SEND International

Summary

SEND is an interdenominational faith mission agency with over 600 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America.
SEND envisions a massive movement of cross-cultural ambassadors who are mobilizing God's people and engaging the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches.

Evangelizing the Unreached

SEND missionaries use a variety of outreach methods to meet unbelievers and bring them to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Nurturing Disciples

SEND missionaries strive to disciple new believers into responsible, reproducing Christians who will form reproducing churches.

Developing Leaders

SEND is committed to train, teach and develop leaders in every place of ministry, under the accountability and authority of the local church.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 513
36210 Freedom Road (48335)
Farmington, MI 48332-0513

Website: www.send.org

Phone: (248) 477-4210

Email: info@send.org


Organization details

EIN: 410713904

CEO/President: Mr. Warren Janzen

Chairman: Mr. Robert Ferris

Board size: 9

Founder: Group of Military Returnees

Year founded: 1945

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Purpose

SEND International ("SEND") strives to evangelize unreached people in all areas of the world through evangelism, church planting and development, Christian education and training of nationals, as well as other ministries such as medical, publications, and radio. In light of the urgency of the hour and the looseness of men, we are committed to a life of obedience to Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel and establish His church. SEND is organized as an interdenominational faith mission. SEND has over 450 missionaries in more than 20 countries of Asia, Europe and North America.

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


SEND International's mission is to mobilize God's people and engage the unreached in order to establish reproducing churches.


Statement of faith

SEND International's Statement of Faith is:

WE BELIEVE;

  • In the plenary and verbal inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible as originally given; that it is the only infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
  • That there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
  • In Jesus Christ, God the Son, the world's only Savior; in His preincarnation, virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious death, burial, bodily resurrection, and in His personal, visible return to reign on earth for a thousand years;
  • In God, the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, regenerates, indwells and empowers the believer;
  • That all people are sinful and lost and can be saved only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ;
  • In the resurrection of the dead, the believer to life everlasting, and the unbeliever to eternal condemnation;
  • That the church is the body of Jesus Christ, for which He will return, consisting of all who have accepted the redemption provided by Him;
  • That the presence of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the believer will result in a life of holiness and a walk of obedience to the will of God.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating78 of 42315 of 78
Fund acquisition rating114 of 42322 of 78
Resource allocation rating134 of 42320 of 78
Asset utilization rating124 of 42321 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%4%5%5%6%4%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%5%5%6%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%100%97%97%95%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%5%5%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%0%3%3%5%1%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%86%84%85%85%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%105%99%100%105%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%90%83%85%89%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-5%1%0%-5%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-14%3%1%-12%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%11%10%10%11%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.302.202.072.112.181.87
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.371.411.421.441.40
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.543.002.913.003.132.61
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20152014201320122011
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.966.4716.0117.018.8414.39
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.150.060.060.110.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.073.383.873.773.404.27
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20152014201320122011
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%23%17%17%22%19%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%35%40%39%36%43%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20152014201320122011
Cash$849,283$717,689$809,855$703,893$1,846,703
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$50,742$17,405$24,206$26,803$19,541
Short-term investments$5,516,873$5,884,238$5,574,006$5,908,182$5,550,798
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,416,898$6,619,332$6,408,067$6,638,878$7,417,042
Long-term investments$542,679$585,830$515,850$497,126$428,163
Fixed assets$911,615$919,566$960,785$1,068,052$1,188,715
Other long-term assets$899,753$1,190,014$1,209,027$1,342,405$1,349,662
Total long-term assets$2,354,047$2,695,410$2,685,662$2,907,583$2,966,540
Total assets$8,770,945$9,314,742$9,093,729$9,546,461$10,383,582
 
Liabilities20152014201320122011
Payables and accrued expenses$662,025$85,191$47,629$418,143$187,534
Other current liabilities$330,336$328,130$328,998$332,453$327,956
Total current liabilities$992,361$413,321$376,627$750,596$515,490
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$985,718$1,130,913$1,208,010$1,341,867$1,503,448
Total long-term liabilities$985,718$1,130,913$1,208,010$1,341,867$1,503,448
Total liabilities$1,978,079$1,544,234$1,584,637$2,092,463$2,018,938
 
Net assets20152014201320122011
Unrestricted$3,511,811$3,706,749$3,458,967$3,442,446$3,928,777
Temporarily restricted$2,874,082$3,656,786$3,695,046$3,656,473$4,080,788
Permanently restricted$406,973$406,973$355,079$355,079$355,079
Net assets$6,792,866$7,770,508$7,509,092$7,453,998$8,364,644
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20152014201320122011
Total contributions$18,237,088$18,855,907$18,766,722$18,842,757$19,124,576
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$34,345$571,808$567,181$990,025$107,572
Other revenue$16,513$87,266($76,995)$56,240$54,378
Total other revenue$50,858$659,074$490,186$1,046,265$161,950
Total revenue$18,287,946$19,514,981$19,256,908$19,889,022$19,286,526
 
Expenses20152014201320122011
Program services$16,484,444$16,185,233$16,395,070$17,691,545$16,545,477
Management and general$2,084,416$2,124,520$1,926,176$2,008,466$2,048,550
Fundraising$696,728$943,812$880,568$1,099,657$780,058
Total expenses$19,265,588$19,253,565$19,201,814$20,799,668$19,374,085
 
Change in net assets20152014201320122011
Surplus (deficit)($977,642)$261,416$55,094($910,646)($87,559)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($977,642)$261,416$55,094($910,646)($87,559)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

SEND International began as Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) shortly after World War II by a group of men and women who returned from military service burdened for the spiritual needs of Asia.

The early years of FEGC were marked by rapid growth and expansion into new areas. In 1971, Central Alaskan Mission, with its multi-faced ministries in Alaska, merged with FEGC. In 1981, FEGC became SEND International to better represent the geographic scope of the mission. In 1984, Spain opened up as the next country. At the end of the cold war in the early 1990s, SEND expanded into Central and Eastern Europe. Today, there are approximately 600 SEND missionaries serving in more than twenty countries of Europe, Asia, and North America.


Program accomplishments

SEND began work in Alaska in 1936 as Central Alaska Mission. Since that time, churches have been established in rural Alaska and the Yukon Territory, hundreds of students have been trainined and graduated with accredited degrees from Alaska Bible College, thousands have heard the gospel over the airwaves of radio stations KCAM and KRSA, and the gospel witness and testimony has been preached from southwest Alaska as far east as Fort McPherson in Canada's Northwest Territory. Today the focus of SEND's ministry in the Far North is the establishment of churches in small, unreached villages off the road system in Alaska and in remote unreached communities in the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

By God's grace, SEND has had the privilege of serving the evangelical churches in Eurasia (Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan) for almost  20 years. Our goal is to see a healthy, reproducing church within reach of every person in the former Soviet Union. Our approach is to ask national church leaders what God has called them to do, and how we can help them accomplish it. Although we have assisted them in many different ways (evangelism and church-planting efforts, strengthening existing churches through various ministries, helping build or purchase church facilities), perhaps our most strategic contribution has been the training of many hundreds of national church leaders and missionaries. Additionally, we are helping Russian believers learn how to reach cross-culturally to two different unreached people groups and are working hard at facilitating the sending of Ukrainian missionaries to other countries in the former Soviet Union.

SEND Europe has started NGOs (non-governmental organizations in Spain and in Macedonia. These work in the areas of micro-business, medical supply and social helps. The goal is to establish reproducing churches using these non-profits as a tool. These new NGOs have built playgrounds for schools, started English classes in Spain, and set up medical and business seminars in Skopje, MK. In addition, we started a English school in Prague, Czech Republic as part of a new church plant with our Czech partner. We are currently raising funds for the New Hope Church in Skopje, SEND's first and oldest church plant in Macedonia. We have a camp in Kosovo and another in Croatia that serve hundreds of children - churched and unchurched. We also run a camp for MKs every summer.

We thank God for His gracious working to see the Filipino Church now embracing the challenge of church-planting movements among people with other religious backgrounds, enabling SEND workers to concentrate on serving among the unreached M people and on mobilizing Filipino co-workers for the global harvest.

We also praise the Lord that Filipino workers are preparing to spearhead a new team outreach to an unreached people group in SE China later in 2010. We are currently praying for additional team members to strengthen this team approach.

In Japan, over 3,500 campers, mostly youths, hear the gospel at Okutama Bible Chalet (OBC) each year! OBC's "Next Generation for Christ" project is close to reaching the amount needed for a matching grant to be paid. This will significantly advance the effort to raise the necessary funds for construction of essential facilities at OBC, a ministry vital to the church-planting efforts in Japan.

 

 


Needs

SEND International communicates the following needs: Funding for their Priority Project as well as many country projects are needed. More information is available on the website www.send.org.

SEND International needs long-term, short-term, and summer missionaries. SEND is an interdenominational agency including more than 600 members from a wide variety of backgrounds. All SEND missionaries meet educational and ministry experience requirements and are involved in training programs prior to ministry.