Jewish Voice Ministries International

Summary

Jewish Voice Ministries International is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world. The Good News is proclaimed through television, media, international festival outreaches & medical clinics/humanitarian aid. This is followed by planting new, and strengthening existing congregations, to nurture and disciple new believers. They also partner with other ministries to establish and operate Messianic Jewish Bible Institutes(MJBI) to equip leadership for Jewish ministry. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 6
Phoenix, AZ 85001-5001

Website: www.jewishvoice.org

Phone: (602) 971-8501

Email: mail@jewishvoice.org


Organization details

EIN: 860217838

CEO/President: Rabbi Jonathan Bernis

Chairman: Rabbi Jonathan Bernis

Board size: 7

Founder: Evangelist Louis Kaplan

Year founded: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

Founded in 1993 by Jonathan Bernis, Jewish Voice Ministries International ("JVMI") is seizing the opportunity of openness in Russia and Eastern Europe to present the Gospel to the Jewish people there. Their primary activities are street evangelism and Messianic Outreach Festivals, where the love of God is demonstrated creatively. JVMI follows up these activities by planting congregations to nurture and disciple new believers. JVMI established a Messianic Bible School in St. Petersburg to develop Russian leadership. They also have a TV program that focuses on the roots of the New Testament Faith, Biblical Prophecy, and Israel. They also give medical aid to Jewish communities in Ethiopia and India.


Mission statement

Jewish Voice Ministries International is dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) to the Jew first and also to the Nations throughout the world. The Good News is proclaimed through television, media, international festival outreaches & medical clinics/humanitarian aid. This is followed by planting new, and strengthening existing congregations, to nurture and disciple new believers. We also partner with other ministries to establish and operate Messianic Jewish Bible Institutes(MJBI) to equip leadership for Jewish ministry.


Statement of faith

BIBLE

We believe that the Bible, composed of both the Tenach (Jewish Scriptures) and the Apostolic Writings of the New Covenant (Brith Chadasha), is the only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Hebrews 4:2; Ephesians 6:17

GOD IS ECHAD

We believe that God is Echad, as declared in the Shema, "a united one" or "compound unity" eternally existent in three persons.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16-17; 1 John 5:7-13

DEITY

We believe in the Deity of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus, the Messiah) and that He is the "Seed of the woman" as God promised and that His virgin birth was to be a sign to Israel of His messiahship.
Genesis 3:15; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:22-23

MESSIAH YESHUA'S LIFE

We believe in Messiah Yeshua's life, His miracles yesterday and today. His vicarious and sacrificial death as our atonement, His bodily resurrection, His personal future return for His followers, both living and dead, and His future establishment of His kingdom on Earth.

Isaiah 53:8-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Isaiah 9:6-7; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Zechariah 12:6-10; Zechariah 14:16-21

CLEANSED BY GRACE

We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin is by grace, through faith in the shed sacrificial blood of Yeshua HaMashiach and that regeneration by the Spirit of God is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

Leviticus 17:11; Ephesians 2:8; Romans 1:17; Habakkuk 2:4; John 3:3; Hebrews 11:6; Genesis 15:6

HARUACH HAKODESH

We believe in the present ministry of HaRuach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life.
Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 14:15-17; Galatians 5:13-25

SONS & DAUGHTERS OF ISRAEL

We believe that the Jews according to the flesh (descendants of Abraham through Isaac, whether through the blood line of the mother or the father) who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua have not disowned or separated themselves from their race and Judaic heritage, but remain sons and daughters of Israel. Gentiles who place their faith in Israel's Messiah Yeshua are also, spiritually, sons and daughters of Israel.
Galatians 3:28-29; Romans 2:28-29; Genesis 15:6

RESURRECTION

We believe in the resurrection of both saved and lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to eternal separation from God, the latter being consigned to a state of everlasting punishment.
Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46; Psalm 69:28; Revelation 20:12-15

MIDDLE WALL OF PARTITION

We believe that the middle wall of partition which in times past separated Jews and Gentiles has been broken down, the enmity between them eradicated by the Messiah Yeshua.
Ephesians 2:12-24; Acts 10:34

NEW COVENANT BODY

We believe that the New Covenant body of the Lord is composed of both Jews and Gentiles who have accepted Yeshua HaMashiach as the promised Redeemer and that now they are to worship TOGETHER in the House of God.
1 Corinthians 12:13; Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 3:6,10-12

JEWISH FOLLOWERS OF YESHUA

We believe that as Jewish followers of Yeshua, we are called to maintain our Jewish biblical heritage and remain part of our people, and the universal body of believers. This is part of our identity and a witness to the faithfulness of God.
Romans 3:1-4; 1 Corinthians 7:17-20; Acts 21:20-24

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating404 of 43075 of 78
Fund acquisition rating403 of 43074 of 78
Resource allocation rating371 of 43070 of 78
Asset utilization rating291 of 43055 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%19%17%16%21%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%18%16%16%20%16%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%95%99%99%93%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%18%17%19%25%22%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%5%1%1%7%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%72%72%69%63%67%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%97%94%82%78%73%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%69%68%57%49%49%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%3%6%18%22%27%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%2%4%12%15%18%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%10%10%11%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.500.550.530.510.46
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.141.161.141.251.25
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.570.630.610.630.58
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.0942.7123.4245.6532.4949.81
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.020.040.020.030.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0720.5518.1519.3018.3220.26
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%2%4%2%2%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%195%176%184%192%212%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$13,199,482$11,118,492$9,296,285$11,179,152$24,992,621
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,835,991$4,593,498$4,208,944$2,599,196$1,885,164
Short-term investments$33,642,780$30,977,973$29,662,401$21,541,050$3,525,283
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$51,678,253$46,689,963$43,167,630$35,319,398$30,403,068
Long-term investments$0$0$0$1,979,590$0
Fixed assets$7,036,575$7,349,469$6,008,865$5,834,455$6,626,594
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$957,354$984,604
Total long-term assets$7,036,575$7,349,469$6,008,865$8,771,399$7,611,198
Total assets$58,714,828$54,039,432$49,176,495$44,090,797$38,014,266
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$1,137,911$1,701,561$899,638$1,040,252$578,029
Other current liabilities$72,073$292,131$45,893$46,710$32,354
Total current liabilities$1,209,984$1,993,692$945,531$1,086,962$610,383
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$8,920$8,920
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$8,920$8,920
Total liabilities$1,209,984$1,993,692$945,531$1,095,882$619,303
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$52,529,815$48,444,810$46,196,279$41,970,797$34,968,980
Temporarily restricted$4,975,029$3,600,930$2,034,685$1,024,118$2,425,983
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$57,504,844$52,045,740$48,230,964$42,994,915$37,394,963
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$29,020,844$31,107,333$31,648,964$26,834,144$23,873,084
Program service revenue$1,390,153$400,984$337,366$1,069,583$628,498
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$930,835($250,510)
Other revenue$0$0$0$7,969$0
Total other revenue$1,390,153$400,984$337,366$2,008,387$377,988
Total revenue$30,410,997$31,508,317$31,986,330$28,842,531$24,251,072
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$21,109,058$21,387,945$18,191,295$14,114,893$11,853,925
Management and general$2,908,566$3,018,430$3,013,744$2,608,460$1,969,130
Fundraising$5,447,317$5,137,932$5,046,449$5,703,875$3,825,140
Total expenses$29,464,941$29,544,307$26,251,488$22,427,228$17,648,195
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$946,056$1,964,010$5,734,842$6,415,303$6,602,877
Other changes in net assets$4,513,048$1,850,766($498,793)$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,459,104$3,814,776$5,236,049$6,415,303$6,602,877

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History

In 1967, Israel reclaimed the city of Jerusalem during the Six Day War. In January of that year, the first daily 15-minute radio program by Jewish Voice Broadcasts, Inc. with Founder, Evangelist Louis Kaplan began to air on a Christian radio station in Phoenix, Arizona. By 1968, the Jewish Voice Broadcast was being aired on some twenty-two radio stations across the country. In 1971, it became international with a broadcast from the Island of Cyprus into Israel. And in 1975, the international radio ministry expanded to Argentina, Uruguay and France. The domestic release of the daily Jewish Voice Broadcast had grown to over fifty stations from Arizona to Washington, D.C.

Jewish Voice Prophetic Magazine, the forerunner of the Jewish Voice Today Magazine, was first published in 1971. It was a monthly black and white publication, which after a few months had readers all over the world. The Jewish Voice Today Magazine is now a full color bi-monthly periodical and has a readership of over 25,000.

Eleven years after beginning the daily radio ministry in 1978, Jewish Voice embarked upon a television ministry. Jewish Voice Broadcasts began a weekly program on The Christian Broadcasting Television Network and The Praise the Lord Television Network. This half-hour program featured the testimonies of Jewish People who had accepted Yeshua (Jesus) as their Messiah. In 1981 the program name was changed to L'Chayim.

In 1998, Evangelist Louis Kaplan passed away and International Evangelist, Jonathan Bernis was asked by the Jewish Voice Board of Directors to assume leadership of the ministry. A strategic partnership was affected, merging Hear O' Israel Festival Outreach Ministry with Jewish Voice Broadcasts, creating Jewish Voice Ministries International, headed by Jonathan Bernis.

In 1993 the International Festival of Jewish Music & Dance presented their first festival in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, more than twenty-five festivals have been held in Russia, Eastern Europe, India, Ethiopia, Brazil and Argentina. Over 500,000 people have attended these large scale event outreaches and millions more have seen them on television in their respective nations. Over 250,000 people have responded to invitations to receive Yeshua and over half of them have been Jewish People.

Jewish Voice Ministries International is now a multimedia ministry that features the weekly Jewish Voice Today television program, seen internationally as well as domestically on The Inspiration Satellite Network, World Harvest Satellite Network, The Church Channel, the Sky Angel Satellite Network and selected television stations, from Seattle to Miami. We publish the bi-monthly Jewish Voice Today Magazine, as well as a website that features a webstore for all of the many Messianic Jewish ministry materials, news features about the ministry and streaming video of our weekly Jewish Voice Today television program. Jewish Voice is also involved in ministry to Israel and the Jewish People with our Aliyah program. Thousands of people have been touched and ministered to through our humanitarian medical clinics and food programs.


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