Chinese Christian Mission

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Summary

There are 1.3 billion Chinese in Mainland China and over 70 million Chinese overseas. For every five people or three non-believers in the world, there is one Chinese. Because of this, Chinese Christian Mission was founded in Detroit in October 1961. Our vision is to pool together the strength of Chinese churches and Christians all over the world so that through various channels we may reach our kinsmen with the good news that God loves the world.

CCM is a non-denominational Chinese faith mission. We actively seek the cooperation of evangelical churches and other agencies to reach the Chinese to reach the world. Our finances depend entirely on the support of various churches and individual believers as they are moved to give by the Lord.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Chinese Christian Mission
PO Box 750759
Petaluma, CA 94975-0759

Website: www.ccmusa.org/

Phone: (707) 762-1314

Email: ccm@ccmusa.org


Organization details

EIN: 381842281

CEO/President: Rev. Samuel Chiang

Chairman: Rev. Patrick Auyeung

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev. Thomas Wang

Year founded: 1961

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

The Chinese Christian Mission, Inc. ("CCM") strives to reach out to the Chinese worldwide in local evangelism and foreign missions. This purpose is facilitated through the use of missionaries, evangelism training, literature, audio visual aides and radio broadcasting. CCM has developed in an international network of missions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Singapore, Canada and Australia.


Mission statement

"Reaching the Chinese to Reach the World" is our strategy to spread the Gospel. First, sharing the Gospel with the Chinese in the mission fields, then reaching out to the local people respectively. Chinese Christian Mission was founded in 1961 using literature to spread the Gospel. Today it has developed into a multi-faceted missions organization reaching the unreached through different channels.


Statement of faith

We believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, is the inspire Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

We believe in the one, true and living God, eternally existing in three persons-Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in God the Father, the Creator, Ruler and Sustained of heaven and earth and everything therein.

We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross and shed His blood as an atonement for the sins of men, and was raised bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High. He now is our High Priest and Advocate. We believe in His imminent return according to His promise.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Godhead, who is of one substance, equal in power, and co-existent with the Father and the Son. His ministry is to convict men, regenerate the believing sinners, and to indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believers for godly living and service.

We believe that man was created in the image and the likeness of God, but in Adam all men have fallen into sin, and as sinners men cannot save themselves, but are in need of God's salvation.

We believe that penitent sinners are regenerated solely by God's grace and justified through faith in Jesus Christ.

We believe that there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just to eternal life, and of the unjust to eternal punishment.

We believe that the church is one body, consisting of those regenerated by the Spirit of God and of which Christ is the Head, expressing itself in worship, fellowship, evangelism and service.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating638 of 94074 of 106
Fund acquisition rating59 of 9426 of 106
Resource allocation rating891 of 942105 of 106
Asset utilization rating723 of 94085 of 106

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%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
98%97%98%98%98%97%
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
2%3%2%2%2%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%69%68%67%70%71%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%120%90%83%93%90%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
79%83%62%56%65%64%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-20%10%17%7%10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%-12%7%13%6%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%31%32%33%30%29%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.260.690.600.620.710.77
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.261.421.351.421.531.62
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.870.980.820.881.091.24
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
17.20100.99116.62126.2577.2561.18
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.050.010.010.010.010.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9012.1714.5813.5210.909.49
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%1%1%1%1%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%144%165%160%139%129%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$3,414,808$4,056,425$3,563,223$2,765,840$2,430,773
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$297,702$274,903$290,767$355,526$344,022
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$3,652
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,712,510$4,331,328$3,853,990$3,121,366$2,778,447
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,539,655$1,518,231$1,597,312$1,639,531$1,722,061
Other long-term assets$3,216$8,854$17,105$0$3
Total long-term assets$1,542,871$1,527,085$1,614,417$1,639,531$1,722,064
Total assets$5,255,381$5,858,413$5,468,407$4,760,897$4,500,511
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$36,761$37,141$30,526$40,405$45,418
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$36,761$37,141$30,526$40,405$45,418
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$1$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$1$0$0$0
Total liabilities$36,761$37,142$30,526$40,405$45,418
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$5,053,774$5,658,107$5,274,727$4,558,076$4,101,587
With donor restrictions$164,846$163,164$163,154$162,416$353,506
Net assets$5,218,620$5,821,271$5,437,881$4,720,492$4,455,093
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,946,350$3,827,013$4,030,767$3,579,238$3,709,541
Program service revenue$78,127$55,086$102,731$33,505$84,541
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,200$5,148($22,456)$832$0
Other revenue($6,383)$29,470($142)$42,647$25,701
Total other revenue$75,944$89,704$80,133$76,984$110,242
Total revenue$3,022,294$3,916,717$4,110,900$3,656,222$3,819,783
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$2,495,731$2,420,142$2,290,007$2,360,907$2,451,326
Management and general$1,129,214$1,113,185$1,103,504$1,029,916$1,002,757
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$3,624,945$3,533,327$3,393,511$3,390,823$3,454,083
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($602,651)$383,390$717,389$265,399$365,700
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($602,651)$383,390$717,389$265,399$365,700

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Rev Samuel ChiangCEO$22,168

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/9/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Chinese Christian Mission (CCM) consists of a group of dedicated Chinese Christians. We follow the Lord Jesus Christ' command to reach the world with the gospel, through literature, broadcasting, and sending missionaries. Jesus Christ is our Commander in Chief and we stress to work with churches and Christians of same burden to bring the gospel to all nations.

During his early years of itinerary evangelistic ministry in Europe, CCM founder Rev. Thomas Wang received this vision from the Lord, "You will serve your kinsmen with a fervent heart. He consequently came to the U. S. to study in a seminary in 1958. After graduation in 1961, he rented a garage in Detroit, Michigan for twenty five dollars a month to started a four-man prayer meeting. God gave them the vision to spread the gospel by publishing literature. In October, 1961 Rev. Wang established the Chinese Christian Mission, a inter-denominational organization.

ev. Wang spent several weeks in a print shop to learn the trade of printing. Working with an used press donated by brothers and sisters, he labored three days and nights to publish the first issue of Chinese Christians Today (printed in English at first). A group of devoted volunteers came on weekends to help with binding and mailing. The free magazine was very well received, and readership topped four thousand by the second and third issues. Due to the tremendous needs, Rev. Wang's fiance Rachael spent her wedding money, six hundred dollars in all, for an addressing machine.

By popular request of readers since the first English issue of Chinese Christians Today , CCM quickly changed to publish the Chinese Christian Monthly in Chinese in March the same year (Picture on right is the first issue). The readership reached seven thousand, more than half in Hong Kong, in the first year.

As the ministry developed and need of Chinese increased, CCM Taiwan was established in Taipei in November, 1961. Following, CCM Hong Kong was established in 1965, then CCM Philippines in 1970, CCM Singapore in 1977, CCM Canada (Vancouver) in 1981, both CCM Macau and CCM Australia in 1993, and CCM New Zeland in 2010.

After fifty years of serving, CCM has developed into a multi-faceted mission organization from a humble literature ministry. Our strategy is reaching the Chinese to reach the world, by sending missionaries to the Chinese to bring them the gospel in their language, and equip believers to reach the local ethnic groups.


Program accomplishments

CCM's accomplishments and programs include some of the following:

Missions by Literature:
The free magazines published by CCM include Chinese Today, Proclaim (both in Chinese) and Challenger (English). Chinese Today is a monthly journal. Other than the U.S.A. edition, it is also published in Taiwan and Singapore editions. The combined monthly circulation exceeds 250,000 and distribution covers more than 70 countries and districts. It enjoys the reputation of "the silent missionary". Proclaim is a bimonthly publication catered to Christians. It promotes missions and spiritual growth. Challenger is a bimonthly publication for Chinese Americans and other interested English-speaking churches and readers.

Missions by Audio-Visual:
The Audio Visual ministry includes the production of evangelistic and mission-oriented slides and videos for use by churches, fellowship groups and individuals. "Performing Artists' Light" is composed of brothers and sisters from various churches in the San Francisco Bay Area, who put on evangelistic performances including the skits series "Chinese Drama" and singing. They also participate in radio broadcast and video production.

Foreign Mission:
Missionaries and various short-term mission teams have been sent to two overseas mission districts. They labor in church planting and training in mission fields.

1. Southeast Asia: Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines

2. Latin America: Costa Rica, Belize, Panama

3. Israel

4. South Africa

5. Europe

All other Chinese populated areas are in mission field development consideration.

Home Mission:
CCM Gospel Center in San Francisco Chinatown provides an array of services such as short-term mission training, crusades, evangelistic meetings for different target groups and Bible studies for believers, office workers, youth and seniors . In the Gospel Center, there is a resource section which provides videos, cassettee tapes and books churches and individuals use for evangelism and discipleship purpose. In the beginning of 1997, CCM has established CCM Seattle Gospel Center in Seattle. Home missions ministries were started.

Missions to Mainland China:
CCM has ongoing evangelistic and nurturing ministries to people in Mainland China through broadcasting. Broadcasting to Mainland China is kept at the frequency of nine times a week. China Broadcasting production stations have just been established in San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.


Needs

CCM's finances depend entirely on the support of various churches and individual believers as they are moved by the Lord.