and construction permits have been approved, and we have broken ground for the new studio we are committed to building in Zimbabwe. As of 3/7/2017 the foundation has been dug, the footers and slab have been poured, and the brick walls are nearing completion.

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Gospel Tide Broadcasting Association

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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