3xM-USA

Making disciples of Jesus Christ in the 10/40 Window using culturally appropriate visual media produced by in-country partners.

aka More Message in the Media   |   Holland, MI   |  https://3xm-intl.org/

Mission

To make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing the Gospel with the unreached peoples groups in the 10/40 Window using culturally appropriate visual media produced by our in-country partners. Our goal is: 1 million disciples in a Christian community via modern media by 2030.

Ruling year info

2004

CEO

Mr. Martien Timmer

Main address

211 Bay Breeze Lane

Holland, MI 49424 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

20-0779592

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people have never heard the gospel and are facing difficulties and injustice in their lifes. We are focussing specifically on the least reached people groups in the inaccessible countries within the 10/40 window, where they have very limited possibilities to hear the Gospel.

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?

Evangelical television in Bangladesh

Bangladeshis are allured by television. 70% of the population has access to TV, the most popular medium. This means that millions of people in Bangladesh are being reached. The gospel is brought via a weekly popular drama series. Confronting social issues like corruption, domestic violence, child trafficking and eve teasing. In partnership with a capable media organization programs are made in the local language and sensitive to the local culture. Explicit evangelism is forbidden. Jesus is showed through parables. After the program is aired church leaders provide follow up and will lead them towards discipelship.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Secular groups

Our key partner is based in Ivory Coast. The team produces 11 progams and 12 re-edits. Relevant issues in the programs are: domestic violence, immigration, child trafficking and HIV/Aids. They are broadcast on national and regional TV channels, as well as via satellite channels and digital platforms in 11 countries: Ivory Coast, Niger, Mali, Chad, Guinea Conakry, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Togo, Benin and DR Congo. By using local language, people can understand the message even better. Therefore we plan to translate programs into the Bambara and Wolof languages. More than 50% of the West African population, especially youth, are using social media and mobile phones. Our aim is to develop programs for social media and to expand the follow-up into discipleship programs. Our counselors can equip people to grow as a disciple for Jesus Christ.

Population(s) Served
Secular groups
Families

Afghanistan is a hard-to-reach country. There are very few possibilities to tell Afghans the gospel. Together with our partner, who has 26 years of experience, we broadcast series with drama, storytelling, testimonies and gospel talks. Besides television, the Afghans are increasingly using digital and online media. Therefore we use websites, apps and social media platform accounts to spread programs with social themes. Afterwards viewers can contact us to receive advice, biblical wisdom and a listening ear.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Secular groups

Central Asians are searching for answers. Our high quality programs are broadcast on the national TV, you tube channels and websites. The programs addresses issues such as bride kidnapping, alcohol and drug addiction, prostitution, social pressure and domestic violence. We work together with church leaders, because they play an important part in identifying the needs within their society. The follow-up is done by a professional counselor. We plan to produce 16 new drama series and to generate the dubbing of 12 existing programs in other regional languages.

Population(s) Served
Families
Secular groups

It is not possible in Pakistan to broadcast on a national TV channel due to security reasons. Films are being projected in villages in the remote areas of the countryside. A fully equipped team travels in a van throughout the country with a wide collection of Christian movies and short films, usually dubbed in the Urdu language. Local pastors, elders, and councelors assist them to organize the film shows at an appropriate venue. Many Christians are very poor and not able to write. Film showings and videos on digital platforms provide an excellent way to reach individuals from all segments of the Pakistani society.

Population(s) Served
Families
Secular 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 programs produced

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Life changing programs in West Africa

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2017 our team started to work with another media partner.

Number of programs broadcast

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Life changing programs in West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of responses from viewers via email, SMS, phone and facebook

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Life changing programs in West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of responses from viewers via film showings

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

Adolescents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Life changing programs in West Africa

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of responses via TV and websites

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Programs on national TV in Central Asia

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many viewers in Central Asia responded to our programs on the You Tube channel.

Number of responses via YouTube channels

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Programs on national TV in Central Asia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs produced

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Evangelical television in Bangladesh

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs broadcast

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Evangelical television in Bangladesh

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs produced

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Programs on national TV in Central Asia

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of programs broadcast

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

Adults, Young adults, Families

Related Program

Programs on national TV in Central Asia

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of responses via Facebook, SMS, phone and email

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

Adolescents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Evangelical television in Bangladesh

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of views YouTube channel

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

Adolescents, Adults, Young adults

Related Program

Evangelical television in Bangladesh

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Proclaiming the gospel via TV programs, internet and social media. In addressing relevant social themes like abuse, hiv/aids, kidnapping brides, alcohol, violence against women, child trafficking and acid attacks viewers recognize their stories. We provide aftercare to people in need on social and spiritual levels and counsel them with pratical answers, advice and biblical wisdom. Together with church leaders we train people to become disciples. We will fulfill our mission in the Kingdom to seek and prepare the bride of Christ.

Our local partners make programs and videos for national TV broadcast, satelite channels, telephone, internet and social media. The themes are directed to the local context of people in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Central Asia, West Africa and Afghanistan. A counseling team is available for questions of the viewers about the themes in their own lives. They will tell them the Biblical principles and try to stay in touch with them. In the end viewers will be connected to a church or community to learn more about Jesus and become His disciples.

During thirty years we build up a netwerk of donors and work together with professional local media partners. They knows the culture and the best ways to reach people with the gospel.

In West Africa, Central Asia and Bangladesh the drama series are broadcast on national and regional TV channels, as well as via satellite channels and internet platforms. We received 209,267 responses from viewers in West-Africa.
In Central Asia we had more then 8 million views from three YouTube channels. The drama series are very popular on the national TV.
In Pakistan 22,682 people visited our 145 film showings. On average eight persons convert to Jesus Christ at every showing.
A new country where we start is Afghanistan. Together with an experienced partner we will reach the Afghans with the gospel. Another country where we connect with people and key leaders is Japan. We will participate with a digital platform to evangelize, educate and disciple people.
The plan is to develop programs for social media and discipleship.

Financials

3xM-USA
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

3xM-USA

Board of directors
as of 08/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Reginald Hanegraaff

Janet Blakely

Mark Fackler

Max Smith

Matt Seward

Kristen Roeters

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes