Mission Eurasia (formerly Russian Ministries)

Summary

Mission Eurasia (formerly Russian Ministries) is a non-denominational evangelical mission organization that works in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel. Founded immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 by the late Peter Deyneka, Jr. and his wife Anita, Mission Eurasia focuses on training and equipping the Next Generation of Christian leaders in Eurasia for effective ministry in their own communities in partnership with local churches. We accomplish this goal primarily through our School Without Walls (SWW) nonformal leadership-training program and our Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative, which trains and mobilizes an emerging generation of young Christian professionals to bring the gospel to their workplaces and spheres of influence. We also partner with translators and publishers to develop and print Bibles, New Testaments, gospel booklets, and other specially designed Scripture pieces in a variety of languages. Our SWW students, in partnership with local churches, then distribute these Scripture pieces to the unreached through their various ministry efforts, such as summer Bible camps, our Gift of Hope Christmas outreach for children, our "I Care" Refugee Assistance Program in Ukraine, and more. Finally, we use our Religious Freedom and Reconciliation Initiative to create awareness and advocate for greater religious freedom throughout Eurasia, particularly in Central Asia and Russia, where religious persecution is on the rise.

Mission Eurasia is a 501 3 not-for-profit organization and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability ECFA). Contributions made to it are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 496
Wheaton, IL 60187

Website: www.missioneurasia.org

Phone: (630) 462-1739

Email: info@missioneurasia.org


Organization details

EIN: 351835273

CEO/President: Mr. Sergey Rakhuba

Chairman: Mr. Wayne Shepherd

Board size: 7

Founder: Rev. Peter Deyneka, Jr.

Year founded: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


Purpose

Mission Eurasia focuses the gifts and energies of the global church on training and resources for the Next Generation of Christian leaders in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel.

The heart of our ministry is School Without Walls (SWW), which provides strategic, culturally relevant leadership training for thousands of young Christian leaders in Eurasia and Israel each year. A new component of SWW is our Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative, through which we train more than 3,000 young professionals annually to impact their peers and professional spheres of influence for Christ. We also print and distribute thousands of copies of Bibles and other Christian literature in Russian, Ukrainian, and other national languages each year through our Scripture Publishing and Distribution ministry. And, our Religious Freedom and Reconciliation Initiative creates awareness of religious freedom issues in Eurasia, promotes peace and reconciliation for Christians in conflict, and supports national Christian leaders in persecuted areas.


Mission statement

Mission Eurasia uses the following to communicate its mission:

To train, equip, and mobilize Christian leadership throughout Eurasia, who will engage in indigenous evangelism, church-planting, holistic ministries and church growth by developing creative and strategic ministries and by facilitating partnerships between nationals and Western Christians.


Statement of faith

Mission Eurasis uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood.

6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there for us as a High Priest and Advocate.

7. We believe in that "blessed hope," the personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

8. We believe that the church, the body of Christ, consists only of those who are born again, who are baptized by the Holy Spirit into Christ at the time of regeneration, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He will come again.

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

10. We believe the primary responsibility of all who are saved is to work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission. All worldly and personal ambitions should be subordinated to that supreme command of making disciples. We believe that human betterment and social justice are essential products of the gospel.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating325 of 66044 of 88
Fund acquisition rating336 of 66245 of 88
Resource allocation rating367 of 66248 of 88
Asset utilization rating291 of 66040 of 88

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Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%5%6%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%5%6%4%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
98%98%99%99%96%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%5%7%4%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
2%2%1%1%4%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%82%85%81%87%92%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%91%104%95%90%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%75%89%77%79%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%9%-4%5%10%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%15%-10%8%26%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%10%12%9%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.371.512.411.552.134.49
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.371.441.591.531.521.97
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.182.183.842.383.258.86
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.5817.4212.2811.5210.007.50
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.080.090.100.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.105.192.874.603.331.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%4%5%6%7%7%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%63%39%61%44%21%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$1,813,526$1,575,099$1,758,462$1,536,093$951,082
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,008$1,508$47,599$147,102$18,947
Short-term investments$220,974$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,037,508$1,576,607$1,806,061$1,683,195$970,029
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$895,239$934,129$961,472$883,330$911,442
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$33,845
Total long-term assets$895,239$934,129$961,472$883,330$945,287
Total assets$2,932,747$2,510,736$2,767,533$2,566,525$1,915,316
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$111,481$122,677$150,821$162,126$122,776
Other current liabilities$5,472$5,702$5,962$6,250$6,565
Total current liabilities$116,953$128,379$156,783$168,376$129,341
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$116,953$128,379$156,783$168,376$129,341
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$2,528,223$2,303,517$2,496,599$2,236,835$1,711,604
Temporarily restricted$287,571$78,840$114,151$161,314$74,371
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,815,794$2,382,357$2,610,750$2,398,149$1,785,975
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$4,789,263$5,762,652$4,452,244$5,825,846$8,565,593
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,300$11,112$4,951($5,451)$9,575
Other revenue$56,761$56,907$55,103$255,798$53,952
Total other revenue$83,061$68,019$60,054$250,347$63,527
Total revenue$4,872,324$5,830,671$4,512,298$6,076,193$8,629,120
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$3,648,617$5,163,740$3,474,205$4,780,007$7,888,280
Management and general$475,107$580,473$536,997$467,510$464,064
Fundraising$315,163$314,851$288,495$216,502$243,297
Total expenses$4,438,887$6,059,064$4,299,697$5,464,019$8,595,641
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$433,437($228,393)$212,601$612,174$33,479
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$433,437($228,393)$212,601$612,174$33,479

Response from ministry

Mission Eurasia's vision is to train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation in the countries of Eurasia and Israel to lead the church in transforming their nations for Christ.


History

Mission Eurasia was founded in 1991 just after the collapse of the Soviet Union by Reverend Peter Deyneka, Jr. and his wife, Anita, to react quickly and decisively to new opportunities for evangelism and church planting in this former communist empire. During the 1990s, Mission Eurasia and its in-country affiliate, the Association for Spiritual Renewal (now Mission Eurasia Field Ministries), helped train more than 5,000 national church planters and plant more than 1,000 new evangelical churches through 52 Evangelism and Church Planting Centers in Eurasia. Today, under the leadership of Sergey Rakhuba, Mission Eurasia and Mission Eurasia Field Ministries work in 13 countries of Eurasia and Israel to train, equip, and mobilize the Next Generation of Christian leaders to bring the gospel into their own communities and nations, transforming them for Christ.


Program accomplishments

    • Created an infrastructure that has facilitated church-planting and locally based educational programs for Christian leaders.
    • Since 2004, we have used School Without Walls to train and equip more than 23,000 national leaders, who have reached more than 7.4 million people with the gospel.
    • In 2015-2016, we used our Next Generation Professional Leaders Initiative to host 30 training events for 7,185 young Christian professionals in Eurasia.
    • In 2014, we distributed more than 730,000 Scripture pieces during the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
    • In 2015-2016, we distributed more than 1.8 million copies of specially designed Scripture pieces throughout Eurasia.
    • In April 2015, we partnered with BMS World Mission to host the London Consultation: Christian Solidarity, Religious Freedom, and Humanitarian Compassion in a Time of Crisis, during which scholars, denominational leaders from Ukraine and Russia, media representatives, and human rights leaders from many European countries discussed how to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
    • In 2014, in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we created our "I Care" Refugee Assistance Program, through which we have distributed more than 1.2 million copies of Scripture and shipped 52, 40' containers of rice meals, clothing, wheelchairs, and other household goods for those in need.
    • In 2014-2016, we reached more than 231,000 children with the gospel through summer Bible camps and our Gift of Hope Christmas outreach.

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