Christian Service International Ministries, Inc. (Muncie, IN)

Name

  • Name:Ione OBrien
  • Title:Development Dept. Rep.

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Christian Service International Ministries, Inc.
  • Address:1714 W. Royale Dr.
    Muncie, IN 47304
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:800 286-5773

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:Home Office
    124 Boca Ciega Rd
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    United States

User Phone

  • Direct phone:321 784-2054
  • Mobile phone:321 794-7735

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The Mission of Christian Service International Minisitries is "Providing Mission Experiences in Jesus' Name". CSI has five permanent mission sites (North America, Kenya, Jamaica, Haiti, and Belize) where we accept and host short-term mission teams. These sites are served by over 140 partnering groups (with new groups being added, Praise God, on a regular basis), 25 missionaries and 14 headquartered support staff. In 2010 alone, CSI prepared and sent 90 volunteer teams (a total of 1355 individuals) who provided 9700 work days in support of field missions. In the field, whether clearing land, building a clinic, or teaching Vacation Bible School, the primary focus is sharing the love of God through relationships, living out the gospel and glorifying God through their lives and the lives of those they serve. Our mission experiences grow faith, humility and the ability to maintain Christian faith in the secular world.
    Volunteers provide both skilled and unskilled labor, as well as the funds and or materials for the project they have signed on for. In 2010 teams provided over $1,400,000 in support of field mission projects. Some accomplishments of CSI include construction of over 600 homes for the homeless, sending mobile medical teams to areas with no access to health care, building and supporting a Health Clinic in Haiti, repairing health clinics in Belize and Jamaica, building schools, churches and an orphanage, digging and repairing wells, providing student scholarships and teacher training and assisting in the reconstruction of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans for 3+ years. Two examples of existing programs follow.
    Project R.A.I.S.E. Jamaica (Restoring Agriculture and Investing in Sustainable Enterprise), located in Highgate, a rural area in St. Mary's Parish (the poorest in Jamaica), serving approximately 6,000 people. Having been blessed with a donor gift of 193 acres, CSI is developing multiple micro-business enterprises and educational opportunities with community involvement. With the prayers and financial support of donors, and from volunteer short-term mission teams working alongside trained, salaried Jamaicans, we have completed Phase 1 of Project R.A.I.S.E. Phase 1 included land acquisition and surveying; the formation of the Highgate Community Panel; establishing partnerships for the Community College; construction of the first goat house and purchase of six goats; land clearing; planting and successful harvesting of over four acres of organic produce. Phase 2, which is now underway, will include development of more roads; construction of two homes for the Jamaican staff; installation of an organic irrigation system; clearing and planting of an additional 20 acres in the organic farm and construction of the Community Center and soccer field. CSI has formed a partnership with HEART Trust and CASE College, where classroom and field training in agriculture and construction will we taught at all levels. The vision and business plan for Project R.A.I.S.E. was collaboratively written by the CSI Missionary Project Director Nick Vrettos, local Jamaican Pastors, and the Highgate Community Panel.
    Greenhouses in Kenya - CSI missionaries Dave and Jen Bell, who have served in Kenya for five years, travel a circuit providing monthly ministry to multiple children's homes in the Mathare slums near Nairobi and into remote Maasai villages. The Bell's ministry can be summmarized as life saving nutrition and clean water. CSI short-term mission teams in 2011, will fund and construct a minimum of three 24'x45' greenhouses ($2,000 each) for sustainable food production at three children's homes. The Bells will provide agricultural training to the guardians and children. These children's homes average 80+ residents and each greenhouse will provide an abundance of quality beans, tomatoes, greens and peppers year round and any harvest surplus will be utilized for other needs such as meat or medical needs. This sustainable enterprise will be duplicated at additional homes as funds and teams become available.

  • History:
  • Christian Service International Ministries, Inc. began in 1963 as the vision of Rev. Herb McComas, who conceived the idea of promotoing missions by giving pastors a firsthand opportunity to examine a real mission field. Sending pastors to the mission field proved to be a life-changing experience and consistently led to churches being "set on fire" to meet the needs of other churches and people both overseas and at home. By 1987, Christian Service International had been incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, appointed a Board of Directors, expanded the volunteer base to include church partners, civic groups, colleges and universities, and sent full time missionaries to serve in Haiti. The needs identified and addressed included: spiritual, medical, shelter for the homeless, education and employment. Since then fields (currently five permanent fields) and people have been added consistently, with a major expansion taking place in 2009. Kenya and Belize were both added in 2009, as well as a Development Department at the Headquarters level. Over the past several years, CSI has intensified its efforts to break the stranglehold of poverty and lost hope by ministering Christ's love and developing sustainable micro-business enterprises within community development plans derived from local partners (pastors, community councils, advisory boards, and government officials) who are focused on meeting the needs identified by their local communities. Our goal and focus is to eventually work ourselves out of a job (then move on to God's next calling), location by location, as the empowerment of local leadership, discipleship of individuals and emphasis on prayer bears fruit and economic initiatives begin to thrive.

  • Year established:1963
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:12
  • Advisory board size:6
  • Staff size:39

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:61-6043037

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:616043037
  • Organization Name:CSI MINISTRIES INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 841
  • Organization City:MUNCIE
  • Organization State:IN
  • Organization Zip:47308-0841
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:August, 1967
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):029, 059
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other religious activities, Other school related activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:July, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:July
  • NTEE Code:Q300
  • Asset Amount:$695,344
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$734,165
  • Income Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$732,774
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 9:42:03 pm

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