FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What makes For His Glory Incorporated a not for profit corporation?
For His Glory Incorporated applied for N-F-P status in 2001 and fulfilled the probationary status requirements to receive permanent status in 2005. Annual reports to maintain that status are filed every year with the IRS.
Is For His Glory Incorporated a church?
No, For His Glory Incorporated does not have or maintain members or membership list. People are not voted in or out of involvement with For His Glory Incorporated.
What makes For His Glory Incorporated a public service community organization?
For His Glory Incorporated provides two meetings a year for the general public to attend and provide input and hear the status report of the organization. For His Glory Incorporated also relies upon the public to support, promote, and serve in the operation of the organization. Services are focused on academic and enrichment activities for youth and their families.
What makes For His Glory Incorporated a faith-led, ministering organization?
For His Glory Incorporated is an all-volunteer organization. Programs, services and activities may include the faith and belief of its volunteers. Collaborative relationships are established with social service agencies, community organizations, and faith-based organizations. University students and community volunteers are the backbone for the services provided to the youth and their families. Support services provided to families by For His Glory Incorporated are done in a non-denominational and non-doctrinal manner when offered.
What makes For His Glory Incorporated a business organization?
For His Glory Incorporated is required by law to file annual corporation and dba papers with the Secretary of State of Missouri. It is also expected to meet the state standards for business practices and other legal requirements of a small business to be able to operate in the State.
How does someone get involved with For His Glory Incorporated?
For His Glory Incorporated provides programs and services that appeal to the interest and needs of youth. Youth are enrolled in a program or service for 1-2 semesters by their families i.e. after-school tutoring, mentoring or worship arts dance academy. Families are included in additional outreach services and support as they are available and needed. Family members are encouraged to become involved through participation, support activities, fundraising and marketing related to the activities of their child. Members of the community are invited to volunteer in roles designated for participation such as tutors, mentors, interns, program host, or collaborating partners.
How does For His Glory Incorporated support programs and activities financially?
Program funds are acquired through grant writing and fundraising activities. Individual contributions are provided for youth through sponsorships and scholarship sources. Summer travel is underwritten by participating families and several fundraising activities and many donors and sponsors. Individual contributors receive tax-deductible receipts for donations provided as in-kind gifts, cash purchases or cash contribution. Operating and administrative cost are underwritten by donor participants. Some programs are funded by participation fees. Facility and transportation support is generally provided by churches or community organizations and through use of private vehicles as in-kind contributions. In 2013, the Grade A! After School Program was funded by Heart of Missouri United Way of Columbia, MO to help improve academic support and transition of youth who reside in high risk communities to assist in succeeding into and out of middle school.
Why For His Glory Incorporated is listed as an outreach mission of Second Missionary Baptist Church of Columbia, MO?
Rev. Janice Threat is an Associate Minister serving on the leadership team at Second Missionary Baptist church with the Rev. Dr. Clyde L. Ruffin, Senior Pastor. As an associate minister, her involvement in For His Glory Incorporated meets the expectations for community and ministerial leadership by providing encouragement to others to volunteer and become involved, thus her work is viewed as an outreach mission by the church. It is a part of the structural or governance organization of the church. For His Glory Incorporated is credentialed and certified as a community organization by the Heart of Missouri United Way, by the IRS 990 Performa, as an organization with integrity and a sustainable infrastructure.
What are the primary programs and services provided by For His Glory Incorporated?
Youth and families can request involvement by enrolling their children in any program or service of the organization. The primary programs offered are Grade A! Academic Support (tutoring and mentoring), Enrichment services that provide field trips to concerts, lectures, community events, and guest speakers and presentations, and a Worship Arts Academy that provides dance training at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
What is the structural operation of For His Glory Incorporated?
Community members are encouraged to apply for seats on the Board of Directors which are responsible for providing governance and directional leadership to the organization. There are two committees under the board responsible for Program Development and Funding Development. These committees are staffed by involved parents, community and student volunteers and work in conjunction with the Executive Director. Support Staff include the transportation and food service team members who are also community and student volunteers and work in conjunction with the Executive Director.