Frontline Fellowship USA

Summary

Frontline Fellowship is a Bible-based African mission that has pioneered missionary work into neglected mission fields and areas resistant to the Gospel. Since 1982, Frontline missionaries have traveled hundreds of thousands of kilometers on foot, by motorbikes, dugout canoes, trucks and aircraft to boldly proclaim the Gospel of repentance and faith in Christ Jesus to soldiers, guerrillas, resistance fighters and civilians on all sides of the many conflicts in Africa.

Frontline Fellowship USA is our home base in Colorado - partnered with our mission headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa. We are dedicated to working for Reformation and praying for Revival in Africa as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission through: (1) evangelism; (2) literature/media distribution; (3) discipleship and leadership training courses; (4) practical and medical relief aid to persecuted Christians in neglected and restricted areas; and (5) the development of local Christian Action groups and Reformation Societies to strengthen believers in the spiritual battle "for the soul of the continent."


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 728
Manitou Springs, CO 80829-0207

Website: www.frontlinefellowship.net

Phone: (719) 685-2899

Email: info@frontlinefellowship.net


Organization details

EIN: 208155389

CEO/President:

Chairman: Mr. George Bettisworth

Board size: 0

Founder: Rev. Peter Hammond

Year founded:

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Evangelism,

Especially amongst Marxists, Muslims, military personnel, prisoners and those in neglected and restricted areas. Personal evangelism, literature evangelism, film evangelism, radio evangelism and outreaches in schools.

Literature Distribution

Frontline Fellowship and Christian Action Newsletters, tracts, materials from Christian Liberty Books, World Missionary Press, Evangelical Mission Press, All Nations Gospel Publishers, Gospel Recordings, Living Waters and the Bible Society.

Love in Action

Providing practical, agricultural and medical relief aid to persecuted Christians and pensioners.

Leadership Training

Preparing and presenting Biblical Worldview Seminars, Discipleship Training Seminars, Great Commission Courses, Reformation and Revival Seminars, God and Government Seminars, Triumph Amidst Tribulation Courses, Summit Leadership Training Courses, Muslim Evangelism Workshops, Evangelism Explosion, Way of the Master, and William Carey Bible Institute.

Research & Photography

Providing accurate research information, quotes, testimonies, reports, articles, video footage and photographs for newsletters, documentaries, PowerPoints, slide presentations, websites and display boards to motivate Christians to prayer and action for missions and Reformation.

Training & Mobilizing Reformation Groups

Working for Reformation and praying for Revival, establishing and strengthening local Christian Action Groups and Reformation Societies.


Mission statement

Frontline Fellowship exists to glorify God by working for the fulfilment of the Great Commission. We seek to serve suffering Christians, to speak up for the persecuted, exposing the persecutors, concentrating on neglected areas, Evangelising in restricted access areas, working for Biblical Reformation and praying for spiritual Revival throughout Africa. It is our fervent prayer that God may mercifully empower a Biblical Reformation and send spiritual Revival to transform Africa for Christ. The Great Commission is our supreme ambition. We pray and work to see lives changed, families strengthened, churches Revived and communities transformed by the Grace of God and through the power of His Word.


Statement of faith

We believe in the Bible as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God. We accept the Bible as the supreme and final authority for faith and conduct. Matt 5:18, John 10:35, 2Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 1:1, 1 Peter 1:25, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Jude 3

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, Matthew 28:18-20, John 1:1-3

We believe in the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the right hand of the Father in Heaven. We believe in the personal and bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ. John 14:6. Acts 2:22-24, Acts 4:12, 1Cor 15:3-6, Rev 19:11-16

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He gives life, He sanctifies, and He empowers and comforts all believers. Matt 28:18-20, John 16:5-15, 2 Cor 13:14

We believe that man's rebellion against God resulted in the fall and the spread of sin to every human being. All men are guilty of transgressing God's Holy Laws and are incapable of saving themselves. We believe that man is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Justification is by the grace of God alone. Rom 5:12, 18-19; 1 Tim 2:5-6; Eph 2:1-10

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, composed of all true believers. The present work of the Church is the worship of God, the perfecting of the saints, and the mission of "making disciples of all nations ... teaching them to obey everything" that the Lord has commanded. Matt 16:18; Matt 28:19: Col 1:18; 1 Peter 2:9

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation. John 5:28-29; Heb 9:27; Rev 20:11-15

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating7 of 4301 of 34
Fund acquisition rating15 of 4302 of 34
Resource allocation rating18 of 4301 of 34
Asset utilization rating43 of 4303 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%99%98%96%98%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%1%2%4%2%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%97%96%97%96%96%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%104%86%107%98%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%100%83%104%93%95%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-4%14%-7%2%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-23%63%-103%16%11%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%3%4%3%4%3%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.325.583.529.195.646.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.535.583.529.195.646.49
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.096.218.082.575.313.70
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.160.120.390.190.27
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.802.990.801.731.35
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%16%12%39%19%27%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%15%25%7%14%11%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$69,065$82,827$38,649$72,846$65,608
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$10,457$10,823$11,201$3,067$5,039
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$79,522$93,650$49,850$75,913$70,647
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total assets$79,522$93,650$49,850$75,913$70,647
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$12,811$11,593$19,433$14,300$19,096
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$12,811$11,593$19,433$14,300$19,096
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$12,811$11,593$19,433$14,300$19,096
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$0$0$0$0$0
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$66,711$82,057$30,417$61,613$51,551
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$422,200$378,739$417,118$418,740$455,284
Program service revenue$2,617$2,484$9,036$14,888$4,464
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$3,355$150$896$4,314$4,070
Total other revenue$5,972$2,634$9,932$19,202$8,534
Total revenue$428,172$381,373$427,050$437,942$463,818
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$430,108$315,891$445,207$408,831$438,984
Management and general$13,176$13,627$12,833$15,138$15,788
Fundraising$234$215$206$3,911$3,577
Total expenses$443,518$329,733$458,246$427,880$458,349
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($15,346)$51,640($31,196)$10,062$5,469
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($15,346)$51,640($31,196)$10,062$5,469

Response from ministry

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History


Program accomplishments

In 2012, we celebrated 30 years of God's grace, mercy, provision, guidance and protection. A special celebration rally was held in the Pinelands Town Hall where we praised God for His provision and protection over hundreds of successful Missions to 34 countries and tens-of-thousands of services and outreaches. Many hundreds-of-thousands of Bibles and New Testaments have been distributed in well over 100 languages. Many tens-of-thousands of pastors, teachers, chaplains, medics and Evangelists have been trained and more prayers have been answered, and miracles experienced, than we could possibly catalogue. A 16-page, full-colour collectors edition of Frontline Fellowship News: 30 Years on the Frontline was printed, including many pictures of Frontline outreaches in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, the Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, Romania and Sudan.


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