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 rating44 of 9414 of 70
Fund acquisition rating162 of 94311 of 70
Resource allocation rating138 of 94318 of 70
Asset utilization rating99 of 9417 of 70

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%9%6%7%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%3%5%4%4%2%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
85%97%50%65%60%59%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%3%4%4%4%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
15%3%50%35%40%41%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%86%83%84%84%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%95%104%101%97%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%81%87%85%81%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%5%-4%-1%3%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%19%-19%-3%9%1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%11%13%13%12%11%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.041.722.032.011.982.18
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.333.939.188.166.6710.75
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.576.7818.6616.4413.2123.45
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.581.010.400.500.850.53
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.992.502.011.171.89
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.930.01-0.96-0.74-0.16-0.46
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%48%53%42%37%34%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%23%26%17%19%17%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%30%23%29%32%30%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$863,174$295,010$326,058$509,924$203,402
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$403,470$191,579$174,929$74,936$112,226
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,266,644$486,589$500,987$584,860$315,628
Long-term investments$0$128,000$125,000$0$0
Fixed assets$3,713,347$3,853,658$3,460,134$3,312,381$3,073,151
Other long-term assets$2,350$0$4,307$5,462$5,462
Total long-term assets$3,715,697$3,981,658$3,589,441$3,317,843$3,078,613
Total assets$4,982,341$4,468,247$4,090,428$3,902,703$3,394,241
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$1,131,985$1,083,495$982,139$664,122$597,075
Other current liabilities$125,064$130,907$25,095$22,153$0
Total current liabilities$1,257,049$1,214,402$1,007,234$686,275$597,075
Debt$1,154,992$1,163,972$705,086$759,327$569,576
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,154,992$1,163,972$705,086$759,327$569,576
Total liabilities$2,412,041$2,378,374$1,712,320$1,445,602$1,166,651
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,705,927$1,722,926$1,859,536$1,927,744$1,542,719
With donor restrictions$864,373$366,947$518,572$529,357$684,871
Net assets$2,570,300$2,089,873$2,378,108$2,457,101$2,227,590
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$8,824,765$4,363,376$5,286,443$4,750,402$4,409,716
Program service revenue$223,067$4,317,199$2,865,848$3,167,532$2,983,798
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,690($10,463)$2,907($9,375)$632
Other revenue$16,226$20,670$4,251$48,270$21,091
Total other revenue$246,983$4,327,406$2,873,006$3,206,427$3,005,521
Total revenue$9,071,748$8,690,782$8,159,449$7,956,829$7,415,237
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$7,390,094$7,517,951$6,910,091$6,470,203$6,391,571
Management and general$956,494$1,166,524$1,035,029$945,934$835,332
Fundraising$244,733$394,289$293,322$311,181$175,561
Total expenses$8,591,321$9,078,764$8,238,442$7,727,318$7,402,464
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$480,427($387,982)($78,993)$229,511$12,773
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$480,427($387,982)($78,993)$229,511$12,773

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Ben SimmsPresident/CEO$129,230
George R DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$67,369
Gretchen DeVoeCo-Founder/Director$67,346

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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