POETICE

aka Poetice International   |   Holland, MI   |  https://poetice.org

Mission

Poetice is a vibrant family of Jesus followers actively transforming cities
 through the revelation of Jesus & the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Abigail Van Peursem

Main address

P.O. Box 1406

Holland, MI 49422 USA

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EIN

27-0842642

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

International Relief (Q33)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Injustice is destroying God's sons & daughters. The root of injustice is spiritual, while the nature of injustice is relational. As the Church, we fight to restore these relationships.

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?

We are the Church.

We are a local church in Choma. We have various ongoing initiatives & weekly gatherings that are heavily focused on the communities directly surrounding our base. Our primary hope is to see people encounter the radical love of God, be restored into His family, walk in their true identity, & pursue justice in their communities.

Population(s) Served
Christians

We are equipping the global Body of Christ for a life-long pursuit of His Kingdom while teaching them how to fully understand their true identity & how to actively pursue their true vocation. Through various training programs, events, camps, & gatherings we are equipping & activating the Church to transform cities around the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians
Children and youth

We host a variety of short-term trips throughout the year for individuals from the USA to engage in our ongoing ministry work in Zambia. These trips are focused on carrying out our vision for the city of Choma.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Christians

We are pursuing various Expressions in Zambia which will be stand-alone extensions of our ministry.

These Expressions are intended to create intentional environments that demonstrate what the Kingdom can look, taste, & feel like in various spheres of society. In addition, Expressions promote rapid growth for any individual that spends time within it.

These Expressions will allow us to provide additional job opportunities & gain additional exposure throughout the city.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2017

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2017

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2018

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2018

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2019

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2019

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance 2020

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2020

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2021

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2022

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2017

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2017

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2018

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2018

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2019

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2019

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization 2020

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2020

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2021

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2022

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 overall donors

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-time donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of list subscribers

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients placed in internships

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total # of individuals enrolled in our International Immersion Internship

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Poetice exists to empower the Church to fight for justice. Injustice is what we are fighting against but it’s people who we are fighting for. We envision the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE LOST.
The “lost” is a word that typically defines those who are living life without Jesus. Whether they know of Him & choose not to follow Him or have never heard His name, we see this as an injustice. God purchased us though we didn’t deserve it. His judgment came through mercy & compassion through the life, death, & resurrection of Jesus. The world needs to know about His amazing grace. Jesus paid it all. But what about the “found”? Many of us acknowledge Jesus with our lips, but deny him with our life & everyday actions. Both groups are completely lost.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE VULNERABLE.
Billions of people are ill-equipped to be productive citizens in their communities. This makes them vulnerable to other evils. The orphan who has no access to education, the widow who lacks a skill to provide for her family, & the neglected who have never been given the chance to learn how to function in society are often lost, oppressed, sick, & poor.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE OPPRESSED.
Our adversary comes only to steal, kill, & destroy God’s people. All over the world those in positions of power prey on the weak for personal gain. The love of money is the root of all evil & this manifests itself as many different kinds of exploitation. Humans are objectified, enslaved, & robbed of their dignity… simply for money. In North America, the enemy uses attacks like apathy, indifference, & self-indulgence to keep us from being the image bearers & co-creators we were meant to be. Humanity was made for freedom but billions live oppressed every day.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE SICK.
Whether it’s HIV in Southern Africa or mental illness in North America, people are sick & in desperate need of healing. Addiction, anxiety, & depression are the major causes of suicide. These people often lack access to medical knowledge & adequate healthcare that can both prevent disease & lead to their healing. As for those who will never see complete healing this side of heaven, God has a plan & can turn our pain into purpose. We were made to be whole. Even if we are never cured, everyone can experience healing.

WE ARE FIGHTING FOR THE POOR.
The bottom billion live on less than $2 per day. Single mothers & ALICE (Asset-limited, income constrained, employed) families are one disaster away from homelessness. Where a person is born & life’s unfortunate circumstances shouldn’t define who a person is. Over 2,000 scriptures in the bible speak to God’s heart & concern for the poor & how generosity & empowerment can break the cycle of poverty in a person’s life. Some of the most influential people in the world ascended from an impoverished reality. A hand up, rather than a hand out can help them discover their true identity & vocation in the world.

PREPARE
We prepare the Church through gatherings, learning communities, immersion experiences, & JUST + US.

PARTNER
We partner by working through a global family of justice-seeking churches.

PLANT
We plant justice-seeking churches around the world where injustice prevails.

We are the justice-seeking Church. The Church is God’s primary agent to bring peace, justice & love to a broken world. The Church was made to be a Holy Spirit led, giant-slaying force of justice in the world armed with the power & authority of Jesus.

Our team is comprised of Jesus followers from around the world from various denominational backgrounds unified by a single pursuit of “Kingdom Over Everything”. We long to see His Kingdom come, His will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven and we are ALL IN.

Poetice has greatly impacted the lives of tens of thousands of individuals around the globe. Through our work, we've seen lives radically transformed and relationships restored. New churches and organizations have been launched as a result of our influence and our desire is to continue on our journey to empower the Church to fight for justice all around the world.

Financials

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Operations

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

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POETICE

Board of directors
as of 02/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Abigail Van Peursem

Poetice

Term: 2020 -

Mitch Bakker

IDA DESIGN

Marlin Van Peursem

VAN PEURSEM CPA

Abigail Van Peursem

POETICE

Mary Vandehoef

HOPE COLLEGE

Jake Schwertfeger

Overland Missions

Dave Swenson

Thrive Tutoring Denver

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 ? 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 1/26/2022

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
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability