Religion, Spiritual Development

African Revival Fellowship

Bridging the gaps

aka African Revival Radio

SKYLAND, NC

Mission

African Revival Fellowship exists to make Christ known among African ethnic groups in the U.S. and around the world and to mobilize the African diaspora for the spiritual harvest through works of compassion and grace.

Ruling Year

2014

CEO

Mr. Komlan Koudifo

Main Address

PO BOX 1888

SKYLAND, NC 28776 USA

Keywords

compassion, community, economic, development, African, Diaspora, health, children,medical, sanitation, youth, entrepreneurship, literacy, education, evangelism, Christian radio, Media, farm, livestock, micro loan, training, leadership

EIN

45-1428767

 Number

7930406561

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Economic Development (S30)

Radio (A34)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

African Revival Fellowship is 501(c3) not for profit Christian organization with primary office in Asheville, North Carolina. It is organized as an Evangelistic Organization and its goal is to make Christ known among African Ethnic groups in U.S. and around the world. The Fellowship is committed to mobilizing the African Diaspora for the spiritual harvest through works of compassion and grace. Mission researches revealed that African Diaspora is an immense mission field, thus we believe that its negligence will be too costly. Therefore, African Revival Fellowship wants to use emerging communication and technology tools to reach as many as we can no matter where they live. The African Union (AU) estimates that the African Diaspora are about: 39.2 million people in North America (USA and Canada); it is evident that number is growing every day.

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

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MEDIA AND RADIO MINISTRIES

LIFE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

AGRICULTURE & LIVELIHOODS

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

HEALTH AND MEDICAL PROGRAM

REFUGEES & IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

FELLOWSHIP AND NETWORKING

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of new grants received

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Context notes

Number of New grant Received

Number of conference attendees

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Context notes

Number of African Retreat retreat attendees

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

REFUGEES & IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS

Context notes

Number of financial literacy courses conducted to held the african diaspora in U.S on money management and debts.

Number of clients who become literate because of literacy education programs by the nonprofit

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Number of clients who able to read the bible in EWE through our Literacy program

Total number of conferences held

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Number of Retreats and Outreach events held in the year

Number of APP Launches

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Christians,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Total of number of radio mobile application Launched by listeners around the world.

Number of APP Downloads

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Total of number of radio mobile application downloaded by listeners around the world.

Number of APP Impressions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Total of number of radio mobile application impressions by listeners around the world.

Number of Media Plays

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Context notes

Total of number of Media plays by listeners on our mobile application all platforms include

Number of training workshops

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Number of training programs created

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Number of Engaged Volonteers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

DISCIPLESHIP, EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Number of media partnerships developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

People of African descent,

Immigrants, newcomers, refugees

Related program

MEDIA AND RADIO MINISTRIES

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

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?

African Revival Fellowship is 501(c3) not for profit Christian organization with primary office in Asheville, North Carolina. It is organized as an Evangelistic Organization and its goal is to make Christ known among African Ethnic groups in U.S. and around the world. The Fellowship is committed to mobilizing the African Diaspora for the spiritual harvest through works of compassion and grace. Mission researches revealed that African Diaspora is an immense mission field, thus we believe that its negligence will be too costly. Therefore, African Revival Fellowship wants to use emerging communication and technology tools to reach as many as we can no matter where they live. The African Union (AU) estimates that the African Diaspora are about: 39.2 million people in North America (USA and Canada); it is evident that number is growing every day. Research shows that African immigrants living far away of their home countries and home churches are facing so many challenges to keep up the faith they once professed. We are focusing our mission on the African ethnic group within de diaspora in their own languages and dialects. Our goal is to reach one at the time to be spiritually reproductive and be able to reach others to do the same. To fulfill this mission among our targeted audiences, African Revival Fellowship has deployed multiples core ministries and programs (services), each is equipped with specific mission. Goals. African Revival Fellowship is involved in the following areas: 1. Evangelism & discipleship 2. Fight against poverty; 3. Education, training and information; 4. Health care & Medical assistance 5. Agriculture and livestock; 6. Mobilization of the African diaspora to the economic development of their homelands; 7. Literacy; 8. Economic and social development 9. leadership & youth employment; 10. Micro finances and entrepreneurial 11. Media, radio and emerging communication tools to promote the gospel. 12. Refugees and immigrant assistance

African Revival Fellowship strategies are to: 1. partner with African ethnic churches and ministries for evangelism work in their communities 2. establish and develop a knowledge-sharing network to bridge the gap between the African diaspora and local communities or social organizations in African countries. 3. strengthen and support the contribution of the people of the African diaspora to economic developments and social impact in their country. 4. assisting the poor; Widows; Orphans as well as those afflicted through work of compassion and grace. 5. Encourage and promote the transfer of intellectual, technical and economic capital from the diaspora to Africa to support the private initiatives of young Africans; 6. Encouraging young Africans to promote the spirit of self-promotion through entrepreneurial to strengthen the capacity of young Africans; 7. encourage agriculture and livestock; 8. Help young entrepreneurs access funding for their activities 9. Encourage young people to take care of themselves 10. Promote youth leadership and personal development 11. to enhance the education and vocational training of young people. 12. Set up an FM and online radio ministry 13. Creation of a mutual for members. 14. Inform, educate and communicate; 15. identifying, developing, executing and evaluating projects and programs in support of vulnerable populations 16. producing and participating in radio & TV programs 17. creating schools and vocational training centers 18. organizing seminars workshops, Symposia, conferences, roundtables, meetings 19. provide support to grassroots communities to create farms; 20. constructing or rehabilitating health Centers or other sanitary and hospital training; 21. Create an agricultural fund 22. Organizing literacy courses 23. Working with Governments, local authorities, NGOs, national and international Associations and institutions to raise awareness of the diaspora has an active participation in the development of Their country

African Revival Fellowship is committed to its mission. Its leadership team and dedicated volunteers among African Diaspora in the United States and around the world are our strongest assets. African Revival Fellowship believes that a decentralized leadership structure will increase innovation and freedom of spirit in the ministry. To bridge the gaps as our motto says African Revival Fellowship has offices in the United States as well as in Africa. This strategic positioning is helping the work we do. Some of capabilities are as follow:  Great commitment of volunteers and workers  Strong buy-in of the ministry vision by Pastors in the diaspora  Students training program  Strong presence online and our advanced usage of Technology to carry out the mission  Ministry development capability  Networking with other organizations and ministries  Strong financial support from the listeners and friends  Prayer team commitment to support the ministry in their knees  Ability to yield to the lead of the Spirit  Culture of trust in leadership team and the volunteers  Warm and matured spirit among the Leadership team  Periodic Reviews To ensure the Fellowship operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status, periodic reviews shall be conducted.  Leadership Development and Spiritual Growth African Revival Fellowship is striving to focus on Leadership development – so individual members are able to perform the mission successfully. A Mandatory monthly leadership development meeting for staff and volunteers’ workers, Annual participation of Executive Leadership in Christian leadership development conferences  Our Decision-Making Process We have a centralized decision-making process using the 7 steps in Decision Making plus 1 from Identification to Implementation. Very often, we seek God’s guidance in Prayer for our major decisions using a collaborative and consultation method for our major decisions. Due the nature of our mission, we want to make sure we are doing everything according to God’s will.

Our strategic Planning objectives are measured in terms of attainable goals – metrics target and actionable initiatives. What these means to us as a Christian organization: 1. Objectives Objectives are those key outcomes that African Revival Fellowship needs to reach to accomplish its strategy – they are identified in each of our perspectives (Programs). 2. Metrics These are actionable and tangible measurements that support achieving objectives – this is what will make African Revival Fellowship scorecard real and measurable. 3. Targets Performance level expectations are then set against the strategic plan. For each metric, a goal is set, or a plan developed so that progress for each objective can be evaluated. 4. Initiatives These are specific and actionable items that can be executed by individuals within the organization and the Strategy owners such the Board and the CEO.

Current Indicators Since its insertion in 2011, African Revival Fellowship has made positive impact through the Discipleship, Education and Training Programs and our Media and Radio Ministries. From 2013 through 2018 we have graduated more than hundred (100) students from our long terms and short terms discipleship and training program. We have grown our pool of volunteers to 50 active ministry workers. As part of our Retreat & Ministry Outreach and Children Ministry, we have organized since 2016 three (3) Retreat & Camp in Indianapoli (2016), Dallas (2017), and Moline (2018). Media and radio Programs: Families are being restored through the power of the word of God through our Media and Radio ministries. African Revival Radio is reaching its audiences through mobile devises (iPhone, iPads, Android, Window Phone, Amazon, TuneIn, iTunes and much more). Since the launch of our radio application in 2014, we are seeing exponential downloading rates every day. Our call to listen capability gives our listeners a powerful tool to listen to their favorite radio on their home or cell phone wherever they are when they dial 712-432-2868. This is the result of our partnership with Audio Now (now Zeno Media) - a highly innovative diaspora media company that operates the largest, most trusted call to listen radio platform in the world. Our Radio is well positioned in major Radio network such as: iTunes, TuneIn, WMP and Winamp. As part of our Media and radio ministries Strategies, we launched in 2016 Christian Media Agency- Africa in Togo (MCAA) our first Broadcasting Studio to serve (1) as a bridge between churches, pastors, missionaries, evangelists, teachers or lay people who would like to develop a radio ministry to the Diaspora. MCAA is the main source of programs and contents for African Revival Radio and all its networks. CMAA is seeking to establish itself as the center of reference for the supply of Christians programs for local medias in Africa. We believe in partnership and Networking. We work closely with several organizations we consider as our mission partners. We are members of several Christian networks and we work closely with other radios and organizations such as: • Missio Nexus • America Ethnic Mission • Mission America Coalition • Precepts for life • Sa Parole Pour Aujourd’hui African Revival Fellowship relies heavily on Information System and Technology tools for the success of its mission. African Revival Fellowship is in “Normative stage of development”. Our goal is to design an organization that is well structured and equipped for a full gospel and compassion ministry work. We are committed to invest in new systems to increase efficient and effectiveness in our services and operations. For the next 5 years our goal is to see all our nine (9) ministries/Programs fully deployed and operational:

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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?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

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