Institute in Basic Life Principles/ Bill Gothard

Summary

IBLP exists to serve and help individuals to resolve conflicts, couples to strengthen their marriage, families to learn to live in harmony, churches to fulfill the Great Commission, government leaders to find lasting solutions to social problems and the world to find a new approach to life.

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


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box One
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3001

Website: www.iblp.org

Phone: (630) 323-9800

Email: info@iblp.org


Organization details

EIN: 366108515

CEO/President: Rev. William Gothard, Jr.

Chairman: Mr. Thomas Hill

Board size: 6

Founder: Rev. William Gothard, Jr.

Year founded: 1961

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Institute in Basic Principles ("IBLP") strives to introduce youth and parents around the world to God's basic way of life through the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to give clear instructions on how to apply God's basic principles of life as revealed in the scriptures. IBLP establishes and organizes seminars and operates facilities for the training of personnel in the United States and throughout the world to accomplish its goals and for the enrichment of youth, their families, their churches, their schools, and their communities. Bill Gothard founded IBLP in 1961.

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

IBLP uses the following to communicate its mission:

Character Quality for Success:

Showing the worth of a person by giving undivided attention to his words and emotions


Statement of faith

IBLP uses the following to express its statement of faith:

We believe in the one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coeternal and coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence.

We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is the sole, infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He entered into the world through the virgin birth, and lived among us without sin as perfect Man and perfect God.

We believe Adam was directly created in innocence and in the image of God and was not evolved from preexisting forms of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell; and thus the whole race is now sinful by nature and practice and, therefore, under just condemnation to eternal separation from God.

We believe Jesus Christ shed His blood on Calvary as a vicarious substitute for all sinners, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, from whence He will personally return.

We believe all people are justified by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ without any mixture of works.

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner; regenerates, sanctifies, and indwells the believer; and fills the believer for effective service.

We believe in the priesthood of the believer and that God has made provision for each believer to be victorious by being led of the Spirit and not walking after the flesh.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost--the just unto the resurrection of life eternal, and the lost unto the resurrection of eternal damnation.

We believe Satan is a person and that hell is a place of eternal conscious punishment for him, his hosts and all unbelievers.

We believe Christians are commanded by Scripture to abstain from all forms of compromise with unbelief.

We believe the Bible sets forth principles for Godly living and that if one learns and follows these principles, one will be able to avoid and refute false teachings and false concepts.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating380 of 42342 of 47
Fund acquisition rating160 of 42319 of 47
Resource allocation rating420 of 42346 of 47
Asset utilization rating399 of 42342 of 47

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%13%30%9%20%24%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%87%70%91%80%76%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%56%81%74%52%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%132%493%114%246%135%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%73%401%84%128%107%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-32%-393%-14%-146%-35%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%-16%-2%-15%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%44%19%26%48%21%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.300.120.200.160.250.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.545.316.004.964.727.40
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.540.661.210.811.161.14
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.964.559.5612.7712.447.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.220.100.080.080.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0714.128.8513.599.499.14
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%4%2%2%2%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%768%486%599%399%638%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$4,417,706$7,622,771$6,407,227$5,417,170$8,396,827
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,080,076$1,446,032$1,943,508$2,446,395$2,702,460
Short-term investments$4,908,873$0$11,379$12,607$34,438
Other current assets$906,778$992,250$5,799,944$7,318,933$0
Total current assets$11,313,433$10,061,053$14,162,058$15,195,105$11,133,725
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$42,548,935$43,182,940$56,013,727$56,474,907$71,261,884
Other long-term assets$6,230,233$7,137,011$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$48,779,168$50,319,951$56,013,727$56,474,907$71,261,884
Total assets$60,092,601$60,381,004$70,175,785$71,670,012$82,395,609
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$726,658$819,462$860,865$989,141$1,184,758
Other current liabilities$1,762,193$233,358$248,471$231,872$282,389
Total current liabilities$2,488,851$1,052,820$1,109,336$1,221,013$1,467,147
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$2,488,851$1,052,820$1,109,336$1,221,013$1,467,147
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$57,253,249$59,006,274$68,689,003$70,065,843$80,468,070
Temporarily restricted$350,501$321,910$377,446$383,156$460,392
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$57,603,750$59,328,184$69,066,449$70,448,999$80,928,462
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$761,551$746,185$885,154$1,420,132$2,282,646
Program service revenue$2,115,415$4,440,434$1,429,528$1,652,684$2,243,008
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$49,973($2,995,074)$2,315$4,390$2,355
Other revenue$2,758,864$288,265$7,825,723$4,107,608$4,834,643
Total other revenue$4,924,252$1,733,625$9,257,566$5,764,682$7,080,006
Total revenue$5,685,803$2,479,810$10,142,720$7,184,814$9,362,652
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$4,175,783$9,950,011$8,545,832$9,188,536$9,986,528
Management and general$3,324,206$2,268,064$2,979,438$8,475,741$2,698,495
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$7,499,989$12,218,075$11,525,270$17,664,277$12,685,023
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($1,814,186)($9,738,265)($1,382,550)($10,479,463)($3,322,371)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,814,186)($9,738,265)($1,382,550)($10,479,463)($3,322,371)

Response from ministry

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History

At the age of fifteen, Bill Gothard saw some of his high school classmates making unwise decisions. He realized that they would have to live with the consequences and dedicated his life to helping young people make wise choices.

Shortly after this, an older friend challenged Bill to begin memorizing large sections of Scripture. Up until his high school years, he was a very poor student. He actually flunked first grade and passed the next eight grades on probation. As he memorized and meditated on Scripture, his grades significantly improved, so much so that he graduated from high school a member of the National Honor Society. This direct correlation between his grades and his consistency in memorization and meditation on Scripture continued through college and graduate school.

Greater achievement in school was only one of many benefits that Bill experienced as a result of applying Scripture. In his further work with young people, he explained these benefits and urged them to adopt the same personal disciplines.

In 1964, Wheaton College, the school from which Bill graduated, invited him to design and teach a course based on his youth work. They named it Basic Youth Conflicts and gave two hours of upper-division under-graduate and graduate credit for the course. Forty-six students, youth pastors, and teachers registered for that first class. The next year there were 120 students.

In the following years, the course was offered in several new locations. Alumni were informed of the dates and told their friends about it. Soon seminars averaged between 10,000 and 20,000 youth and adults. Today hundreds of smaller Seminars are being conducted in cities throughout the United States and in other nations.


Program accomplishments

The following are programs accomplishments for IBLP:

2003: Distributed thousands of the book titled The Power of Crying Out,When Prayer Becomes Mighty to the soldiers and their families that were being deployed to Iraq.

2002: Anger Resolution Seminar held in Elkhart,Indiana helping to change the citizens hearts in a legal battle over the displaying of the Ten Commandments on government property.

During 1998, 192 seminars were conducted with total attendance of 111,044 individuals attending.

Four types of seminars were held with the following attendance: - 83 Basic Seminars 80,988
- 26 Advanced Seminars 8,022
- 14 Ministers Seminars 8,492
- 69 Children's Seminars 13,542


Needs

IBLP uses the following guidelines:

- Trusting God to provide operating funds rather than asking people for money.
- No borrowing of money or starting projects before the money is in hand.
- No receiving of gifts that are designated as tithe money. These are returned and the senders are encouraged to give them to their local church.

Funds are received from Seminar fees, publications sales, and unsolicited gifts. They are used to support a staff of over 1,000 paid and volunteer workers who serve in forty-seven divisions of the Institute's ministry.