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:: About Focus on Jesus Ministries ::

April 25, 2003, Focus on Jesus Ministries was born! Founded by co-founder Joshua Dressel and co-founder Kyle Lawrence, this ministry started with the intention of serving God. That was it! Neither of the two knew exactly who to target, how to do it, or even what they wanted to do. But, after a few months, God had revealed to Focus on Jesus Ministries what He wants the ministry to do. Focus on Jesus Ministries has one purpose, to serve God. The question is how we serve Him. We will do whatever it takes to reach people for the Lord.

1 - Youth Ministry - We hold youth events and do whatever it takes to draw youth in so that they can hear the Word of God. The youth of this nation are the future of this nation. We're involved in leading and supporting after-school Bible studies being held in the local schools, youth camps and weekend retreats, and other youth outreach programs. We also strive to help teens (middle school and high school) grow in their relationship with Christ and rise up to be the strong Christian leaders, evangelists and missionaries which this world needs.

2 - Missions - If you're a Christian, then God has called you to missions. That doesn't always mean you have to get up and leave everything you know, move to a third-world country, learn a new language and fit into a new culture though. Some of us are called to be missionaries to our neighbors, friends and family. While others are called to be missionaries in other cities, other states, and other countries. We can be on mission wherever we are and the mission should start in our hometown and move outward and God provides the resources needed. Focus on Jesus Ministries is currently working in British Columbia, Canada and actively seeking new partnerships with missionaries and churches.

3 - Video Production - Focus on Jesus Ministries has also been called to create videos which will draw in the world and present the Gospel to them in a way that isn't preachy or in your face, but clearly exposes God in a Biblical, relative, and practical manner. Whether that's through television production or feature films, Focus on Jesus Ministries seeks to produce high quality, entertaining, family-friendly, and viewer-worthy productions.

Mission Statement: Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." --Matthew 28:18-20

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Focus on Jesus Ministries is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization as recognized by the State of Missouri and the United States Internal Revenue Service. Focus on Jesus Ministries consists of a board of three members who regularly discuss the direction of the organization and who work together to seek God's guidance and will for the ministry.

ABOUT OUR FINANCES

Many people have questions about the finances of a ministry. We believe that we are to be good stewards of God's money and we also believe that we are to be as upfront and honest as possible.

So here's our "financial report" in a nutshell.

ANNUAL BUDGET
Our annual budget is pretty quick and simple. It changes with the year depending on the events and projects taking place. However, here's a typical yearly budget so that you can see what expenses we would normally have.

Annual Amount
Description
$600
Telephone Service
$7,800
Average amount of Missionary Support per missionary / partner
$150
Web Hosting and Domain Names
$2,150
Annual Project-Specific Expenses
$1,500
Office and Consumables
$12,200
Total Expenses for Average Year

 


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