Family Life Ministries

Summary

Impacting lives with the message of hope through radio network, performing arts and Biblical counseling.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Life Ministries
P.O. Box 506
Bath, NY 14810-4810

Website: fln.org

Phone: (800) 927-9083

Email: info@fln.org


Organization details

EIN: 160863914

CEO/President: Dick Snavely

Chairman: Norb Fuest

Board size: 11

Founder: Dick Snavely

Year founded: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Purpose

With multiple internet music streams and over 60 radio signals across New York and Pennsylvania, Family Life has a heart to encourage listeners with quality radio programs, Christian teaching, and news from a Biblical worldview.


Mission statement

At Family Life, our mission is to strengthen families and individuals through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to spread the love and knowledge of Jesus within three main outreaches areas - radio, performing arts and Biblical counseling.


Statement of faith

We believe in the Bible (the Old and New Testaments) as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and 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. God, our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, is the sole entity of our worship. We believe that salvation is a gift received from God when we put our trust in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. This salvation is a result of the Holy Spirit convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, is absolutely essential, and is administered solely by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life. 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. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ. We believe in the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman and that any other arrangement is not in accordance to God's Word. We believe in the sanctity of life and that all contrary practices such as abortion, euthanasia, infanticide are wrong acts toward a holy and life-giving God.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating433 of 62436 of 51
Fund acquisition rating221 of 62521 of 51
Resource allocation rating311 of 62527 of 51
Asset utilization rating615 of 62450 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%6%5%5%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%5%4%4%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%82%78%88%81%78%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%18%22%12%19%22%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%82%82%82%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
102%85%70%83%86%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
83%69%58%68%73%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
-2%15%30%17%14%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
-3%10%26%14%13%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%12%12%13%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.020.470.480.480.580.59
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.4919.7316.4214.1711.3310.40
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.149.327.856.776.546.10
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
5.573.794.353.703.053.21
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.260.230.270.330.31
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.320.951.181.291.231.35
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%16%21%32%31%37%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%15%19%30%28%34%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
62%177%166%142%119%107%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$343,810$356,153$442,976$543,993$561,700
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$249,318$319,420$203,199$136,480$155,112
Short-term investments$0$0$37,262$40,708$30,813
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$593,128$675,573$683,437$721,181$747,625
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,910,921$4,257,012$2,751,857$3,512,901$3,119,631
Other long-term assets$6,198,013$6,159,953$6,249,458$3,939,843$3,907,331
Total long-term assets$11,108,934$10,416,965$9,001,315$7,452,744$7,026,962
Total assets$11,702,062$11,092,538$9,684,752$8,173,925$7,774,587
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$87,444$93,157$95,254$89,082$83,796
Other current liabilities$69,033$62,071$89,602$147,325$149,191
Total current liabilities$156,477$155,228$184,856$236,407$232,987
Debt$1,750,497$2,131,402$2,945,948$2,311,127$2,651,701
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,750,497$2,131,402$2,945,948$2,311,127$2,651,701
Total liabilities$1,906,974$2,286,630$3,130,804$2,547,534$2,884,688
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$9,795,088$8,605,991$6,376,834$5,429,836$4,698,044
Temporarily restricted$0$199,917$177,114$196,555$191,855
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$9,795,088$8,805,908$6,553,948$5,626,391$4,889,899
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$5,322,863$5,906,360$4,869,079$4,401,214$4,041,501
Program service revenue$1,159,930$1,176,988$873,638$920,221$824,404
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,341$460,766($194,970)$118,029$322,615
Other revenue$8,684$9,134$12,563$16,509$19,420
Total other revenue$1,195,955$1,646,888$691,231$1,054,759$1,166,439
Total revenue$6,518,818$7,553,248$5,560,310$5,455,973$5,207,940
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$4,519,189$4,351,688$3,774,614$3,995,840$3,868,000
Management and general$678,617$653,575$617,832$480,763$467,954
Fundraising$331,832$296,025$237,483$242,586$222,414
Total expenses$5,529,638$5,301,288$4,629,929$4,719,189$4,558,368
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$989,180$2,251,960$930,381$736,784$649,572
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$989,180$2,251,960$930,381$736,784$649,572

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History

Founded in 1957, Family Life was born out of a man's desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people. By starting Area Youth for Christ (YFC), Dick Snavely taught kids and teens about Jesus through simple Christian programs and activities. As years passed, YFC expanded to include adult programs, family-marriage counseling, and soon after that, a network of FM radio stations. In 1986, the ministry changed its name from YFC to Family Life Ministries, and after moving from facility to facility, found a home just outside of Bath, NY. It's amazing how God's provision has allowed Family Life to grow from one employee and a donated office to a staff of over fifty people.


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