Lifeline Christian Mission

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Summary

God calls all of us to serve, regardless of our age or ability! When you connect with Lifeline, you'll find opportunities to serve right where you are, in your community, or around the world.

Our initiatives center around 4 causes: Churches, Youth, Health & Nutrition, and Economic Empowerment.

You may be passionate about planting churches, advocating for children, or ensuring access to health care. Wherever your passion lies, you'll walk alongside our field leaders and global communities where God is moving. When you connect with Lifeline, you connect with established and growing ministries around the world who are sharing God's love and truth in their communities!


Contact information

Mailing address:
Lifeline Christian Mission
921 Eastwind Drive
Suite 104
Westerville, OH 43081

Website: lifeline.org

Phone: 614-794-0108

Email: connect@lifeline.org


Organization details

EIN: 310999791

CEO/President: Ben Simms

Chairman: Greg Byington

Board size: 10

Founder: Bob DeVoe

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


Purpose

At Lifeline, our vision is to spark lives on mission for God. Everyone. Everywhere.


Mission statement

Lifeline Christian Mission extends hope and elevates people to experience their God-given potential around the world. We come alongside communities to assess and collaboratively launch ministry initiatives, which our local field leaders oversee.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating154 of 8179 of 60
Fund acquisition rating523 of 81733 of 60
Resource allocation rating204 of 81719 of 60
Asset utilization rating38 of 8173 of 60

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%9%6%7%4%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%5%4%4%2%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
82%50%65%60%59%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%4%4%2%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
18%50%35%40%41%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%83%84%84%86%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%104%101%97%100%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%87%85%81%86%78%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%-4%-1%3%0%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-19%-3%9%1%14%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%13%13%12%11%18%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.132.032.011.982.182.43
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.399.188.166.6710.7515.83
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.0818.6616.4413.2123.4538.46
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.010.400.500.850.530.41
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.092.502.011.171.892.45
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.24-0.96-0.74-0.16-0.46-0.45
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%53%42%37%34%33%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%26%17%19%17%18%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
75%23%29%32%30%27%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$295,010$326,058$509,924$203,402$190,699
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$191,579$174,929$74,936$112,226$13,927
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$486,589$500,987$584,860$315,628$204,626
Long-term investments$128,000$125,000$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,853,658$3,460,134$3,312,381$3,073,151$3,029,507
Other long-term assets$0$4,307$5,462$5,462$5,462
Total long-term assets$3,981,658$3,589,441$3,317,843$3,078,613$3,034,969
Total assets$4,468,247$4,090,428$3,902,703$3,394,241$3,239,595
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$1,083,495$982,139$664,122$597,075$502,322
Other current liabilities$130,907$25,095$22,153$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,214,402$1,007,234$686,275$597,075$502,322
Debt$1,163,972$705,086$759,327$569,576$580,559
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,163,972$705,086$759,327$569,576$580,559
Total liabilities$2,378,374$1,712,320$1,445,602$1,166,651$1,082,881
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,722,926$1,859,536$1,927,744$1,542,719$2,156,714
Temporarily restricted$0$518,572$529,357$684,871$0
Permanently restricted$366,947$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,089,873$2,378,108$2,457,101$2,227,590$2,156,714
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$4,363,376$5,286,443$4,750,402$4,409,716$8,149,061
Program service revenue$4,317,199$2,865,848$3,167,532$2,983,798$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($10,463)$2,907($9,375)$632$413
Other revenue$20,670$4,251$48,270$21,091$12,175
Total other revenue$4,327,406$2,873,006$3,206,427$3,005,521$12,588
Total revenue$8,690,782$8,159,449$7,956,829$7,415,237$8,161,649
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$7,517,951$6,910,091$6,470,203$6,391,571$6,366,955
Management and general$1,166,524$1,035,029$945,934$835,332$1,402,494
Fundraising$394,289$293,322$311,181$175,561$99,593
Total expenses$9,078,764$8,238,442$7,727,318$7,402,464$7,869,042
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($387,982)($78,993)$229,511$12,773$292,607
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($387,982)($78,993)$229,511$12,773$292,607

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ben SimmsPresident/CEO$130,272
George R DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$79,006
Gretchen DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$79,006

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018


Response from ministry

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