Doulos Partners

Empowering the Indigenous

VESTAVIA HLS, AL   |  www.doulospartners.org

Mission

Doulos Partners exists to empower indigenous leaders to take the gospel further and faster to the ends of the earth.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder & CEO

David M Johnson

President

Dr Josh Clarke

Main address

700 MONTGOMERY HWY STE 100

VESTAVIA HLS, AL 35216 USA

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EIN

26-2009162

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Partnership with Biglife

We partner with Biglife to empower indigenous leaders to reach their country for Christ through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We partner with DOOR to empower indigenous leaders to reach the deaf people in their country for Christ through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

We partner with New Generations to empower indigenous leaders to reach their country for Christ through evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Accreditations

ECFA 2022

Awards

Top 10 List 2021

ROI Ministries

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 churches planted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Professions of Faith

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

These numbers represent those who have confessed with their mouth that they believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and have asked Him to be their Savior.

Total Dollar Amount Invested In The Field

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents the total number of dollars that were raised and sent to the field. It does not include any administrative costs.

Average Cost of Church Plant

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We want to empower indigenous leaders in countries around the world to reach the lost in their own villages, towns, cities and countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to see the lost become saved and enter into a deep intentional discipleship process that plugs them into active membership in a church plant.

We function like a missions mutual fund. With our Board of Directors paying 100% of the administrative costs, we are able to take donations that are given to us and send them straight to the field through our partners. We partner with established, successful church planting ministries that already have deep relationships with indigenous pastors around the world. We work with Christian church planting organizations and indigenous believers to spread the Gospel. 100% of the evangelical work, from leadership at the national level to sharing the gospel one-on-one, is done by nationals in their own countries. This approach eliminates many of the obstacles that Western missionaries around the world face in gaining trust, navigating customs, and learning the culture. A Doulos-sponsored evangelist, native to that country, goes into a village or town. He begins reaching the lost through street preaching, personal testimony, the Jesus film - whatever works for the culture and people. Once people accept Jesus, he immediately begins to disciple these new believers. From these new believers, God faithfully raises up a leader. Inevitably, a “Timothy” will emerge, someone with the gift and heart of pastoring. The evangelist disciples and trains this new believer to lead and preach.

For over 11 years, we have been vetting and working with partners as we empower the indigenous to reach their countries. That experience coupled with the God given, deep relationships we have with our partners and our church planters in the field allow us a strong foundation for the work ahead. Financially, God continues to grow our donor base as well as the total revenue that we are able to continue to grow the number of church planters that are being supported. With our Board of Directors covering 100% of the administrative costs, all of the money that is raised through our donors goes straight to the field. Because that is our commitment, we make sure that each of our partners understand that they cannot take administrative fees off the money Doulos sends to them, but instead send that straight to the front lines where it is needed the most.

Since inception, the Lord has allowed us to see 7,146,176 people make professions of faith and 22,992 churches planted. (These numbers are as of September 2019.)

We look forward to moving forward with our current partnerships and work while also looking at opportunities to begin work with the unengaged, unreached people groups of the world. We want to truly see the gospel go to the ends of the earth.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve both our ministry partners as well as our domestic donor base.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Doulos Partners

Board of directors
as of 02/04/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Thomas Minor

Ernst and Young

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 2/4/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data