IMPACT NATIONS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

We Rescue Lives With A Really Big Gospel

aka Impact Nations   |   Rio Rancho, NM   |  www.impactnations.com

Mission

Impact Nations partners with leaders in the developing world to rescue lives and transform communities by engaging people in practical and supernatural expressions of the Kingdom of God.

Ruling year info

2014

Acting CEO

Tim Stewart

Main address

4111 Barbara Loop Suite E-1

Rio Rancho, NM 87124 USA

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EIN

46-4517575

NTEE code info

(International Relief) (Q33)

Christian (X20)

Employment Training (J22)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A demonstration of the Gospel that is both practical and supernatural is at the core of everything we do. Throughout the world we are encountering a gospel that is too limited; either it doesn’t address the physical, economic, and social needs, or it doesn’t present the clear and supernatural power of the Gospel to spiritually transform lives. At Impact Nations we accomplish our mission through three types of activity...

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?

Relief Efforts

Impact Nations works among some of the poorest, most desperate people in the world. Although we are committed to helping people reach long-term self-sustainability, we recognize that there are times that immediate intervention is required.

Impact Nations distributes clean water filters to some of the world's most vulnerable people.
In partnership with local churches in the developing world, we provide filters that eliminate 99.7% of harmful germs and parasites, while teaching the recipients about the need for safe drinking water, good hygiene, and proper sanitation. In some cases, when water sources are insufficient, we work with the community to install improved water sources such as spring boxes and wells.

Whether facing starvation, a health crisis, or the devastation of their home, the desperately poor often find themselves with nowhere to turn. Impact Nations meets some of these most basic needs in a variety of ways, each of which is a powerful demonstration of the Kingdom of God.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Journeys of Compassion put hands and feet to the adventure of the Gospel, where together we live out the reality that the Kingdom of God is big enough and powerful enough to touch every part of life. Everywhere we go, Christ is preached, the sick are healed and good news to the poor is demonstrated in prisons, hospitals, mobile medical clinics and feeding programs. Journeys vary in length from one to two weeks, and reach across the world, from Africa to Asia to Central America.

Men, women, and children who choose to join us are those who desire to go beyond what they have ever experienced in their Christian life––to be used by the Lord to bring His salvation, healing and hope.

Since 2005, Impact Nations has taken over 65 teams to 19 different nations. As a result, thousands of churches have been planted, tens of thousands have received medical care, prisoners have been set free, and countless people have responded to the gospel.

Our Journeys of Compassion are always conducted in partnership with a local church network in the target nation. As a result, we can count on our partners to provide the follow-up required to make disciples and bring about long-term community transformation.

To learn more, visit www.impactnations.com/joc

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Impact Nations is committed to finding sustainable solutions for the poor. We partner with churches and small non-profit organizations in the developing world to rescue people from at-risk situations (domestic abuse, homelessness, crisis pregnancies, widows, etc.). Those who are rescued are unable to sustain themselves or their families, so once they are in our partners’ care, we teach them marketable skills (sewing, hair dressing, computer programing, candle making, etc.), and provide basic business training. Many graduates of our programs are able to enter the workforce with confidence and quickly find employment. Others start their own small business through our provision of small loans and further coaching.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people
Sex workers

Where we work

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 people with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Relief Efforts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Internally displaced people, Incarcerated people, Sex workers, Unemployed people

Related Program

Relief Efforts

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During the pandemic, our highest relief priority has become feeding the starving. Our meal count also became more accurate in 2020.

Number of clients who complete job skills training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse, Sex workers, Unemployed people

Related Program

Skills and Business Training

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

At Impact Nations we accomplish our mission through three types of activity...

JOURNEYS OF COMPASSION: There are three goals for every Journey that we conduct:

First, we believe that every follower of Christ is called to be a minister of the Gospel. During a Journey, every team member is released into hands-on ministry. One of our greatest joys is to watch people step into their calling and anointing as they preach the Gospel, heal the sick, and practically demonstrate Christ’s love. Team members return home bigger on the inside, living with more faith, more anointing and more experience than ever before.

Second, Journeys bring hope and healing to entire communities. During a Journey of Compassion we may reach as many as six different communities. Whether in rural villages or urban slums, the impact is huge. On a single Journey we will reach as many as 8,000 people with powerful expressions of the Gospel. Wherever we go, hundreds are healed and come to Christ. Hundreds more receive medical attention, water filters, food or mosquito nets.

Finally, Journeys open a door for long-term community transformation, allowing us to build relationships with local ministries that would otherwise not be possible. In many nations around the developing world, Impact Nations is engaged in sustainable projects that are changing communities. Each of these began with a Journey of Compassion.

We are seeking God-directed connections in an increasing number of poor nations. We aim to be conducting our 100th Journey in the year 2022, visiting at least one new nation each year. We anticipate 600 journeyers in the next three years, one third of which would be first-timers.

RELIEF EFFORTS: Impact Nations works among some of the poorest, most desperate people in the world. Although we are committed to helping people reach long-term self-sustainability, we recognize that there are times that immediate intervention is required.

Whether facing starvation, a health crisis, or the devastation of their home, the desperately poor often find themselves with nowhere to turn. Impact Nations meets some of these most basic needs in a variety of ways, each of which is a powerful demonstration of the Kingdom of God.

Through our rapid disaster response times, we aim to be distributing 2000 filters a year by 2022, providing clean water for up to 50,000 people per year. Our goal is to expand our feeding programs to 200,000 meals per year by 2022.

SKILLS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Our goal is to provide the help needed to move both individuals and communities into long-term sustainability, not dependence upon any outside source. We are currently providing vocational schools and basic business curriculum in four different nations. Our students include those whom we have rescued from prostitution, sexual abuse, crisis pregnancy, and gang activity. In the next three years we hope to expand these programs to eight countries and increase the number of graduates to 500 annually.

At Impact Nations we accomplish our mission through three types of activity...

JOURNEYS OF COMPASSION: Impact Nations is in an ongoing effort to develop new church connections in the west in order to recruit new Journey participants and new leaders. These efforts are primarily focused on Canada, the United States, and Australia. In order to discover new ministry opportunities, we are developing new partnerships in target nations. The process is always led by the Holy Spirit and relies heavily on our existing network of ministry partners. A member of our staff typically takes at least one five-day scouting trip to a potential target nation each year.

RELIEF EFFORTS: We are currently focused on growing our fundraising capacity. This includes improving our social media following and email distribution list through promotions such as e-book giveaways. Text-to-give platforms will be implemented in the near future in order to promote rapid donor engagement during natural disasters.

SKILLS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Our immediate goal is to increase the capacity of partners in Ethiopia and Colombia, where our basic business curriculum will complement and strengthen their existing programs. We are currently developing sustainable partnerships in Malawi and Mexico that should lead to opportunities for skills and business programs. Increased investment in three Ugandan partners, including a major capital investment will lead to larger enrollment numbers. Our train-the-trainers courses are also expanding our reach to new communities in India and Uganda.

At Impact Nations we accomplish our mission through three types of activity...

JOURNEYS OF COMPASSION: We have been conducting Journeys of Compassion since 2005, having developed systems for accommodating teams of any size or age group. We are now functioning as the missions wing for several churches. Our systems for mobile medical clinics, community clean water and food distribution, and anti-malarial mosquito nets enable us to reach thousands of people with practical demonstrations of the Gospel in a twelve day period. On every Journey we provide effective follow-up and discipleship strategies for our host churches.

RELIEF EFFORTS: We are continually training more volunteers to coordinate and lead water filter distribution teams in disaster areas. These volunteers are strategically located around the globe for rapid response times. A strong relationship with our supplier of water filters has resulted in our ability to respond quickly to natural disasters.

SKILLS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Our proven five-day train-the-trainer course enables us to be consistently expanding our capacity in Asia and Africa. We have translated the Alternativ basic business curriculum into local languages in two continents. Existing vocational schools have demonstrated our proven capabilities of teaching the following skills: tailoring, hair dressing, catering, graphic design, web development, and photography.

At Impact Nations we accomplish our mission through three types of activity...

JOURNEYS OF COMPASSION: We have conducted over 70 Journeys of Compassion since 2005, empowering over 1,000 volunteers to discover their calling as a partner in the work of the Kingdom. These Journeys have reached 20 different nations, in some cases leading to wholesale transformation of entire communities. During every Journey of Compassion, the sick are healed, the poor are served, and hundreds discover an abundant life in Christ for the very first time. We have already selected several new nations that will likely be the subject of a Journey of Compassion in the next 18 months. Every trip sees new volunteers and the number of participating churches continues to grow.

RELIEF EFFORTS: Impact Nations typically responds to one major disaster every year. Although the bulk of our disaster response activities involve the distribution of water filters, we have also dispatched medical teams and reconstruction teams. Past disaster responses have included Typhoon Yolanda (Philippines, 2014); the earthquake in Nepal (2015), Hurricane Matthew (Haiti, 2016); Hurricane Maria (Puerto Rico, 2017); the Kerala flood (Southern India, 2018); and the Punjab flood (Northern India, 2019). In addition to disaster response, we also meet the everyday needs of the desperately poor through feeding programs to the homeless and orphans, having provided hundreds of thousands of meals. Other relief activities include our mobile medical clinics and water filters distributed during Journeys of Compassion. To date we estimate that over 500,000 people have received permanent access to safe drinking water. We continue to train volunteers who are capable of equipping local water filter distribution teams and leading them into disaster zones.

SKILLS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Impact Nations has been equipping the poor with marketable skills for nearly ten years. Our vocational programs have included such skills as tailoring, hair dressing, catering, graphic design, web development, and photography. In 2018 we began to add the Alternativ basic business curriculum to our various skills programs and the results have been remarkable. Hundreds of women, have escaped desperate situations such as forced prostitution, homelessness, and abuse. Nearly seventy percent of the graduates either find full-time employment upon graduation or start their own small business, often through one of our micro-loan programs. Another fifteen percent use their newfound skills and confidence to pursue higher education. Graduates receive ongoing coaching and mentorship to ensure lasting success. Our current capacity is growing as we bring the Basic Business curriculum to new partners in new territories and even new nations. We aim to add two new training centers per year.

Financials

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IMPACT NATIONS INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 10/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ken Rounds

Gar Liebler

Cynthia Pearson

NuVenture

Craig Stephens

Salvation Army

Tim Stewart

Impact Nations

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 10/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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Sexual orientation

Disability

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