Urban Light Ministries, Inc.

Turning the hearts of fathers to their children and the children's hearts to the Heavenly Father.

aka Urban Light Ministries   |   Springfield, OH   |  https://www.urbanlight.org

Mission

Turning the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to the Heavenly Father, while endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ruling year info

1996

President/CEO

Pastor Eli Williams

Main address

PO Box 3132

Springfield, OH 45501 USA

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EIN

31-1451586

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Civil Liberties Advocacy (R60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need for fathers in the home and to train fathers on how to be effective providers, order keepers, stabilizers, and protectors in their child(rens) lives.

Our programs

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

Fatherhood Programs

Urban Light Ministries currently provides resources and training for online and community-based programs that focus on developing tools to create a safe, loving, stable and nurturing family environment. POPS 101 and Father Love face-to-face discussion groups are facilitated by experienced, certified practitioners. Participants learn how to achieve cooperation and teamwork in family life, proven conflict resolution, and problem-solving strategies, effective family communication techniques to strengthen father-child and father-mother relationships, and positive discipline tools.

Online programs are offered for no charge through Urban Light Ministries website: www.ulmcourses.org. Current online courses include POPS101, english and spanish versions. The online version of Father Love is still under development. Fatherhood programs that have been offered in the past include POPS 101, On My Shoulders, Nurturing Fathers for Life (NFL), and Father Love.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Men and boys

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 training programs created

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescent parents, Single parents, Christians

Related Program

Fatherhood Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Online programs provide for no charge to fathers. Now offered in both English and Spanish.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

To reach more fathers and children through the use of both online and in-person workshops and after school ministries to address the need of fatherless homes. The aim is to train fathers to become better protectors, order keepers, providers, and stabilizers in the home. It is also to reach more elementary school children and teach them about the support and encouragement they can receive from their Heavenly Father.

Urban Lights Ministries strategies to achieve it cause of building stronger fathers and families are to:
1. Establish a Christian unity brand to build programs and communication vehicles to impact over 1 million fathers and community members for Christ.
2. Build programs and communication vehicles to impact over 1 million elementary students and children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Urban Light Ministries has been providing the Sonshine Clubs after school program for over 25 years and is now taking it online leveraging the curricula and resources developed for this program. Also, Urban Light Ministries has focused its efforts over the last 14 years in creating and providing effective fatherhood programs and initiatives in the greater Miami Valley Ohio area.

Through the leadership of Pastor Eli Williams, Urban LIght Ministries is known as a leading authority on Fatherhood programs and children's ministries. Pastor Williams is the author of the book "Father Love" and continues to provide biblically-based resources focused on the critical needs of biological fathers in a child's life.

Urban Light Ministries has served over 3600 Fathers and touched the lives of over 18,000 children. Our goal is to continue to reach more fathers and children through the use of online resources that will allow for expanding our ministry outside the local Ohio area.

Financials

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Urban Light Ministries, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Bruce Stapleton

Movementum Group

Term: 2018 - 2020

Mark Sturgeon

Kermit Rowe

Howard Evans

Daniel Blevins

Jay Weygandt

Darrell Grayson

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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