Harvest USA

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Summary

HARVEST USA (HRVUS) is a Christian ministry that reaches out to individuals struggling with pornography, sexual addictions and/or homosexuality and to families affected by a loved one's caught in these struggles. Offering encouragement and support groups, Harvest stresses God's Word and the ability of Jesus Christ to bring healing and wholeness to life.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Harvest USA
715 Twining Road, Suite 200
Dresher, PA 19025

Website: www.harvestusa.org

Phone: (215) 482-0111

Email: info@harvestusa.org


Organization details

EIN: 232684968

CEO/President: Scott Pickering

Chairman: Sandra Dreibelbis

Board size: 10

Founder: John Freeman

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Purpose

To partner with and equip the Church in bringing the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform the lives of those affected by sexual sin.


Mission statement

Harvest USA brings the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ by helping individuals and families affected by sexual struggles and by providing resources that address biblical sexuality to individuals and churches.


Statement of faith

The Godhead and Divine Revelation
We believe God is one Being existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is the Sovereign, the Creator, and the Sustainer of all things. God is the source and the end of all truth. Jesus Christ is the eternal begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man. Christ, having accomplished a perfect, substitutional, sacrificial, and atoning work in His life and death, now lives as resurrected and ascended Lord to act as intercessor and mediator before God on behalf of all believers.

We believe that the Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and written word of God, inerrant in their original writings, the infallible authority by which He directs and governs all our activities. The Scriptures are in and of themselves the basis for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in godly living.

Humanity and Doctrine
We believe that man was created in the image of God as a rational, moral, and spiritual being. Man sinned in Adam and fell with him in his first transgression into a state of death and separation from God. Man's fall affected him spiritually, intellectually, and physically. He is restored and reconciled only by the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit and the cleansing blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe the doctrines of grace as taught in the Scriptures to be those truths essential for salvation and for the ability to experience freedom from one's besetting sins. Men and women are saved and justified, that is, made right and acceptable before the holy God, by grace through faith in Christ alone. The free offer of peace with God is available to all who will come to Him, having their hearts prepared and opened by the Holy Spirit to respond to the offer of salvation. Once justified adopted, and set apart by God's Spirit, believers are kept faithful and obedient to Christ not by mere willpower but by the supernatural power of God who saves them for all eternity.

Human Sexuality
We believe that our sexuality and its expression were designed by God at creation and that our sexuality and its expression were part of God's original and good design for mankind, and is clearly communicated to us in the Scriptures. Male and female were both created in God's image, and we affirm that God's perfect design for all sexual activity is between one man and one woman in the context of the marriage bond. We recognize that, as a consequence of the Fall, all men and women are sexually broken and thus relate in twisted ways to God, self, others, and nature. Therefore, all expressions of sexual activity outside of the bond of marriage are sinful and are a distortion of God's good design. This includes all involvement with pornography, sexual fantasy, sexual addictions, adultery, homosexuality, gender distortions and any other sexual activity outside of marriage. All sexual sin grieves God and is offensive to His Holiness, and all sexual sin ultimately harms people, whether it is homosexual or heterosexual sin.

We believe that homosexuality is not what God wills for human beings made in His image. We affirm that both homosexual desire and behavior are expressions of mankind's fallenness, and like all other types of sexual sin, needs to be confessed, renounced and forsaken by those who would be followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that God has always called men and women out of homosexuality or other sexual sin patterns and into the new life of His kingdom through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. Thus any attempt to claim, cultivate, or promote a gay identity for oneself is out of place in a confessing Christian since it necessarily competes with the holy identity in Christ that every believer has been given and must claim by faith. We believe that Christ gives to all who seek it a growing freedom from the compulsive pull of all sorts of sinful sexual fantasy and behavior. This does not preclude the possibility of serious lapses of love and obedience on the part of those who truly believe, but such must be evaluated in light of the ordinary path and process of sanctification in which God places all of His children. Such failure on the part of believers can never be taken as license to abolish the call to holiness or to allow a reinterpretation of the Scriptures that permits a "gay Christian" theology.

The Church and Ministry
We believe the Church is the primary instrument God has chosen to use in ministering the reconciliation and wholeness Christ won at the cross. At the same time, believing that the Lord takes up all kinds of instruments into His hand for the perfecting of His people, we are thankful for genuine help for people struggling with sexual sin from whatever quarter it comes.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating890 of 101042 of 52
Fund acquisition rating900 of 101244 of 52
Resource allocation rating970 of 101247 of 52
Asset utilization rating408 of 101019 of 52

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%15%20%19%21%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%14%20%18%20%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%98%98%96%95%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%20%19%18%20%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%2%2%4%5%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%55%57%58%53%58%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%71%102%104%100%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%40%58%60%53%57%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%29%-2%-4%0%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%56%-8%-15%-1%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%25%24%25%27%28%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.901.303.032.952.822.30
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.421.031.101.131.161.05
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.761.343.343.343.272.42
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.7713.685.164.996.186.43
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.070.190.200.160.16
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.618.292.892.873.084.19
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
15%7%18%18%14%15%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
86%72%27%28%30%37%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$685,445$215,540$238,037$276,215$288,183
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$43,593$36,633$72,097$44,839$49,883
Short-term investments$395,198$284,551$255,343$296,122$330,762
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,124,236$536,724$565,477$617,176$668,828
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$39,125$55,417$74,623$96,642$35,387
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$586$0
Total long-term assets$39,125$55,417$74,623$97,228$35,387
Total assets$1,163,361$592,141$640,100$714,404$704,215
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$73,454$92,970$113,332$99,834$103,945
Other current liabilities$8,723$11,039$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$82,177$104,009$113,332$99,834$103,945
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$82,177$104,009$113,332$99,834$103,945
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$649,476$237,524$307,746$316,415$265,311
With donor restrictions$431,708$250,608$219,022$298,155$334,959
Net assets$1,081,184$488,132$526,768$614,570$600,270
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$2,072,243$1,714,341$1,738,228$1,919,599$1,584,303
Program service revenue$28,890$22,020$40,285$64,151$63,263
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($6,613)$6,932$23,953$18,105$7,032
Other revenue$18,035$9,191$6,435$9,364$746
Total other revenue$40,312$38,143$70,673$91,620$71,041
Total revenue$2,112,555$1,752,484$1,808,901$2,011,219$1,655,344
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$835,038$1,017,003$1,091,006$1,061,462$935,713
Management and general$372,576$432,262$466,564$552,307$456,810
Fundraising$300,996$344,417$332,177$402,000$226,378
Total expenses$1,508,610$1,793,682$1,889,747$2,015,769$1,618,901
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$603,945($41,198)($80,846)($4,550)$36,443
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$603,945($41,198)($80,846)($4,550)$36,443

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Timothy GeigerPRESIDENT (thru 10/22/19)$115,714
Scott PickeringChief Operating Officer$94,655

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 10/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Harvest USA began in 1983 as an outreach ministry in Center City, Philadelphia to care for those affected by the AIDS crisis. Founded as a ministry to those particularly struggling with same-sex attraction, Harvest USA has since expanded its outreach to include those who struggle with sexual issues of all types.

Today, the larger mission of Harvest USA is two-fold. First, Harvest USA seeks to be a resource to the local church, equipping individual congregations and the Church at large to better care for and disciple those affected by sexual brokenness.We provide excellent resources through our blogs, videos, seminars, presentations, and books to support and strengthen the Church. Second, Harvest USA is committed to providing one-on-one discipleship and support groups for men, women, and parents in both its Philadelphia and Pittsburgh offices.


Program accomplishments


Needs

Since 96% of our annual revenue comes from the gifts of individuals and churches, your partnership makes our ministry possible.