Citygate Network is pleased to provide this helpful array of member benefits. Additions and modifications occur on a regular basis as ministry environments change.
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Bi-monthly industry-wide magazine covering all aspects of programming and operations.
2 The Point
Regular inspiration and management insights, plus reports for executive directors.
Twice-a-month e-newsletter with network and industry news, statistics, Scripture lesson, and employment opportunities.
Street Smart Express
Random email bulletins blasted to all members or appropriate groups of members with breaking news or reminders.
Twice-monthly devotional and pertinent prayer guidance for members throughout the network.
Up to Date
Front-page news about issues affecting life-transformation ministries, including poverty, homelessness, health, and more.
Group Health Benefits*
The Citygate Benefits Program pools the aggregate purchasing power of members to deliver medical, dental, vision, life, and other types of insurance, in addition to best-in-class benefits management tools, typically at significant cost savings to members. Participating members are energized and projecting savings in the range of $10,000 to $300,000, but beyond that, we’ve developed a program that promotes good health, boosts morale, and channels more resources toward life transformation. Visit citygatebenefits.com to learn more about this opportunity.
Property and Liability Insurance*
Industry advocacy and reduced-rate possibilities, plus member-involved insurance committee through Merriam Insurance.
Annual Conference and Exposition*
Inspiring event-of-the-year with general sessions, scores of seminars, and an exhibit hall, geared for everyone ministering to people who are hungry, homeless, abused, or addicted.
Yearly gathering where the leaders of member organizations can meet with their own senator, representative, senior level staffers, policy experts, and receive valuable training.
Multiple educational and fellowship events held on the local level across 4 regional territories.
Regional educational and fellowship meetings held on the local level across 5 regional territories.
Continuing Degree Studies*
Member discounts for urban ministry and management classes toward undergraduate degrees and certificates through Arizona Christian University, Cairn University and City Vision University.
Discounted tuition to The Urban Ministry Institute's (TUMI) seminary program, offering associate degrees for mission staff and clients.
Online training sessions that call quick attention to the newest ideas and theories in leadership and ministry.
Access to recordings of outstanding seminar presenters and general session speakers from Citygate Network conferences provided by Piper Media.
Digital representations of educational achievements, electronic badges that represent the completion of requirements set by Citygate Network.
Citygate Network's board performance acceleration program, which provides a permanent framework for board excellence to strongly influence each participating organization's present and future board members.
Abuse Recovery Training*
Through Citygate Network's partnership with Abuse Recovery Ministry Services (ARMS), an exclusive discount on facilitator training, plus access to webinars and other resources.
Through a partnership with Arrow Leadership, discounts on the Arrow Leadership Program, Sharpening Leaders Initiative, and other resources.
Vocation-based affinity groups for those involved in addiction recovery, business management, food service, and other areas. Groups meet at the Annual Conference and Exposition and network online year-round.
Online discussion forums for more than 20 professional peer groups within the network, as well as regional connections.
Directory of Member Ministries
Up-to-date listing of member organizations, including contact information, CEO names, locator maps, self-identified program list, volunteer and donor links, and much more.
Business Member Directory
Quick connection to ministry partners in the business world that offer relevant products and services.
Individual Member Directory-Searchable and up-to-date database of individual members who lead and staff ministries in Citygate Network membership.
Rolling collection of sample policies, job descriptions, plans, and other documents categorized by staff member responsibility
Online portal where members can list employment classifieds and full job descriptions; applicants can submit résumés to member ministries online.
Citygate Network Archives
Documents and publications from the rich history of the network.
Documents detailing processes that can help ministries operate more efficiently and effectively while increasing accountability.
How-to documents outlining various steps a member ministry can take to address challenging concerns.
Positional documents presenting a Christian response to various hot topics and social concerns.
A coordinated effort to codify, collect, and share program outcome data across member ministries. The data is used to improve programs and influences legislation.
Citygate Network Helpline
Over-the-phone and email guidance for members needing assistance with specific problems or unusual situations.
Cost-saving program through Trinity/HPSI, helping members reduce expenses on food and non-durable goods.
Free, exclusive access through NextJob to industryleading software that coaches job-seeking clients through the employment process.
ECFA Financial Credibility
ECFA application fee is waived for Citygate Network members, as are the costs for many ECFA webinars.
Free and discounted planned giving services offered through an exclusive partnership with Orchard Alliance.
Guide to Ministries and Services
Searchable database of member missions, including program descriptions, to help the public find needed services.
Regular social media messages promoting lifetransformation ministry and member organizations.
Public Awareness Campaigns
Major collaborations drawing attention to the broken and forgotten, and to members' work and needs.
City and community programs like Sleepless and My Night in a Box to unite people and rally support on all levels.
Interviews and Releases
Citygate Network press involvement, PSAs, and YouTube links calling attention to issues surrounding the most vulnerable in society.
Outstanding small-group study material expounding on Jesus' instructions regarding the poor
Federal Government Influence
Citygate Network staff regularly connect with government officials in promoting member interests in Washington, D.C.
Online information flagging key legislative agendas and recommended actions.
Faith and Giving Coalition
As a founding member of the Faith and Giving Coalition, Citygate Network advocates for members to protect charitable giving and keeps them up to date on matters affecting resource development.
Studies and Research
Case studies and in-depth research on issues touching life transformation ministry on national and local levels.
Free 20-minute initial consultation with an attorney who has extensive experience in nonprofit law.
Nonprofit law attorney available to members at reduced rates for expert guidance through difficult situations.
Discounted membership to Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization that represents Christian ministries in defense of religious liberties.
Permission to use the Citygate Network logo on literature and websites, linking members to an esteemed, widely recognized brand.
Document suitable for framing showing connection with the association, plus number of years of involvement.
* Indicates available at additional charge.