Christian Ministry Alliance

Goodyear, AZ   |  www.christianministryalliance.org

Mission

Many smaller church and nonprofit leaders are overwhelmed by running the business side of their organization. At Christian Ministry Alliance we help them sort through the clutter and provide practical solutions, so leaders can gain back their time, and have the energy to lead their people and mission effectively.

Ruling year info

2014

President & CEO

Mr. Douglas Leslie

Main address

P.O. Box 7735

Goodyear, AZ 85338 USA

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EIN

46-3408177

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We love the church and all related ministries, and we want to see them operate with excellence. At Christian Ministry Alliance we know ministry leaders have a specific calling to fulfill their mission. More than anything else they want to stay confident and focused on what God has put in front of them. The problem is many ministry leaders are wearing so many hats and juggling so many daily responsibilities, that they don’t have time to handle all the details involved with administration. We come alongside ministries and those that lead them, providing credible, practical, and affordable resources that allow them to focus on the mission. We do this through a simple process by 1) getting to know the organization, budget constraints, culture, needs, future hopes. Then 2) we provide practical options that alleviate immediate organizational pain, and 3) allow the leader freedom to focus on why they entered ministry in the first place.

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?

One Day Leaders Forum

A working roundtable event in different geographic locations specifically designed for senior ministry leaders. The forum addresses critical issues facing ministry leadership and the people they serve.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

Permovere, LLC is our professional services division, providingonline financial processing, full-service accounting/bookkeeping services, web development, and graphic design and branding servcies for smaller churches and ministry nonprofit.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Evangelicals
Protestants
Interfaith groups
Jewish people

A professional service offering comprehensive organizational consulting offerings for smaller churches and ministry nonprofits,

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

An administrative service providing donation processing and reporting. This program was developed to assist support-raising missionaries to raise their financial support from their donors. Our service includes online donation platforms, donation receipting, 1099 NEC IRS filing, and donation tracking software.

Population(s) Served

The Christian Ministry Alliance serves as a holding organization for faith-based and family-friendly non-profits and projects. The Alliance serves as an incubator for organizations and projects doing transformational ministry. The Alliance is conducting this service as a Class B and Class C Fiscal Sponsor.

Population(s) Served

Movie Bank is the newest offering from the Alliance. Movie Bank was developed to provide an avenue that allows high-quality faith and family-friendly short media projects to be sponsored, funded, and produced via a crowdfunding model. Each media project is overseen as an Alliance fiscally sponsored project and tax-deductible for donors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians
Adults
Christians
Adults
Christians

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our primary and ultimate goal is to alleviate the burden many ministry leaders feel as they try diligently to fulfill their mission. For many smaller organizations, the ministry's business can feel like it is sabotaging the ministry's mission.

Christian Ministry Alliance's goal is to help leaders chart a course out of the bushes, helping them clear their plate of the administration so they can focus. The clarity allows ministry leaders to place needed time and energy in building strategic relationships with other ministry leaders in their communities.

We address this reality as well by providing relationship-centered events that allow leaders to build trust and connectivity in safe environments. Additionally, we provide skill development seminars, organizational management platforms, accounting services, digital development services, and organizational consulting.

A strong goal is to see the local church leaders build high-trust relationships with para-church leaders so that together they can build lasting partnerships to reach their communities.

We provide a series of professional services through with which we build relational and professional credibility. These strategic lines of service include the following:

1. Alliance Finance - offering online transaction processing for a low flat rate, support processing for those raising personal or project support, and bookkeeping and payroll services for smaller organizations.

2. Alliance Digital - offering digital services to include website design and maintenance, logo and branding design, and video shooting and production

3. Alliance Consulting - A full service, comprehensive consulting services for churches through a certified church consultant. Under our consulting umbrella, we also provide ongoing coaching for ministry leaders who need a sounding board.

4. Alliance Learning - providing live and online training for organizations and their leaders.

These professional capabilities help us build credibility and trust with ministry leaders, allowing us then to convene meetings where ministry leaders can interact safely since they know us and our desire to see them succeed.

In order to provide these services, we have partnered with professionals in each of these programmatic areas that provide expertise. Additionally, we have gained specific certifications for our staff so that we have expertise in-house for our members.

These fields of expertise include web development on the WordPress platform - both coding and design, a CPA to oversee our bookkeeping services, and skilled videographers out of Hollywood, CA for our digital video production.

Additionally, we have in-house certifications for Certified Church Consultant (CCC) and Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP).

We have engaged local ministries who understand our mission and want to be part. 90% of those engaged are taking advantage of one of our lives of service and will attend an event if personally invited to do so.

The Alliance has grown its Fiscal Sponsorship offering to a current number of 39 projects or supported individuals serving worldwide.

Our 2021 vision is to expand nationally with the service lines and engage ministries across the United States. This involves continuing to build out our online learning platform, hiring internal staff for member development, developing a series of online webinars that are practical and beneficial, and continuing to build a diverse Board of Directors.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • 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 take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • 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 hard to come up with good questions to ask people, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Christian Ministry Alliance

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Douglas Leslie

Christian Ministry Alliance

Term: 2014 -

Brian Rensing

TEAM International

Rob Lane

Living Water Church

Troy Renter

Harlan Assembly of God

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No
  • 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability