Life Centers

Summary

Life Centers helps women in unexpected pregnancy situations in a special way to share Christ's compassion, love, and hope. Life Centers affirms the value of life in this way by providing a network of care that includes counseling, healing support, and resources that explain the truth about life. Life Centers is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. In addition, it is a member of Care Net.


Contact information

Mailing address:
8902 Vincennes Circle, Ste A
Indianapolis, IN 46268-6268

Website: www.lifecenters.com

Phone: (317) 280-2635

Email: info@lifecenters.com


Organization details

EIN: 311059740

CEO/President: Mr. Brian Boone

Chairman: Mr. Dennis Dawes

Board size: 11

Founder: O.J. Petersen, Don Bolin, Richard Griffith

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

Life Centers helps women in unexpected pregnancy situations in a special way to share Christ's compassion, love, and hope. Life Centers affirms the value of life in this way by providing a network of care that includes counseling, healing support, and resources that explain the truth about life.

The organization was founded to empower women in unplanned pregnancies to make life-affirming choices for themselves and their future. Life Centers offers free pregnancy testing, medical referrals, and confidential counseling services.


Mission statement


The mission of Life Centers is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to those experiencing pregnancy-related crisis and by compassionately presenting Biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.


Statement of faith

Life Centers has adopted The National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith. All employees and volunteers of Life Centers adhere to the following basic Biblical truths:

  1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible authoritative Word of God.
  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  4. We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating268 of 42314 of 18
Fund acquisition rating356 of 42316 of 18
Resource allocation rating311 of 42316 of 18
Asset utilization rating84 of 4236 of 18

Click here to read Life Centers' response to our ratings


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%12%11%8%8%8%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%12%11%8%8%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%13%12%8%9%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%77%74%76%80%75%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%95%96%95%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%74%70%74%76%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%5%4%5%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%13%17%8%21%47%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%14%15%11%16%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.302.992.941.783.764.39
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.261.221.321.361.45
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.543.753.592.355.116.39
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.969.099.326.516.134.40
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.110.110.150.160.23
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.852.984.331.961.45
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%9%9%12%12%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%31%31%50%23%19%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$479,499$398,532$308,630$272,883$188,783
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$70,692$93,510$80,258$76,773$80,616
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$550,191$492,042$388,888$349,656$269,399
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$141,120$108,785$123,864$126,179$122,208
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$141,120$108,785$123,864$126,179$122,208
Total assets$691,311$600,827$512,752$475,835$391,607
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$531,504$360,360$381,278$393,345$325,161
Temporarily restricted$99,292$187,699$71,713$25,435$5,250
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$630,796$548,059$452,991$418,780$330,411
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$2,145,883$1,857,153$947,238$1,874,307$1,871,744
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$1,451$6,148$0$1,710$5,947
Total other revenue$1,451$6,148$0$1,710$5,947
Total revenue$2,147,334$1,863,301$947,238$1,876,017$1,877,691
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$1,580,245$1,309,043$697,046$1,431,997$1,298,249
Management and general$219,953$255,738$140,679$201,292$279,178
Fundraising$264,399$203,452$75,302$154,359$143,604
Total expenses$2,064,597$1,768,233$913,027$1,787,648$1,721,031
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$82,737$95,068$34,211$88,369$156,660
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$82,737$95,068$34,211$88,369$156,660

Response from ministry

December 2008 -- Thank you MinistryWatch.com for your encouragement and for selecting Life Centers as a 2008 Shining Light ministry. We give thanks to the Lord that since our founding in 1982 we have had the opportunity to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to women facing unplanned pregnancies by compassionately presenting Biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God. Our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters are committed to passionately proclaiming the Gospel as we reach thousands of women each year in need of compassion, hope and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We rejoice at the salvation of souls and the hundreds of babies saved from abortion each year in Central Indiana because of the faithful prayers and support from the Christian community that stands behind the ministry of Life Centers. May the Lord continue to guide our efforts as we daily seek to serve Him with humility and integrity. Thank you again, and please keep us in your prayers.


History

In April 2008 Life Centers changed its name from Central Indiana Crisis Pregnancy Center.


Program accomplishments

Life Centers serves more than 8,000 women in Central IN each year.


Needs

Life Centers could use the following specific support:

  • Fund-A-Center
    Every year thousands of women walk into our centers in need of help. Life Centers meets them with compassion and provides all services free-of-charge. Comfortable counseling rooms, up-to-date technology, and strategic center locations enable Life Centers to effectively reach the abortion-vulnerable woman. Life Centers could not keep its doors open without the generous investments of those who fuel our outreach through overhead support. Your gift of $350 will keep a center open for an entire day's operations.
  • Ultrasound Ministry
    The life-saving ultrasound machine can change the mind of a woman considering abortion with a single heartbeat. Over 80% of abortion vulnerable women choose life after viewing the image of their baby. Life Centers' trained technicians currently operate six machines, offering ultrasounds free-of-charge to hundreds of clients each year. An ultrasound not only helps determine whether a pregnancy is viable, but can also mean the difference between life and death. Your gift of $6,000 will enable ultrasound staff to reach women for one month.
  • Support Services
    Many young women who are considering abortion face overwhelming financial obstacles. A pregnant client is relieved to know that, if she decides to carry the baby, she will not be alone. Life Centers supports women who have chosen life by supplying diapers, maternity clothes, and baby care items. Housed at our downtown Meridian Street Center, Support Services provide an additional opportunity to show women the love of Jesus Christ outside the couseling room. A donation of $250 will supply one mom with a full newborn baby care package while sharing the gospel of hope.
  • Evangelism Outreach - Bibles
    Life Centers offers its clients free Bibles that contain basic, easy to follow studies for new believers in Christ. Counselors follow up with these clients to answer questions as the power of God's Word transforms lives. A gift of $1,500 will supply 2,000 new Bibles and change lives for eternity.
  • G.R.A.C.E. Program (God's Real Acceptance Compassion and Encouragement)
    Research shows one in four women have experienced the hurt of abortion. For post-abortive women who desire to be healed from this emotional pain, Life Centers offers an intimate Bible study and support group. Led by trained staff, the G.R.A.C.E program is expanding through local churches to free more women from burdens of the past with the good news of forgiveness. For $25, you can provide the materials for one post-abortive woman to attend G.R.A.C.E., freeing her to reach others for Christ.