Homeword

Helping Families Succeed

San Juan Capistrano, CA   |  www.homeword.com

Mission

HomeWord helps families succeed by creating resources that
build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy
leaders.

Ruling year info

1985

President

Dr. Jim Burns

Co Principal Officer

Doug Fields

Main address

PO Box 1600

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 USA

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Formerly known as

YouthBuilders

National Institute of Youth Ministry (NIYM)

EIN

33-0072984

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Marriages, parents and children are struggling in today's culture which wants to tear down families. HomeWord wants to encourage, equip and build marriages, parents and children.

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?

Strong Marriages

HomeWord provides life-changing resources and events to help marriages thrive.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Raising empowered kids is challenging yet kids are worth the effort. HomeWord is committed to developing life-changing resources for parents such as Intentional Parenting: Raising Kids in Today's Crazy Culture.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

HomeWord offers student leadership conferences for teenagers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

HomeWord has launched a three-year plan to equip 10,000 pastors and ministry leaders with HomeWord's marriage and parenting resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

HomeWord's goal is to come alongside families and churches to provide resources that will help build marriage and family relationships. Strong families develop empowered kids who become strong and healthy leaders.

HomeWord has marriage conferences and seminars which teach couples how to communicate effectively, handle conflict appropriately and build trust in God and in each other. We also have seminars that educate parents on many areas of raising children through teaching healthy sexuality and navigating the waters of social media and technology. We also address relationships in the teen years through adult children, both of which can be difficult seasons in a family, but it doesn't have to be that way.

Through the leadership and teaching of Dr. Jim Burns, seminars and conferences are available as well as online courses that can be done in a group or in a private setting. We are also creating short-form videos addressing the trending topics and issues of today that can be accessed through a simple search on YouTube.

HomeWord is engaging other Christian speakers, male and female, including younger voices of today, to assist in sharing the message in seminars and conferences, as well as the short-form videos. The development and filming of new online courses is scheduled for 2023.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    HomeWord is a resource for any individual, couple, or parents - nationwide and worldwide. Jim Burns and Doug Fields travel the United States and abroad, sharing, educating and equipping couples and parents to be better parents and families.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Covid brought a new "normal" to everyone. The original face-to-face meetings were no longer accessible or practical for long periods of time. People needed help and we decided to make a pivot to provide our resources online through downloadable resources, webinars and virtual conferences.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Their voices were heard. We responded to the cry for help by making other means available to get help and receive resources.

  • 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, 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, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Homeword

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Todd Dean

CFO, AstroPak

Term: 2018 -

Randy Bramel

President, Bridgeport Investments

Jim Burns

President, HomeWord

Rod Emery

CEO, Steadfast Companies

Doug Fields

Sr. Director, HomeWord

Bob Howard

President, Howard & Howard

David Lane

Managing Director, Onset Ventures

Theresa Sinclair

Ministry Volunteer

Ken Verheyen

President, Astro Pak

Tom Purcell

President & CEO, Curci Companies

Ned Brines

Tracy Kuntz

Todd Dean

AstroPak

Patrick Daniels

Cap-Rock Partners

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/30/2021

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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

The organization's co-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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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