GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP INC

To plant a Gospel witness within 30 minutes of everyone.

aka MissionStream   |   Meadow Vista, CA   |  https://globalfellowship.org/

Mission

Our Vision
To plant a Gospel witness within 30 minutes of everyone.
Our Mission
To make disciples who make disciples (and new churches) in least reached regions of the world by building teams in context to the region, without regard for the origin or nationality of the workers.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Don Oates

Main address

PO Box 1

Meadow Vista, CA 95722 USA

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EIN

68-0214543

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Protestant (X21)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

European Church Planting

Evangelism and Church Planting in areas of Europe which have little to no Gospel witness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

ECFA 2020

Excellence in Giving 2020

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 overall donors

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people responding to the Gospel

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This result is based on the reports that we receive from north India. We see an average of 5 responses per month, per Gospel worker.

Number of indigenous Global Fellowship church planters

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of church planters we have partnered with who are working in their unreached home (or neighboring) countries to spread the Gospel.

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 Vision is to see a Gospel witness within 30 minutes of everyone.

Within that vision, we have set goals of reaching certain geographies. If you contact us we would be happy to share which geographies we have targeted.

Our strategies are:
1. To identify specific places (geographies) where there is no Gospel witness.
2. To pray.
3. To recruit local leaders, and recruit and train non-local missionaries.
(see the website for a full explanation, www.globalfellowship.org)

We are extremely strong in the number of local (indigenous) team members who work with us. We have a 25 year history and understand the needs and struggles of many different cultures.

We have seen great progress over 30 years; but, especially in the last few years we have been seeing a high number of people becoming part of the movement of Jesus in unreached places.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Unreached people groups - minority groups throughout the Global South and post-Christian groups in the greater European region Missionaries - those who serve with us overseas, whether Western or indigenous ministry workers

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Missionaries in India reported that many church members were unable to join in-person church services as a result of the strict COVID-19 lockdown policies, and set up virtual meetings via Zoom to continue meeting their spiritual needs. US based staff provided increased level of care to overseas ministry workers in response to reported depression and lack of human contact due to the COVID-19 lockdowns across our global areas of ministry.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback has, in our experience, opened up additional lines of communication with our missionaries (and between our missionaries and their congregants), allowing the relationship to deepen and trust to more deeply form. It also tends to level the playing field and hold the staff accountable to the missionaries needs.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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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GLOBAL FELLOWSHIP INC

Board of directors
as of 8/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Burgen

Terry Williams

Don Oates

Kathy Oates

Peter Henderson

Garrett Woodroof

Elizabeth Woodroof

Bridget Uhler

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 ? No
  • 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 8/26/2021,

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/26/2021

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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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.