India Gospel Outreach

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Summary

Jesus calls us to reach India with the gospel. IGO, an indigenous Indian ministry, serves as an important link between western and Indian Christians.

Today, few of India's 3,000 ethnic groups have a growing church. IGO takes the Good News to those who do not. More than 1.35 billion people live in India. India is the world's largest Hindu nation, the second largest Muslim nation, and the home of Buddhism and Sikhism.

God is at work in India today. Jesus Christ loves India. Our Lord commands us to, "Go and make disciples of all nations." "All peoples"-tribes, castes, and ethnic groups. India alone has more than 3,000 of them, more than any other country in the world.

IGO believes God has given us the mandate to fulfill the Great Commission, and we share today's opportunities in India to proclaim the gospel to their people. We seek to fulfill this mandate in a manner that honors the Lord in all seasons.


Contact information

Mailing address:
India Gospel Outreach
PO Box 550
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729

Website: www.indiago.org

Phone: (909) 948-2404

Email: igo@indiago.org


Organization details

EIN: 330193797

CEO/President: Rev. Valson Abraham

Chairman: Mark Mitchell

Board size: 7

Founder: Rev. Valson Abraham

Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

This is our vision: Indians reaching Indians for Christ.

Fulfilling Christ's command in India depends upon Indian men and women called of God to make disciples. Every year, God is calling growing numbers of dedicated Indian men and women to reach Indian people for Christ. They are trained in Indian schools by Indian teachers and mentors.

To achieve these goals and fulfill Christ's Great Commission, India Gospel Outreach...

Trains and sends Indian evangelists and church planters to all peoples of India.

Starts new training centers throughout India to help local Christians reach their own people with the gospel.

Aids poor people of India with relief, education, and development in the name of Jesus. Enlists intercessors to pray for revival and spiritual awakening in India.


Mission statement

India Gospel Outreach is dedicated to evangelizing all 3,000 ethnic groups of India by planting churches in all 28,000+ zip codes.


Statement of faith

India Gospel Outreach subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live an empowered life of fruitfulness according to God's calling.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating852 of 91348 of 51
Fund acquisition rating836 of 91544 of 51
Resource allocation rating449 of 91525 of 51
Asset utilization rating913 of 91351 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%11%9%9%9%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
4%11%9%9%9%8%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%100%100%99%100%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%11%10%10%12%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%0%0%1%0%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%84%86%85%82%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%103%94%92%79%76%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%86%81%78%65%63%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%-3%6%8%21%24%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-1%2%2%5%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%5%4%5%6%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.210.220.250.240.200.22
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.2852.7349.3836.4414.7127.11
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.9811.8412.128.872.895.96
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
19.990.760.6611.822.041.02
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.041.321.520.080.490.98
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.68-0.32-0.511.242.120.05
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%2%3%0%3%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
78%434%395%410%493%439%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$58,277$46,042$90,649$229,161$52,629
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$49,644$70,608$60,427$149,176$142,055
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$107,921$116,650$151,076$378,337$194,684
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,583,257$5,643,983$5,353,906$5,186,786$5,083,969
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,583,257$5,643,983$5,353,906$5,186,786$5,083,969
Total assets$5,691,178$5,760,633$5,504,982$5,565,123$5,278,653
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$59,143$87,425$12,782$13,058$15,905
Other current liabilities$82,889$89,452$0$172,307$174,077
Total current liabilities$142,032$176,877$12,782$185,365$189,982
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$142,032$176,877$12,782$185,365$189,982
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$5,447,163$5,471,941$5,357,601$5,078,107$4,947,127
With donor restrictions$101,983$111,815$134,599$301,651$141,544
Net assets$5,549,146$5,583,756$5,492,200$5,379,758$5,088,671
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$1,240,231$1,506,134$1,441,660$1,378,448$1,482,070
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,148($964)$12,221$5,416$49,727
Other revenue$273$396($1,795)($722)$549
Total other revenue$3,421($568)$10,426$4,694$50,276
Total revenue$1,243,652$1,505,566$1,452,086$1,383,142$1,532,346
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$1,072,395$1,215,043$1,133,280$892,561$958,464
Management and general$68,472$59,674$70,291$70,828$74,256
Fundraising$137,395$139,293$136,073$128,666$127,206
Total expenses$1,278,262$1,414,010$1,339,644$1,092,055$1,159,926
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($34,610)$91,556$112,442$291,087$372,420
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($34,610)$91,556$112,442$291,087$372,420

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
T Valson AbrahamCEO$119,092
T Laly AbrahamDirector$41,546

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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 5/28/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1984, Rev. T. Valson Abraham founded India Gospel Outreach (IGO) to inform Christians around the world of needs and opportunities among India's unreached peoples. IGO's roots go back to 1923 when Pastor K.E. Abraham (grandfather of Valson Abraham) began training Indian cross-cultural evangelists in a teaching ministry that grew into India Bible College, which helped to produce India's largest indigenous ministry.

IGO's main training center is Inda Bible College (IBC) & Seminary (http://www.ibc.ac.in/) in Kerala, India. India Bible College & Seminary is a unique school whose sole purpose is to train and send Indian cross-cultural evangelists and church planters to unreached places.

Because of India's great size and diversity in language and culture, IGO has helped found and sponsor eleven Bible training centers thoughout India, and five Bible Colleges, beginning in 1988. They adapt the philosophy and program of IBC to local conditions. IGO plans to open a training center in every India state as God provides the resources.


Program accomplishments

Over 15,000 churches planted.


Needs

You can help to purchase computers for students and faculty at IGO Bible training institutions to better meet the opportunities of this season of harvest. Your gift to "Where Needed Most" provides us with resources - personnel, materials, supportive services, buildings and equipment - to fulfill our mission of evangelism, church planting and relief. Undesignated gifts will be regarded as "Where Needed Most."