ACTION INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Know God. Take Action.

aka ACTION   |   Mountlake Terrace, WA   |  www.actioninternational.org

Mission

Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor. Our three-prong strategy for ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development. The mission currently has over 260 missionaries, and many additional team members, in 30 countries. Our primary focuses are on children in crisis and building in-country church leadership through pastoral leadership training.

Ruling year info

1975

Director

Brian Stewart

Main address

PO Box 398 5502-232nd Street Southwest

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 USA

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EIN

51-0163499

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

ACTION seeks to address the need for hope for the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world, especially among the poor and needy.

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?

Children in Crisis

Millions of children are in crisis all over the world. Sadly they are suffering because they do not have the basics. Millions of boys and girls need food, shelter, education, caring friends, family. They come from broken and abusive families; they are displaced due to war and natural disasters; some run away from rural to urban centers thinking the “grass is greener” in the city surviving by selling recyclables or their bodies, and get involved in crime, gangs and drug use and pushing.

Street kids are in danger of being bullied by older kids, getting sick without access to medical attention, malnutrition, becoming a drug addicted and getting involved in violent crime. They are illiterate with no marketable skills and lost hope for the future.

ACTION is working with Children in Crisis in several countries including Brazil, Colombia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Mexico, Philippines, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.
Ministries include camps, Bible clubs, feeding programs, medical and handicap assistance, education and vocational training, street outreaches, discipleship, Christmas outreach, disaster relief, drop-in centers, orphanages and homes, and counseling for abuse and trauma.

Your donation to children in crisis is greatly appreciated.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children
Families

ACTION seeks to serve indigenous pastors in three Areas:

1) Pastor Conferences: Pastors from ACTION offer one to three-day conferences to equip and encourage multiple pastors in their home nations, including countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. They provide in depth Biblical teaching, educational resources, theological training, and general encouragement.

2) BookShare Services: Many pastors and their families live on less than $1 a day. They are therefore not able to buy basic ministry aids such as Bibles, concordances, or commentaries. Through ACTION’s BookShare ministry, expensive materials are distributed either free or at cost. One thousand study Bibles were recently donated to BookShare for pastors in Uganda and shipped to Africa with many other boxes of new and used books for pastors.

3) Pastoral Leadership Development team serves individually and in groups in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. They provide ongoing training through mentoring, training seminars, and study materials.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Christian Leadership Alliance Member 2020

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.

ACTION exists as a feild worker-sending organization dedicated to the evangelism of the Gospel, Christian discipleship, and opportunity development for the poor.

ACTION is especially focused on reaching children in crisis throughout the world by sending missionaries and supporting ongoing projects that provide opportunities and hope to children in need.

Additionally, ACTION sends experienced pastors and Christian workers to help to equip indigenous Christian churches to help them to be sustainable.

Primarily we train and send missionaries to established and new areas of the world to address the needs of children in crisis and other needs.

ACTION has 45 years of experience in training and supporting missionaries to effectively impact the poor in 30 countries,

Many churches have been strengthened especially by improving the educational level of their pastors. Many children have been rescued from the street by our visitation, camping, residential programs and through reconciliation with their families. Evangelistic events have resulted in people being saved. We have not been able to save everyone in each country where we serve or eliminate poverty, but we understand the Lord's statement in Mark 14:7 “For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them" (ESV). So we continue our best efforts and are encouraged with each decision for Christ and each life which is rescued by our outreaches.

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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The clarity in the demographics of donors allowed us to understand how better to communicate and serve with them.

  • 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?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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ACTION INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 7/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dave Johnson

National Products, Inc

Term: 2021 - 2025

Brian Stewart

Action International Ministries

Scott Fillingame

Boeing Co.

Doug DeVries

Business Owner

Daryl Germaine

Retired Missionary

Derek Dearth

Action International Ministries

Kyle Hansen

Action International Ministries

Dr. Erin Joy Bjorge

Northwest University

Pastor Brian Boone

Community Christian Fellowship

Dave Johnson

National Products, Inc

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • 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 07/29/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/17/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.