Wisdom for the Heart Inc

EXPOUNDING on SCRIPTURE ILLUSTRATING with LIFE

aka Wisdom International   |   Cary, NC   |  http://wisdomonline.org

Mission

Wisdom For The Heart is an international Bible-teaching ministry providing radio broadcasts, digital content and print resources designed to make disciples and encourage believers in Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Stephen Davey

Executive Vice President

Scott Wylie

Main address

2703 Jones Franklin Rd Suite 105

Cary, NC 27518 USA

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EIN

56-2244684

NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

Religious Radio (X84)

Religious Printing, Publishing (X83)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our focus is on biblical literacy. We seek to help people know what the Bible says, understand the implications, and apply it to their lives.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Wisdom for the Heart

Wisdom For The Heart is a daily program based on the pulpit ministry of Stephen Davey. The messages are relevant, inspiring and faithful to the Word of God. Stephen's passion to make disciples and encourage believers in Jesus Christ comes through in each message. There are two options: a daily program to air each weekday and a weekly program featuring the most recent series in Stephen's pulpit ministry.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Charity House, the publishing arm of Wisdom for the Heart, produces books, commentaries, Bible study guides and other resources designed to make disciples and encourage believers in Jesus Christ.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

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.

App Media Plays

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric helps us track and monitor the effectiveness of our app for smartphones, tablets, and Apple TV.

Number of overall donors

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Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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This metric represents the total number of donations received in each calendar year.

Number of website sessions

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Wisdom for the Heart

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric helps us track and monitor the unique visitors to our website.

Resource sales

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Charity House Publishing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dollar amount of product sales. This does not include products that are given away free of charge.

Number of first-time donors

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Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric helps us track and monitor whether support for our ministry is 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.

Our primary goal is to faithfully and accurately teach the Bible. We believe that sound, biblical teaching is on the decline. While many churches and ministries expound on life and illustrate with the Bible, we expound on the Bible and illustrate with life. Our teaching is not based on the changing beliefs of the culture. Rather, we believe that Christians should conform their thinking to the unchanging Word of God. The overarching premise of our organization is the belief that the Bible is God's Word and is the supreme authority in the life of everyone who desires to please and obey God.

We provide resources designed to make disciples and encourage believers in Jesus Christ. We believe that media is a powerful tool for sharing truth widely. We use various strategies to accomplish our goal.

We produce and distribute a daily radio program and podcast.

We write, publish, and distribute books, commentaries, Bible study guides, and other print resources.

We maintain a smartphone app and a website.

We publish a monthly magazine called Heart to Heart.

We translate our Bible teaching content into Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili and Arabic.

Our Principle Bible Teacher, Stephen Davey, is the founding Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Cary, NC. The content of our organization flows primarily out of Dr. Davey's teaching ministry.

Our team of staff and volunteers have expertise in audio editing, audio production, writing, desktop publishing, graphic design, constituent relations, and shipping.

We have a team of translators reproducing our lessons and materials in Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin. We also have a collection of resources in Arabic, Swahili, and Telugu.

We have strategic partnerships with over 300 radio stations in the United States.

We have a strategic partnership with an international radio broadcaster.

Much of our ministry involves doing the same things, over and over again. The Bible does not change, and teaching that is faithful to the Bible is timeless. Our resource archive is steadily growing as Dr. Davey continues his teaching and preaching ministry.

We have several goals and projects we are working on.

The Wisdom Commentary Series is currently being released at two new volumes per year. Our objective is to double that pace.

In 2021, we launched a monthly magazine, Heart to Heart, which features articles, a daily devotional guide, and information about our ministry.

Our biggest project is a second daily radio program called "The Wisdom Journey." The Wisdom Journey will be a 15-minute program that will take listeners through the entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, in three years. The Wisdom Journey will also involve accompanying resources such as study guides. We have added a new staff member to oversee this project.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Wisdom for the Heart Inc

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

Stephen Davey

David Gibbs

National Center for Life and Liberty

Steve Long

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Walter Ross

Colonial Baptist Church

Marsha Davey

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/05/2021

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White/Caucasian/European
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Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

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