SERVENOW

Procrastinate Later

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.weservenow.org

Mission

Sharing Christ's passion for the world by serving the most vulnerable through national churches and leaders.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Benjamin S Foley

Main address

1817 Austin Bluffs Parkway #110

Colorado Springs, CO 80918 USA

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EIN

46-1522377

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We seek to fill gaps in ministry where there are needs going unmet. ServeNow does this by identifying and partnering with churches and pastors lacking Scripture, Discipleship/Leadership resources and unable on their own to tangibly and practically serve their communities and villages despite the passion and vision to do so.

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?

Equipping the Church

First of all we ensure members of churches we work with have God’s Word in their own language. Then, over a period of at least 7 1/2 years we work with these same churches to provide a 30 book set of discipleship booklets we have written and created called "The Basic Things You Need to Know." These are also used as evangelist tools for believers to share their faith with others. Pastors are also provided training and some are given bicycles where there is no other means of transportation.

Population(s) Served

ServeNow works with children around the world in need of education. In Uganda, we rebuild school buildings and find sponsors for impoverished children. In India & Nepal we operate "Lighthouse Centers" where children living in poverty are provided tutoring and educational opportunities along with snacks, games, activities etc. In Ukraine and India, we provide summer camp/Vacation Bible School opportunities.

For women at risk of human trafficking or involved in prostitution we offer awareness training and skill training in the form of six-month tailoring, bakery and cosmetology classes.

Population(s) Served

Through simple acts of compassion people experience God’s love and life transformation. This takes the form of warm blankets, clean water, medical clinics, mosquito nets, Christmas gifts, disaster relief, wheelchairs and other humanitarian aid where the need is greatest.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

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 clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are people served in a specific, tangible, direct way...not counting impact and influence beyond immediate recipients.

Number of people trained

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are number of women trained in a six month skill training program.

Number of active church partnerships

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

We aim to accomplish two things. First of all, to equip pastors and churches with God's Word in a way that results in disciples rooted and grounded in the foundational truths of the Christian life. Secondly, we empower these same pastors and churches to reach out and serve their communities according to the need and most effective, strategic way that would open doors and hearts to the Good News. We want to see churches equipped in God's Word, disciples made through resources in their language, women at risk of human trafficking provided a skill and ability to generate their own income, orphan or underprivileged children able to receive an education and care, people in need of clean water, medical care, winter coverings, mosquito nets, humanitarian relief or other aid served in those ways. We are aiming to holistically serve people most in need and to do so where the need is greatest while partnering with local churches around the world. We want to make the God given dreams and vision of others a reality!

Our strategy is partnering with local churches and pastors to accomplish this mission. In every country of operation we hire National leaders and staff to work with the indigenous people being served in their countries. They know the language and culture and thus it makes the work more effective and cost efficient. They also already possess a vision, calling and passion. They just lack the resources or training needed. So rather than dictate to them what we think best, we come alongside them and listen to what they know would work best. We are not seeking to be "hero's" but come in the humility of a "helper" alongside of as equal partners.

Through our experienced and trained network of staff and leaders and boards in countries of operation we are capable of meeting goals...as funding allows. With our network of supporters and relationships in the US we work to generate the resources and interest needed to fund the projects and work around the world. Our founder has over 50 years of Global Ministry and Leadership experience and our President served as a pastor and gained experience in international missions prior to leading the organization forward.

In just our first few years of existence, over three million people have been served in some specific and direct way. We have been partnering with a network of over 1,500 churches that are being equipped with God's Word and a series of Discipleship resources. ServeNow has trained a hundreds of women in six-month skill training courses. Seven school buildings have been built in Uganda for orphan/impoverished children in five years. Nearly 70 children have monthly sponsors. A handful of "Lighthouse Centers" are operating on a weekly basis for hundreds of orphan or disadvantaged slum children to provide education, a warm meal, tutoring and God's love. Thousands of physical aid have been given to people in need. A couple hundred children and teens attend summer camps in Ukraine each year.

What's next for ServeNow is growing our impact in the countries already operating in and hopefully expanding to new countries. We hope to provide more leadership training for pastors and leaders as they are requesting, and more material for churches hungry for God's Word.

Financials

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Operations

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

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SERVENOW

Board of directors
as of 6/22/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rob Shaffer


Board co-chair

Tony Lombardi

Fred Sharpe

Allison Parker

Kyle Pewitt

Daniel O'Rear

Kristen Manz

Ellen Sousa

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? Yes