Life Action Ministries

Summary

Founded by in 1971 by Del Fehsenfeld Jr., Life Action Ministries ("LAM") serves to see God give birth to revival among His people, and a spiritual awakening among the lost. Life Action Ministries, "America's Family-Centered Revival Team," ministers to Americans through revival crusades, special multi-media musical productions, revival publications, a camp and conference program, and more. LAM uses Life Action Crusades designed for local churches, state-of-the-art multi-image productions (features the Life Action Singers, music, media, and drama), and Life Action retreat and conference ministry that is characterized by an urgent call to personal and corporate revival.

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).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 31
Buchanan, MI 49107-0031

Website: www.lifeaction.org

Phone: (269) 697-8600

Email: Info@LifeAction.org


Organization details

EIN: 382157686

CEO/President: Mr. Byron Paulus

Chairman: Mr. Charles Halford

Board size: 10

Founder: Mr. Del Fehsenfeld, Jr.

Year founded: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose

Founded by in 1971 by Del Fehsenfeld Jr., Life Action Ministries ("LAM") serves to see God give birth to revival among His people, and a spiritual awakening among the lost. Life Action Ministries, "America's Family-Centered Revival Team," ministers to Americans through revival crusades, special multi-media musical productions, revival publications, a camp and conference program, and more. LAM uses Life Action Crusades designed for local churches, state-of-the-art multi-image productions (features the Life Action Singers, music, media, and drama), and Life Action retreat and conference ministry that is characterized by an urgent call to personal and corporate revival.

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

Life Action Miinistries uses the following to express its mission statement:

"To glorify God through a revival among God's people,resulting in a spiritual awakening among the lost."


Statement of faith

Life Action Ministries uses the following to communicate its faith:

We believe in one God, Creator and Lord of the universe, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is God's authoritative, inspired Word. It is without error in all its teachings, including creation, history, its own origins and salvation. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of belief and conduct.

We believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary atoning death on the Cross, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven, where as truly God and truly man, He is the only mediator between God and man.

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit for the individual's new birth and growth to maturity and for the Church's constant renewal in truth, wisdom, faith, holiness, love, power, and mission. Every believer is called to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will bear fruit to the glory of God and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and cannot see the Kingdom of God, except through the new birth which takes place through repentance of sin and faith toward God. Justification is by grace through faith in Christ alone.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church which is made up of all believers everywhere in the world, and locally the church is a group of baptized believers who are organized to do God's will. Its calling is to worship God, and witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the Gospel among all nations and demonstrating its commitment by compassionate service to the needs of human beings and by promoting righteousness and justice.

We believe that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return in glory to raise the dead and bring salvation and judgment to completion. God will fully manifest His Kingdom when He establishes a new heaven and new earth, in which He will be glorified forever and exclude all evil, suffering, and death.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating221 of 42322 of 47
Fund acquisition rating208 of 42325 of 47
Resource allocation rating212 of 42319 of 47
Asset utilization rating247 of 42325 of 47

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%6%6%6%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%5%5%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%83%79%85%80%84%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%5%5%6%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%17%21%15%20%16%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%82%84%83%82%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%101%103%98%101%102%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%83%87%81%83%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-1%-3%2%-1%-2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-1%-5%3%-1%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%11%12%13%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.301.301.441.171.361.16
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.542.452.682.282.662.42
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.543.193.862.673.622.80
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.962.393.142.632.982.55
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.420.320.380.340.39
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.072.192.122.792.202.60
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%17%12%17%13%16%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%64%61%71%64%73%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$2,787,347$2,161,454$2,589,170$1,100,162$2,249,837
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$498,078$593,433$972,974$646,002$677,801
Short-term investments$1,274,564$1,228,827$1,631,173$2,365,676$1,843,289
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,559,989$3,983,714$5,193,317$4,111,840$4,770,927
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,371,345$6,567,539$6,667,997$6,835,540$6,783,536
Other long-term assets$258,838$120,300$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$6,630,183$6,687,839$6,667,997$6,835,540$6,783,536
Total assets$11,190,172$10,671,553$11,861,314$10,947,380$11,554,463
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$600,690$600,997$1,034,457$1,025,576$1,007,101
Other current liabilities$1,307,334$667,107$939,223$354,841$866,632
Total current liabilities$1,908,024$1,268,104$1,973,680$1,380,417$1,873,733
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$1,908,024$1,268,104$1,973,680$1,380,417$1,873,733
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$8,807,058$9,150,453$9,486,967$9,270,075$9,473,967
Temporarily restricted$475,090$252,996$400,667$296,888$206,763
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$9,282,148$9,403,449$9,887,634$9,566,963$9,680,730
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$11,980,841$11,831,973$12,039,015$11,796,978$10,969,031
Program service revenue$808,556$806,936$805,927$1,091,752$901,017
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$32,787$14,361($2,847)$30,140$45,200
Other revenue$1,610,700$2,255,121$1,331,885$1,866,687$1,154,030
Total other revenue$2,452,043$3,076,418$2,134,965$2,988,579$2,100,247
Total revenue$14,432,884$14,908,391$14,173,980$14,785,557$13,069,278
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$12,004,243$12,925,069$11,431,027$12,242,056$11,265,651
Management and general$1,754,672$1,762,081$1,660,218$1,932,785$1,381,446
Fundraising$795,270$705,426$762,064$724,483$704,131
Total expenses$14,554,185$15,392,576$13,853,309$14,899,324$13,351,228
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($121,301)($484,185)$320,671($113,767)($281,950)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($121,301)($484,185)$320,671($113,767)($281,950)

Response from ministry

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History

In 1971, God placed on the heart of a youth director and his wife a vision for spiritual awakening in North America. Life Action Ministries was birthed as a result of the faith and obedience of that young couple, Del and Judy Fehsenfeld.

Del went home to be with the Lord in 1989. To the end of his life, he was fervent in praying and believing God to reveal His glory in our land.

In the years since Del's homegoing, God has sustained and expanded the outreach of the ministry founded by this faithful servant. Today some 150 Life Action staff members are continuing to proclaim the message of revival through local church crusades, musical/media productions, retreats and conferences, and revival-oriented publications.


Program accomplishments

  • Since 1971, Life Action has conducted over 900 crusades in churches and cities throughout North America.
  • Items included in the crusades are:
  • Revival Preaching
  • Master Control Youth Seminar
  • Family Revival Seminar
  • Children's ministries
  • Life Action Singers
  • Multi-media presentation
  • Men's & ladies' prayer ministries
  • Community outreaches

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