Associates

Ministry highlights and updates from Paraclete Mission Group associates.

Uganda is locked down again. Relief is on its way.

Cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise in Uganda, resulting in a lockdown that is an economic strain on the communities there. Relief came in the form of Paraclete partner Rukungiri Umbrella Farmers Organization (RUFO) handing out emergency supplies and food to hundreds of the most vulnerable residents and to first responders. “The project …

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A volcano in Congo destroyed homes. Here’s how our partners helped.

Without warning, a volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) erupted in late May, affecting more than 150 families from two area churches, including their homes and their livestock. Also included in the loss was a mother of nine children. The Union of Baptist Churches (UBC) in DRC, which is Paraclete’s Bible translation partner, …

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First responders run toward trouble. But “nobody wants to see us.”

Are you someone who hears about a problem and runs toward it?  Paraclete associates Gil and Patti Carter have just the place for you—this spot next to the creek on their farm. And all you have to do is sit and rest. Gil Carter has served all over the world, but now welcomes first responders, …

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The hidden hurting among us and how Paraclete is helping. “I know the despair.”

  The guests at the local rescue mission who hear Paraclete associate Bill Sturdivant preach a sermon call him “Pastor Bill.” They come up and ask for prayer, sometimes a hug. They’re experiencing homelessness and sometimes hopelessness, but Pastor Bill is not so different from them. “When I look out at them, I know who they …

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Connections: The 2021 Summary of Ministries

The 2021 Summary of Ministries and 2020 Annual Report is here! If you haven’t yet received a copy in the mail….no worries! You can read the full version online (below). Connections When I first saw this year’s cover photo, I smiled! After a 2020 filled with disappointments and postponements, it did me good to see …

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It’s been a tough year for healthcare workers. Here’s what Paraclete is doing to help.

The people who train to save lives sometimes lose themselves along the way. That’s what Paraclete associates Bryan and Sharon Stoudt have learned after coming alongside healthcare students and personnel for 15 years. Doctors sometimes spend as many as 12 years of intense training for their profession, gaining huge amounts of school debt while losing …

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Thousands of Thai residents aren’t citizens anywhere. They’re at risk for abuse.

By Heather Jemison In January 2019, I began working with International Justice Mission (IJM) in their field office in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where we live and serve with Paraclete. Though IJM is known as the world’s largest international anti-trafficking organization, the programs in Chiang Mai focused primarily on the prevention of human trafficking by tackling …

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What do Christian leaders need during COVID? A ‘shepherd’s hut’ next to a castle

The prayer garden, on the former grounds of a medieval Scottish castle, is a place for questions. How do we serve others in a pandemic? When will it end? What happens next? “The whole system has failed,” said Chris Furr, Paraclete associate. “We are living in the death of the 10-year plan, maybe even the …

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She travels the world. But it’s people who matter.

You might say Paraclete associate and world traveler Sharon McElwain finds herself in the right place at the right time. She managed to be in Russia not long after the fall of communism, to invite spiritual conversations in a place otherwise void of talk of God. She’s taught English in war torn countries where people …

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Associates Give High Scores to Paraclete

Paraclete Mission Group’s employees recently gave it an 81 out of 100 for its employee Net Promoter Score. This score puts Paraclete’s rating on par with some of the United States’ leading companies known for employee satisfaction. “Our associates are Paraclete’s greatest strength,” said Paraclete CEO Glen Volkhardt. “In fact, they are our only strength. …

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Paraclete Receives 4-Star Rating for 7th Straight Year

According Charity Navigator, only 7% of the charities that it evaluates are able to keep a 4-star rating for seven straight years or more. Paraclete Mission Group is pleased to announce that we officially are one of them! READ HERE the letter from Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator President & CEO, declaring that Paraclete Mission Group …

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For Expats and Missionaries, COVID-19 Was a Crossroads

When the pandemic started, Christians living abroad asked, “Should we stay or go?” As the situation drags on, expats and missionaries find themselves in uncharted territory. In this in-depth Christianity Today report, Paraclete associate Rebecca Hopkins reveals the impact of COVID-19 on international work and the tough decisions for the many Christians living and working …

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Our Mission

To come alongside Christian leaders around the world.

Methodology

  • We serve as catalysts, without personal or institutional agendas.

  • We stay only as long as needed and welcome.

  • We view all our work as spiritual activity with eternal significance.

  • We promote effective and Godly stewardship of resources as a model for business and ministry.

  • We practice the accountability of planning and evaluating our work, and teach others to do the same.

Financial Information

Financial accountability is important to Paraclete.  We have been members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1998.  Our Financial Statements were audited for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 by Capin Crouse, LLP.  Paraclete is registered for charitable solicitation in all states that require it.

2020 Financial Summary

Revenues
Cash Donations
$3,824,681
Other Revenue
$14,174
Total Revenue
$3,838,855
Expenses
Program
$2,390,896
Administrative
$324,434
FundRaising
$258,024
Total Expenses
$2,973,354

Donor Privacy Policy

Paraclete Mission Group is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We provide this Donor Privacy Policy to inform you of the way we protect and use your information.

Information We Collect

  • Here are the types of donor information that we collect and maintain:
    Your contact information: name, organization/church, address, phone number, email address;
  • Your preference for which ministry your donation will be applied;
  • Your payment information: credit card and/or bank account information;
  • Information you choose to share with us: questions, comments, suggestions, how you learned of Paraclete, and;
  • Your communication preferences; e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic mailings related to specific fund-raising appeals, prayer concerns, and newsletters.

How We Use Your Information

Paraclete Mission Group uses your information to help you complete a donation, communicate back to you, and update you on ministry activity and results. We use credit card numbers only for donation or payment processing.

How We Protect Your Information

We use industry standard safeguards to protect your information. We protect the security of credit card transactions using a number of measures such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls and physical security. Card numbers are never stored on our premises in any physical or electronic form. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures.

We Do Not Share Your Personal Information

Paraclete Mission Group will not sell, rent, trade or lease your personal information to other organizations. We hold the identity of donors confidentially. We will use your information only to further the ministry purposes of Paraclete Mission Group. We will not send you mailings on behalf of another organization.

YOUR RIGHTS – GDPR Specific

Personal Information

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. In addition, the Global Data Protection Regulations gives you the right, under certain circumstances:

  • to request in writing and securely obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you;
  • to correct or update your personal information held by us;
  • to request us to stop using your personal information for marketing purposes or for any other purpose where there is no legal requirement for continued processing;
  •  to object to profiling activities based on our legitimate interest;
  •  to request to have all personal data deleted (in the EEA only). To exercise any of these rights please contact privacy@paraclete.net .

Please tell Paraclete Mission Group as soon as any of your contact details change so that records can be kept up to date.

We will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information, which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

Removing Your Name From Our Mailing List

We will honor your desire not to receive mail from us if that is your preference. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Donors with an online account with Paraclete Mission Group can establish and change their communication preferences, print receipts, make one-time donations and set up recurring automatic donations. If you choose not to have an online account you have the same degree of control when you call or write to tell us of your preferences.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email at info@paraclete.net or call us at (719) 302-2500.

 

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

equal opportunity employment

It is the policy of Paraclete Mission Group not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission and access to, or treatment or employment in its program or activities. As a religious institution, Paraclete is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees on the basis of religion.