International Cooperating Ministries

Summary

International Cooperating Ministries (ICM), a ministry of the Rosser Foundation, builds churches and promotes discipleship with indigenous partners throughout the world. As of December 2019, the ministry has built or under construction 9,056 churches, orphanages and hope centers in 95 countries. ICM also distributes a discipleship survey of the Old and New Testaments designed for oral learners in 56 different languages.

ICM's Organizational Goals include:

  • Building up the Body of Christ. Constructing churches and pastoral training centers in partnership with in-country ministries.
  • Making Disciples of All Nations. Promoting the Gospel and discipleship through the use of available media.
  • Strengthening the Church. Providing a sustainable and replicable model for Church growth.
  • Uniting in Fellowship, Work, and Witness. Cooperating with other evangelical ministries to maximize the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ until He comes again.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1901 North Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666-4311

Website: www.icm.org

Phone: (757) 827-6704

Email: icm@icm.org


Organization details

EIN: 546338714

CEO/President: Janice Rosser Allen

Chairman: Janice Rosser Allen

Board size: 23

Founder: Dois I. Rosser, Jr & Pastor Dick Woodward

Year founded: 1990

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


Purpose

Do you want to reach the world for Jesus Christ? This simple question led to the creation of International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) and sparked an innovative approach to evangelism that now spans more than half the world's countries. Our founder understood a basic biblical principle: that the local church is God's plan for sharing the Gospel and making disciples. If we could empower indigenous Christians in developing countries for greater ministry and evangelism, we could finally see God's Word reach every tribe and nation.


Mission statement

International Cooperating Ministries uses the following to express its mission:
"To nurture believers and assist Church growth worldwide."

International Cooperating Ministries uses the following to express its vision:
"To see people, communities, and nations transformed through Jesus Christ and His Church."


Statement of faith

International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe in one eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of His will.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's Son, who is Savior and Lord, and who gave Himself as a ransom for sinners through His death on the cross. He rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, where, as truly God and truly man, Jesus is the only mediator between God and humankind.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God except through new birth. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, sent to bear witness of the Son. We believe in the work of God's Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth, and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission.

We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be the only inspired, written Word of God, infallible and without error, our guide for faith and practice.

We believe in one holy, universal, and apostolic Church. The Church's calling is to worship and witness for Jesus Christ, who is the Head, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of all people.

We believe that Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in power and glory to consummate His salvation and His judgment. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and a new earth in which He is glorified forever and ever.

ICM subscribes to the Lausanne Covenant.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating187 of 49437 of 85
Fund acquisition rating393 of 49477 of 85
Resource allocation rating161 of 49426 of 85
Asset utilization rating89 of 49417 of 85

Click here to read International Cooperating Ministries' 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
8%11%11%10%9%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%11%11%10%9%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%99%98%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%12%11%11%9%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%1%2%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%85%87%87%89%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%96%95%94%98%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%82%82%82%87%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%4%5%6%2%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%11%16%17%7%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%3%2%2%2%3%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.192.582.992.833.542.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.521.751.461.611.882.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.314.524.384.556.645.90
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1220.7431.7924.4328.3720.14
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.050.030.040.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.412.532.662.531.741.93
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%3%2%3%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
70%38%33%34%28%33%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$700,200$1,372,764$922,154$89,445$1,290,590
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$481,907$216,679$287,142$1,169,956$1,080,472
Short-term investments$3,920,765$4,066,687$3,169,771$1,802,812$305,848
Other current assets$195,015$40,157$157$30,157$30,157
Total current assets$5,297,887$5,696,287$4,379,224$3,092,370$2,707,067
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,207,073$1,209,393$1,220,701$1,256,991$1,277,740
Other long-term assets$2,782,174$1,418,467$1,437,830$1,456,517$1,444,651
Total long-term assets$3,989,247$2,627,860$2,658,531$2,713,508$2,722,391
Total assets$9,287,134$8,324,147$7,037,755$5,805,878$5,429,458
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$255,463$179,182$173,928$103,105$127,997
Other current liabilities$0$0$5,310$5,885$6,441
Total current liabilities$255,463$179,182$179,238$108,990$134,438
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$31,073$0$0$5,346$11,268
Total long-term liabilities$31,073$0$0$5,346$11,268
Total liabilities$286,536$179,182$179,238$114,336$145,706
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$2,639,519$4,957,403$4,529,101$2,862,365$4,104,858
Temporarily restricted$6,361,079$3,187,562$2,329,416$2,829,177$1,178,894
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$9,000,598$8,144,965$6,858,517$5,691,542$5,283,752
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$24,831,618$25,880,061$20,758,699$20,768,980$16,619,527
Program service revenue$766$1,063$1,220$2,369$4,570
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$95,343$321,014$365,754$166,543$7,473
Other revenue$6,059$7,420($17,414)$6,647$154
Total other revenue$102,168$329,497$349,560$175,559$12,197
Total revenue$24,933,786$26,209,558$21,108,259$20,944,539$16,631,724
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$20,463,361$21,598,015$17,305,049$18,207,908$13,941,171
Management and general$640,709$553,667$493,779$507,570$491,385
Fundraising$2,847,475$2,771,428$2,142,456$1,821,271$1,534,138
Total expenses$23,951,545$24,923,110$19,941,284$20,536,749$15,966,694
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$982,241$1,286,448$1,166,975$407,790$665,030
Other changes in net assets($126,608)$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$855,633$1,286,448$1,166,975$407,790$665,030

Response from ministry


History

ICM began in 1986 with the purpose of translating an accessible Bible survey into various languages for making disciples around the world. However, when our founder discovered that he could also help indigenous congregations build permanent churches for very little cost, his vision expanded. Church buildings gave Christians legitimacy in hostile cultures and allowed them to minister to their communities. Devotional Bible content produced in their heart language and distributed in audio transformed even oral learners into local evangelists and church planters. For more than 30 years, our ministry has been using this unique strategy of partnering and leveraging to grow God's Church in some of the world's least-reached mission fields. Our vision: to see a healthy church within walking distance of everyone in the world.


Program accomplishments

9,000+ churches 200+ indigenous partners 90+ countries 50+ Bible study languages 1.5 million+ disciples.


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