Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Welcoming Desperate and Destitute People Into Gospel-Powered Life Transformation Since 1906

aka Citygate Network   |   Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.citygatenetwork.org

Mission

An association of life-transformation ministries that equips, supports, inspires, and educates those providing focused, front-line services to hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted people in our cities—moving them from a condition of human suffering to one of human flourishing, which God wants so very much for them to enjoy. Nearly 300 affiliates in North America.

Ruling year info

1958

Principal Officer

Mr. John Ashmen

Main address

2153 Chuckwagon Road, Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80919 USA

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Formerly known as

International Union of Gospel Missions (IUGM)

EIN

55-0479715

NTEE code info

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

Christian (X20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem is that there are hundreds of thousands of people in America who are out of options, living in desperate situations and in destitute conditions—many of whom are homeless—because of a lack of affordable housing, lack of education and job skills, wage disparity, mental illness, recreational marijuana usage, alcohol and drug addiction, family dysfunction, domestic abuse, abandonment, human trafficking, and misguided bureaucratic measures.

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?

News and Information Publications

Instigate - Bi-monthly industry-wide magazine covering all aspects of programming and operations;

2ThePoint - Monthly inspiration and management insights for executive directors;

Street Smart - Biweekly association and industry news, statistics, products, and employment opportunities;

Population(s) Served
Adults

Annual Conference - Inspiring event-of-the-year with around 60 seminars and 90 exhibitors, geared for everyone in rescue mission ministry;

CEO Summit - Annual think tank and "iron-sharpening" session for CEOs;

DC Forum - Yearly gathering where rescue mission staff can meet with elected officials, hear from policy experts, and receive training;

District Gatherings - Educational and fellowship events held on the local level across 8-9 regional territories;

Global City Mission Network - International partnership forum;

Population(s) Served
Adults

Professional Networks - Vocation-based discussion groups for those involved in addiction recovery, business management, leadership, programming, and other areas.

Emerging Leaders - Connections for those in rescue mission under age 40

Population(s) Served
Adults

Online directories of missions, businesses, and individual members

Resources - Sample policies, job descriptions, and other documents

Recruiting Center - Employment classifieds from member missions

Contract Services - Connecting missions with affiliated business services and vendors

Historic Archives

Population(s) Served
Adults

Regional Coordinators - Mentoring and consulting for members and new mission start-ups;

Board Development Sessions - In-depth on-site board training in trends, responsibilities, and conflict resolution;

Government Liaison - Regular engagement with elected officials in promoting member interests in Washington DC;

Legal Assistance - On-call attorney and legal review services;

Population(s) Served
Adults

White Papers and Surveys - Produced by the association for member use, such as compensation trends and industry practices;

Certification and Best Practices - Promote effective and efficient operations while increasing accountability;

Contract Partners - Discounts and cost savings with vendors specializing in food services, insurance, financial credibility, retirement, planned giving, and conflict resolution;

Public Awareness Campaigns - Raising awareness about homelessness and rescue mission efforts on a national scale;

Association Health Plan - Health benefits with large-group carrier tailored to meet members' needs

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Association Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of member missions at the point-in-time of December 31 of each year.

Number of publications identifying sector best practices

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

News and Information Publications

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

New best practice publications are released at annual convention each year.

Number of conference attendees

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational and Training Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Includes full-time and part-time attendees. Exhibitors, staff, and volunteers adds approximately 225 additional people each year.

Number of meetings or briefings held with policymakers or candidates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Professional Consultation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of unique website visitors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Online Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

To draw people in desperate situations and in destitute conditions into caring, faith-focused communities to help them break the chains of bondage to a lifestyle that was brought about by bad choices or brought upon them by others they trusted. The end goal is to move them from human suffering to human flourishing through gospel-powered life transformation.

To provide the broader vision, comprehensive education, ongoing training, reliable resources, specific guidance, national representation, and a collaborative nexus for the leaders of rescue missions and kindred ministries that are working with desperate and destitute people every day.

We provide for the organizations that are part of Citygate Network approximately 70 valuable member benefits that are divided into the following categories: news and information publications, team support, training events, professional education, offerings, network groups, online services, documents and data, benchmarking and public relations, professional consultation and mentoring, contract services, marketing and public relations, government relations, legal assistance, outreach, and identification.

Our recent rebranding has been successful in encouraging rescue missions and similar ministries throughout North America to run operations that put less emphasis on disaster-relief and more on the personal-development model. And by bringing more life-transformation ministries “under our umbrella,” we expect to see (1) a greater number of life-transformation ministries will have an informed common assessment of the issues unfolding in society and ultimately showing up on our streets; so (2) best practices in ministry and management can be more widely shared and more readily perfected; so (3) leaders seeking to serve the poor and powerless in Jesus’ name can avail themselves to a larger support network and avoid common pitfalls; so (4) everyone in this genre of ministry can speak with one voice to the Church, the government, and the public at-large; so (5) there will be wider communication and collaboration in cities and regions, which can eliminate the duplication of services and save Kingdom dollars; and so (6) more people can encounter the claims of Jesus, and find their way to a life of meaning and purpose.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Gary Gray

Rescue Mission Alliance

Term: 2019 - 2021

Brad Meuli

Denver Rescue Mission

Ron Hall

Same Kind of Different as Me Foundation

Jack Crowley

Water Street Ministries

Sam Watts

Welcome Hall Mission

Eric Bauer

Portland Rescue Mission

Tonier Cain-Muldrow

Tonier Cain International

Clarence Shuler

Building Lasting Relationships

Michael Brown

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

Penny Kievet

City Rescue Mission (Jacksonville)

Andy Bales

Union Rescue Mission

Glenn Cranfield

Nashville Rescue Mission

Anna Valeria-Iseman

Open Door Mission (Rochester)

Don Shisler

Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County

Charles Morgan

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

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? No

Organizational demographics

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