Breakthrough, Inc.

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Summary

Breakthrough is a non-denominational, non-profit, evangelical ministry processing over a hundred thousand prayer requests annually. These requests go to a network of nearly 4,000 intercessors who pray individually and faithfully for each request. Our prayer family extends into nearly eighty countries worldwide.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Breakthrough, Inc.
PO Box 121
Lincoln, VA 20160-0121

Website: www.intercessors.org

Phone: (540) 338-5522

Email: breakthrough@intercessors.org


Organization details

EIN: 237423474

CEO/President: Ms. Delouis L. Pace

Chairman: Brian Wells

Board size: 9

Founder: Ms. Catherine Marshall

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose


Mission statement

Bringing together anonymously those needing prayer and Christians willing to pray for them; calling and equipping people for this work.


Statement of faith

All Intercessors are asked to acknowledge and agree with this statement of faith.

1. We believe that there is One god, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit Genesis 1:1-2; II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 3:16-17; Exodus 20:2-3; Ephesians 4:6

2. We confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is our personal Savior and Lord. I Timothy 2:5-6; Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:30-32; Acts 16:31; Romans 5:9-11; I John 1:9

3. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 55:11

4. We believe in the deity of 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. Colossians 2:9-10; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 4:15; John 21:25; John 10:32; John 10:25; I John 2:1-2; I John 4:10; John 11:25; Acts 4:33; Luke 9:22; Luke 24:7; John 2:22; Acts 1:8-11; Romans 8:34

5. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 3:2-3; I Peter 1:3; Acts 9:31; Romans 5:5; Romans 15:16; I Corinthians 12:3; I Thessalonians 1:6; Titus 3:5-8; I Peter 1:12; II Peter 1:21

6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. II Peter 1:21; Ephesians 2:22; Revelation 21:3; I Corinthians 6:19; John 14:17; Romans 8:9; Joel 2:28

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:23; Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 3:14; Hebrews 10:25

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating602 of 91325 of 38
Fund acquisition rating191 of 9156 of 38
Resource allocation rating624 of 91531 of 38
Asset utilization rating790 of 91331 of 38

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%4%4%8%11%11%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%4%4%8%11%11%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
97%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%4%3%8%10%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
3%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%76%77%72%72%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%102%114%104%106%119%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%77%88%74%77%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-2%-14%-4%-6%-19%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-2%-15%-4%-7%-20%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%20%20%21%18%18%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.311.221.180.990.990.94
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.242.923.573.344.053.69
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.673.574.213.324.013.49
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.09543.910.0017.4011.784.57
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.000.000.060.080.22
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.733.362.853.412.742.69
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
18%0%6%13%18%24%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%6%11%15%18%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
58%82%80%88%83%81%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$46,476$38,260$52,281$46,771$58,437
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,564$4,893$5,094$5,216$7,693
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$50,040$43,153$57,375$51,987$66,130
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$96,060$110,938$133,988$158,715$178,220
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$96,060$110,938$133,988$158,715$178,220
Total assets$146,100$154,091$191,363$210,702$244,350
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$92$0$3,297$2,913$12,959
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$1,500$1,500
Total current liabilities$92$0$3,297$4,413$14,459
Debt$0$9,211$21,073$32,472$43,425
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$9,211$21,073$32,472$43,425
Total liabilities$92$9,211$24,370$36,885$57,884
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$146,008$123,412$145,571$150,943$158,649
With donor restrictions$0$21,468$21,422$22,874$27,817
Net assets$146,008$144,880$166,993$173,817$186,466
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$175,425$159,434$183,371$195,751$193,630
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$45$46$48$57$57
Other revenue$44$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$89$46$48$57$57
Total revenue$175,514$159,480$183,419$195,808$193,687
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$135,800$139,989$136,353$149,812$167,748
Management and general$36,314$35,418$39,465$37,833$41,995
Fundraising$6,399$6,187$14,425$20,812$21,141
Total expenses$178,513$181,594$190,243$208,457$230,884
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($2,999)($22,114)($6,824)($12,649)($37,197)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,999)($22,114)($6,824)($12,649)($37,197)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Delouis PaceExecutive Director$67,554

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/21/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Breakthrough was started in 1980 by well known Christian author Catherine Marshall and her husband, Leonard LeSourd.

Catherine was married to United States Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall when his sudden death in 1949 from a heart attack propelled her into a writing career. Her best selling book titled A Man Called Peter was made into the top grossing motion picture of the year in 1952. Many subsequent books were also best sellers, including Christy, which later became the popular television series by the same name.

Catherine and Leonard (who was editor of Guidepost magazine) met and married ten years after Peter Marshall's death. Through Catherine's biographical books, Meeting God at Every Turn, and Beyond Ourselves, many thousands of readers from around the world wrote her telling of their own struggles or seeking a way to minister to the needs of others.

Catherine's prayer for God's solution was answered as God began to reveal to her a ministry that would do just that - bring together individual needs and those willing to pray for them. In the spring of 1980, Catherine shared with the Board of Directors of Guidepost her vision of anonymously matching people who had prayer concerns with those who had the desire to pray for others. A unanimous decision was made to change the focus of the organization from publishing a Christian magazine to becoming an intercessory prayer ministry. From simple beginnings, the ministry now utilizes a computer based tracking and matching system, whereby each prayer need is sent out to six intercessors worldwide who pray for that anonymous person's need.


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