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Global Outreach International

Good News for Every Nation in this Generation

Tupelo, MS   |  http://www.globaloutreach.org

Mission

To get the Good News to every nation this generation by showing and sharing God's Love.

Ruling year info

2002

CEO

John Darnell III

Main address

PO Box 1

Tupelo, MS 38802 USA

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EIN

48-1256219

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem: millions of people die each day going to an eternity in hell separated from Jesus Christ. We want people to spend eternity in heaven with God and also experience the joy of living with Him now. How: We show and share the love of Christ. We show the love of Christ by meeting physical needs (hunger, poverty, employment, sickness, etc.) to open up the opportunity to share the love of Christ, that is how Christ died to save us eternally.

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?

Christian Missions

The organization provides opportunities to and support for Christian missionaries providing evangelism, discipleship, development, and compassion ministries to people in approximately fifty countries around the world.

Global Outreach International empowers believers to follow the Holy Spirit's calling in their lives. Instead of telling people where or how to do their ministry, we equip missionaries to be effective serving wherever God calls them using the gifting and talents He has given them. As a gospel-focused interdenominational organization, we do not place a restriction on denomination and believe all in Christ are called to be on mission with Him.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants
Incarcerated people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Number of donations made by board members

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

Christians, Social and economic status, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Christian Missions

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of board members donated to Global Outreach.

Percentage of missionaries visited in their field of service

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

Work status and occupations

Related Program

Christian Missions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We desire face to face touch points with our field workers around the world. In 2019, we visited more than 80%. In 2020 and 2021, that number fell due to COVID travel restrictions.

Total number of new organization members

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

Indigenous peoples, At-risk youth, Victims and oppressed people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Christian Missions

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New organization members means new missionaries who are deployed to the field with Global Outreach. We desire to see 100 new missionaries per year by 2024.

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.

We desire to mobilize missionaries who carry the good news of Jesus Christ to each people group around the world who doesn't know Him. More specifically, we want the news of Jesus to reach every nation in this generation.

That means that we want to see the 7,000 people groups who have no knowledge of Jesus to grow to more than 2% of their population being Christian. And, we want that to happen within the next 70 years.

To accomplish this, we have sub goals, which are to mobilize missionaries in the fields of healthcare, education, agriculture, church planting, and vulnerable/orphan care so that they can use these good deeds to improve the living conditions of those around the world in order to have the opportunity to address their spiritual poverty.

We currently have 250+ missionaries living and working in 43 countries around the world in each of these five fields.

To accomplish this, we have sub goals, which are to mobilize missionaries in the fields of healthcare, education, agriculture, church planting, and vulnerable/orphan care so that they can use these good deeds to improve the living conditions of those around the world in order to have the opportunity to address their spiritual poverty.

To achieve this bold goal of reaching the people groups around the world, we have four strategic priorities over the coming three years:

-Mobilization: we desire to onboard 100 new missionaries a year, each year by 2023.
-Missionary support: we desire to provide holistic care for the entire missionary family, knowing their their success in reaching their people group depends largely on the health of their family.
-Church partnership: we want to see 50 churches sending their mission teams, missionaries, and funding through Global Outreach.
-Healthy US-Based office: we will exceed $2,000,000 a year in operations support by 2023 (up from $1,300,000 in 2020). That revenue level will meet the staffing needs necessary to accomplish the three strategic priorities above.

We currently have 260+ missionaries living and working in 50+ countries around the world in each of these five fields and a 50 year history of doing this work.
In addition, 2019 saw our organization receive donations of more than $17,000,000 in support of this cause.

We believe our storied history, staff talent and competence, and strong donor revenue provide great bandwidth for accomplishing these goals.

We've mobilized thousands of missionaries, tens of thousands of short term team members, and tens of millions of dollars to the mission field in the past. And, we are excited to do more!

In 2019 before the pandemic, we were:
-Mobilizing 45+ new missionaries a year
-Caring for 88% of our missionaries face-to-face, in the country where we serve.
-Raising more than $1,000,000 a year in administrative support
-Executing missions conferences and education for ten churches

The strategic priorities indicated above will be cemented into a strategic plan at our fall board meeting in November of 2021, which will allow us to focus full force on achieving these ambitious goals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Global Outreach International

Board of directors
as of 11/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Snowden

Jerry Childs

Kevin Crook

Vicki Currie

Charlie Dee

Ricky Jackson

Barton Ramsey

Lauren Patterson

B. J. Lundy

Danny Sheffield

Shane Scott

Charlie Shaw

Bill Malone

Greg Pirkle

Reuben Pitts

Kelley Simpson

Chris Snowden

Patty Ethridge

Rob Rhamy

Chi Chung

Debbie Wiley

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 ? 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 3/9/2022

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 (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/19/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.