Global Action

Equipping Leaders in Hard Places to Transform Their Communities with the Gospel

Wheaton, IL   |  www.globalaction.com

Mission

Global Action strives to engage and empower the Global Church into action, helping the Church to fulfill the Great Commission. At Global Action, we have identified a lack of leadership training and proper vision of healthy church as our greatest challenge is to fulfill the charge Christ gave us to "make disciples of all nations." We have developed a unique system that empowers and equips local pastors and ministry leaders in hard places so that they can understand, teach, and live out the Gospel in their contexts. Essentially, we are equipping leaders to transform their communities with the Gospel!

Notes from the nonprofit

We thank all our friends, partners, donors, and supporters for being part of what Global Action does around the world!

Ruling year info

1998

President

Dr. Rick Thompson

Executive Vice President

Dr. F. Lionel Young III

Main address

PO Box 117

Wheaton, IL 60187 USA

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EIN

84-1471157

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Approximately 90% of Christian pastors around the world lack formal theological training. The vast majority of these pastors and leaders lack access to the training they need due to income inequality, remote geographic locations, limited educational background, or other obstacles. Without a solid foundation in the Word of God, churches become anemic, communities remain mired in poverty and suffering, the lost remain unreached, and false teachings spread unchecked. These leaders are already strategically located in places of great need, and we have a tremendous opportunity to equip and empower them to transform their own communities with the Gospel. Our mission is to provide high-quality, practical biblical training to these pastors and leaders.

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?

GLOMOS (Global Module Studies)

A foundational theological education for pastors and ministry leaders serving in hard places.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Religious groups

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 people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

GLOMOS (Global Module Studies)

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

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Charting impact

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

Global Action aims to provide life-changing biblical leadership training to the 90% of pastors who lack access to the education they need. Our goal is to equip leaders and strengthen churches in strategic locations around the world, so that these leaders can transform their communities.

We provide a one-year intensive program that provides pastors and leaders with a Biblical foundation for effective ministry—and how to provide gospel-centered leadership that transforms their communities. They are given an intensive survey of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, with a strong emphasis on the gospel and the skills they need to engage in effective evangelism, teaching, discipleship and community transformation. We emphasize the practical skills leaders need to apply Scripture to their life and ministry, following a biblical model for godly leadership in the church—which is often very countercultural! Our modular format allows students to continue serving in their churches throughout the duration of their studies. We use qualified international faculty to teach in our program. These faculty members are respected & credentialed pastors, leaders, and academics, the majority of whom hold advanced degrees. We focus on community-oriented, concentrated learning experiences which encourage group involvement and relationship-building.

We have excellent teams of national leaders in each of our four regions of operation (Central America/Caribbean, South Asia, Eastern Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa). These leaders have developed extensive networks with local churches, theological institutions, and ministry workers to facilitate our work and help us identify areas of greatest need. Our 75+ international faculty members are seasoned ministry leaders with solid educational backgrounds and a depth of practical experience as pastors, leaders, and professors. 80% of these faculty members are nationals, meaning that they are especially well-equipped to contextualize our training to their particular cultural context. Our biblical training program, called Foundations (or GLOMOS - Global Modular Studies) has been translated into 7 world languages, allowing us to teach in our students' heart languages. Several more translation projects are currently underway so that we can expand our reach.

We have developed a high-quality modular training program which allows us to provide life-changing biblical leadership training to active ministry leaders who would otherwise lack access to training. In each country where we facilitate training and community projects, we've seen increased levels of local participation in the area of financial support. For example, local churches have seen the impact and importance of our training and now sponsor staff members, host trainings, provide financial support, etc. To date, we have provided biblical training to over 10,000 pastors and ministry leaders. Each leader we train directly impacts an average of 75 people within their first year after training, for a total number of approximately 750,000 people impacted each year by our graduates.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Global Action

Board of directors
as of 5/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Bob Smith

Rick Thompson

Senior Pastor

Scott Dickson

Airline Industry Executive

Barry Fluth

Business Owner

Jeff Peterson

Business Owner

JP Wilson

Senior Pastor

JW Oliver

Business Owner

Brian Banks

Business Owner

Steve DeWitt

Senior Pastor

Nikki Green

Dentist

Carey Casey

CEO and Pastor

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/17/2021

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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

The organization's co-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

No data