Frequently Asked Questions…

Please Make Sure That You Finish Reading All the FAQs Below.

Is this a 501(c)(3) Organization?

Yes, Divine Living Word Ministry, Inc. does business under the assumed name of “Divine Global Empowerment” and it is in fact recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization.

When Did You Establish a New Name?

Because of the consistent growth and progress of DLW within the last ten years, the Board of Directors felt the need for a change of name to match the entire global vision for the direction of the organization.

As of 2014, we are operating and “doing business as” Divine Global Empowerment, but are still legally named “Divine Living Word Ministry, Inc.” so as not to cause a sudden disruption to the flow of on-going business.

Our plans are to eventually & totally ween out of the name Divine Living Word Ministry.

Has this organization ever been or is currently operating as a Church?

No. We are NOT a church or a religious organization and have never operated as a church.

Taryn LaRae was ordained & licensed as a Christian Minister at the age of 17 and initially began this organization as a faith-based campus group in college.

Our new name reflects moving out of the shadows of a religious or faith-based entity and more towards a charitable business practice that serves as an all-inclusive, humanitarian organization.

Although we still wholeheartedly believe in God!

Who Should I Make the Contribution Payable to?

Please make your contribution payable to:

Divine Living Word Ministry, Inc.

If you have made a previous contribution to “Divine Global Empowerment” rest assured that we will receive your contribution!

However, ALL tax-write off letters that serve as receipts will come from Divine Living Word Ministry, Inc.

How Can I Specify Which Program I'd Like to Donate to?

Each cause that we are raising funds for has a Donation Form that you are able to fill-out through our website.

Simply click on the Cause link on the menu bar, toggle over to the project you are interested in donating to & the form will specifically mention the cause you will be contributing to.

If you are sending in contributions outside of online donations, you can write which project you’d like your contribution to go to on the “Memo” section of your check or money order.

Is Making a Contribution Online Safe?

Your safety & security is part of our top priority. We want to make sure that we offer convenient ways to contribute, while also making the giving experience enjoyable & rewarding for donors.

DGE has specifically chosen Paypal to ensure top measures are taken and risk are minimal at best. All payments are securely processed and delivered using Paypal’s securely encrypted technology.

Once you have initiated a contribution, you will immediately receive a notification letting you know that your payment was processed securely.

If you have any concerns or errors during this process, please notify us immediately.

What Types of Contributions Can I Make?

* If you would like to give a monetary donation today, please click on any one of the Donation Forms in the “Cause” section of this website.

* You can also mail a check or money order to:

Divine Living Word Ministry, Inc.
332 S. Michigan Ave.
FL 1032/ #D607
Chicago, IL 60604

* For an in-kind, vehicle, or real estate property donation, please contact us directly at donations@divinelivingword.org or call us directly at 872.222.9024!

How Will I Receive My Donation's Receipt Once I Make a Contribution?

Once you have initiated a safe contribution, you will immediately receive an email notification letting you know that your payment was processed securely.

That email can serve as a receipt of your contribution. You can also feel free to email us directly and request an official donation’s receipt. We will be happy to mail or email you a receipt directly!

If you have any concerns or errors during the payment processing, please notify us immediately.

How Do I Obtain a Fiscal Sponsorship Application?

Please scroll to the “Cause” button located on the menu bar and a drop down bar should appear. Click the link that reads ‘Fiscal Sponsorship Application’.

There are two links within that page that allows you to click on the pdf application and ‘right-click and save’ it to your computer.

* FYI: You can also save other forms describing the various causes DGE has to offer using the same method by visiting the “Cause” section of this website.

How Do I Download the Scholarship Application?

Please visit the “Cause” section of this website and scroll down to the “Scholarship Project”.

On the top, right hand of the page you will see a “Download Scholarship Application” link. Click on that pdf link and save it to your computer.

* FYI: You can also save other forms describing the various causes DGE has to offer using the same method.

How Can I Download the Cause Forms To Read Later?

Please visit the “Cause” section of this website and scroll down to the cause you are interested in reading.

On the top, right hand of the page you will see a “Download” link. Click on that pdf link and save the information form to your computer.

How Can I Volunteer?

Please visit the “Get Involved” section of this website.

From there, you can read a detailed & thorough explanation of our volunteer program.

Are You Currently Hiring?

Please visit the “Career” section of this website located at the bottom right of the screen.

From there, you can read a detailed & thorough explanation of what jobs and positions are currently available!

Who is Women In Need of Godly Services? - (W.I.N.G.S. Domestic Violence Agency)

In 2004, the Founder of DGE, Taryn LaRae convened with the Board of Directors to help strategically tackle the issues of domestic violence in the Greater Chicagoland Area.

Because of the tremendous effort that this social cause will take, it was under the advisement and agreement of the Board of the Directors that a separate business entity, including a separate 501(c)(3) would be established.

By November 2004, Women In Need of Godly Services (W.I.N.G.S) was incorporated and have since been the sister-organization to Divine Global Empowerment.

We operate two non-profit 501(c)(3) businesses: Divine Global Empowerment & W.I.N.G.S DV Agency.