Every Home for Christ

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Summary

Every Home for Christ (legally, World Literature Crusade doing business as Every Home for Christ) exists to serve the Church to reach every home on earth with the Gospel. The global Every Home for Christ (EHC) ministry operates under three unalterable convictions: 1) The Great Commission must be taken literally; 2) Without unity, finishing the task of world evangelization is impossible; 3) Prayer, alone, will remove every obstacle that stands in the way of fulfilling the Great Commission.

Every Home for Christ currently has an active presence in 152 nations of the world (a total of 179 individual offices), mobilizing and training indigenous believers to systematically present a printed or repeatable gospel message home by home, making face to face evangelism encounters and adding new believers as functioning members of the Body of Christ through ongoing discipleship and training.

In order to accomplish its global vision and mission of reaching every home in every nation of the world with the Gospel, EHC's ministry includes: the training indigenous believers; home-to-home evangelism outreaches in each nation where we have an active presence; in-depth follow-up of those who respond; discipleship of new believers through an extensive Bible correspondence course; church planting in areas where there are no local churches to integrate new believers (we call these Christ Groups and have planted more than 398,932 throughout the world); the mobilization, training and equipping of volunteers; mobile training centers for use in mass-group discipleship; Schools of Prayer, and, The Watchman Training Center and Prayer Wall.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Every Home for Christ
640 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Website: www.everyhome.org

Phone: (719) 260-8888

Email: info@ehc.org


Organization details

EIN: 237093281

CEO/President: Dr. Dick Eastman

Chairman: Gary Larson

Board size: 16

Founder: Jack McAlister

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Every Home for Christ exists to serve, mobilize and train the Church to actively pray for and participate in the systematic personal presentation of a printed or repeatable gospel message to every home on earth--adding new believers as functioning members of the Body of Christ.

EHC does not send missionaries, but instead partners with indigenous believers within a nation to strategize, plan, mobilize and train local volunteers to carry out home-to-home evangelism outreaches and to provide follow-up for those who respond to the Gospel. Whenever possible, EHC works in cooperation with local churches and fellow believers in each nation to establish a national board of directors, composed of respected local leaders to oversee the national EHC program and to provide a legal covering as required by each nation. For the purpose of EHC's ministry, we have divided the globe into the following continents: Africa (sub-Saharan), the Americas, Asia, Eurasia, and MENACA (Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia).

Great care is given to preserve and multiply the harvest by partnering new believers with the existing local church. Where there is no local body (as in remote areas of the world) EHC plants churches (which are called Christ Groups). These Christ Groups range in size from a small handful of believers to several hundred. Each person who responds to the gospel message is followed-up with a personal response and enrolled in a four-part Bible correspondence course. EHC then works to identify leaders among new believers to train and equip, providing in-depth Bible training in local dialects to emerging church leaders.

Prayer is a key aspect of EHC's global ministry; it is through prayer that God removes obstacles and opens eyes, doors, hearts and minds to the Gospel. Schools of Prayer are taught by Dick Eastman in The Watchman Training Center in Colorado Springs, on a monthly basis to provide practical prayer instruction and training. The Change the World School of Prayer is an 8-hour prayer training series that has equipped over one million Christians in 120 nations and is available on DVD for individuals or groups who desire this in-depth training. These DVDs are made available in various formats to many places throughout the world. Each week EHC also engages supporters to pray for workers around the world by sending prayer requests and updates through several modes of communication, including EHC's website, Prayer Wall email, and the printed Daily Prayer Watch that is accompanied with EHC's monthly magazine, EveryHome.


Mission statement

Every Home for Christ exists to serve the Body of Christ in equipping and mobilizing believers everywhere to actively participate in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in the whole world, adding new believers as reproducing members of the Church to see the literal fulfillment of the Great Commission.


Statement of faith

Every Home for Christ's theology and doctrine are reflected in the following statement of faith:

1. WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

2. WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in 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.

4. WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

5. WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

6. WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and they who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

7. WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating53 of 9412 of 46
Fund acquisition rating159 of 94310 of 46
Resource allocation rating72 of 9436 of 46
Asset utilization rating237 of 94110 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%2%3%3%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%2%3%3%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%100%99%101%98%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%2%3%3%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%0%1%-1%2%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%93%91%92%92%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%89%98%97%100%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%83%90%89%92%92%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%11%2%3%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%25%5%8%0%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%4%5%5%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.151.742.622.532.642.24
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.511.943.303.003.893.84
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.033.378.667.5810.288.63
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.1412.7819.0717.1521.1220.62
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.080.050.060.050.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.323.281.311.491.111.32
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
17%15%15%16%18%19%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%49%32%33%31%36%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$12,767,096$5,356,247$6,409,448$4,864,289$5,124,299
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$572,855$745,697$133,682$376,322$246,658
Short-term investments$2,201,888$744,000$747,024$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,541,839$6,845,944$7,290,154$5,240,611$5,370,957
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,454,616$8,797,551$8,149,480$8,135,097$8,506,357
Other long-term assets$6,120,507$6,955,840$6,396,127$7,032,190$6,765,054
Total long-term assets$14,575,123$15,753,391$14,545,607$15,167,287$15,271,411
Total assets$30,116,962$22,599,335$21,835,761$20,407,898$20,642,368
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$1,216,089$358,950$425,156$248,176$260,515
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,216,089$358,950$425,156$248,176$260,515
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,352,565$3,048,185$3,145,660$3,392,583$3,663,726
Total long-term liabilities$3,352,565$3,048,185$3,145,660$3,392,583$3,663,726
Total liabilities$4,568,654$3,407,135$3,570,816$3,640,759$3,924,241
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$12,690,186$10,429,205$9,288,236$9,471,429$9,567,192
With donor restrictions$12,858,122$8,762,995$8,976,709$7,295,710$7,150,935
Net assets$25,548,308$19,192,200$18,264,945$16,767,139$16,718,127
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$58,557,801$59,349,462$57,084,209$53,016,786$46,527,011
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$146,431$0$0$0$9,443
Other revenue$2,504$860,255($321,618)$893,699($32,526)
Total other revenue$148,935$860,255($321,618)$893,699($23,083)
Total revenue$58,706,736$60,209,717$56,762,591$53,910,485$46,503,928
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$48,907,460$54,231,896$50,636,003$49,338,138$42,554,081
Management and general$2,248,464$3,071,578$2,776,000$2,738,361$2,316,654
Fundraising$1,194,704$1,978,988$1,852,782$1,784,974$1,461,546
Total expenses$52,350,628$59,282,462$55,264,785$53,861,473$46,332,281
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$6,356,108$927,255$1,497,806$49,012$171,647
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$6,356,108$927,255$1,497,806$49,012$171,647

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


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 9/28/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1946, a young Canadian pastor named Jack McAlister encouraged his radio audience to help provide gospel literature to missionaries through the Tract Club of the Air. In 1952, he founded World Literature Crusade - known today as Every Home for Christ to further coordinate the placement of millions of gospel messages in bulk in countries around the globe. Yet no real systematic distribution strategy began until 1953, when he went to Japan with a fellow visionary.

At a Tokyo train station, they realized that for every person they gave the gospel to, ten slipped by them. That night they prayed desperately over maps of Tokyo and all of Japan asking, "How can we reach everybody and have a measurable sense of what has been accomplished?" This vision was given to them: Take the gospel to every home. Divide the city of Tokyo in a strategic way, and find people willing to go to every home.

God planted a similar vision in the heart of Dick Eastman in 1966. Following a five-week, home-to-home outreach in Central America-a decade before he joined Every Home for Christ and 20 years before being appointed its international president-he thought, "Someone should do this all over the world; mapping out every nation, taking the gospel to every home, and implementing a mechanism to disciple each person."

Since 1953, home by home, Every Home for Christ staff and volunteers have systematically and strategically taken over 4.7 billion gospel messages to over 1.7 billion homes worldwide. Taking the great commission literally, we partner with passionate Christians around the globe in sharing their faith right where they live. The fruit has been extraordinary. Every Home outreaches have been conducted in around 200 nations around the world.

Over 243 million decisions and responses for Christ have reached Every Home for Christ offices and have been followed-up. To continue their discipleship, new believers are encouraged to attend established local churches. In places without an established local church, Every Home for Christ forms new Christ Groups to disciple new believers. Over 400,000 groups have been planted in the course of Every Home for Christ's history.

1946 - Young pastor Jack McAlister begins "Tract Club of the Air" (later to become World Literature Crusade and Every Home for Christ) in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Radio listeners are encouraged to sponsor literature distribution campaigns overseas.

1953 - The first "Every Home Crusade" is launched in Japan by founder Jack McAlister and fellow missionary to Japan, Ken McVety.

1957 - The first World Literature Crusade TV program airs with missionary statesman Dr. Oswald J. Smith. Upon examining tens of thousands of decision cards at the World Literature Crusade office in Tokyo, Japan, Smith declares, "There is nothing like this happening in the world."

1960 - World Literature Crusade's World Prayer Map is unveiled.

1972 - The first Christ Group is established in Madras, India. To date more than 400,000 have been formed worldwide in areas with few or no churches.

1976 - Operation Hope is launched in every country where World Literature Crusade is active. This is a carefully planned outreach to every university student, prisoner, hospital patient, blind person, seaman, semi-literate person, and political and business leader in each country who cannot be reached through general house-to-house distribution.

1986 - A Nuclear plan explosion in Chernobyl, Russia, sends a radioactive cloud of death over vast areas of the Soviet Union. Within a few years, World Literature Crusade would plant more than 33 Christ Groups within the shadow of Chernobyl. One fellowship, some 60 miles away, would ultimately grow into a congregation of more than 3,000 believers.

1987 - Every Home for Christ celebrates reaching 10,000 hospital patients worldwide in a single month with the good news of Jesus Christ.

1988 - Dick Eastman is named the international president of Every Home for Christ, a position he holds to this day.

1989 - Dick Eastman returns to Berlin, Germany where he had prayed a year earlier to see the wall come down. Within six months of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Every Home for Christ's West German office processes more than 120,000 requests for Bible follow-up materials.

2003 - The Jericho Center for Global Evangelism is completed and dedicated as both the international headquarters of Every Home for Christ and a place for continual prayer for the nations. Since its dedication and the outflow of prayer efforts, we have seen a 212% increase in the number of homes reached, a 626% increase in the number of people responding to the gospel, and a 758% increase in the number of Christ Groups planted.

2011 - Every Home for Christ reaches the milestone of 100 million responses to the gospel worldwide.

2012 - Dick Eastman challenges our international staff with the "Why not All, Why not Every?" initiative. Twenty-five nations were opened in two years after Dick gave this challenge.


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