Globe International Ministries, Inc.

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Summary

Globe International previously Globe Missionary Evangelism was founded to equip and assist those who are gifted by God for cross-cultural ministry to fulfill their missionary call. God inspired Bob Bishop, Globe's first Director, with these words: "To assist those who have a God-given vision to implement that vision."

Globe is known to be an empowering missionary sending agency that prioritizes getting missionaries to the field and helping them be successful in their work with as little encumbrances as possible.

Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Believing that it is the responsibility of God's people to use His resources carefully and with integrity, Globe International maintains membership with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 3040
Pensacola, FL 32516-3040

Website: www.globeintl.org

Phone: (850) 453-3453

Email: info@globeintl.org


Organization details

EIN: 237453583

CEO/President: Mr. J. Douglas Gehman

Chairman: David Kerr

Board size: 7

Founder: Rev. Ken Sumrall

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Purpose

Globe International previously Globe Missionary Evangelism was founded to equip and assist those who are gifted by God for cross-cultural ministry to fulfill their missionary call. God inspired Bob Bishop, Globe's first Director, with these words: "To assist those who have a God-given vision to implement that vision."

Globe is known to be an empowering missionary sending agency that prioritizes getting missionaries to the field and helping them be successful in their work with as little encumbrances as possible.

TRAINING - SENDING - SERVING

Globe is committed to assisting the Body of Christ in fulfilling the Great Commission by training, sending, supporting, and overseeing missionaries on the foreign field. Globe offers several state-of-the-art training programs to help missionary candidates be better prepared to go, and more effective on the field. Our purpose is to help well-prepared missionaries carry the Gospel across cultural boundaries to unreached peoples, encourage them to accept Christ as Lord and Savior, and to draw disciples together into clusters of churches.

MAKING DISCIPLES - PLANTING CHURCHES - REACHING NATIONS

Further, it is the ultimate goal of Globe to plant indigenous churches and to empower them to multiply, serve their communities, and to eventually send out their own cross-cultural missionaries to other unreached peoples. Even Globe ministries that focus on humanitarian aid - orphanages, disaster relief, education, and development - are committed to empowering indigenous principals.

In order to facilitate the administration of many kinds of missionaries, Globe has four Missionary Categories. 1) Internship programs (IN) new missionaries who are exploring God's calling through cross-cultural experience and service; 2) C2 Second carrier people who desire to serve God in missions in the next phase of their lives; 3) Commissioned Assignment (CO) are missionaries who have completed an Intern assignment of one to three years and are exploring a career call; 4) Career Assignment (CA) - missionaries with a proven call to a career in cross-cultural work.

Believing that it is the responsibility of God's people to use His resources carefully and with integrity, Globe International maintains membership with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.


Mission statement

Globe International's Mission Statement is:

To assist those who have a God-given vision to implement that vision.


Statement of faith

Globe International's Doctrinal Statement of Faith is:

Globe International's doctrine encompasses the whole Word of God. We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments; that God is revealed in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; that man in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope, and without God; that Jesus is God come in the flesh and that He is both divine and human. We believe in the saving power of the Blood of Jesus and His imputed righteousness, in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ and in the bodily return of Jesus to this earth to rapture his Church and judge the world. We believe the Holy Spirit to be the Third Person of the Trinity whose purpose in the redemption of man is to convict men of sin, regenerate the repentant believer, guide the believer into all truth, indwell and give gifts to believers as He wills, that they may minister as Christ would to men. We believe that the manifestations of the Holy Spirit recorded in I Corinthians 12:8-11 shall operate in present-day churches which yield to the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in Divine Healing and the Priesthood of Believers. (For a complete statement of faith, please write or call the office.)

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating178 of 94010 of 51
Fund acquisition rating142 of 9428 of 51
Resource allocation rating318 of 94217 of 51
Asset utilization rating441 of 94022 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%1%1%14%1%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%1%1%14%1%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%96%97%100%99%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%1%1%13%1%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%4%3%0%1%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%86%87%86%88%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%87%89%103%103%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%75%78%89%91%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%13%11%-3%-3%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%22%22%-7%-7%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%12%0%11%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.251.371.641.941.951.81
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.231.301.471.491.49
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.971.692.132.852.902.69
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
24.3312.0711.237.378.857.90
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.030.080.090.140.110.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.686.535.123.643.673.89
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%7%7%9%8%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
73%68%57%47%47%51%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$1,667,653$1,022,728$508,822$590,962$797,952
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$219,748$279,818$256,196$244,353$385,806
Short-term investments$1,192,298$960,732$847,252$838,195$614,795
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,079,699$2,263,278$1,612,270$1,673,510$1,798,553
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$712,031$687,744$753,526$815,577$878,862
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$712,031$687,744$753,526$815,577$878,862
Total assets$3,791,730$2,951,022$2,365,796$2,489,087$2,677,415
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
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$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$788,610$457,409$428,305$468,644$496,144
With donor restrictions$2,748,044$2,292,004$1,718,616$1,831,332$1,953,504
Net assets$3,536,654$2,749,413$2,146,921$2,299,976$2,449,648
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$5,719,908$5,246,910$4,461,057$4,659,960$4,589,556
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$98,622$149,935($46,282)$90,814$306,292
Other revenue$158,812$37,507$29,712($53,065)($41,652)
Total other revenue$257,434$187,442($16,570)$37,749$264,640
Total revenue$5,977,342$5,434,352$4,444,487$4,697,709$4,854,196
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,478,554$4,227,463$3,975,632$4,274,790$4,231,584
Management and general$637,403$573,008$11,316$543,132$597,709
Fundraising$74,144$31,389$610,594$29,459$16,106
Total expenses$5,190,101$4,831,860$4,597,542$4,847,381$4,845,399
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$787,241$602,492($153,055)($149,672)$8,797
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$787,241$602,492($153,055)($149,672)$8,797

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 3/2/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Globe International was founded in 1973 by the Rev. Ken Sumrall. J. Robert Bishop has served as the General Director since 1976. A Board of Directors comprised of pastors, laymen, and the General Director govern, with much prayer, the affairs of Globe International.


Program accomplishments

Globe's accomplishments and programs include some of the following:

Currently about 200 Globe missionaries are directly or indirectly involved in the following ministries in 35 countries:

  • Evangelism (Mass, Personal, and Child)
  • Planting National Churches
  • Training National Church Leaders
  • Bible and Literature Distribution
  • Literacy Work
  • Radio
  • Alternate Technology
  • Medical Campaigns/Crusades
  • Dental and Medical Clinics
  • Dental Campaigns/Crusades
  • Disaster Rescue and Relief
  • Christian Education
  • Orphanages

Needs

Globe has expressed the following Needs:

Short-term Assignments that usually are two weeks to a year.

Career Assignments missionaries with a confirmed and proven call of God to ministry and to missionary service who commit themselves to a lifetime in cross-cultural work. Career Assignment missionaries usually spend three to four years per term on location on their mission field.