EQUIP Leadership, Inc. (formerly The Equip Foundation)

Summary

EQUIP's Vision. . . To see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation.

EQUIP's Mission. . . To equip international Christian leaders through conferences, resources, partnerships, and technology.

EQUIP's Objective. . . To develop one million Christian leaders worldwide by 2008.

EQUIP's Invitation. . . We invite you to partner with EQUIP to develop effective Christian leaders to reach the nations for Christ!


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1808
12000 Findley Rd, Ste 150 (30097)
Duluth, GA 30096-0096

Website: www.iequip.org

Phone: (678) 225-3300

Email: equipinfo@equiporg.org


Organization details

EIN: 330686464

CEO/President: Dr. Sam Chand

Chairman: Dr. John Maxwell

Board size: 15

Founder: Dr. John Maxwell

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


Purpose

In 1996, a team of key leaders committed themselves to the dream of developing leaders in the most strategic places of the world.

EQUIP was birthed.

EQUIP is a nonprofit leadership organization with the mission of developing godly leaders for the purpose of furthering the Gospel. EQUIP's mission is to equip international Christian leaders through conferences, resources, partnerships and technology.

EQUIP is driven by two defining values--leadership and partnership. The organization develops leaders through practical and insightful instruction, high-caliber resources, and innovative training experiences. EQUIP's goal is that these leaders be marked by integrity and committed to producing other Christ-glorifying leaders. EQUIP partners with ministries and organizations across the globe to train and equip strong and effective Christian leaders.


Mission statement

EQUIP Leadership uses the following to express its mission:

"To equip international Christian leaders through conferences, resources, partnerships, and technology."


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating197 of 4238 of 14
Fund acquisition rating195 of 4236 of 14
Resource allocation rating351 of 42311 of 14
Asset utilization rating79 of 4233 of 14

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%6%11%28%25%17%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%11%28%25%17%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%10%28%27%20%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%73%63%63%64%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%93%108%98%93%87%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%68%69%62%60%61%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%7%-8%2%7%13%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%27%-36%7%25%64%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%20%27%9%8%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.303.363.973.153.103.62
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.151.121.091.101.15
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.543.864.453.423.424.16
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9618.005.686.2113.266.97
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.060.180.160.080.14
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.942.222.943.242.47
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%16%15%7%12%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%28%21%27%30%24%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$1,275,871$1,080,595$1,201,775$1,251,884$963,097
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$300,000$1,591$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,275,871$1,080,595$1,501,775$1,253,475$963,097
Long-term investments$90,361$83,852$76,429$77,299$78,642
Fixed assets$97,565$44,971$53,276$54,054$65,502
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$187,926$128,823$129,705$131,353$144,144
Total assets$1,463,797$1,209,418$1,631,480$1,384,828$1,107,241
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$70,872$190,251$241,969$94,502$138,251
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$70,872$190,251$241,969$94,502$138,251
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$70,872$190,251$241,969$94,502$138,251
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$1,302,564$935,315$1,313,082$1,213,027$890,348
Temporarily restricted$43,031$36,522$29,099$29,969$31,312
Permanently restricted$47,330$47,330$47,330$47,330$47,330
Net assets$1,392,925$1,019,167$1,389,511$1,290,326$968,990
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$5,274,738$4,429,725$5,235,881$4,604,849$4,619,388
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,317$4,340$258$3,221$11,716
Other revenue$10,688$0$0$0($5,525)
Total other revenue$18,005$4,340$258$3,221$6,191
Total revenue$5,292,743$4,434,065$5,236,139$4,608,070$4,625,579
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$3,583,598$3,041,311$3,240,375$2,763,379$2,827,646
Management and general$1,001,556$1,293,771$448,680$358,355$388,935
Fundraising$333,831$469,327$1,447,899$1,165,000$789,849
Total expenses$4,918,985$4,804,409$5,136,954$4,286,734$4,006,430
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$373,758($370,344)$99,185$321,336$619,149
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$373,758($370,344)$99,185$321,336$619,149

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History

John Maxwell's years in local church ministry allowed him many occasions to visit missionaries and national Christian leaders around the world. John would return from those overseas trips grateful to God for these leaders and their passion for the gospel; but also frustrated - because he saw that so many of them had never had the opportunity, while in ministry service, to develop their leadership skills.

It was during a missions related trip in the mid 1990's that John was encouraged by an international Christian leader to take the best of his leadership materials (that he'd been teaching for years in North America) and format it to fit a global audience. From that challenge and the affirmation of others, John launched EQUIP as a non-profit global mission ministry, in 1996.

It's John Maxwell's conviction that if the Church ever hopes to impact the next generation for Christ - and generations to come, there must be a return to the strategy of Jesus - that is, develop leaders. John often states that the purpose of Jesus coming to earth was to seek and save the lost. His public ministry lasted only three and a half years. During that time, He did not preach crusades across Asia, nor did He heal everyone he met. What He did with the greatest amount of His time was to train twelve leaders to impact the world over the next generation.

John's vision for EQUIP is that it be continually committed to developing leaders whose potential is great but opportunities for learning leadership have been limited. He is absolutely convinced that if Christian leaders around the world are trained, resourced, and encouraged, there is no limit to what can be accomplished in fulfilling the Great Commission!


Program accomplishments

EQUIP exists to see effective Christian leaders fulfill the Great Commission in every nation. Therefore, they have launched the Million Leaders Mandate. This exciting initiative will enable EQUIP to train one million church leaders, worldwide, in basic leadership skills. This army of effective leaders will provide visionary leadership to local churches and national organizations, while training other national leaders throughout the world.

Goal: To provide one million international Church leaders with basic leadership training.

Time: The goal of one million trained leaders should be reached by 2008.

Resources: The Million Leaders Mandate offers the following leadership resources to church leaders on every continent:

  • Conferences: multiple training events with live instructors
  • Conference Notebooks: Six core training notebooks
  • Leadership curriculum on DVD
  • Leadership tools via the Internet

    Training Strategy: The program will be launched continent-by-continent in successive years starting January 2003. EQUIP staff, pastors and Christian business leaders are training 40,000 certified trainers in key nations, who in turn will train 25 other leaders each. Totaling an exponential amount of one million leaders trained.

    The initiative features a three-year leadership training strategy for national pastors and other church leaders. Each region of a selected country is assigned a training team that returns every six months to provide instruction. This model encourages lasting relationships, stability and accountability in each nation.

    Partnership Opportunity: A gift of $15 will provide the resources necessary to train one pastor for a full three years! A gift of $15,000 will provide training and resources for 1,000 leaders!

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