Family Matters, Inc.

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Family Matters is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to help build families that last. Through conferences, radio, speaking engagements, books and other resources, we equip family members to put Christ at the center of their lives. As He empowers each person, He will cause them to flourish in the home, church, community and marketplace.

Contact information

Mailing address:
15475 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop
Suite B20
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-5260


Phone: (480) 948-2545


Organization details

EIN: 860439625

CEO/President: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Chairman: Matt Cody

Board size: 8

Founder: Dr. Timothy J. Kimmel

Year founded: 1982

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Family Matters ("FM") is a non-profit ministry whose goal is to see families transformed by God into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life. FM views families as the foundation of a successful society. Today, perhaps more than ever before, the family is being fragmented and undermined by many counter-forces such as busyness, relentless change, a lack of clear moral values, an attitude of indifference, and children being forced to grow up too fast. When families are unhealthy, our communities suffer many of the consequences in areas relating to economic productivity, education, law enforcement, health care needs, abuse, and violence.

Family Matters offers hope to today's family by...

  • Educating family members about the strategic role they play in their homes and communities.
  • Equipping family members with successful relational skills and resources to make better family choices.
  • Encouraging family members to keep their promises and fulfill their commitments to one another.

    In addition to offering hope, the FM ministry philosophy embraces a grace-based approach to relationships, provides a solid grasp of the "big picture", promotes a character-driven strategy for parenting, and shows family members how to leave a legacy that never dies.

    Family Matters has created relevant, practical and well-researched tools to equip families...

  • Books: Grace Based Parenting, Grace Filled Marriage, Connecting Church and Home, The High cost of High Control and Extreme Grandparenting. Little House on the Freeway, Raising Kids Who Turn Out Right, Homegrown Heroes, Basic Training for a Few Good Men.
  • Video Series: the Grace Based Parenting Video Series and Extreme Grandparenting. The Hurried Family Video Series and Basic Training for a Few Good Men (a seven-part study)
  • Conferences: The Grace Based Parenting Conference, The Grace Filled Marriage Conference, and the Extreme Grandparenting Conference.

  • Mission statement

    Family Matters, Inc. uses the following to express its mission:

    "The mission of Family Matters is to build strong families by educating, equipping and encouraging them for every age and stage of life."

    Statement of faith

    Family Matters gives the following as its statement of faith:

    1. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.
    2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
    3. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He came to earth being supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
    4. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.
    5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative, substitutionary, and complete sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
    6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
    7. We believe in the second imminent visible and personal coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to establish His worldwide kingdom on earth.
    8. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God eternally.
    9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust.
    10. We believe in the great commission which our Lord has given to His Church to evangelize the world and to disciple believers.

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    Financial efficiency ratings

    Sector: Christian Growth

    CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
    Overall efficiency rating753 of 81755 of 60
    Fund acquisition rating804 of 81758 of 60
    Resource allocation rating651 of 81747 of 60
    Asset utilization rating485 of 81730 of 60

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    Balance sheet
    Receivables, inventories, prepaids$109,128$129,620$160,631$174,358$232,683
    Short-term investments$42,468$41,656$61,821$57,511$0
    Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total current assets$1,625,830$1,580,901$1,288,797$1,151,026$927,653
    Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
    Fixed assets$27,160$19,070$23,903$21,197$15,706
    Other long-term assets$10,390$11,815$13,240$13,052$14,375
    Total long-term assets$37,550$30,885$37,143$34,249$30,081
    Total assets$1,663,380$1,611,786$1,325,940$1,185,275$957,734
    Payables and accrued expenses$23,857$18,717$14,566$38,114$17,995
    Other current liabilities$12,250$26,625$12,625$21,275$15,710
    Total current liabilities$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389$33,705
    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$36,107$45,342$27,191$59,389$33,705
    Net assets20192018201720162015
    Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
    Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
    Net assets$1,627,273$1,566,444$1,298,749$1,125,886$924,029
    Revenues and expenses
    Total contributions$1,305,438$1,316,586$1,227,276$1,281,632$1,228,741
    Program service revenue$243,467$221,793$256,603$263,999$305,625
    Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
    Investment income$16,627$7,676$2,343$73,114$191
    Other revenue$39,778$21,334$52,844$35,089$30,278
    Total other revenue$299,872$250,803$311,790$372,202$336,094
    Total revenue$1,605,310$1,567,389$1,539,066$1,653,834$1,564,835
    Program services$1,097,141$964,462$1,133,632$1,148,118$1,079,957
    Management and general$146,236$142,555$147,580$152,314$147,744
    Total expenses$1,544,481$1,299,694$1,366,203$1,451,977$1,352,657
    Change in net assets20192018201720162015
    Surplus (deficit)$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857$212,178
    Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
    Total change in net assets$60,829$267,695$172,863$201,857$212,178


    Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

    Response from ministry

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    The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/2/2021. To update the information below, please email:


    Program accomplishments

    • Family Matters offers several conferences yearly: The Grace Based Parenting Conference, The Grace Filled Marriage Conference, and the Extreme Grandparenting Conference.
    • Family Matters is a resource center for those seeking to build up their family spiritually. They offer an extensive library of books, audio and video resources designed to equip families to build grace based relationships and to understand God's grace towards us more fully.