Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ

aka Division of Overseas Ministries/Wider Church Ministries   |   Indianapolis, IN   |  http://globalministries.org

Mission

To receive and share the Good News of Jesus Christ by joining with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation and peace.

Ruling year info

1951

Co-Executive, Global Ministries; President, Division of Overseas Ministries

Rev. Dr. Julia Brown Karimu

Co-Executive, Global Ministries; Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Operations

Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson

Main address

P.O. Box 1986

Indianapolis, IN 46206 USA

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EIN

35-1291382

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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

Child Sponsorship

Global Ministries Child Sponsorship works with more than a dozen centers internationally to provide for the basic needs of children in underdeveloped countries so that they may share in God's abundant life.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Global Ministries believes that through the sending and receiving of mission personnel, the whole church benefits from the exchange. This is one example of Global Ministries core value of presence - manifesting God's love by living in intentional, committed relationships.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Global Ministries provides support for the special ministries of nearly 300 international partners. This support comes primarily from specially designated gifts and grants. These ministries include projects addressing issues such as education, women's empowerment, healthcare, access to water, agricultural efforts, and the training of local pastors. Global Ministries is committed to the core value of Mutuality, which means that these projects are locally designed, directed, and evaluated.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Global Ministries develops communications that foster a deeper understanding of God’s mission in the world. Including the sharing of global worship and Bible study materials from partner churches, as well as Vacation Bible School curricula; facilitating visits of mission personnel to local churches throughout the United States and Canada; and annually supporting hundreds of People-to-People Pilgrimage experiences of mutual learning and service as groups travel internationally.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

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Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Deborah DeWitt


Board co-chair

Reverend Ed Davis

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? No