Family Life Ministries

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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 rating680 of 91337 of 50
Fund acquisition rating334 of 91520 of 50
Resource allocation rating504 of 91527 of 50
Asset utilization rating894 of 91350 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%6%7%6%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%5%6%5%4%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%84%80%82%78%88%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%6%6%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%16%20%18%22%12%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%81%81%82%82%82%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
100%79%96%85%70%83%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%64%78%69%58%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
0%21%4%15%30%17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
0%14%3%10%26%14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%13%13%12%12%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.950.440.510.470.480.48
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.479.8516.6519.7318.0214.17
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.764.328.479.328.616.77
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.643.862.953.793.963.70
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.260.340.260.250.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.382.060.940.951.041.29
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%14%15%16%21%32%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%12%13%15%19%30%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
77%195%167%177%166%142%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,104,973$420,072$343,810$356,153$442,976
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$258,087$291,082$249,318$259,310$203,199
Short-term investments$15,560$0$0$0$37,262
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,378,620$711,154$593,128$615,463$683,437
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,920,513$4,823,758$4,910,921$4,257,012$2,751,857
Other long-term assets$6,282,942$6,302,681$6,198,013$6,220,063$6,249,458
Total long-term assets$12,203,455$11,126,439$11,108,934$10,477,075$9,001,315
Total assets$13,582,075$11,837,593$11,702,062$11,092,538$9,684,752
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$167,262$86,092$87,444$93,157$95,254
Other current liabilities$189,526$155,242$69,033$62,071$89,602
Total current liabilities$356,788$241,334$156,477$155,228$184,856
Debt$1,587,097$1,541,895$1,750,497$2,131,402$2,945,948
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,587,097$1,541,895$1,750,497$2,131,402$2,945,948
Total liabilities$1,943,885$1,783,229$1,906,974$2,286,630$3,130,804
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$11,638,190$9,929,302$9,795,088$8,605,991$6,376,834
With donor restrictions$0$125,062$0$199,917$177,114
Net assets$11,638,190$10,054,364$9,795,088$8,805,908$6,553,948
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$6,366,655$5,000,968$5,322,863$5,906,360$4,869,079
Program service revenue$1,148,132$1,200,750$1,159,930$1,176,988$873,638
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,008$69,898$27,341$460,766($194,970)
Other revenue$13,723$9,991$8,684$9,134$12,563
Total other revenue$1,173,863$1,280,639$1,195,955$1,646,888$691,231
Total revenue$7,540,518$6,281,607$6,518,818$7,553,248$5,560,310
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,802,423$4,887,014$4,519,189$4,351,688$3,774,614
Management and general$799,003$770,493$678,617$653,575$617,832
Fundraising$351,899$364,824$331,832$296,025$237,483
Total expenses$5,953,325$6,022,331$5,529,638$5,301,288$4,629,929
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,587,193$259,276$989,180$2,251,960$930,381
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,587,193$259,276$989,180$2,251,960$930,381

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Richard M Snavely JrCEO$107,059
Jeffrey HarmonCOO/CFO$88,784

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/14/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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