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InFocus

General

Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Unique Ministry
Legal Name: InFocus
Established: 2007

Organization Description & Goals:

InFocus empowers missional leaders to multiply healthy ministries that fuel gospel movements.

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Make more & better disciples Make more & better leaders Make more & better churches

Denomination(s): Interdenominational

Doctrinal Statement:

1. God exists and has revealed Himself to humanity. The Bible is a special expression of this revelation, and it finds its ultimate expression in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. God is spirit and eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, indivisible and of one substance. 2. The Bible—all the books of the Old and New Testament—is Holy Scripture, the inspired Word of God, infallible and inerrant in the original writings. It is fully authoritative and our only absolutely trustworthy guide for faith and life. 3. We believe that human beings were created in the image of God; Men and women sinned, incurring not only physical death but also the spiritual death that is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature. 4. Jesus Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, preexistent with God the Father, God of very God. He is the eternal Word become flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He was crucified, suffered, bled, and died. He was buried and three days later rose from the grave victorious over death and the powers of darkness. He ascended to the right hand of God the Father, where he is glorified as Lord of all. He is the only mediator between God and human beings. He is the God-given atonement for the sins of the world. There is salvation in Him and Him alone. 5. The Holy Spirit convinces men and women of sin, effectually calls them, and is the divine agent by whom they are born into the Kingdom of God. He indwells, enlightens, and empowers believers to live in union with Christ. 6. Human beings are accountable for their response to the forgiveness, pardon, and reconciliation offered them in the Lord Jesus Christ. When an individual trusts in Jesus, the person is justified by God and adopted into his family. Failure to believe in him results in eternal separation from God. 7. God’s will for those who are disciples of Jesus is that they exhibit transformed lives evidenced by purity, holiness, and growth in Christ-like character. He desires that they each participate according to their spiritual gifts in the task of effectively sharing the gospel message of salvation with those near and far who have yet to believe in Jesus. 8. The Church consists of all those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of the Church is to worship God and glorify him by building up believers and effectively reaching the world with the gospel of Christ. 9. Jesus Christ will one day return, raise the dead, judge all men and women, and establish his glorious Kingdom.

Core Values:

Principle-based We rely on principles and not a specific model of disciplemaking, leadership development or church planting/multiplication.

Contextual We work with the culture and don't impose our culture or cultural values on the indigenous leaders.

Functional We focus our intentions, plans and actions on the intended outcomes to make more and better disciples, leaders and churches.

Self-sustaining We strive to establish sustainable ministries that thrive from one generation to the next.

Process-oriented We understand that learning is part of the process and facilitate leaders through change.

Additional Information:

Coaching is our primary approach to empower leaders.

Unique Services & Resources

Provided Services & Resources:

Church Method/Movement

Church Method/Movement:

Description:

We provide coaching, training and consulting for multiplication leaders and the networks they serve.

Resource Availability: Church Members
Church Staff
Churches
Individuals
Ministry Personnel
Missionaries
Missions-Sending Organizations
Non-Profits
Students
Location(s): Regional
National (United States)
International
Online
Active Regions:
Midwest (East North Central)
Midwest (West North Central)
Northeast (New England)
Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
South (South Atlantic)
South (East South Central)
South (West South Central)
West (Mountain)
West (Pacific)
Midwest (East North Central)
Midwest (West North Central)
Northeast (New England)
Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
South (South Atlantic)
South (East South Central)
South (West South Central)
West (Mountain)
West (Pacific)
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Active States: California
Active Countries: Indonesia
Spain
United States
Cost for Resources/Services: Yes
Open to expanding to new locations: Yes
Open to helping duplicate ideas in new locations: Yes

Costs of Service or Resource:

See http://www.infocusnet.org/ as an example.

Volunteers

Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Coaches
Graphic Design
Leadership Training
Prayer Team
Website Design/Development
Writing
Volunteer Positions: Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Remote Volunteer (Regularly)
Volunteer Internships (Collegiate)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes

Types of Volunteer(s) that we are Seeking:

Social media is a high priority to market our services in the missions and ministry community.

Costs associated with volunteering? No
Training Provided? Yes

Training Process:

As needed, InFocus will train persons in the necessary skills to oversee the social media needs of hte ministry.