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Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries Inc

Beyond Evangelism: a lifelong faith in Jesus

aka Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries   |   Beaverton, OR   |  https://www.fficm.org

Mission

The mission of Firm Foundation in Christ Ministries is to train nationals not only to evangelize, but also to follow up with new believers; training them in the basic knowledge, attitudes, and practices of the Christian faith that are necessary for them to become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2022

President

Richard Gardner

Main address

1500 NW 167th Pl

Beaverton, OR 97006 USA

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EIN

46-3741710

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Training and Equipping

FFICM equips national evangelists, pastors, and church leaders to evangelize, as well as follow up with new believers. We train them to show new believers how to develop a life-long faith in Jesus. Most trainings are for a full week, at the end of which each participant has practiced evangelism and follow-up in the classroom and outside in the surrounding villages. We equip each person with materials that have been translated and adapted to their culture, so that they can continue to effectively reach people in their area and train others in evangelism and follow-up. Each participant is expected to train at least 10 others. Their supervisors help and encourage them to reach their goal.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Adults

Where we work

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • 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 act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • 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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Firm Foundation In Christ Ministries Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nathan Theophanes

Nathan Theophanes

Ken Keeley

Richard Gardner

Keith Larson

Mike Trainor

Deborah Sezov

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/02/2024

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.