Mission America/US Lausanne Committee

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Summary

The US Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, USA ("US Lausanne Committee") is a coalition of Christians representing over 70 denominations (with 200,000 local churches) and some 300 ministry organizations. The goal of the coalition is: to PRAY for, CARE for, and SHARE the Good News of Jesus Christ with every man, woman, and young person in the United States by the end of the year 2000. Mission America is an outgrowth of the Lausanne Movement, and is a cooperative effort with The AD2000 & Beyond Movement, along with scores of denominations, ministry networks, servant ministries and local churches. Mission America is a prayerful response of evangelical Christian leaders to a prompting of the Holy Spirit to cooperate and collaborate toward the efforts of united prayer, revival/spiritual awakening, evangelism, reconciliation and world outreach. Several related programs are: the Lighthouse Movement, Joshua Project 2000 and Celebrate Jesus 2000. Financial support for Mission America comes from a variety of sources including foundations, major donors, denominations, churches and supporting ministries. 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:
PO Box 13930
Palm Desert, CA 92255-2255

Website: www.missionamerica.org

Phone: (760) 200-2707

Email: info@missionamerica.org


Organization details

EIN: 237317473

CEO/President: Dr. Paul Cedar

Chairman: Dr. Paul Cedar

Board size: 4

Founder:

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


Purpose

The US Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, USA ("US Lausanne Committee") is a coalition of Christians representing over 70 denominations (with 200,000 local churches) and some 300 ministry organizations. The goal of the coalition is: to PRAY for, CARE for, and SHARE the Good News of Jesus Christ with every man, woman, and young person in the United States by the end of the year 2000.

Mission America is an outgrowth of the Lausanne Movement, and is a cooperative effort along with The AD2000 & Beyond Movement, plus scores of denominations, ministry networks, servant ministries and local churches. Mission America is a prayerful response of evangelical Christian leaders to a prompting of the Holy Spirit to cooperate and collaborate toward the efforts of united prayer, revival/spiritual awakening, evangelism, reconciliation and world outreach.

One of the major programs of Mission America is called Lighthouses. A Lighthouse is a gathering of 2 or more people in Jesus' name for the purpose of praying for, caring for and sharing Christ with their neighbors and others in their sphere of influence. While the primary focus of Lighthouses is to establish a presence in every neighborhood, a Lighthouse may also be established in a church, business, school group or other setting. The goal is to establish 3 million Lighthouses by the end of 1999.

Joshua Project 2000 is the GLOBAL thrust of Mission America, which itself is the "national initiative" within the U.S. of the worldwide AD 2000 & Beyond Movement. Mission America's national evangelism initiative Celebrate Jesus 2000 seeks to mobilize the church to pray for and share Christ with every person in America by year-end 2000. With Celebrate Jesus 2000 as the effort to re-evangelize all the people of the United States, Joshua Project 2000 is the parallel effort to plant the church in all the major unreached people groups of the world. Financial support for Mission America comes from a variety of sources including foundations, major donors, denominations, churches and supporting ministries.

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).


Mission statement

The US Lausanne Committee through Mission America expresses its vision as follows:

The vision through Celebrate Jesus 2000 is to mobilize the church to "pray for and share Christ with every person in America by year-end 2000.


Statement of faith

The US Lausanne Committee and Mission America subscribes to the Lausanne Covenant, a comprehensive evangelical statement of faith which can be viewed at http://www.gospelcom.net/lcwe/statements/covenant.html.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating305 of 81719 of 48
Fund acquisition rating334 of 81721 of 48
Resource allocation rating686 of 81739 of 48
Asset utilization rating44 of 8173 of 48

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20172016201520142011
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%4%7%5%5%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%7%5%5%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%6%6%5%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20172016201520142011
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%76%78%78%68%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%103%117%84%101%84%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%78%92%66%69%60%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-3%-17%16%-1%16%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-28%-178%65%-9%67%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%20%16%16%27%20%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20172016201520142011
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.346.696.903.046.602.97
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.001.001.001.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.196.696.903.046.642.99
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20172016201520142011
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
19.993.342.337.463.395.90
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.040.300.430.130.300.17
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.131.260.993.421.273.33
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20172016201520142011
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%30%43%13%29%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
69%10%8%28%11%28%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142011
Cash$57,255$87,819$162,656$68,840$215,240
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$1,918$1,918$1,918$1,918
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$57,255$89,737$164,574$70,758$217,158
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$360$1,621
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$0$0$0$360$1,621
Total assets$57,255$89,737$164,574$71,118$218,779
 
Liabilities20172016201520142011
Payables and accrued expenses$17,144$38,438$22,061$20,876$36,807
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$17,144$38,438$22,061$20,876$36,807
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$17,144$38,438$22,061$20,876$36,807
 
Net assets20172016201520142011
Unrestricted$8,018$125$11,430$2,761$44,869
Temporarily restricted$32,093$51,174$131,083$47,481$137,103
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$40,111$51,299$142,513$50,242$181,972
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142011
Total contributions$371,603$527,839$592,842$464,830$771,597
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$3$34
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$3$34
Total revenue$371,603$527,839$592,842$464,833$771,631
 
Expenses20172016201520142011
Program services$289,208$484,983$392,258$320,768$464,231
Management and general$77,325$96,328$78,128$124,892$133,141
Fundraising$16,258$37,742$30,185$23,902$52,662
Total expenses$382,791$619,053$500,571$469,562$650,034
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142011
Surplus (deficit)($11,188)($91,214)$92,271($4,729)$121,597
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($11,188)($91,214)$92,271($4,729)$121,597

Compensation

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