Missionary Athletes International

Summary

Missionary Athletes International ("MATH") is a Christian soccer organization striving to see God glorified, lives changed, and a worldwide movement of evangelistic sports ministry. MATH affords players and staff members the opportunity to live out their Christian faith both on and off the soccer field during camps, clinics, and international tours.
Founded in December of 1983 in La Habra, California, MATH is a charter member of the International Sports Coalition, a trade association of sports ministries from around the world. MATH uses the popular game of soccer, a very serious part of life to millions in the world, as a platform to share the love of Jesus.
MATH has soccer programs for both the male and female enthusiast. Opportunities include soccer camps (children ages 5-14, and coaches), international tours (high school and above), and full or part-time staff positions. MATH also has local soccer teams that meet for Bible study, prison and inner city ministries, and church soccer clinics. MATH shares the Gospel at games in various ways. For instance, the team may give a public witness either at half-time or after the game and hand out literature in the language of the opponent and spectators.
MATH's administrative headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MAI has missionaries in Bolton, England; Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; Pisek, Czech Republic; Wheaton, Illinois, and Moscow Russia.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1020 Crews Rd. No N
Matthews, NC 28105-8105

Website: www.maisoccer.com

Phone: (704) 841-8644

Email: info@maisoccer.com


Organization details

EIN: 330017152

CEO/President: David Urban

Chairman: Jeff Burkett

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Tim Conrad

Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 04/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

Missionary Athletes International ("MATH") is a Christian soccer organization striving to see God glorified, lives changed, and a worldwide movement of evangelistic sports ministry. MATH affords players and staff members the opportunity to live out their Christian faith both on and off the soccer field during camps, clinics, and international tours.

Founded in December of 1983 in La Habra, California, MATH is a charter member of the International Sports Coalition, a trade association of sports ministries from around the world. MATH uses the popular game of soccer, a very serious part of life to millions in the world, as a platform to share the love of Jesus.

MATH has soccer programs for both the male and female enthusiast. Opportunities include soccer camps (children ages 5-14, and coaches), international tours (high school and above), and full or part-time staff positions. MATH also has local soccer teams that meet for Bible study, prison and inner city ministries, and church soccer clinics. MATH shares the Gospel at games in various ways. For instance, the team may give a public witness either at half-time or after the game and hand out literature in the language of the opponent and spectators.

MATH's administrative headquarters is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MATH has missionaries in Bolton, England; Charlotte, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; Pisek, Czech Republic; Wheaton, Illinois, and Moscow Russia.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

Missionary Athletes International uses the following to express its mission:

We are committed to communicating the message of Jesus Christ through the environment of soccer. This is accomplished by doing sports ministry, training in sports ministry, and deploying sports ministers as a resource for the body of Christ.


Statement of faith

Missionary Atheletes International has the following Statement of Faith:

We believe...

A. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and complete revelation of His Will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

B. There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

C. Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

D. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

E. Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

F. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for the justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating462 of 71719 of 23
Fund acquisition rating541 of 71819 of 23
Resource allocation rating544 of 71819 of 23
Asset utilization rating177 of 7179 of 23

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%14%9%5%6%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%7%4%5%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
83%72%78%83%86%85%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%10%7%5%5%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
17%28%22%17%14%15%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%72%74%81%80%75%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
101%96%102%99%96%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%70%76%80%77%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
-1%4%-2%1%4%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%13%-6%3%9%21%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%17%19%15%15%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.743.072.292.212.222.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.651.071.111.111.151.15
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
3.253.302.542.462.552.47
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.2712.084.488.9632.6924.96
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.160.080.220.110.030.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
2.803.343.684.344.574.66
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%8%21%11%4%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
49%30%35%40%43%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202018201720162015
Cash$682,125$1,339,894$1,268,374$1,074,851$991,389
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$154,299$100,963$80,069$58,852$61,138
Short-term investments$682,837$51,681$52,524$83,815$51,715
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,519,261$1,492,538$1,400,967$1,217,518$1,104,242
Long-term investments$0$101,386$0$0$0
Fixed assets$112,074$60,785$156,101$180,978$166,648
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$112,074$162,171$156,101$180,978$166,648
Total assets$1,631,335$1,654,709$1,557,068$1,398,496$1,270,890
 
Liabilities20202018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$85,236$122,245$16,784$21,668$19,947
Other current liabilities$40,502$210,675$139,653$15,578$24,290
Total current liabilities$125,738$332,920$156,437$37,246$44,237
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$7,699$13,675$18,357$22,952$9,023
Total long-term liabilities$7,699$13,675$18,357$22,952$9,023
Total liabilities$133,437$346,595$174,794$60,198$53,260
 
Net assets20202018201720162015
Unrestricted$555,734$403,039$378,782$311,259$202,431
Temporarily restricted$942,164$905,678$1,003,492$1,027,039$1,015,199
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,497,898$1,308,114$1,382,274$1,338,298$1,217,630
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202018201720162015
Total contributions$3,738,693$2,906,708$2,903,451$2,753,996$2,543,144
Program service revenue$1,294,010$782,298$588,698$443,362$426,242
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$163,443$21,225($5,615)$22,313$12,143
Total other revenue$1,457,453$803,523$583,083$465,675$438,385
Total revenue$5,196,146$3,710,231$3,486,534$3,219,671$2,981,529
 
Expenses20202018201720162015
Program services$3,628,392$2,809,768$2,786,484$2,471,440$2,046,844
Management and general$859,584$702,146$500,687$457,325$457,755
Fundraising$518,988$271,874$155,387$170,238$223,915
Total expenses$5,006,964$3,783,788$3,442,558$3,099,003$2,728,514
 
Change in net assets20202018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$189,182($73,557)$43,976$120,668$253,015
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$189,182($73,557)$43,976$120,668$253,015

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History

In 1983 Missionary Athletes International was founded by Tim Conrad as a personal ministry to high school soccer players. It has since grown into a mission agency with a worldwide scope.

MAI began in an upstairs rented Sunday School room in La Habra, California. It now has three ministry offices in the USA and its Headquarters are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. MAI has over 30 family units as full-time staff with missionaries in the USA, Czech Republic, England, and Russia.

MAI also started the Ambassadors in Sports ministry in England which has now been turned over to the nationals to lead.

In its early days MAI held camps and organized local amateur teams. At the present time MAI sponsors camps across the USA with over 3000 youth from age 5 to 17 attending camps each year. MAI has both a USL W-2 and an A League team in Charlotte, and PDL teams in Chicago and Los Angeles.

MAI, through the environment of soccer, is committed to communicating the revelation of Jesus Christ to all cultures in partnership with local churches.


Program accomplishments

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

MATH's Charlotte Eagles professional soccer team were Div. 3 year 2000 National Champions in the U.S.L. Professional League. Annually, soccer players - young and old - witness the life-changing power of Christ during MATH camps, clinics, and international tours.

Each year, MATH holds more than 40 camps worldwide, hosts clinics in cities and prisons, enters teams in local competitive leagues, and takes team tours around the world. MATH has ministered in approximately 40 countries.


Needs

MATH is a donor support-based faith mission, and each participant raises his/her own funds to serve with the ministry through friends, parents, relatives, churches, civic organizations, part-time jobs, and often personal savings. MATH helps them raise money by providing materials and accounting infrastructure.