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1. 1. What is a God Report?

A God Report is a profile page you create to describe what God is doing through your ministry. It can be updated as often as you like with text, photos, and embedded video or sound files. You may want to use new or existing content from your website. Additionally, RSS feeds allow an organization's God Report to update automatically.

 
 
2. Are there fees?

It is free for organizations or individuals to register and create their own God Report profile page. 


 
 
3. How to get started -- for individuals

Getting Started Guide

For Individuals

 

1.     Register on Godreports

 

a.      On the homepage select “Register” then “Individual

b.      Enter your email. Note: there is a privacy option based on your security sensitivity.

c.       Enter your user name and password

d.      Enter your name. Note: If you are in a restricted country, it is acceptable to list a pseudonym.

e.      Your address is optional.  If you are in a restricted country, do not list an address.

f.       Enter letters in the above image. This is case sensitive.

i.        Approve the Statement of Faith.

 

2.   Create your Godreport page

 

a.      Login with your user name and password.

b.      Select “Create/Edit Godreport” on the upper right side of page.

c.       On the left, select “About this Ministry”.  A text box with formatting capabilities will appear.  Describe your calling, purpose and passion for ministry. Type or cut/paste material into the text box.  When finished, hit “save”. 

d.      On the left, select “Stories & Updates”.  Describe ways you have seen God working through you and your ministry in the last few weeks or months. When finished, hit “save”. 

e.      Projects. If you are raising funds for a mission project, on the left select “Projects” and “Add New Project

 

i.              Add a title or name for your project. This title will appear on          the Country Profile Page where the project is located.

ii.                 Next, provide a brief description of the project in one to three sentences. This will be accessible from the Country Profile Page.

iii.               Provide a full description in one to three paragraphs of your project. This will also be accessible from the Country Profile Page.

iv.                Download the pdf file “Godreports Project Summary”. Fill out this one-page form and return it to Godreports.

v.                  Choose your project album.  If you have already created a photo album in “Photos” to attach to this project, select it now.

vi.                Display on Country Profile Page. Check this box if you want your project to appear on a Country Profile Page.

vii.             Choose Country. Choose the country where your project is located.  The project will appear on that Country Profile Page.

viii.           Do not display my personal information on the page. Choose this box if you or your project is located in a restricted country. Your personal contact information will not appear with your project.

ix.                Video. Attach a URL from YouTube to attach a YouTube video to your project.

x.                  Save your information when finished.

 

f.        Testimony.  In the text box, give your personal testimony.  How did you come to Christ?  How has He changed your life? Upload and attach an image to go with your testimony. If you want your testimony to be considered for the homepage “Featured Testimony,” send a note to mark@Godreports.com.

g.      Prayer Requests. There are two text boxes that may be used. Prayer request for ministry relates to your personal ministry involvement. It may also be a prayer for your family, friends, church, mission organization or team. Prayer request for country is broader in scope, and relates to the spiritual needs of the nation. Select a country, and the Prayer request for country will appear on that Country Profile Page.  Save your prayer requests when finished.

h.     Photos. First, enter a name for an album in the text box. Then select “Add New”. The first box below should list your album title.  Click in that box where it says “No image”.  Add a Photo Title and Caption for your photo.  Browse to find a photo to attach from your computer. Click add, and the photo should appear below. More photos may be added to your album, and the order of the photos may be re-arranged using drag and drop. Click Save Order when finished.

i.        Video/Music. Copy and paste a URL from a video that has been posted to YouTube.  Indigenous Worship.  Browse and select .mp3 or .wav files saved to your computer. The purpose of this feature is to build a collection of worship music in the languages of all the people groups around the world. 

j.        Account Info. Choose “edit” to change your registration information.

 

 

 
 
4. How to get started -- for organizations

Getting Started Guide

For Organizations

 

1.     Register on Godreports

 

a.      On the homepage select “Register” then “Organization

b.      Enter your email.

c.       Enter a user name and password

d.      Enter the Name of the Organization, contact person’s name, and the address the organization uses for mailing purposes.

e.      Countries we minister in. When a country is selected, your organization name will appear on the Country Profle Page for the selected country. Press control/shift to select multiple countries.  If you minister in a restricted country and do not want to be identified with work in that country, do not select that country name.

g.      Website.  This adds your web address to your contact information.

h.     Enter the letters in the above image. This is case sensitive.

j.        Approve the Statement of Faith.

k.      When finished, click “Save”. 

 

  1. Create your Godreport page

 

            a.   Login with your user name and password.

            b.   Select “Create/Edit Godreport” on the upper right side of page.

            c.   On the left, select “About this Ministry”.  A text box with                    formatting capabilities will appear.  Describe your organization’s                        background, calling, and purpose. Type or cut/paste material into the text box.  When finished, hit “save”. 

            d.   On the left, select “Stories & Updates”.  Describe ways God is                             working through your ministry in previous weeks or months. When  finished, hit “save”. 

             e. Individual Ministries. This lists individuals who have registered                                    on Godreports and indicated they are affiliated with your organization.

             f. Projects. If you want to highlight a mission project, on the left                          select “Projects” and “Add New Project

 

i.              Add a title or name for your project. This title will appear on the Country Profile Page where the project is located.

ii.                 Next, provide a brief description of the project in one to three sentences. This will be accessible from the Country Profile Page.

iii.               Provide a full description in one to three paragraphs of your project. This will also be accessible from the Country Profile Page.

iv.                Download the pdf file “Godreports Project Summary”. Fill out this one-page form and return it to Godreports.

v.                  Choose your project album.  If you have already created a photo album in “Photos” to attach to this project, select it now.

vi.                Display on Country Profile Page. Check this box if you want your project to appear on a Country Profile Page.

vii.             Choose Country. Choose the country where your project is located.  The project will appear on that Country Profile Page.

viii.           Do not display organization’s contact information on the page. Choose this box if your project is located in a restricted country and you do not want your organization to be identified with this project.

ix.                Video. Attach a URL from YouTube, Vimeo, or God Tube to attach a video to your project.

x.                  Save your information when finished.

g.     Changed Lives.  In the text box, tell the story of someone personally touched by God through your ministry.

h.    Prayer Requests. There are two text boxes that may be used. Prayer request for ministry relates to requests growing out of your ministry involvement. It may be a prayer for a local church or your team members or your ministry plans and purposes. Prayer request for country is broader in scope, and relates to the spiritual needs of the nation. Select a country, and the Prayer request for country will appear on that Country Profile Page.  Save your prayer requests when finished. Note: you may also go directly to the Country Profile Page for other countries and add prayer requests for other countries on your heart.

i.       Photos. First, enter a name for an album in the text box. Then select “Add New”. The first box below should list your album title.  Click in that box where it says “No image”.  Add a Photo Title and Caption for your photo.  Browse to find a photo to attach from your computer. Click add, and the photo should appear below. More photos may be added to your album, and the order of the photos may be re-arranged using drag and drop. Click Save Order when finished.

j.       Video. Copy and paste a URL from a video that has been posted to YouTube, Vimeo, or God Tube. 

k.     Account Info. Choose “edit” to change your registration information.

 

 

 
 
5. Is God Reports a 501(c)(3)?

God Reports is a dba for Christian Writers & Artists Ministries, a 501 (c) (3)  EIN #26-1361564

 
 
6. What about security?

God Reports is very concerned about your safety and protection, especially the safety of Christians working in restricted countries.  Do not put any information on this website you would not place on any other public website. 

If you are an individual who works in a restricted country, never place your physical address on this website – during registration or on your Godreport Ministry Profile page.  Use an email address approved and secured by your mission organization. 

God Reports registered users are secured by passwords which allow you to provide content to the website.   Godreports takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, using secure servers and firewalls, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on God Reports, please contact us.

 
 
7. What is the benefit of sharing information on God Reports?

Sharing your stories, videos, testimonies, and projects on God Reports provides another window of exposure for your ministry.  Hopefully this tool will lead to increased donor or volunteer involvement, partnering opportunities, and greater collaboration in the mission field. 

 
 
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