Human Services

Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Building relationships through service

Bacliff, TX   |  www.lighthousecm.org

Mission

Building relationships through service the shine Christ's love and hope in our community

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Erika Steele

Main address

PO Box 718

Bacliff, TX 77518 USA

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Formerly known as

Bay Area Christian Services

EIN

76-0547734

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bacliff, Texas, the community we serve, is a known as the "meth capital" of the state of Texas. This certainly is not a badge of honor and yet it is among the reasons we exist. We seek to promote change in our community by offering services to transform Bacliff into a thriving neighborhood free of the strongholds of drugs, gangs, and poverty that have held it captive for far too long.

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?

Educational Services

LCM offers a variety of educational programs to help families increase their income to overcome financial poverty

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$40,000

LCM has volunteer medical and dental professionals that serve in an on-site office to serve low income, uninsured patients.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Budget
$125,000

LCM partners with the local food bank to provide programs to help families facing food insecurity to have access to healthy foods.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$50,000

LCM hosts a summer day camp for elementary children in the community to be able to have access to recreational and educational opportunities during the summer.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Budget
$40,000

LCM has a resale shop to support the cost of the building operations. The resale shop sells new or gently used furniture, clothes, housewares, and books. Donations are accepted daily (except Sunday) and always welcomed.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Budget
$110,000

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.

Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams

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

Health and Dental Ministries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients participating in educational programs

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

Educational Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

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

Food Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

LCM's vision is to create "Thriving neighbors and neighborhoods" in the area we serve. We aim to create a community where healthy lifestyles and relationships dominate the culture. A place where people and churches care and support each other, where lives are transformed and hope is the norm, where the saving grace of the Gospel of Jesus is proclaimed in word and action.

Education - Helping individuals reach their full potential through educational programs that help them increase their financial, emotional, and intellectual resources (GED Preparation, Scholarships, Life Skills Classes, Mentoring)<br/>Short-term Assistance - Providing a helping hand and encouragement to those experiencing a short-term crisis through financial support and emergency food assistance.<br/>Health Services - Serving uninsured patients with quality health, vision, and dental care.<br/>Resale - Offering an opportunity for others to support our ministry through donations of household goods and clothing while enabling relational ministry and employment for our neighbors.<br/>Outreach – Engaging families and initiating / sustaining relationships through holiday programs (Fall Festival, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter), free summer day camp, back to school assistance and various food programs all engaged in ministerial outreach.

LCM has a proven track record of developing relationships and seeing lives transformed. LCM has a large base of supporters who give generously of their time, talent, and treasure to ensure the success of LCM and its programs. Each program has specific goals and they work hand-in-hand with each other so there is a path available to meet clients where they are but encourage them to take next steps to get where they need to go. For example, a client that comes to LCM for emergency food or financial support can have their immediate needs met while learning about programs that will help them develop a skill or receive additional assistance that can help them move in a positive direction out of the crisis they are in.

LCM monitors programs through metrics to determine if goals are being met or if corrective action needs to be put in place.

LCM has experienced a significant amount of growth in programs and services over the last five years. In 2015, LCM's value of services provided was over $692,500. LCM has been building an infrastructure to fully support the success of these programs. Most programs that LCM operates are overseen by staff and operated through a base of dedicated volunteers. LCM's immediate goal is to develop a volunteer management program to fully care and support the volunteers that give selflessly of themselves.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Lighthouse Christian Ministries

Board of directors
as of 9/19/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jimmy McGregor

Clear Lake Presbyterian Church


Board co-chair

Teresa Vencil

Haute Flowers and Finds

Terri Lera

Susan Wesley

Jimmy McGregor

Glen Cullinane

Paul Torre

Lynn Davis

Paul McElroy

Karl Newmann

David Vanderweide

Teresa Vencil

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

Keywords

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