The Great Commission Foundation (GCF) is a team of skilled administrative and accounting personnel dedicated to using their talents and expertise to enable people to follow God’s calling to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. GCF is a registered Canadian charity with Canada Revenue Agency (#85992 8483 RR0001).
OUR VISION AND MISSION
Vision Statement: To fulfill the Great Commission through collaboration.
Mission Statement: To simplify ministry and mission by providing donor, administrative, and compliance expertise.
OUR MANDATE AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MISSIONS
GCF works exclusively with Christian ministries and projects in a dynamic cooperative relationship. Ministries and projects engage in outreach activities and provide on-site personnel while GCF provides essential administrative and accounting expertise to enable them to do their ministry. It is a team effort working towards common goals: the advancement of the Christian faith, furtherance of education, and the relief of poverty.
WHAT MAKES GCF UNIQUE?
The Great Commission Foundation is a solution for individuals, missionaries, non-profits, charities, churches and project-based ministries. Our goals as a charity are the advancement of the Christian faith, advancement of education, and the relief of poverty. We can help those whose goals align with ours by bringing them on as a GCF project.
We are a place for Non-Profits and Missionaries. Not all projects and ministries fit into a traditional ministry model. Often people find God calling them to a specific people group or type of ministry, yet their project or ministry does not fall into the criteria of any current mission board. These individuals, projects or ministries are non-profit, but not necessarily a recognized charity; we are a great solution to allow them to move forward in ministry and missions.
We are a solution for both New and Established Churches. New church plants find it liberating to utilize our services, which includes donor services, payroll, and guidance in administrative and financial best practices to meet Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) requirements. Established churches are often presented with great outreach or mission opportunities by their congregation, but when these ministry opportunities do not match with their charitable purposes, the Great Commission Foundation can be the solution.
We help Registered Charities. It is growing more difficult for registered charities to find solutions for their administrative and accounting needs. In addition, adhering to the compliance requirements of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is increasingly challenging. Meeting CRA standards is vital to retaining charitable status. We come alongside registered charities, providing services that take some of the burden of administration and remove the process of determining how to meet CRA compliance requirements off of them. This allows the charity to focus on ministry. We specialize in providing administrative guidance and support.
We provide options for Organizations with Canadian Donors. Organizations with Canadian donors who do not have charitable status in Canada, but have the same charitable purposes as the Great Commission Foundation, can join us to provide donor services to their Canadian donors which includes compliant tax receipts.
Chad assumed the role of President after serving over two years as Executive Vice President under the direction of Founder Stuart Rempel. Stuart originally founded the Great Commission to provide estate planning options for Christians, however, he soon became aware of many operating charitable projects and ministries who were unable to receipt donors in Canada. This redirected the course of the Great Commission Foundation which now focuses exclusively on Christian charitable projects and ministry. Chad continues on this course in his role as President & CEO, serving people with the desire to see ministry thrive and the Great Commission fulfilled. Stuart will continue to be involved in his new role as Chairman of the Board, Senior Advisor, and partner in Growth and Development.
Chad Bruneski was raised in a family committed to faith-based ministry. While working through his degree at Simon Fraser University, Chad focused on business administration and marketing. After a successful career of 12 years in pharmaceutical and medical device sales, Chad served as Executive Pastor at his home church before coming to GCF in 2015.
Chad and Sarah Bruneski and their five children live in Chilliwack, B.C. They are committed worshippers and servants at Central Community Church. They also are involved in the special needs and adoption communities having first hand experience in both.
GCF MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 14006 ABBOTSFORD, BC V2T 0B4