Mission ONE

More like the Kingdom of God

aka Mission ONE   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  https://mission1.org

Mission

Mission ONE envisions a world where every community is transformed for the glory of God and the honor of all peoples. Through the Global Church, we provide creative solutions, training, and support to help strengthen communities and bring hope to people in the hardest places. Working globally, with national and indigenous leaders, together we are making communities more like the Kingdom of God.

Ruling year info

1992

President

William Strickland

Main address

1 n 1st. Street suite 520

Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

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EIN

62-1513463

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To look at the problems Mission ONE is trying to solve can overwhelm and confuse. We take on a wide variety of issues from unemployment and unclean water to faithlessness and poor theology. The reason the breadth of problems is so wide is not due to an unclear vision or mission drift but rather because the problem we are addressing is a deep one. The problem Mission ONE is here to solve out simply is: The Church is called to transform their communities through the gospel but for centuries has not given itself the things needed to be successful in our endeavor.

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?

Training Resources

Mission ONE develops world class training resources that equip the Church for cross-cultural mission.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Indigenous peoples

Mission ONE partners with nationally led mission organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to reach the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to serve the most vulnerable.

The global Church should be a transforming agent in all areas of life: faith, health, family, education, work, social harmony, etc. Mission ONE collaborates on strategic projects with leaders of local organizations who deeply understand their community. Together in partnership, we help create change to increase dignity, reduce dependence, and make the community more like the kingdom of God.

Our partners provide vision and execution for projects that meet the social and physical needs of communities, providing transformation that stems from the local church. From schools and hospitals that provide hope, to job training that creates self-sufficiency and dignity, communities are transformed in every way.

Mission ONE partners are operating missional businesses in Kenya, Nepal, India, and Thailand, with more on the way. They provide jobs in the community and home-grown income for our partner organizations, breaking a cycle of dependence on outside funding. They also position the church as a key component of community life.

Mission ONE’s global partners are planting churches in places the gospel has never been taught. These churches are working with their communities to address social problems and are gaining credibility among the people they serve.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Non-adult children

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2010

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 trained in theological contextualization

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

Training Resources

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Communities impacted through the Global Church

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

Mission ONE envisions a world where every community is transformed for the glory of God and the honor of all peoples. This vision is both universal and utopian. To be more specific, we partner with the Global Church, acting locally, to meet the needs of their communities, help them to build a better future, and give hope for an eternity in which God has destroyed all the problems of our current world.

Mission ONE’s deep level relationships allow us to move confidently together in whatever projects we are working on together.

Our extensive cross-cultural experience helps us to identify the true needs of the communities in which our partners live and serve.

Our healthy community development strategies help us to both see and act on giving ownership of a better tomorrow to community leaders.

Our theological rigor helps us to give leaders the tools they need to bring a message of hope in Jesus Christ to people in a way that it can be integrated into their entire lives, regardless of their cultural background.

Mission ONE’s deep-level relationships allow us to move confidently together in whatever projects we are working on together.

Our extensive cross-cultural experience helps us to identify the true needs of the communities in which our partners live and serve.

Our healthy community development strategies help us to both see and act on giving ownership of a better tomorrow to community leaders.

Our theological rigor helps us to give leaders the tools they need to bring a message of hope in Jesus Christ to people in a way that it can be integrated into their entire lives, regardless of their cultural background.

In Mission ONE’s 30 years of existence, we have given a healthy alternative to many international Christian endeavors. Both missions organizations and community development organizations can look to us for partnership alternatives that begin and end with local leaders owning the work.

Over 6,000 new churches have been started in communities where there previously were none. These churches were started with the goal to make their communities better places to live.

Over the next three years, we hope to grow the number of communities that we impact to over 400 per year. We aspire to better measure our successes and failure to hone our strategy to make communities more like the Kingdom of God.

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.), Case management notes,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mission ONE

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Schell

Kurt Gusinde

Casey Brennan

Kevin Holt

Barrett Jones

Michael Schell

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? No
  • 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 12/14/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/14/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

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.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.