Guidelines International Ministries

The Voice of Hope for a Hurting World

aka Guidelines International Ministries   |   MISSION VIEJO, CA   |  https://www.guidelines.org/

Mission

Guidelines shines the light of the Gospel in places of spiritual darkness through audio messages that encourage, equip and bring hope to Jesus to new believers, the unreached, and to those living under persecution.

Ruling year info

1964

President

Bonnie Sala

Main address

26161 MARGUERITE PARKWAY SUITE F

MISSION VIEJO, CA 92692 USA

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EIN

84-0574141

NTEE code info

Religious Radio (X84)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There are 3.2 billion people in the world who are considered Unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Source: The Joshua Project) Representing over 40% of the world's population, these people live in remote areas that are geographically inaccessible, or live where persecution outlaws or inhibits faith in Christ. In addition, many of the remaining 4.5 billion people do not have access to a local church or to teaching that would encourage or equip them to grow in their Christian life.

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?

Guidelines Community Radio Fund

Guidelines partners to establish Community Radio Stations to equip evangelical broadcasters working in the community to provide Bible-based, people oriented programming in unserved areas. We also distribute solar powered, fix tuned radios, working with local churches and Christian media.

Population(s) Served
Adults

For more than 50 years, Guidelines has been creating short, simple, practical, and biblical devotionals. They are translated into the language of the listener, reaching people in all walks of life, and shared as text, audio, and video.

The devotionals are available in over 20 different languages that are spoken by 3.6 billion people and we are continuously adding more. They are broadcast by radio and streamed online in countries all over the world. Though our devotionals are accessible to everyone, we focus our efforts on providing them to the least reached regions of the world. This includes countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2004

Awards

Radio Impact Award 2019

National Religious Broadcasters

Milestone Award 2014

National Religious Broadcasters

Affiliations & memberships

National Religious Broadcasters 1977

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.

Guidelines International Ministries shines the light of the Gospel in places of spiritual darkness through audio messages that encourage, equip and bring hope in Jesus to new believers, to the unreached (42% of the worldwide population), and to those living in persecution (at home, in their community or at work).

To further reach those who have yet to hear, Guidelines has embarked on a three-year plan to accomplish the following:
1. Expand its listening audience through nine new networks or broadcast platforms.
2. Create and distribute a new devotional with Bonnie Sala, produced in a two-minute format being requested by broadcasters.
3. Translate devotional messages into at least six additional languages spoken by unreached people groups.
4. Support the establishment of Community Radio Stations, as well as, provide funding to current partners who distribute radios and Christian resources.

Through the support of missional Christ-followers, Guidelines has:
- Created and produced over 5,000 biblical and inspirational audio and video messages that are broadcast by radio networks and internet partners in the U.S. and around the world.
- Expanded distribution of audio and video messages on social media, email and podcast subscriptions. They were also made available on seven global online streaming platforms.
- Translated the life-giving devotionals into 20 languages that are spoken by over 3.6 billion people. Many of these languages are those spoken in countries where the Gospel is barred or where the church has no formal, visible presence.
- Partnered to establish five community radio stations in countries where the gospel is innaccessible to most people and distributed hundreds of solar powered radios/audio Bibles to those who could not afford them.

Radio is an integral communication and powerful community-building tool around the world. As a conduit of the gospel, it is personal, safe and crosses geographical, literacy and political boundaries.

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.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls,

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

    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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our broadcast partners requested a 2-minute version of our long-running Guidelines for Living Devotional. We listened, and have created Guidelines for Living Today with Bonnie Sala, available January 1, 2021. Now the practical, biblical devotionals that listeners have loved since 1963 continue to speak into people's lives in the same, effective way, addressing the issues we all face today, in two minutes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Guidelines International Ministries

Board of directors
as of 2/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donald Thompson

Guidelines, Inc.

Term: 2020 -

Richard Henderson

Henderson Development (Owner)

Darlene Sala

Writer, Speaker

Tony Berringer

Baker Rentals (Owner)

Janet Anwyl

Community Volunteer

Bonnie Sala

Guidelines, Inc.

Paul Talanian

Real Estate Developer

Donald Thompson

Retired

Cookie Walden

Walden Wealth Management

Sherry Worel

Retired Educator

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? 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

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