Global Media Outreach

A Witness To All Nations

Dallas, TX   |  http://globalmediaoutreach.com

Mission

Giving everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know Jesus, Seeing hundreds of millions receive Him and building them in the faith, Connecting them to Christian community Share the Gospel across the Globe. Grow people in their faith. Connect them to local churches and or Christian organizations on the ground. Conducting relationship building, highly personal, gut-level ministry with people from all countries through thousands of Global Media Outreach trained online missionaries.

Notes from the nonprofit

Global Media Outreach started in 2004 with a website called, “The Passion of Christ." It was our first step in experimenting with the Internet as a means of sharing the Gospel, and connecting with those who indicate that they pray in faith to receive Jesus Christ. God blessed this outreach mightily, and the response was so encouraging, we never looked back. Walt Wilson, Global Media Outreach's Founder and Silicon Valley technology executive, was working on a little project at MIT that would someday become the World Wide Web when it hit him. “This technology may be what God intends to use to get his message out to the whole world." Global Media Outreach began as an Internet ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ International (Cru) in 2004 and spun-off in 2011 to become an independent, yet remains a partner ministry with Cru. Ten years later, we are determined to give every person on Earth multiple opportunities to hear, see and learn about Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

2007

Founder and Chairman

Walt Wilson

Main address

PO Box 208867

Dallas, TX 75320 USA

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Formerly known as

Internet Outreach 2100

EIN

84-1720344

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Great Commission 2030 Initiative

In the past 18 years, Global Media Outreach, a non-profit Internet ministry, has become one of the largest evangelism and discipleship ministries. God has enabled us to successfully use global communication technology (internet, mobile, social media and video) to reach people worldwide with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Each day millions around the globe search online with spiritual issues or are open to a Gospel presentation. As Christians, we want to meet their needs when people are searching for God. Our Initiative will help ensure that a Christian is available to respond when people are seeking. It is especially critical to respond to this need now, before online doors close in countries where governments could, at any time, strictly curtail religious freedom.

Through the strategic use of the Internet and Mobile technology, Global Media Outreach is overcoming formidable barriers and experiencing unprecedented success sharing the gospel throughout the world.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Global Media Outreach developed a Small Bible App. The app has the ability to be downloaded on smartphones that have little memory and on phones that are of older models. Also, with every Gospel Presentation received every is given the opportunity to download the bible from any of our websites.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Global Media Outreach developed an App. called The Next Steps App. It is an interactive bible app. where people can get devotionals, read the bible, ask question and receive realtime answers.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of gospel visits, or number of people who visited our Gospel webpages

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Great Commission 2030 Initiative

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of indicated decisions, or number of people who clicked Yes on one of our Gospel webpages that they had prayed a prayer to receive Christ

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

Great Commission 2030 Initiative

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new contacts, or number of unique email addresses from people submitting their contact information into our system

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Since our founding in 2004, Global Media Outreach has shared the Gospel more than 1.8 billion times and seen more than 208 million indicated decisions for Christ.

Our vision is to use technology to give everyone on Earth multiple chances to hear the Gospel, see hundreds of millions accept Jesus, give them the resources to grow in their faith and connect them with Christian community.

People who are searching for spiritual answers come to our sites via search engines or digital ads. When they reach our site, they are presented with the Gospel and are given a chance to indicate a decision to follow Christ (or recommit to following Christ). After the decision, they have a chance to connect with one of our 4,000+ online missionaries.

After connecting with an online missionary, we help them grow in their faith and enable them to go into their communities and share the Good News of Jesus as well as connect with a local body of believers.

We can do all of this for about 10 cents per visit to our website.

We will continue to find low cost yet effective ways to share the Gospel online, using new technology including mobile apps, mobile advertising, and social media. We will also develop more tools to help new and recommitting believers grow spiritually.

Global Media Outreach has built a team of more than 2,800 volunteers who respond to seekers and new believers each day as they come in through the website. Our technology team builds and manages the more than 200 websites for evangelism and discipleship. Another aspect of the ministry of Global Media Outreach that is unique is our highly developed online response system, which provides a high level of security and is able to handle a very high volume of messages in multiple languages. The system offers online workers an array of mentoring aids to make them more effective in helping seekers and believers.

Global Media Outreach is also able to accurately track and document the results of our ministry's effectiveness by measuring the number of people who saw a gospel presentation, the number of indicated decisions for Christ, email follow up and the number of people who access our online discipleship resources.

We believe the growth since 2004 demonstrates the blessing of God upon the power of our strategy and the size of the opportunity:
• Increase revenue from $800,000 to $8 million
• Increase visitors receiving a Gospel presentation to 400,000/day
• Increase indicated decisions for Christ approximately 40,000/day
• Increase new contacts to approximately 4,000/day
• Increase trade languages from 2 to 39
• Reaching 195 countries.

Global Media Outreach, in partnership with The American Bible Society, developed the Christian Growth Index to survey those who indicate that they prayed to receive Jesus. The results of that survey clearly indicate that people are showing measurable signs of spiritual growth.

81% Indicated they have assurance of their salvation.
79% Indicated their worldview and life experience had changed.
70% Read the Bible daily.
73% Attend Church regularly.
85% Pray daily.
88% Have shared their Christian faith with others.

Financials

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Global Media Outreach

Board of directors
as of 04/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Walt Wilson

Global Media Outreach

Walt Wilson

Global Media Outreach

John Crawford

Intel Corp. (retired)

John Beckett

Beckett Corporation

Promod Haque

Norwest Venture Partners

Dr. Paul Eshleman

Networks and Partnerships, CRU

Patrick Moore

Scott Seaman

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  • Board orientation and education
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    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
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Organizational demographics

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Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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