SOUTH KOREAN PARTNERS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is "Friends of the Great Commission" (FGC)?
FGC is a Christian organization that is registered with the American government. It allows various different ministries to advance God’s kingdom by providing them with a means of accepting and processing doantions from around the world. There are more than 150 ministries which use the services of FGC and with more joining regularly. Each organization is required to provide regular reports to FGC but they also receive a high degree of autonomy in their operations.
For more information: https://friendsgc.com/about/
Why did Worldview Summit partner with Friends of the Great Commission (FGC)?
FGC is a respected organization that has served many ministries since its founding in 2002. It requires a healthy level of accountability while providing a high degree of autonomy. FGC accountants help Worldview Summit stay compliant with the IRS and can therefore issue tax receipts on our behalf. Other services they provide include processing donations, issuing paychecks, reimbursing expenses, and more. They receive a full audit every year by Archer Halliday, P.S. in Bellingham, WA. These audits are available upon request.
What is the relationship between Friends of the Great Commission (FGC) and The Great Commission Foundation (GCF)?
How can I contact Friends of the Great Commission (FGC)?
You can call them toll free at 1-855-488-7020 (ask to speak with “donations”) and you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other contact info is available here: https://friendsgc.com/contact-us/
How can I contact Worldview Summit about my donation?
You can email us at: email@example.com
What kind of accountability does Worldview Summit have?
First, Worldview Summit provides quarterly and annual reports to Friends of the Great Commission. Second, an advisory board checks on the global activity and the finances of Worldview Summit. Third, monthly newsletters allow supporters to know and understand Worldview Summit's activity.
Who is on the Worldview Summit advisory board?
Jim Gordon is the senior pastor of Elora Road Christian Fellowship (ERCF) which is located just north of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Peter Kupisz started attending ERCF in 2016 and came to know Pastor Jim in this capacity. Pastor Jim’s exemplary leadership of ERCF, as well as his experience in starting and developing a ministry called The Intimate Couple, formed a natural basis on which to invite him onto the advisory board. (ercf.ca)
Should I give a single donation or regular monthly donations?
All donations are appreciated and we are grateful for every gift no matter how small or big, frequent or infrequent. However it is helpful for us if you are able to commit to regular monthly support as this allows us to have a steady income that we can rely upon. As with all organizations, Worldview Summit has regular bills to pay and it is very helpful to know that a group of financial partners will provide consistent monthly support. Of course, in the end, the decision is up to you and we appreciate all that you do.
What is "Redeemer International Community Church" (RICC)?
Why did Worldview Summit partner with Redeemer International Community Church (RICC)?
Peter Kupisz attended RICC when he lived in South Korea. While there he served as an elder for about two years and has remained friends with the elders. Since GCF and FGC (i.e. the organizations that provide tax receipts for Worldview Summit in North America) are not registered in Korea, we asked RICC if they could help in this regard.
Will my tax receipts say “Worldview Summit” or “Redeemer International Community Church”?
The tax receipts will not mention Worldview Summit; they will be in Hangeul/Korean and say: 리디머인터내셔날커뮤니티교회
How can I contact Redeemer International Community Church (RICC) about my donation?
The key elder to contact is Matthew Ambrosia. (Matthew is American but he speaks Korean well.) If you need any help contacting him please send us an email and we will put you in touch. Our email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why can't I get a tax receipt for my credit card donation?
Unfortunately Friends of the Great Commission, which processes our credit card donations, is not registered as a charity in Korea. Furthermore, Redeemer International Community Church, which does issue tax receipts on our behalf, does not accept donations by credit card. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Can I donate using my Korean credit card?
Yes, as long as your credit card is connected to one of the major credit card companies (i.e. Mastercard, Visa, American Express) your Korean won will automatically get converted to US dollars.