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pureHOPE

Arming Families to Navigate our Sexualized Culture

aka pureHOPE   |   Matthews, NC   |  www.purehope.net

Mission

Arming Families to Navigate our Sexualized Culture How? pureHOPE is a ministry committed to providing biblical resources on identity and sexuality that are often counter-cultural. At all stages of life, we want you to be equipped and empowered to be the go-to person for your children to have healthy conversations about Gods design for sexual wholeness.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mr. Joshua Livingston

Main address

130 Matthews Station St. Suite 2C

Matthews, NC 28105 USA

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Formerly known as

Coalition Against Pornography

National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families

EIN

31-1124344

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pure Hope Coalition (“pureHOPE”) exists to shape a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness by providing biblically rooted content and experiences that equip and inspire people in the midst of a sexualized culture. We are founded on the reality that those who hope in Jesus “purify themselves as He is pure” (1 John 3:3), and this transformative truth, that Jesus is our Pure Hope, animates all of our ministry endeavors.

Our programs

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

Quest - Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Quest: Parenting in a Sexualized Culture is a unique, world-class small group resource that responds to the four most pressing questions parents are asking in our culture: 1) What does the Bible say I should believe about sex? 2) How do I talk to my kids about it? 3) How do I manage my family’s technology use? and 4) How can I lead my kids when I’m not perfect myself? And leaders around the nation are employing it. As one pastor has said: “This is the most practical curriculum and a ‘must’ for every 21st century parent!” Through our website and RightNow Media, it was accessed almost 5,000 times this year (representing thousands more individuals impacted through small groups), and we have begun translation into Spanish and French after cultivating international distribution of this resource through African and Latin American ministry partnerships.

Our Quest Conference experience has impacted families and cultures in churches across the country, including Central Church, and this year we will grow that impact by launching a world-class podcast that will both reach untapped audiences, as well as provide ongoing and deepening equipping for individuals and couples who have experienced the Quest conference or small-group series. We will also translate the series into Spanish and French, and integrate it more fully into other content and conference opportunities presented by our large network of church, school, ministry, and media relationships.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

Passion Award 2006

Servan Christian Community Foundation

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 rallies/events/conferences/lectures held to further mission

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

Quest - Parenting in a Sexualized Culture

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through partnerships with churches, schools and camps we grow our reach. In addition to our digital strategy, we speak at events and conferences. We are on pace for close to 40 events in 2024.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

1. Equip parents to engage their kids and navigate the sexualized cultural minefields every family faces.
2. Equip people to pursue justice and oppose sexual exploitation in their homes, city and world.
3. Help people who need to break free (or know someone who needs to break free) from sexual addiction take the first steps necessary to enter the road to recovery.

Parenting - Through seminars, conferences, print and online resources, we aim to meet parents where they are at by providing them a biblical understanding of sex and awareness of the broader culture's distortions of sex, so that they are equipped to instruct their children and cultivate an informed, grace-based environment within their families. Our seminars aim to send parents out with specific strategies and solutions they can implement immediately and also build upon over time.
Justice - Provide resources and bible studies to help people understand the injustice of sex trafficking and the connection it has to the demand for pornography.
Recovery - Offer referral treatment to those who have been hurt by the impact of pornography on their lives. Provide education and consultation to pastors and counselors on how to help their clients.

Our content and events are designed to equip Christian parents and influencers with insight and inspiration for living, centered on three core biblical concepts: 1) that sex is about identity before activity; 2) that purity is attained through relationship, not accomplishment; and 3) that the PURE life we are called to is a lifestyle of prayer, understanding, resolve, and engagement.

Through teaching, discipleship, consulting, thought leadership, and ministry of presence, we are equipping a new generation of parents and the next generation of leaders through world-class content, events, and catalytic collaborations to undermine injustice and cultivate reconciliation.

We concentrate our time and resources in three areas in order to work towards a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness:

Content — Telling the better story of sex.
God has the best design, the best story, and He gives us the best strategy to walk the path of life even amidst a perverse generation. Our resources tell the story and tease out these strategies, to empower parents and influencers to model the pursuit of purity and guide their children and disciples to steward the powerful gift of their sexuality. Hear how pureHOPE is taking shame out of the conversation:

"YES! This changes everything. We have something good and exciting to share instead of fear and control."

Conferences — Tailoring experiences to equip parents and influencers.
Our conference team partners with churches, Christian schools, and community organizations to bring clear, scriptural teachings infused with worship, panel discussions, Q&A, round tables, and next-step resources. Attendees leave with compelling vision, Biblical insight, and practical tools to confidently approach the topic of sex and create a tech strategy for their home. Hear how disciple-makers are being refreshed:

“I don't think I ever understood how to pursue purity. I so want to do for my kids what wasn’t done for me. The wisdom and tools you gave me was like a cold glass of water in the desert. I always knew I needed to talk to him, but you have equipped me with the tools to do it. You are making an eternal impact in my family and thank God for pureHOPE!”

Consulting — Training leaders around the world.
We come alongside church, ministry, and lay-leaders to help them proclaim God’s story of sex faithfully, courageously, and effectively in their unique setting—whether the most pressing cultural issue is polygamy or pornography, and whether the primary audience is single parents, two-parent homes, grandparents, or dedicated mentors. Hear how leaders are multiplying impact:

“pureHOPE was a God-send in helping me with training and equipping our people around sex and purity—sharing information that brought revelation, which ultimately caused reformation and restoration of lives.”

How we listen

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

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

    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

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

    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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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pureHOPE

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Gary Baughman

Self Employed

Term: 2022 -

Gary Baughman

Community Volunteer

Perry Robinson

Community Volunteer

Dale Coates

Community Volunteer

Jim Lanier

Community Volunteer

Jenni Coates

Community Volunteer

Renee Lanier

Community Volunteer

Joshua Livingston

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Jasper Hall

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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 3/28/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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