Faith and Learning International

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FLI provides administrative and accounting support systems for missionaries and ministries at minimal cost thus freeing them to use their giftedness and energy to serve God.

FLI is a full member in good standing with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). We are an IRS 501(c)3 organization authorized to issue tax deductible receipts for charitable contributions. Annual audits conducted by an independent firm are available upon request.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Faith and Learning International
PO Box 480
Wheaton, IL 60187


Phone: 630-221-0648


Organization details

EIN: 200743864

CEO/President: Deborah Colwill


Board size: 0


Year founded: 2005

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


FLI encourages, equips and connects believers around the world with one another thus enabling them to facilitate God's call on their lives.

Mission statement

The ministry of Faith & Learning International stimulates ministry projects and programs by providing encouragement and administrative support - helping people to realize their vision.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating77 of 8176 of 48
Fund acquisition rating152 of 8178 of 48
Resource allocation rating131 of 8176 of 48
Asset utilization rating262 of 81715 of 48

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,635$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,352,202$2,030,518$1,655,077$1,299,508$975,396
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$343
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$343
Total assets$2,352,202$2,030,518$1,655,077$1,299,508$975,739
Payables and accrued expenses$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062$28,195
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062$28,195
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$31,767$38,463$69,997$50,062$28,195
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$1,550,719$1,243,530$987,277$747,427
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,320,435$1,992,055$1,585,080$1,249,446$947,544
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,345,152$4,190,425$3,466,373$3,029,641$2,401,235
Program service revenue$2,700$2,044$0$5,503$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$35,769$13,315$5,835$5,116$4,614
Other revenue$0$59,067$0$0$0
Total other revenue$38,469$74,426$5,835$10,619$4,614
Total revenue$5,383,621$4,264,851$3,472,208$3,040,260$2,405,849
Program services$4,667,070$3,578,881$2,919,288$2,533,044$2,184,100
Management and general$277,081$195,249$168,903$150,946$111,782
Total expenses$5,055,241$3,857,876$3,136,574$2,738,358$2,327,025
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$328,380$406,975$335,634$301,902$78,824
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$328,380$406,975$335,634$301,902$78,824


Thomas LavanchyPresident$9,999

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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 3/1/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 2004, the founders of Faith and Learning International felt called to serve God and the Church worldwide in an unique yet practical way. Our purpose is to serve those who have received a calling to ministry.

We understand that many missionaries and ministries get bogged down with administration, accounting, policies and operational procedures. We want our projects to spend time serving, not with spreadsheets.

It's important to know FLI is not a missionary sending agency. We are ideal for the entrepreneurial person with a vision for mission outside the parameters of the typical mission/sending agency.

Our structure keeps our overhead at a minimum, meaning more dollars are spent on ministry than on paperwork.

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