Religion, Spiritual Development

Christian Motorsports International Inc

  • Tempe, AZ
  • www.TeamRFC.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Christian Motorsports International (Team RFC) is to serve people in the world of motorsports in the name of Jesus Christ through providing fellowship, pastoral care, evangelism, and service.

Main Programs

  1. RFC kids
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Team RFC® currently has chaplains in thirty nine states in the US, and chaplains in Australia, Canada, and Kenya, Africa.

ruling year

1984

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Rev. Larry Smiley

Keywords

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chaplains, racing, motorspsorts

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EIN

95-3912415

 Number

4944345622

Physical Address

1250 E. Baseline Road, Suite 101

Tempe, AZ 85283 1439

Also Known As

Team Rfc, Racers for Christ, Rodders for Christ, Restorers for Christ, Pullers for Christ, ROCKCRAWLERS for Christ, RFC Kids

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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As a ministry with more than four decades of history [His-story] of sharing the love and grace of Jesus Christ with anyone in the world of motorsports, Team RFC® impacts many people during the course of a year. During the last seven years, Team RFC® has averaged 2,064 events completed, 757 chapel services conducted, 30,092 people in total attendance at our services, 26 weddings, 129 hospital visits (not including the many hospital visits made during events), and 72 memorial / funeral services.

Team RFC® began as a small fellowship in the early 1970’s and has grown into an international ministry that continues to bring inspiration to the world of motorsports. With more than 300 chaplains taking the Gospel to the highways, byways, and speedways, Team RFC® is letting the light of Christ shine in places where once God was not welcome.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

RFC kids

Children's programs and chapel services conducted at NHRA national events

Category

Religion

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$18,000.00

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    It is estimated that one third of the population in the United States follows motorsports. As a motorsports ministry for more than forty years, Team RFC® is just touching the tip of the iceberg in the world of motorsports. Even though Team RFC® covers more than 2000 events per year—there are literally hundreds of events every weekend in the US, which translates to thousands per year. The fields are ripe for harvest—and the Team RFC® goal is to send out harvesters to work the fields…even in motorsports!

    The objectives of Team RFC® for the past decade has been to have many more volunteer chaplains serving in all fifty states, continue to increase the number of events covered, disciple more people, and eventually have a track chaplain at every racetrack.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Team RFC® currently has chaplains in thirty nine states in the US, and chaplains in Australia, Canada, and Kenya, Africa. Managing hundreds of chaplains covering thousands of events is a large responsibility. We currently have a two member Executive Staff, seven Regional Directors, and three other series’ Directors, along with Assistant Directors in place, in preparation to manage double the number of events we are currently covering.

    Team RFC® educates our staff to look for prospective new volunteer chaplains wherever they may be found, i.e. at an event, at church, at work, or anywhere when the opportunity to share the vision of Team RFC® arises.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    More than one third of Team RFC® chaplains are ordained or licensed. Most chaplains attend a handful of events per year, some only one event, while others attend up to forty events per year. Team RFC® is capable of attending many more events based on the number of active chaplain’s currently on staff—we will have more chaplains in the future.

    By recruiting more chaplains, we become proficient at ministering to more people in the world of motorsports. By recruiting chaplains in other countries, we’re capable of literally sharing the Good News internationally, as we corporately intercede for more people everywhere to be brought into God’s kingdom.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The mission of Team RFC® is to serve people in the world of motorsports in the name of Jesus Christ through providing fellowship, pastoral care, evangelism, and service. Our statistics prove that Team RFC® is indeed fulfilling the call to accomplish the Great Commission that’s spoken about in Matthew chapter 28, “Go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

    Even though the slow economy has impacted the racing world negatively over the past few years, there are still adequate signs that the Good News is being received by more people than ever in the world of motorsports. At many events across the land, people are coming to Christ, and many are rededicating their lives to the Lord.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Team RFC® has grown from a mere fellowship of a few men in 1971 to the largest motorsports ministry in the world. Simply looking back over the past twenty years, Team RFC® has grown from only covering 150 events to more than 2000. In 2001, Team RFC® only had 67 active chaplains serving in the field, and today we have over 300. But this growth cannot be measured in sheer numbers of events attended or numbers of people who attend our services.

    Through the years, thousands of lives have been impacted through the efforts of our chaplains, the Executive Staff leadership, and by the Board of Directors who have been guiding this organization to be a ministry of integrity by which thousands of people in the racing community have come to know the Lord, and grown in their walk with Jesus in the world of motorsports.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Team RFC® currently has chaplains in thirty nine states in the US, and chaplains in Australia, Canada, and Kenya, Africa.

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Funding Needs

Typically, ninety-six percent of our annual income comes through gifts from individuals, families, and businesses.  God has chosen to keep us a lean organization; we accomplish a great deal of ministry on our budget primarily due to our volunteer chaplains.

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Affiliations + Memberships

Christian Management Association (CMA)

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member

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Christian Motorsports International Inc

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Principal Officer

Rev. Larry Smiley

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tami Bandimere-Shrader

Bandimere Speedway

Term: Aug 2014 - Dec 2016

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