Bible Tracts, Inc.

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Summary

Salvation is free...so are our tracts. The passion of this ministry is to make sure no Gospel worker is ever in want for tools that are true to Scripture and clear in message.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Bible Tracts, Inc.
PO Box 188
Bloomington, IL 61702-0188

Website: www.bibletractsinc.org

Phone: (309) 828-6888

Email: info@bibletractsinc.org


Organization details

EIN: 366112743

CEO/President: Micah McCurry

Chairman: Pastor Joey Watt

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Paul Levin

Year founded: 1956

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Bible Tracts, Inc. (BTI) is an organization that prints and distributes free Bible tracts. To date, BTI has produced 503 million tracts and has sent them around the world. The organization has 42 titles and 20 languages in stock. All tracts are free and postpaid as the Lord provides.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating41 of 9132 of 65
Fund acquisition rating21 of 9151 of 65
Resource allocation rating82 of 9159 of 65
Asset utilization rating265 of 91320 of 65

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
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
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%87%86%86%85%87%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%110%115%97%106%74%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%95%99%84%90%65%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-10%-15%3%-6%26%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%-15%-18%3%-6%35%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%13%14%14%15%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.071.551.351.181.121.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.292.071.891.711.821.75
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.733.192.552.012.031.74
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
10.32146.160.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.090.010.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.793.734.715.965.906.88
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%0%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%64%74%85%89%100%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$118,685$148,329$192,503$174,848$192,502
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$118,685$148,329$192,503$174,848$192,502
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$126,406$131,467$136,529$142,762$144,695
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$126,406$131,467$136,529$142,762$144,695
Total assets$245,091$279,796$329,032$317,610$337,197
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$812$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$812$0$0$0$0
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$812$0$0$0$0
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$244,279$279,796$329,032$317,610$337,197
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$244,279$279,796$329,032$317,610$337,197
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$343,271$329,546$399,043$335,980$453,192
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$70($1,112)($41)$243($32)
Total other revenue$70($1,112)($41)$243($32)
Total revenue$343,341$328,434$399,002$336,223$453,160
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$327,780$324,211$333,261$301,213$292,553
Management and general$51,078$53,459$54,319$54,597$42,979
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$378,858$377,670$387,580$355,810$335,532
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($35,517)($49,236)$11,422($19,587)$117,628
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($35,517)($49,236)$11,422($19,587)$117,628

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


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 7/9/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Bible Tracts, Inc. was founded in 1938 by the late Evangelist Dr. Paul J. Levin and his wife, Dorothy. God mightily used his evangelistic meetings to see hundreds of souls saved. Having begun in full-time evangelism at the age of 19, his longevity and effectiveness caused him to be known as, "The Dean of Evangelists." His impact was especially felt in the midwest and southern United States.

Early in his ministry Dr. Paul was led to enhance his evangelistic meetings with music. God opened the door for him to team up with Bob Findley. Bob was a blind singer/guitar player who was already known in the Midwest because of his radio appearances. The team of Paul and Bob remained a strong and heaven-blessed duo for the next 40 years.

Dr. Paul wrote two articles for a Christian magazine, The Evangel. There was an unexpected plea for these articles to be printed in tract form. The printing of the first 3,000 tracts simply whet the interest of God's people for more. So, out of a room in the Levin home, Bible Tracts, Inc. was born. Paul wrote, printers printed, Dorothy folded, and God blessed and continues to bless.

Many more tracts have been added since the original two tracts. A number of these were condensed versions of some of Dr. Paul's sermons. His ability to clearly illustrate a Bible truth was what made his preaching and his tracts so powerful.

Since 1938, BTI has expanded, printing in many languages around the world. The concern of Dr. Levin was that no gospel worker ever be in need of evangelistic tools. That remains our passion and is what has motivated us to print over 588 million tracts and give them away free of charge.

A new phase of ministry began in 1958. In that year Bible Tract Echoes, a daily 15-minute radio broadcast began. It furthers our mission of taking, "The Word of God to All the World."

Dr. Levin went to be with the Lord in 1996 leaving a godly legacy and a long shadow. While leadership faces and names change, our focus remains fixed. We want to help in the building up of local churches through evangelism. We want to equip God's people by providing witnessing tools free of charge.


Program accomplishments

Since our inception, millions of Gospel tracts have gone all over the world in various languages.


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