India Gospel League Inc. North America

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Summary

India Gospel League, North America exists to promote and support the ministry of India Gospel League, India.

Caring for Children - We not only work with the child in need, but care for the needs of the child holistically by working with their family and community.

Caring for the Poor - We emphasize development, not relief and ownership is local, not external.

Caring for the Sick - IGL provides free or affordable medical care and we are strategic in meeting healthcare needs.


Contact information

Mailing address:
India Gospel League Inc. North America
PO Box 356
Hudson, OH 44236

Website: iglworld.org

Phone: 888.352.4451

Email: info@iglworld.org


Organization details

EIN: 311423556

CEO/President: Rev. S. Stephens

Chairman: Rev. Jim Lyon / Rev. Claude Robold

Board size: 8

Founder: Rev. D. Stephens

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Purpose

In North America, we have a team that has come together around the vision of IGL, desiring to share what God is doing, raise up prayer and financial partnerships to assist the work in South Asia, and be faithful managers of the financial resources entrusted to IGL from North American donors.

We are an indigenous, Bible-centered organization born and operating in the heart of South Asia.

Millions across South Asia still need hope and millions more need practical help like education, medical care and economic opportunity.

IGL has invested in more than 90,000 villages in the past 25 years, and from the people who have been impacted, their hope is shining out to a world darkened by desperate poverty. IGL has grown from a small organization in South Asia to an international network; sharing hope, serving with compassionate care and seeing God at work. On top of that, everything that IGL does is with the goal of helping communities become sustainable.


Mission statement

Our mission is to bring sustainable transformation to rural villages throughout South Asia.


Statement of faith

We are committed to the authority of the Word of God and the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As a result, we believe:

I. GOD:
We believe in One God, Creator and sustainer, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who in the Bible and in Jesus Christ has revealed Himself to be the living and true God. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

II. CHRIST:
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son, our Lord, the only Mediator between God and man who, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, fully shared and fulfilled our humanity in a life of perfect obedience. By His death in our place, He made a sacrifice for the sin of the world and by His bodily resurrection gained victory over death and the powers of evil. He ascended into heaven where He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all. He will personally and visibly return to the world to consummate His Kingdom.

III. HOLY SPIRIT:
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came to renew our hearts, calling us to repent of our sins and confess Christ as Lord, thereby receiving the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life, being justified through faith in Jesus Christ. The work and gifts of the Holy Spirit enable the believer to live a holy life, to witness effectively to the Gospel, and to serve responsibly in the world.

IV. SCRIPTURE:
We believe that the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, is the Word of God, the only infallible, absolutely trustworthy authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Scripture is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and in obedience to the Lord, who speaks in living power through each book.

V. MAN:
We believe in the dignity of man created in the image of God for fellowship with the Creator and to share responsibility towards the creation. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. All men are sinners by nature and by choice, estranged from God and subject to His wrath, depraved and apart from Grace, incapable of returning to God. All men are sons of Adam, made of one blood, and have equal access to God in the church of Jesus Christ.

VI. THE CHURCH:
We believe in the Church, the universal Body of Christ, the new redeemed humanity which is being called out of the whole human race and formed in every culture and transforming every culture and which is summoned to worship God and to serve Him by preaching the Gospel and discipling the nations by striving for social justice and relieving human distress and need. To enable the Church to fulfill these ministries, God gives gifts to the members of His Church for tending the flock and equipping the saints for ministry. We believe that proclaiming the Gospel to all people is the first priority in the mission of the Church between the Resurrection and the Second Coming of Christ.

VII. CHRIST'S COMING:
We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to complete God's work of redemption and Judgment. We believe that those who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord will rise to live and reign with Him forever in a new heaven and new earth. We believe that judgment and separation from the presence of God awaits those who do not believe. This motivates our service in expectation of Him who makes all things new.

VIII. CHRIST'S COMMISSION:
We believe in Christ's Commission: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age," (Matthew 28:19-20). The supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating466 of 99958 of 118
Fund acquisition rating704 of 100181 of 118
Resource allocation rating684 of 100188 of 118
Asset utilization rating63 of 99910 of 118

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%8%13%9%7%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%8%13%9%7%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%8%12%9%7%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%79%77%83%84%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%96%112%103%91%112%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%76%87%85%77%96%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%4%-12%-3%9%-12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%19%-71%-13%30%-47%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%13%11%9%9%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.315.056.463.903.164.14
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.021.031.011.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.875.146.673.933.184.19
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
20.811124.65708.27189.64263.6647.06
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.000.000.010.000.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.622.331.803.043.752.80
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%0%0%1%0%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
68%20%15%25%32%23%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$627,453$502,581$893,527$1,014,951$576,454
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$21,471$20,120$14,293$7,788$13,420
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$140,050
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$648,924$522,701$907,820$1,022,739$729,924
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,621$17,474$5,547$7,177$8,859
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$11,621$17,474$5,547$7,177$8,859
Total assets$660,545$540,175$913,367$1,029,916$738,783
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$577$738$4,787$3,879$15,511
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$577$738$4,787$3,879$15,511
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$4,555
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$4,555
Total liabilities$577$738$4,787$3,879$20,066
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$232,999$62,940$165,209$161,843$231,070
With donor restrictions$426,969$476,497$743,371$864,194$487,647
Net assets$659,968$539,437$908,580$1,026,037$718,717
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$3,459,791$3,104,824$3,445,870$3,564,280$2,720,392
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1$77$471$99$338
Other revenue$34$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$35$77$471$99$338
Total revenue$3,459,826$3,104,901$3,446,341$3,564,379$2,720,730
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,619,477$2,700,071$2,941,108$2,735,120$2,606,139
Management and general$433,144$386,495$311,123$288,891$299,794
Fundraising$282,496$401,707$311,565$233,048$153,374
Total expenses$3,335,117$3,488,273$3,563,796$3,257,059$3,059,307
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$124,709($383,372)($117,455)$307,320($338,577)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$124,709($383,372)($117,455)$307,320($338,577)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The story of India Gospel League begins with one man's journey into the Christian faith through faithful missional-minded men nearly 150 years ago. From there, a vision was born, to share hope and love to the least-loved and those most in need. Today the same ministry stands firmly on that vision and calling, to share hope and to care for those most in need. Here is the story, as told by the grandson of the founder:

My great grandfather was the first one of my family to become a Christian. He heard about Jesus when the Salvation Army first came to South Asia in the 1860s. He accepted the Lord into his life in a street meeting. He left home, changed forever and set on a path to care for those most in need.

His son (my grandfather) founded the ministry that today is known as India Gospel League. He lived his life to the very end, extending his hand and caring for the most vulnerable, and so did my father after him. I had the privilege of working with my father for 12 years in the ministry. He taught me many things, but I will always remember his last words to me: "No matter what happens, son, don't lose the vision."

My father organized IGL on the basis of his deep conviction that, as Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." The vision is reaching out to the neglected masses of people throughout South Asia. Most of them are dying without ever experiencing joy, or knowing true hope. This verse is the motto of our organization, and we remain committed to that vision and calling.


Program accomplishments


Needs

While all of our leadership comes from South Asia, we do have a North American organization that helps facilitate partnerships and vision-casting. This group, "India Gospel League, North America" exists to serve, support, and pray for our leaders in the field. If you choose to partner with India Gospel League, your contributions, travel arrangements or sponsorships will be facilitated through our U.S. office in Hudson, Ohio. India Gospel League, North America is a 501(c)(3) organization, governed by an independent board consisting of pastors and others who believe in this work.